Dr. Sankaran Palani obtained his B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1966 from the University of Madras, M.Tech. in Control Systems Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 1968, and Ph.D. in Control Systems Engineering from the University of Madras in 1982. He has a wide teaching experience of over four decades. He started his teaching career in 1968 at the erstwhile Regional Engineering College (now National Institute of Technology), Tiruchirappalli, in the department of EEE and occupied various positions. As Professor and Head, he took the initiative to start the Instrumentation and Control Engineering Department. After a meritorious service of over three decades in REC, Tiruchirappalli, he joined Sudharsan Engineering College, Pudukkottai, as Founder Principal. He established various departments with massive infrastructure.
He has published more than a hundred research papers in reputed international journals and has won many cash awards. Under his guidance, 17 research scholars were awarded Ph.D., and a large number of scholars are pursuing Ph.D. He has carried out several research projects worth about several lakhs rupees funded by the Government of India and AICTE. As Theme Leader of the Indo—UK, REC Project on energy, he has visited many universities and industries in the UK. He is the author of the books titled Control Systems Engineering, Signals and Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Linear System Analysis, and Automatic Control Systems. His research areas are the design of controllers for dynamic systems, digital signal processing, and image processing. Dr. S. Palani is a reviewer of technical papers of several reputed international journals. He has chaired/organized many international conferences and workshops.
D. Kalaiyarasi received a B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of Madras, India, in 2000 and an M.E. degree in Power Electronics and Drives from Anna University in 2006. She has 15 years of teaching experience. Presently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of ECE, Panimalar Engineering College, Chennai. Her areas of interest include digital signal processing and power electronics.