Associate Professor Akshya Kumar Swain

BSc(Eng), MSc(Eng), PhD

Biography

Akshya K. Swain graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla, India with a Gold Medal and received Masters of Electronic Systems and Communication from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India. He was a Commonwealth Scholar in the United Kingdom from 1994 to 1996 and received Ph.D. degree from the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, U.K., in 1997. Currently he is working as Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in University of Auckland, New Zealand. His research interests include nonlinear system identification and control, fault tolerant control, biomedical signal processing, sensor networks, and control applications to power system and wireless power transfer systems. He has authored/co-authored over 170 papers in different international journals and conferences. Dr. Swain is an Associate Editor of IEEE Sensors Journal and Member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Automation and Control and International Journal of Sensors, Wireless Communications and Control.

Qualifications 

PhD University of Sheffield, UK
MSc(Eng) National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India
BSc(Eng) Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology,Burla, India

Administration

  • Member, Factuly Time Table Committe

Research | Current

 

  • Non-linear system identification and control
  • Non-linear signal processing
  • Control application to power system, wireless power transfer systems
  • Bio Inspired Computing, Machine Intelligence

Research Groups

  • Control Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Power Systems

Teaching | Current

  • ELECTENG 722 Control Systems
  • ELECTENG 704 Advanced Control Systems
  • ELECTENG 309 Power Apparatus and SYstems
  • SOFTENG 364 Computer Networks (Past Courses)
  • COMPSYS 725 Computer Networks and Distributed Applications (Past Courses)

Committees/Professional groups/Services

 

Professional Affiliations

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

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • 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 Institute, 354 (8), 3322-3340. 10.1016/j.jfranklin.2017.01.007
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Karl Stol
  • 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
  • Swain, A., Almakhles, D., Hou, Y., Patel, N., & Madawala, U. (2017). A Sigma-Delta Modulator based PI controller for bidirectional inductive power transfer systems. 2016 IEEE 2nd Annual Southern Power Electronics Conference, SPEC 2016. 10.1109/SPEC.2016.7846083
  • Naik, C., Hafiz, F., Swain, A., & Kar, A. K. (2017). Classification of power quality events using wavelet packet transform and extreme learning machine. 2016 IEEE 2nd Annual Southern Power Electronics Conference, SPEC 2016. 10.1109/SPEC.2016.7846169
  • Hafiz, F., Swain, A. K., Patel, N., & Kar, A. K. (2017). Shaping inertial response from wind turbines: A multi-objective approach. 2016 IEEE 2nd Annual Southern Power Electronics Conference, SPEC 2016. 10.1109/SPEC.2016.7846074
  • 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
  • Huang, L., Hu, A. P., Swain, A. K., & Su, Y. (2016). Z-Impedance Compensation for Wireless Power Transfer Based on Electric Field. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 31 (11), 7556-7563. 10.1109/TPEL.2016.2557461
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Aiguo Patrick Hu
  • Tayebi, A., Berber, S., & Swain, A. (2016). Syncim: A new impersonation attack against chip synchronization in WSN. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST. 10.1109/ICSensT.2015.7438377
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stevan Berber