Dr Akshya Kumar Swain

BSc(Eng), MSc(Eng), PhD


  • Undergraduate Enrolment Coordinator

Akshya Swain received his BSc Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering and his MSc Engineering degree in Electronic Systems and Communication from Sambalpur University, India in 1985 and 1988, respectively. From 1994 to 1996 he was a Commonwealth Scholar in the United Kingdom and obtained the PhD degree from the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at University of Sheffield in 1997.

From 1986 to 2002, he worked as Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Professor of Electrical Engineering at the National Institute of Technology, India. During 1988–1989 he was Assistant Director in the Ministry of Energy for the Indian government.

He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Auckland in September 2002. Currently he acts as the member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Automation and Control.


PhD University of Sheffield, UK
MSc(Eng) Sambalpur University, India
BSc(Eng) Sambalpur University, India


  • Enrolment Officer

Research | Current


  • Non-linear system identification and control
  • Non-linear signal processing
  • Biomedical signal processing
  • Control application to power system
  • Geophysical signal processing

Research Groups

  • Control Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Power Systems

Teaching | Current


  • COMPSYS 405 Computer Networks and Distributed Applications
  • ELECTENG 422 Control Systems
  • ELECTENG 704 Advanced Control Systems
  • SOFTENG 364 Computer Networks

Committees/Professional groups/Services


Professional Affiliations

  • Member, IEEE, USA
  • Fellow, Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), India
  • Member, Institution of Engineers (IE), India
  • Member, System Society of India
  • Member, Indian Society of Technical Education

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Almakhles, D., Swain, A. K., Nasiri, A., & Patel, N. (2017). An Adaptive Two-Level Quantizer for Networked Control Systems. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 25 (3), 1084-1091. 10.1109/TCST.2016.2574768
  • Postelnik, L., Swain, A. K., & Stol, K. A. (2017). Approximate stable system centre approach to output tracking of non-minimum phase nonlinear systems. Journal of the Franklin Institute10.1016/j.jfranklin.2017.01.007
  • Tayebi, A., Berber, S., & Swain, A. (2016). Performance Analysis of Chaotic DSSS-CDMA Synchronization Under Jamming Attack. Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing, 35 (12), 4350-4371. 10.1007/s00034-016-0266-y
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stevan Berber
  • Almakhles, D., Swain, A. K., & Nasiri, A. (2016). The dynamic behaviour of data-driven Δ-M and ΔΣ-M in sliding mode control. International Journal of Control, 1-9. 10.1080/00207179.2016.1250160
  • Singh, V., Elamvazuthi, I., Jeoti, V., George, J., Swain, A., & Kumar, D. (2016). Impacting clinical evaluation of anterior talofibular ligament injuries through analysis of ultrasound images. BioMedical Engineering OnLine, 15 (1).10.1186/s12938-016-0129-6
  • Naik, P. K., Nair, N. K. C., & Swain, A. K. (2016). Impact of reduced inertia on transient stability of networks with asynchronous generation. International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, 26 (1), 175-191. 10.1002/etep.2079
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nirmal Nair
  • Andelic, M., Berber, S., & Swain, A. (2015). An Energy Efficient Collision Avoidance Method for CEDEEP Protocol. International Journal of Sensors Wireless Communications and Control, 4 (1), 46-54. 10.2174/221032790401150326114053
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stevan Berber
  • Akeila, E., Salcic, Z., & Swain, A. (2015). Indoor Positioning Using WSN and INS Sensor Fusion. International Journal of Sensors Wireless Communications and Control, 4 (1), 35-45. 10.2174/2210327905666150203233309