There are three semesters in the M.Sc program, Semester-1 and 3 (January-June session) and Semester 2 (July-December Session). A student must complete 36 credit hours to achieve the M.Sc degree.
However, there are two groups in the M.Sc program:
a) Thesis group: students of this group require completing 18 credit of theory course work (6 courses) and a thesis of 18 credits.
b) Project group: students of this group require to complete 30 credit of theory course work (Some lab courses could be incorporated) along with a 6 credit project work.
The framework of the semester system:
Admission: Students will be admitted to the department as per university rules.
Duration: 1.5 years.
Total Number of Semesters: 3 (2 Semesters per year)
Class : 15 weeks (3 class hours per week for each course)
Overview of computer vision, related areas, and applications.
Image formation and representation:
Imaging geometry, radiometry, digitization, cameras and projections, rigid and affine transformations.
Convolution, smoothing, differencing, and scale space.
Edge detection, corner detection, line and curve detection, active contours, SIFT and HOG descriptors, shape context descriptors.
Hough transform, line fitting, ellipse and conic sections fitting, algebraic and Euclidean distance measures.
Camera models; intrinsic and extrinsic parameters; radial lens distortion; direct parameter calibration; camera parameters from projection matrices; orthographic, weak perspective, affine, and perspective camera models.
Introduction to projective geometry; epipolar constraints; the essential and fundamental matrices; estimation of the essential/fundamental matrix.
Reconstruction by triangulation; Euclidean reconstruction; affine and projective reconstruction.
The motion field of rigid objects; motion parallax; optical flow, the image brightness constancy equation, affine flow; differential techniques; feature-based techniques; regularization and robust estimation; motion segmentation through EM.
Statistical filtering; iterated estimation; observability and linear systems; the Kalman filter; the extended Kalman filter.
Decisions as outcome trees, The value of perfect information (VPI), Properties of VPI, POMDPs, POMDPs as decision networks.
Deep Reinforcement Learning:
The policy gradient algorithm, Basic variance reduction: causality, Basic variance reduction: baselines, Policy gradient examples. Actor-Critic Algorithms, Value Function Methods, Deep RL with Q-functions.
Natural language processing, Games and cars, Robotics and computer vision.
Introduction and General Pattern Recognition Concerns:
Pattern Recognition (PR), Classification and Description, feature extraction with examples, feature extraction from images, training and learning in PR system, pattern recognition approaches.
Bayesian Decision Theory:
Review of probability theory and some linear algebra, Bayesian Decision making; Bayesian networks, linear discriminants, separability, multi-class discrimination; quadratic classifiers, Bayesian estimation, Random vectors, expectation, correlation, covariance, linear transformations decision theory, Likelihood ratio test Linear and quadratic discriminants, Fisher discriminants, Sufficient statistics, coping with missing or noisy features.
Statistical Pattern Recognition:
Introduction to statistical pattern recognition, The Gaussian and Class Dependence, Discriminant Functions, Kalman filtering and smoothing, Classifier performance, risk and Errors.
Parametric Estimation and Supervise Learning, maximum likelihood Estimation approach, Bayesian parameter estimation approach, Non-parametric approaches, Parzen windows, Non-parametric estimation, Nearest Neighbor Rule, Mixture modeling, optimization by Expectation-Maximization.
Un-supervised learning and Clustering:
Formulation of Unsupervised learning Problems, Clustering for unsupervised learning and classification, vector quantization, K-means Feature extraction for representation and classification.
Syntactic Pattern Recognition:
Syntactic Pattern Recognition overview, Quantifying structure in pattern description and recognition, Grammar-Based approach and Applications, Elements of formal Grammars, Example of string generations as pattern description, Syntactic recognition via parsing and other grammars, Graphical approaches to syntactic pattern recognition.
Template-based recognition, Eigen vector analysis, PCA Sequence analysis, HMMs, Viterbi algorithm, Baum-Welch algorithm, Maximum likelihood and Bayesian parameter estimation, optimization by gradient descent, SVM, Neural nets, Perceptron learning, Multi-layer Perceptrons, Neural networks for pattern recognition, Decision trees.
Introduction to medical robotics (applications and paradigms), Basic kinematics concepts (forward, inverse, remote center of motion), Basic control concepts (impedance, admittance), Surgery for engineers, Interventional radiology for engineers.
