Gokula Vasantha
gokula vasantha

Dr Gokula Vasantha

Associate Professor

Biography

Dr Gokula Vasantha is an Associate Professor and sub-group leader in Engineering Design and CAD in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment. Dr Gokula Vasantha is a senior academic with 12 years of teaching and research experience, and worked at two major UK universities (Cranfield University and the University of Strathclyde) before joining the Edinburgh Napier University. He completed his PhD from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India (One of the best research institutes in India) in Engineering Design Informatics. He is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a Member of the Design Society, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Dr Vasantha focuses on teaching engineering design, computer-aided engineering, and mechanics modules to graduate and postgraduate students. He also has experience teaching engineering innovation and management, product costing and financial measurement, and engineering collaborative system development modules. He completed postgraduate certification in academic studies to develop and deliver teaching with an academic scholarship and professional practice.

Dr Vasantha's research interests include Predictive Engineering Design modelling, Analysis of Engineering Design Informatics, Designing Integrated Product-Service Systems, Developing Collaborative Product Development Environment, Modelling and Management of Engineering Design, and Crowdsourcing Design and Manufacturing Processes. He is interested in developing new methods and tools for helping designers and industries to design novel and sustainable products and services. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and the research papers are well cited within the academic community.

Currently, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde, he received a major EPSRC grant to develop advanced digital twin systems for responsive manufacturing. As a lead researcher, he has completed the following major 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 Quantifying patent commercialisation to support design, University of Strathclyde, 2015-2017.
o Enabling Design Re-use through Predictive CAD, University of Strathclyde, 2015-2020.

He is the recipient of the following awards:
• Awarded' Young Researcher Award' at the 4th International Conference on Product-Service Systems, Tokyo, Japan, 2012.
• Received Certificate of Merits for both of my presented papers titled "Designers' Perception on Information Processes" and "Requirements for Computer-Aided Conceptual Product-Service Systems Design" in the International Conference on Research into Design held at IIT Madras, Chennai, India, 2013.
• Received Certificate of Merit for the presented paper titled "A Stakeholders' Integrated Framework for Designing Product-Service Systems" in the 22nd CIRP Design Conference at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2011.
• Awarded National Doctoral Fellowship from All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi, which awarded to the best 50 young researchers within India, 2004.

Esteem

Conference Organising Activity

  • Member of the Design conference Scientific Advisory Board
  • International Programme Committee in International Conference on Research into Design, IIT Bombay, India.
  • Member of the scientific committee for International Conference on Engineering Design, Gothenburg, Sweden

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Certificate of Merits for research presented on Computer-Aided Conceptual Product-Service Systems Design and Designers' Perception on Information Processes
  • Young Researcher Award for the research contribution to Product-Service System Design
  • Certificate of Merit in the 22nd CIRP Design Conference
  • National Doctoral Fellowship from All India Council for Technical Education

 

Invited Speaker

  • Feature Based Product Design and Digital Manufacturing
  • Invited speaker on Design Research Methodology Workshop, IIT Bombay, India

 

Membership of Professional Body

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

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Organized talk from Dr Hitoshi Komoto, Senior Research Scientist from National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • External Examiner for Engineering Doctorate at the University of Strathclyde

 

Reviewing

  • Applied Sciences
  • Sustainability
  • Encyclopedia journal
  • International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management
  • Computer-Aided Design Journal
  • Advanced Engineering Informatics Journal
  • Research in Engineering Design
  • ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering
  • PLOS ONE Journal
  • Journal of Design research
  • Journal of Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing
  • Journal of Engineering Design
  • International Conference on Research into Design

 

Date


57 results

Influences of integrating touch screen smart board and CAD in collaborative design

Conference Proceeding
Vasantha, G. V. A., Ramesh, H. P., Sugavanam, C. M., Chakrabarti, A., & Corney, J. (2015)
Influences of integrating touch screen smart board and CAD in collaborative design. In DS 79: Proceedings of The Third International Conference on Design Creativity, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. , (217-224
Although a digital design tool like CAD has a strong influence on creative design, it is merely used in the detail design stage to present the visualized final product in 3D s...

