Gokula Vasantha

gokula vasantha

Dr Gokula Vasantha

Lecturer in Engineering Design

Biography

Dr Gokula Vasantha is a lecturer in Engineering Design in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University. Prior to joining the Napier University, he was working as a Research Associate/Fellow at the University of Strathclyde (2012-2018), Glasgow and Cranfield University, Bedford (2009-2011). He completed his PhD from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India (One of the best research institutes in India) in Engineering Design Informatics. During these research positions, he involved as a lead researcher to complete the following EPSRC funded projects:

o Capability-based Product-Service Systems Design, Cranfield University, 2009-2011.
o Distributing Industrial Optimization Tasks to Rural Workers, University of Strathclyde, 2012-2015.
o Enabling Design Re-use through Predictive CAD, University of Strathclyde, 2015-2017.
o Quantifying patent commercialisation to support engineering design, University of Strathclyde, 2015-2017.

Esteem

Membership of Professional Body

  • Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Design Society

 

Reviewing

  • Journal reviewer for Journal of Design research
  • Journal reviewer for Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing
  • Journal reviewer for Journal of Engineering Design

 

Date


45 results

A Probabilistic Design Reuse Index for Engineering Designs

Journal Article
Vasantha, G., Corney, J., Stuart, S., Sherlock, A., Quigley, J., & Purves, D. (in press)
A Probabilistic Design Reuse Index for Engineering Designs. Journal of Mechanical Design, https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4046435
Many companies offer a range of related products that are constructed using similar components and processes. This enables them to meet customer expectations of product variet...

A Probabilistic Design Reuse Index

Conference Proceeding
Vasantha, G., Sherlock, A., Corney, J., & Quigley, J. (2018)
A Probabilistic Design Reuse Index. In ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, (V02BT03A047
The benefits of being able to create a number of product variations from a limited range of components, or sub-assemblies, are widely recognized. Indeed it is clear that compa...

A New Approach for Patent Use in Student Design Engineering Projects

Conference Proceeding
Maclachlan, R., Wodehouse, A., & Vasantha, G. (2018)
A New Approach for Patent Use in Student Design Engineering Projects. In DS 93: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2018)
This paper presents a new philosophy for patent use in student design projects; patents are more valuable when viewed as creative and learning resources rather than as a list ...

Realising the affective potential of patents: a new model of database interpretation for user-centred design

Journal Article
Wodehouse, A., Vasantha, G., Corney, J., Jagadeesan, A., & MacLachlan, R. (2018)
Realising the affective potential of patents: a new model of database interpretation for user-centred design. Journal of Engineering Design, 29(8-9), 484-511. https://doi.org/10.1080/09544828.2018.1448056
This research sets out a new interpretation of the patent database using affective design parameters. While this resource contains a vast quantity of technical information, it...

The generation of problem-focussed patent clusters: a comparative analysis of crowd intelligence with algorithmic and expert approaches

Journal Article
Wodehouse, A., Vasantha, G., Corney, J., Maclachlan, R., & Jagadeesan, A. (2017)
The generation of problem-focussed patent clusters: a comparative analysis of crowd intelligence with algorithmic and expert approaches. Design Science: An International Journal, 3, 31. https://doi.org/10.1017/dsj.2017.19
This paper presents a new crowdsourcing approach to the construction of patent clusters, and systematically benchmarks it against previous expert and algorithmic approaches. P...

Interactional Differences and Effects Between Collocated and Distributed Design

Conference Proceeding
Vasantha, G. A., Ramesh, H. P., Sugavanam, C. M., Chakrabarti, A., Corney, J., & Wodehouse, A. (2017)
Interactional Differences and Effects Between Collocated and Distributed Design. In International Conference on Research into Design, (933-944). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3518-0_80
Interactions (i.e. modes of operations through which product development knowledge is generated and externalized in the design process) play a vital role in knowledge processe...

The analysis and presentation of patents to support engineering design

Conference Proceeding
Vasantha, G., Corney, J., Maclachlan, R., & Wodehouse, A. (2017)
The analysis and presentation of patents to support engineering design. In Design Computing and Cognition '16, (209-226). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44989-0_12
This paper explores the role of patents in engineering design, and how the extraction and presentation of patent data could be improved for designers. We propose the use of cr...

Industrial challenges in patent management for design innovation

Conference Proceeding
Vasantha, . G., Wodehouse, A., Corney, J., MacLachlan, R., & Jagadeesan, A. (2016)
Industrial challenges in patent management for design innovation. In 23rd Innovation and Product Development Management Conference
Innovation is critical to sustain in prevailing competitive business environments. Industries need effective innovation strategies in-practice to develop and deliver novel pro...

Industrial challenges in patent management and crowdsourcing patent landscapes for engineering design innovation

Presentation / Conference
Vasantha, G., Wodehouse, A., Corney, J., Maclachlan, R., & Jagadeesan, A. (2016, June)
Industrial challenges in patent management and crowdsourcing patent landscapes for engineering design innovation. Paper presented at 23rd Innovation and Product Development Management Conference
Innovation is critical to sustain in prevailing competitive business environments. Industries need effective innovation strategies in-practice to develop and deliver novel pro...

A Knowledge Flow Model to Capture Unstructured Product Development Processes: A Knowledge Flow Model

Journal Article
Vasantha, G. V. A., Chakrabarti, A., & Corney, J. (2016)
A Knowledge Flow Model to Capture Unstructured Product Development Processes: A Knowledge Flow Model. Knowledge and Process Management, 23(2), 91-109. https://doi.org/10.1002/kpm.1501
Product knowledge emerges from day‐to‐day, ubiquitous interactions executed by engineers. Types of interaction and their associated influence on knowledge activities are often...