Medical imaging modalities (e.g., MRI, X-ray, CT), Robot compatibility with medical imagers, Image segmentation and modeling, Tracking devices, Frames and transformations, Surgical navigation, Calibration, Rigid and non-rigid registration Radiosurgery.
Biomechanical Modeling; Biomechanical Testing Techniques; Basic Bio-instrumentation System; Basic Circuit Elements and Concepts; Linear Network Analysis; The Origin of Bio-potential Signals; How Biosensors Record Signals in the Human Body; Imaging Techniques.
The heart, Energy transmission, Monitoring blood flow, Appropriate materials, Prosthetic device, Heart-lung machine, Mechanical hearts.
Active limb prostheses:
Common Types of Prosthetic Limbs, Adaptive Foot in Lower-Limb Prostheses, Active Upper-Limb Prostheses, Active lower limb prosthetics: a systematic review of design issues and solutions, Types of Prosthetic Legs, Arm Amputation and Prosthetics, Types of Prosthetic Arms.
Neuromodulation, Neurophysiology, biomedical instrumentation, robotics surgery and human joint rehabilitation, Biomechatronics and Human Machine Interaction.
Computational Human Robot Interaction |
Course Title: Computational Human Robot Interaction
Course Credit: 3
Overview of HRI:
Types of HRI Studies, HRI taxonomy, Cognitive Science and HRI, Sensors and perception for HRI.
Design and HRI:
Planning Human Subjects Studies, Research Ethics and the IRB, Anthropomorphism and Design, Human-robot interaction architectures, Design and Human Factors.
Social, Service, and Assistive Robotics, Educational Robotics, Robots for Humanity, Emotion and Empathy, Human Robot Relation, Affects and Emotions in Social Robotics, Understanding Human Intentions, Social Robot Navigation.
Communication and Social Interactions:
Multi-modal human-robot communication, Non-verbal communication: Gaze and Gestures, Natural-language interactions with robots, Human-robot dialog.
Exploring Use Cases for Telepresence Robots, Bodies in Motion: Mobility, Presence, and Task Awareness in Telepresence.
Learning in HRI:
Social Learning, Human-Robot Collaborative Learning, Robot Influence on Human Actions.
Collaboration and Teamwork:
Human-robot collaboration, Collaborative manipulation, human-robot hand-overs.
The What, Why, and How of Algorithmic HRI, Motion Planning, Trajectory Optimization, Optimal Motion Algorithms, Optimal Motion in HRI.
Introduction to Aerial Robotics:
Unmanned aerial vehicles and quadrotors, Key Components of Autonomous Flight, State Estimation. Application, Basic Mechanics, Dynamics and 1-D Linear Control, Design Considerations, Agility and Maneuverability, Component Selection, Effects of Size, Problem solving using MATLAB.
Geometry and Mechanics:
Transformations, Rotations, Euler Angles, Axis/Angle Representations for Rotations, Angular Velocity, Formulation, Newton-Euler Equations, Principal Axes and Principal Moments of Inertia, Quadrotor Equations of Motion.
Planning and Control:
2-D Quadrotor Control, 3-D Quadrotor Control, Time, Motion, and Trajectories, Motion Planning for Quadrotors.
Sensing and Estimation, Nonlinear Control, Control of Multiple Robots.
Historical overview of data centers, design considerations, Cloud service models/types-public, private, hybrid, and community clouds, Cloud reference architectures, Cloud standards (OSDIAPIs, etc.).
Cloud deployment models:
IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and BPaas.
Cloud Resource Management:
Virtualization, Different virtualization types, resource virtualization, different virtualization types, real use cases.
Overall organization of data and storage, problems of scale and management in big data, various storage abstractions, different types of file systems- Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), Ceph File System (CephFS).
Fundamental aspects of parallel and distributed programming models, different cloud programming models-MapReduce, Spark, GraphLab and Spark Streaming, execution flow, scheduling and fault tolerance concepts in the MapReduce programming model.
Cloud security challenges, Cloud security approaches: encryption, tokenization/obfuscation, cloud security alliance standards, cloud security models and related patterns.
Types of Digital Data, Introduction to Big Data, Big Data Analytics, History of Hadoop, Apache Hadoop, Analysing Data with Unix tools, Analysing Data with Hadoop, Hadoop Streaming, Hadoop Ecosystem, IBM Big Data Strategy, Introduction to Infosphere BigInsights and Big Sheets.
