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Bijay Kumar Rout

Executive Summary:
  • Total twenty two years of experience in Academics and three years of experience in Industry. Involved in classroom teaching, pursuing research, guiding research and Industrial consultancy project for last seventeen years.
  • Current research interest is in the area of rehabilitation robotics to address stroke and upper arm extremities rehabilitation process. Attempting to understand and implement the Body Machine Interface for improvement in the quality of life.
  • Specializes in Industrial Robotics and the use of statistical techniques to model, synthesize and optimize complex dynamic systems.
  • Expertise in the use of statistical methods for system design, parameter design and tolerance design of a mechanical equipment.
  • Involved in teaching and consultancy of subjects related to Robotics, Mechatronics, Quality Engineering, and Operations Research.
  • Worked on a Government funded sponsored research and development project to develop humanoid to avoid obstacles and handle specified objects in the environment.
  • Guided research students in the areas of mobile robotics, topologically optimized compliant structure and mechanism and vision-based robotic assemblies.
  • Selected as IUSSTF Research Fellow in the Year 2012 to conduct research at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Affiliated to Feinberg School of Medicine, North Western University Chicago, Illinois (USA).
Contact Details:,  phone: +91-1596-245073  Ext. 225, +91-1596-255430 (Direct),+91-1596-255225 (Office)
Research Interests:
Design Optimization of Mechanical Systems, Modeling, and Simulation of Dynamic Systems, Application of Design of Experiments Techniques and Evolutionary Algorithms for Robust Design.
Institute Administrative Responsibilities 
  • Professor Incharge, Academic Registration and Counselling Division (ARCD), Oct 2013 to Jan 2014
  • Convener of Department Research Committee (DRC) July 2012 to July 2014 
  • Associate Dean, Academic Registration and Counselling Division (ARCD), Feb 2014 to Aug 2018
  • Head of Department (HOD) Mechanical Engineering, Aug 2015 to Aug 2016
  • Coordinator of Center for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CRIS), Jan 2011 - Onwards
Other Departmental Responsibilities 
  • Member of the Departmental Research Committee (DRC), 
  • Member of the Departmental Committee on Academics (DCA)
  • Member of Department Level Faculty Selection Committee 
  • Member of BITS Pilani Senate 2013 Onwards

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