Human-in-the-loop knowledge capture for future forging (HilCaff)

Home institution: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Heriot-Watt University

Placement host: Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), University of Strathclyde

Start: 1 January 2019

End:  31 January 2019


Dr Aparajithan Sivanathan is a Postdoctoral researcher and a project co-investigator at Heriot-Watt University. He comes from a multidisciplinary background of mechanical, electronics and computing. He received an MSc in Mechatronics engineering from King’s College London and a PhD from Heriot-Watt University. The Ubiquitous Integration and Temporal Synchronisation (UbiITS) Framework developed through his PhD has been implemented in systems from various domains such as Smart Manufacturing, Digital Construction, Surgical Training, Race Driving, Neurocybernetics, Cognitive rehabilitation, and Gaming. Sivanathan’s wearable body area sensor network for construction activities won the Premier Digital Innovation award by The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

During this placement he will work with AFRC, Strathclyde University. Before entering a research career, he worked as an R&D engineer in electronics manufacturing industry. His current research interests generally fall into the area of real-time human-in-the-loop systems, knowledge capture, cyber physical spaces, Industry 4.0 and IoT.