HDFS(Hadoop Distributed File System):
The Design of HDFS, HDFS Concepts, Command Line Interface, Hadoop file system interfaces, Data flow, Data Ingest with Flume and Scoop and Hadoop archives, Hadoop I/O: Compression, Serialization, Avro and File-Based Data structures. Map Reduce: Anatomy of a Map Reduce Job Run, Failures, Job Scheduling, Shuffle and Sort, Task Execution, Map Reduce Types and Formats, Map Reduce Features.
Pig-Introduction to PIG, Execution Modes of Pig, Comparison of Pig with Databases, Grunt, Pig Latin, User Defined Functions, Data Processing operators. Hive-Hive Shell, Hive Services, Hive Metastore, Comparison with Traditional Databases, HiveQL, Tables, Querying Data and User Defined Functions. Hbase-HBasics, Concepts, Clients, Example, Hbase Versus RDBMS. Big SQL-Introduction.
Data Analytics with R Machine Learning :
Introduction, Supervised Learning, Unsupervised Learning, Collaborative Filtering. Big Data Analytics with BigR.
Automation in Production System, Principles and Strategies of Automation, Basic Elements of an Automated System, Advanced Automation Functions, Levels of Automations. Flow lines & Transfer Mechanisms, Fundamentals of Transfer Lines.
Material handling and Identification Technologies:
Overview of Material Handling Systems, Principles and Design Consideration, Material Transport Systems, Storage Systems, Overview of Automatic Identification Methods.
Automated Manufacturing Systems:
Components, Classification and Overview of Manufacturing Systems, Manufacturing Cells, FMS and its Planning and Implementation.
Quality Control Systems:
Traditional and Modern Quality Control Methods, Inspection Principles and Practices, Inspection Technologies.
Control Technologies in Automation:
Industrial Control Systems, Process Industries Versus Discrete-Manufacturing Industries, Continuous Versus Discrete Control.
Computer Based Industrial Control:
Introduction & Automatic Process Control, Building Blocks of Automation Systems: LAN, Analog & Digital I/O Modules, SCADA Systems & RTU.
Distributed Control System:
Functional Requirements, Configurations & some popular Distributed Control Systems.
Modeling and Simulation for Plant Automation:
Modern Tools & Future Perspective.
Industrial Control Applications:
Textile, Water Treatment, Steel Plants, etc.
Multivariable Adaptive Control System |
Course Title: Multivariable Adaptive Control System
Course Credit: 3
Examples of multivariable control systems:
Mathematical Modeling of Multivariable Systems, State space, polynomial and stable fraction models.
Realization theory of multivariable systems and algorithms:
Controllability, Observability and computations involved in their analysis.
Multivarible System Design:
Stability by Lyapunov's method, solution of Lyapunov equations. Pole placement, observer design and stabilization theory. Spectral factorizations of systems. Solution of the Ricatti equation. Balanced realizations and their computations. Mono-variable Control of Multivariable Systems: Single loop control (SLC) and choice of variables for SLC, decoupling.
Slow and fast state variables, discrete and continuous controllers, pole placement and feedback control, observer problem.
Linear quadratic (LQ) criteria, discrete LQ control.
Model based (Luenberger) observer, stochastic signals: white noise, Kalman filter, Kalman observer-adaptive control.
Multivariable Frequency Response.
Introduction , Recursive parameter estimation, Model reference adaptive control, State Feedback Design, Output Feedback Design, Adaptive pole placement control: Scalar Case, Polynomial Approach, State-Variable Approach, Robust adaptive control schemes, Averaging-based analysis, Adaptive control of nonlinear systems, Adaptive Control of Nonlinear Systems, Systems with Deadzone, Backlash or Hysteresis, Adaptive Control via Linearization, Adaptive Control via Backstepping, Repetitive Control.
Hybrid Electric Vehicles |
Course Title: Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Course Credit: 3
Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicles:
History of hybrid and electric vehicles, social and environmental importance of hybrid and electric vehicles, impact of modern drive-trains on energy supplies.
Basics of vehicle performance, vehicle power source characterization, transmission characteristics, and mathematical models to describe vehicle performance.
