Dr. Karthik Thirumala

Dr. Karthik Thirumala

Qualification

  1. Ph.D in Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India – 2017
  2. M. Tech in Power Electronics, VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering & Technology, Hyderabad – 2012
  3. B. Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering – 2010

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, NIT Tiruchirappalli since April 2018.
  • Temporary Faculty, Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, NIT Tiruchirappalli from July 2017 to March 2018
  • Lecturer, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Muffakham Jah College of Engineering & Technology, Hyderabad from January 2013 to February 2013

Honors & Awards

  • Award: POSOCO Power System Award (PPSA) 2018 for the Ph.D. thesis "Power Quality Monitoring in Emerging Power Systems using Adaptive and Intelligent Techniques"
  • Award: 2017 IIT Indore Best Research Paper Award for the article “Tunable-Q Wavelet Transform and Dual Multiclass SVM for Online Automatic Detection of Power Quality Disturbances”.
  • Award: Best Project Award in M. Tech for the academic year 2011-12.
  • Achievement: Qualified GATE 2010, 2012 and 2013 in Electrical Engineering.
  • Achievement: Academic Topper of the Institute during B.Tech 2006-10.
  • Award: Visveswaraya Best Student Award for the year 2008 by the ABVP Warangal unit.
  • Recognition: Won 3 prizes for paper presentation in Various National Level Technical Symposiums during 2007-09

Areas of Interest

  • Power Quality
  • Power Electronic Applications to Power System

Subjects Taught

    PG Courses
  • Power Quality
  • Switched Mode Power Conversion

    UG Courses
  • Basics of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Linear Integrated Circuits
  • Networks and Linear Systems

Projects

Title Funding Agency Amount (INR) Duration Role Collaborators
Potential Peer to Peer Transactive Energy Markets in Indian Power Distribution Systems SPARC (Govt. of India, MHRD) 26,91,850 March 2019 - March 2021 Co-PI Dr. Vivek Mohan & Prof. Mini Shaji Thomas

Dr. Siqi Bu & Prof. Zhao Xu (THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY)

Journal Publications

  1. K. Thirumala, A. Kanjolia, T. Jain, and A. C. Umarikar, “Empirical Wavelet Transform and Dual Feed Forward Neural Network for Classification of Power Quality Disturbances,” Int. J. Power and Energy Conversion, vol. 11, no.1, pp. 1-21, January 2020.
  2. ​​K. Thirumala, S. Pal, T. Jain, and A. C. Umarikar, "A classification method for multiple power quality disturbances using EWT based adaptive filtering and multiclass SVM," Neurocomputing, Vol. 334, pp. 265 - 274, March 2019.
  3. K. Thirumala, A. C. Umarikar and T. Jain “An improved adaptive filtering approach for power quality analysis of time-varying waveforms,” Measurement, vol. 131, pp. 677 - 685, January 2019.
  4. K. Thirumala, M. S. Prasad, T. Jain, and A. C. Umarikar, “Tunable-Q Wavelet Transform and Dual Multiclass SVM for Online Automatic Detection of Power Quality Disturbances,” IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 3018 - 3028, July 2018.
  5. K. Thirumala, Shantanu, T. Jain, and A. C. Umarikar, “Visualizing Time-Varying Power Quality Indices using Generalized Empirical Wavelet Transform,” Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 143, pp. 99-109, October 2016.
  6. K. Thirumala, A. C. Umarikar, and T. Jain, “Estimation of Single-phase and Three-phase Power Quality Indices using Empirical Wavelet Transform,” IEEE Trans. on Power Delivery, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 445-454, February 2015.

Conference Publications

  1. Harshal Jamode, K. Thirumala, T. Jain, and A. C. Umarikar, “Virtual Power Quality Disturbance Classifier using Knowledge-based Neural Network,” National Power Electronics Conference (NPEC 2019), NIT Tiruchirappalli, India, December 13 -15, 2019.
  2. ​​​K. Thirumala, A. C. Umarikar, and T. Jain, "DSP Implementation of the Empirical Wavelet Transform for Classification of Power Quality Disturbances," in Proc. of 2017 7th IEEE International Conference on Power Systems (ICPS), pp. 698-703, Pune, India, December 21-23, 2017.
  3. ​K. Thirumala, A. C. Umarikar, and T. Jain, "A New Classification Model based on SVM for Single and Combined Power Quality Disturbances," in Proc. of 19th National Power Systems Conference (NPSC 2016), IIT Bhubaneswar, India, December 19-21, 2016.
  4. K. Thirumala, A. C. Umarikar, and T. Jain, "A Generalized Empirical Wavelet Transform for Classification of Power Quality Disturbances," in Proc. of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Power System Technology (POWERCON), Wollongong, Australia, September 28-30, 2016.
  5. K. Thirumala, M. Siva Prasad, T. Jain, and A. C. Umarikar, "Tunable-Q Wavelet Transform based Approach for Recognition of Power Quality Disturbances," in Proc. of International WIE Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (WIECON-ECE 2015), BUET Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 19-20, 2015.
  6. K. Thirumala, A. C. Umarikar, and T. Jain, “Empirical Wavelet Transform based Single Phase Power Quality Indices,” in Proc. of 18th National Power Systems Conference (NPSC 2014), IIT Guwahati, India, December 18-20, 2014.
  7. K. Thirumala and G. S. Raju, “New Criterion for Stator Inter-turn Fault Detection of Synchronous Generator,” in Proc.of 17th National Power Systems Conference (NPSC), IIT Varanasi, December 2012.

Ph.D. Guidance

Name of Scholar Area of Research Registered in Status Category Supervisors
Mr. B. Jayaprakash Power Quality Assessment July 2018 Ongoing Full time Guide: Dr. Karthik Thirumala
Co-guide: Dr. Manoranjan Sahoo
Mr. G. Anilkumar ​Power Quality Analysis in Microgrid January 2019 Ongoing Part time Guide: Dr. Karthik Thirumala
Co-guide: Dr. Vivek Mohan
Mr. Rajesh Tanna ​Power System Stability January 2019 Ongoing Part time Guide: Dr. Vivek Mohan
Co-guide: Dr. Karthik Thirumala
Mr. Rage Ravitheja ​Power Electronic Converters July 2019 Ongoing Full time Guide: Dr. Manoranjan Sahoo
Co-guide: Dr. Karthik Thirumala

M.Tech. Guidance

Name of Student Project Title Duration Status
Mr. Hari Babu Development of Online Monitoring System using a Unified Power Qulaity Index 2018 - 2019 Completed
Mr. Harshal Jamode ​Virtual Power Quality Disturbance Classifier using Neural Network 2018 - 2019 Completed
Mr. Boda Anilkumar ​Development of a Smart Power Quality Meter for Analysis of a Microgrid 2019 - 2020 Ongoing
Mr. B. Sai Krishna Development of Electricity Pricing COnsidering Power Quality 2019 - 2020 Ongoing

Web Links

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Contact Address

Dr. Karthik Thirumala

Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Electrical and Electrical Engineering,
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
Tiruchirappalli - 620015, Tamil Nadu, India.
thirumala[at]nitt.edu
karthikt2707[at]gmail.com

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