A novel hybrid intelligence approach for 2D packing through internet crowdsourcing

Conference Proceeding
Agrawal, A., Yadav, P., Upadhyay, C. K., Corney, J. R., Vasantha, G. A., Jagadeesan, A., & Lynn, A. (2015)
A novel hybrid intelligence approach for 2D packing through internet crowdsourcing. In Technological Innovation in ICT for Agriculture and Rural Development (TIAR), 2015 IEEE, 33-39. https://doi.org/10.1109/TIAR.2015.7358527
Packing problems on its current state are being utilized for wide area of industrial applications. The aim of present research is to create and implement an intelligent system...

Crowdsourcing solutions to 2D irregular strip packing problems from Internet workers

Journal Article
Vasantha, G. V., Jagadeesan, A. P., Corney, J. R., Lynn, A., & Agrawal, A. (2016)
Crowdsourcing solutions to 2D irregular strip packing problems from Internet workers. International Journal of Production Research, 54(14), 4104-4125. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2015.1102355
Many industrial processes require the nesting of 2D profiles prior to the cutting, or stamping, of components from raw sheet material. Despite decades of sustained academic ef...

The impact of head movements on user involvement in mediated interaction

Journal Article
Bamoallem, B. S., Wodehouse, A. J., Mair, G. M., & Vasantha, G. A. (2016)
The impact of head movements on user involvement in mediated interaction. Computers in Human Behavior, 55(A), 424-431. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2015.09.016
Communication takes place not only through speech, but also through gestures such as facial expressions, gaze, head movements, hand movements and body posture. Although develo...

Assessment of rural digital imaging and creativity abilities for potential crowdsourcing case

Presentation / Conference
Vasantha, G. A., Acur, N., & Corney, J. (2015, September)
Assessment of rural digital imaging and creativity abilities for potential crowdsourcing case. Paper presented at The Continious Innovation Management Workshop, Enschede, Netherlands
Benefits of crowdsourcing tasks are largely reaped by urban rather than rural workers. Even if rural workers could access these web portals, tasks are in general elementary. T...

Challenges and opportunities in transforming laser system industry to deliver integrated product and service offers

Conference Proceeding
Vasantha, G., Roy, R., & Corney, J. (2014)
Challenges and opportunities in transforming laser system industry to deliver integrated product and service offers. In H. Afsarmanesh, & L. M. Camarinha-Matos (Eds.), Collaborative Systems for Smart Networked Environments, 127-134. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44745-1_12
Laser system industry is a complex network entity that includes laser component manufacturer, laser manufacturer, system integrator, laser job shop, laser process developer an...

Social Implications of Crowdsourcing in Rural Scotland

Journal Article
Vasantha, G., Corney, J., Acur, N., Lynn, A., Jagadeesan, A., Smith, M., & Agrawal, A. (2014)
Social Implications of Crowdsourcing in Rural Scotland. International Journal of Social Science & Human Behavior Study, 1(3), 47-52
Various surveys mentioned that the commercial benefits of Internet crowdsourcing are reaped largely by people located in metro areas and smaller cities. The impact of crowdsou...

Relative energy consumption of low-cost 3D printers

Conference Proceeding
Walls, S., Corney, J., & Vasantha, G. (2014)
Relative energy consumption of low-cost 3D printers. In F. Rehman, N. Woodfine, & R. Marasini (Eds.), Advance in Manufacturing Technology XXVIII: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Manufacturing Research
The potential of low cost, 3D printing to support distributed manufacture in remote, rural communities has been noted by several observers. However the economic practicality o...

Towards crowdsourcing spatial manufacturing tasks from rural India

Conference Proceeding
Vasantha, G., Corney, J., Jagadeeshan, A., Lynn, A., Acur Bakir, N., Smith, M., & Agrawal, A. (2014)
Towards crowdsourcing spatial manufacturing tasks from rural India. In F. Rehman, N. Woodfine, & R. Marasini (Eds.), Advance in Manufacturing Technology XXVIII: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Manufacturing Research
Many tasks involving production software that involve spatial reasoning can only produce "good" rather than optimum solutions. It is frequently possible for humans to improve ...

Usage of gestures along with other interaction modes in collaborative design

Conference Proceeding
Vasantha, G., Corney, J., Prakash Ramesh, H., Mouli Sugavanam, C., & Chakrabarti, A. (2014)
Usage of gestures along with other interaction modes in collaborative design. In F. Rehman, N. Woodfine, & R. Marasini (Eds.), Advance in Manufacturing Technology XXVIII: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Manufacturing Research
Currently many computer-aided multi-modal interaction tools are under development, and some have demonstrated their applications in design. To avoid disruptive transformation ...