Hybrid Electric Drive-trains:
Basic concept of hybrid traction, introduction to various hybrid drive-train topologies, power flow control in hybrid drive-train topologies, fuel efficiency analysis.
Basic concept of electric traction, introduction to various electric drive-train topologies, power flow control in electric drive-train topologies, fuel efficiency analysis.
Electric Propulsion unit:
Introduction to electric components used in hybrid and electric vehicles, Configuration and control of DC Motor drives, Configuration and control of Induction Motor drives, configuration and control of Permanent Magnet Motor drives, Configuration and control of Switch Reluctance Motor drives, drive system efficiency.
Introduction to Energy Storage Requirements in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, Battery based energy storage and its analysis, Fuel Cell based energy storage and its analysis, Super Capacitor based energy storage and its analysis, Flywheel based energy storage and its analysis, Hybridization of different energy storage devices.
Sizing the drive system:
Matching the electric machine and the internal combustion engine (ICE), Sizing the propulsion motor, sizing the power electronics, selecting the energy storage technology, Communications, supporting subsystems.
Energy Management Strategies:
Introduction to energy management strategies used in hybrid and electric vehicles, classification of different energy management strategies, comparison of different energy management strategies, implementation issues of energy management strategies.
Design of a Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), Design of a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV).
Advanced Power Electronics |
Course Title: Advanced Power Electronics
Course Credit: 3
Advanced solid state devices:
MOSFETs, IGBT, GTO, IGCT etc.Power modules, intelligent power modules, gating circuits, Thermal design, protection, Digital signal processors used in their control.
Non-isolated dc-dc converters:
Buck, boost, buck-boost, Cuk, SEPIC, Zeta in DCM and CCM.
Isolated dc-dc converters:
Flyback, forward, Cuk, SEPIC, Zeta, half bridge, push-pull and bridge in DCM and CCM, Single-phase, single-stage converters (SSSSC), power factor correction at ac mains in these converters. Their application in SMPS, UPS, welding and lighting systems.
Three-phase improved power quality ac-dc converters:
VSC, multilevel VSCs, multipulse VSCs, PWM CSC (Current voltage source converters), Multipulse ac-dc converters: Diode and thyristor based converters.
Power quality mitigation devices:
Passive filters, active filters, hybrid filters, DTSTCOM (Distribution static compensator), DVR (Dynamic voltage restorer) and UPQC (Universal power quality conditioner).
TCR (thyristor controlled reactor), TSC (thyristor switched capacitors), STATCOM (Static synchronous compensator), SSSC (Static series synchronous compensator), UPFC (Unified power flow controller), IPFC (Interline power flow controller), HVDC (High voltage direct current) system: 12-pulseconverter based HVDC systems, HVDC light, HVDC PLUS (Power universal link), Multipulse and multilevel VSC based flexible HVDC systems.
Solid state controllers for motor drives:
Vector control and direct torque control of induction,synchronous, permanent magnet sine fed, synchronous reluctance motors, Permanent magnet brushless dc (PMLDC) and switched reluctance motors, LCI (load commutated inverter) fed large rating synchronous motor drives, Energy conservation and power quality improvements in these drives.
Nanotechnology and Nanofabrication |
Course Title: Nanotechnology and Nanofabrication
Course Credit: 3
Fundamentals of Electron Beam Exposure and Development, Simulation of Electron Beam Exposure and Resist Processing for Nano-Patterning, Helium Ion Lithography, Nanoimprint Technologies.
Deposition at the Nanoscale:
Atomic Layer Deposition for Nanotechnology, Surface Functionalization in the Nanoscale Domain, Nanostructures Based on Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers, Epitaxial Growth of Metals on Semiconductors Via Electrode position.
Nanoscale Etching and Patterning:
Chemical Mechanical Polish for Nanotechnology, Deposition, Milling, and Etching with a Focused Helium Ion Beam, Laser Nanopatterning, Templating and Pattern Transfer Using Anodized Nanoporous Alumina/Titania.
Research and Review Studies:
Atom, Molecule, and Nanocluster Manipulations for Nanostructure Fabrication Using Scanning Probe Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscope Lithography, Scanning Probe Arrays for Nanoscale Imaging, Sensing, and Modification, Nanofabrication Based on Self-Assembled Alumina Templates, Nanowire Assembly and Integration, Taper-Drawing Fabrication of Glass Nanowires, Nanotechnologies for Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment, Nano/Microstructuring of Ceramic Surfaces by Unconventional Lithographic Methods, Alternative Nanofabrication Approaches for Non-CMOS Applications, Nanofabrication of Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS): Emerging Techniques.
Automotive Control and Simulation |
Course Title: Automotive Control and Simulation
Course Credit: 3
Creating computer models in MATLAB and Simulink:
Introduction to MATLAB programming, Introduction to modelling and simulation in Simulink, Linear system analysis in MATLAB, Finding operating points and linear models using MATLAB and Simulink.
Course Title: Industrial Product Modeling and Visualization
Course Credit: 3
An introduction to basic modeling, visualization and evaluation techniques creating models, parts and Assembles.
Linear Production Models and Discontinuous Factor Substitution:
Limitational Inputs and Fixed Coefficients of Production, Discontinuous Substitution: The Linear Production Model, Discontinuities in General.
Production Functions with Continuous Factor Substitution:
Factor Substitution and the Isoquant Map, Production Curves and Diminishing Returns, Cost Minimization, The Expansion Path and the Cost Function, The Expansion Path and the Cost Function.
Product Quality and the Production Function:
Product Quality in the Theory of Production, Quality Parameters in the Production Function, Quality Constraints.
Plant and Process Production Models:
Process Interdependencies and Optimization, Vertical Integration of Processes.
Alternative Processes and Joint Production, Alternative Processes, Multi-Product Processes. The representations that underpin modern CAED systems (wireframe surface, CSG and BRep), basic computer graphics (homogeneous transformations), Data exchange, information integration, product data management.
Economics of CAD/CAM systems:
Cost breakdown, potential benefits, improving cost/benefit ratio, Basic systems selection and justification and organizational impact and system management.
Course Title: Industrial Product Modeling and Visualization Lab
Course Credit: 2
Practical Classes based on the Topics Covered in RME 5207.
Engineering Research Methodology |
Course Title: Engineering Research Methodology
Course Credit: 3
Foundations of Research:
Objectives and Motivation of Research, Types of Research, Research Approaches, Significance of Research, Research Methods versus Methodology, Research and Scientific Method, Important of Research Methodology, Research Process, Criteria of Good Research.
Defining the Research Problem:
Definition of Research Problem, Problem Formulation, Necessity of Defining the Problem, Technique involved in Defining a Problem, Constructing Hypotheses.
Importance of Literature Review, Guidelines for Review, Sources of Information, Assessment of Quality of Journals and Articles.
Meaning of Research Design, Need of Research Design, Feature of a Good Design, Important Concepts Related to Research Design, Different Research Designs, Basic Principles of Experimental Design, Developing a Research Plan, Design of Experimental Set-up, Use of Standards and Codes.
Collection of primary data, Secondary data, Data organization, Methods of data grouping, Diagrammatic representation of data, Graphical representation of data, Sample Design, Need for sampling, Principle of sampling, Different sampling techniques, Non-random sampling design, Sampling in qualitative research, Estimation of population, Role of Statistics for Data Analysis, Parametric V/s Non Parametric methods, Descriptive Statistics, Measures of central tendency and Dispersion, Hypothesis testing, Use of Statistical software.
Deterministic and random data, Uncertainty analysis, Tests for significance: Chisquare, student’s t-test, Regression modeling, Direct and Interaction effects, ANOVA, F-test, Time Series analysis, Autocorrelation and Autoregressive modeling.
Research Proposal Preparation:
Writing a Research Proposal and Research Report, Writing Research Grant Proposal.
Complexity and Efficiency Analysis:
Asymptotic Analysis-Review of Asymptotic Analysis and Growth of Functions, Recurrence-Analyze the efficiency of algorithms using recurrences, Amortized Analysis-Analyze the efficiency of algorithms using amortized analysis, Binomial Heap, Fibonacci Heap, Splay Tree.
Basics of dynamic programming, Top down vs. bottom up approach, Memoization, Sum of Subset, 0/1 Knapsack, Sequence Alignment, Edit Distance.
The Maximum Flow Problem, Applications of Maximum Flow, MaxflowMincut Theorem, Mincost Flow.
Maximum Bipartite Matching, Weighted Bipartite Matching (Hungarian Method). Sorting - Lower bound for comparison based sorting.
Non-comparison based sorting:
Count sort, bucket sort, radix sort.
NP and Computational Intractability:
NP-Completeness Fundamentals, NP-Complete problems, P versus NP, co-NP, NP Hardness, A Class of problems beyond NP.
Randomized Algorithm-Contention Resolution, Finding the Global Minimum Cut, A Randomized Approximation Algorithm for MAX 3-SAT, Randomized Divide & Conquer.
Graphs, Sub graphs, Isomorphism, Walks, Paths, Circuits, Connectedness, Components, Euler graphs, Hamiltonian paths and circuits.
Trees, Connectivity and Planarity:
Trees, Properties of trees, Distance and centers in tree, Rooted and binary trees, Spanning trees, Forests, Fundamental circuits, Spanning trees in a weighted graph, cut sets, Properties of cut set, All cut sets, Fundamental circuits and cut sets, Connectivity and separability, Network flows, 1-Isomorphism, 2-Isomorphism, Combinational and geometric graphs, Planer graphs, Different representation of a planer graph.
Matrices, Colouring and Directed Graph:
Chromatic number, Chromatic partitioning, Chromatic polynomial, Matching, Covering, Vertex coloring, Edge coloring, Five color theorem, Four color problem, Critical graph, Directed graphs, Types of directed graphs, Digraphs and binary relations, Directed paths and connectedness, Euler graphs.
Different connectedness, Oriented graphs, Tournaments, Network flows and related algorithms, Groups, polynomials and graph enumeration, Matching and factorization, Perfect graphs, Ramsey number and Ramsey theorem, Forbidden graph theory, Miscellaneous applications.
Internet of Things (IoT) |
Course Title: Internet of Things (IoT)
Course Credit: 3
Network and Internet Basics:
Internet in general and Internet of Things: layers, protocols, packets, services, performance parameters of a packet network as well as applications such as web, Peer-to-peer, sensor networks, and multimedia, Transport services: TCP, UDP, socket programming. Network layer: forwarding & routing algorithms (Link, DV), IP-addresses, DNS, NAT, and routers, Local Area Networks, MAC level, link protocols such as: point-to-point protocols, Ethernet, WiFi 802.11, cellular Internet access, and Machine-to-machine. Mobile Networking: roaming and handoffs, mobile IP, and ad hoc and infrastructure less networks. Real-time networking: soft and real time, quality of service/information, resource reservation and scheduling, and performance measurements.
Introduction to IoT:
Overview, Applications, Potential & Challenges, Architecture, Components of IOT solutions, Open Source and Commercial Examples, Standards for IOT.
IoT Sensors and Devices:
IoT devices and sensor types, Sensors and Data Collecting Points, Sensing, Actuation, how they work and connect.
IoT Network and Protocols:
Basics of Networking, Connectivity Technologies, Communication Protocols, Sensor Networks, Machine-to-Machine Communications, UAV Networks, Connected Vehicles, SDN for IoT.
Interoperability of IOR, Integration of Sensors and Actuators with Arduino, Implementation of IOT with Raspberry Pi.
IoT and Cloud:
Cloud Computing Fundamental, Cloud Computing Service Models, Cloud Computing Service Model and Security, Sensor-Cloud, IoT and Cloud Integration, Fog Computing.
Cyber security and Privacy in IoT:
The security and privacy implications of the IoT.
IOT Application and Case Study:
Smart Cities and Smart Homes, Smart Grid, Industrial IoT, Agriculture, Healthcare, Activity Monitoring, Automotive, Energy/Utilities, Financial.
Linear Programming (LP) as a tool of Operational Research (OP):
The history of LP and the contribution of G. Dantzig. Modelling a problem as an LP problem by defining the objective function, the set of linear constraints that determines its feasible solutions. Forms of an LP problem, Unique optimal solution and infinite many optimal solutions. Incompatible constraints, unbounded feasible solution set and unbounded variables.
Linear, nonlinear, and integer programming models; Convex Analysis: Convex sets, polyhedral sets and polyhedral cones, Extreme points and extreme directions, Representation of polyhedral sets, Basic feasible solution and its relation with extreme points. Degenerated basic feasible solutions. The Extreme Point Theorem. Finding the optimal solution by the use of Linear Algebra.
Motivation of the simplex method and the revised simplex method, Farkas’ lemma and the Karush-Kuhn-Tucker optimality conditions, Duality and sensitivity analysis, Interior point methods; The big M method and its application on various problems. The two phase method and its application on various problems. LP Problems with Unbounded variables. The Dual LP problem. Economic Interpretation of the Dual LP problem. Duality theorem. Dual Simplex method and its application on various problems.
Computational Complexity Theory:
Complexity issues, polynomial-time algorithms, Decision problems and classes NP and P.
Network simplex method, Matching and assignment problems, Min-cost, max-flow problems.
Motivation for Process Measurement, Process Sensors, The Physics of Measurement.
The Industrial Company - Its Purpose, History:
Purpose, structure, typology, New challenges imposed by globalization and sustainable development.
The Two Modes of Operation of the Company – Operational and Entrepreneurial:
Operational mode, Entrepreneurial mode, project management – the operational/entrepreneurial conflict.
The Strategic Management of the Company- Industrial Aspects:
Systemic view of the industrial company, Strategy and strategic analysis of the company, Technological choices and vocations.
Foundations of Process Industrialization:
Introduction, The various stages of process development: from research to the foundations of industrialization, Development stage of the process.
The Industrialization Process- Preliminary Projects:
Steps of industrialization, Bases of industrialization or process development, Typical organization of an industrialization project, Selection of production sites, Identifying process improvements for energy efficiency, pinch analysis and process heat integration, energy management key performance indicators (enpis) and energy dashboards.
Lifecycle Analysis and Eco Design- Innovation Tools for Sustainable Industrial Chemistry:
The chemical industry mobilized against upheavals, The lifecycle analysis, an eco-design, The lifecycle analysis, an eco-design.
Methods for Design and Evaluation of Sustainable Processes and Industrial Systems:
Introduction, AIChE and IChemE metrics, Potential environmental impact index, SPI (Sustainable Process Index), Exergy as a thermodynamic base for a sustainable development metrics, Indicators resulting from a lifecycle assessment, Process design methods and sustainable systems.
Direct Imaging, Tomographic Imaging.
Meet Alarm Management:
Key Concepts, Alarm Performance Problems, Reasons for Alarm Improvement, A Brief History of Alarm Management, The “Management” in Alarm Management, Importance of Alarm Management, Importance of Alarm Management, Design for Human Limitations, Alarm Management and Six Sigma, Continuous versus Discrete and Batch, Application Effect on Alarm Design, Alarm Improvement Projects, Lessons for Successful Alarm Management, Important Design and Safety Notice.
Introducing Abnormal Situations, General Lessons from Incidents, Critical Contributors to Incidents, Message of Abnormal Situations.
Strategy for Alarm Improvement:
Strategy for Alarm Improvement, Strategy for Alarm Improvement,The Geography of Alarm Management, Alarm Improvement Projects.
Intelligent Maintenance Systems:
Architecture of Intelligent Maintenance Systems, Predictive maintenance, Spare Parts Demand Forecasting and Supply Chain Planning, IMS Simulator Development, Concept for Using the Results in SPSC Planning Methods. Data Acquisition and Analysis, Industrial Case Studies, Distributed Instrumentation, Industrial Process Systems, Measurement Systems, Measurement Theory and Devices, Machine intelligence, Design and operations of sustainable systems, Advanced materials and materials selection, Computer-aided Selection, Stages of materials selection: Translation, Materials screening, Material indices, Supporting information and final selection, Preventive maintenance, reactive maintenance, predictive maintenance, Renewable energy technology, Energy conversion, Advanced control systems, multi-domain computer modelling, in-vehicle communication networks, electromechanical and embedded systems, hardware-in the-loop validation and systems integration.
Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation Management:
Identifying and exploiting opportunities, creating and launching new ventures, introducing new products and new services to new markets, implementing innovations within existing organizations and creating new opportunities, entrepreneurial thinking and methods of executing their ideas.
Recognizing and evaluating opportunities, forming new venture teams, preparing business and technology commercialization plans, obtaining resources, identifying execution action scenarios, and developing exit strategies.
Successful innovations, developing and introducing new products and processes.
Practical model of the dynamics of industrial innovation, designing profitable business models.
Cases and examples will be discussed for products in which cost and product performance are commanding factors, producing a solid business plan, raising capital, addressing legal considerations and developing a winning team.
The important interface among R&D/manufacturing/marketing, International technology transfer and joint venture.