Meet Amit Mishra, who talks briefly about his role at University West.
Tell us about your background!
“I have a PhD from University of Edinburgh and about 20 years of experience working with sensor system design and applied artificial intelligence. In 2019, I came into contact with University West and have since collaborated with the university's researchers. The last two years I have been an affiliated professor and since January 2023 I am employed.”
What is your research about and why have you chosen this subject?
“I have a background in electronics engineering and have worked with non-contact sensors such as radar remote sensing. I have extensive experience in sensor system design and understanding of the data coming from the sensors. I am also interested in computer technology with a focus on AI, such as bio-inspired machine learning architectures, which is a growing field.”
“This topic is interesting because it has applications in many domains – everything from smart manufacturing to circular economy.”
What is applied AI?
“AI is used today for a number of different applications in the manufacturing industry, e.g. for design optimization, product development, quality assurance of production, preventive maintenance, machine control and machine monitoring. There is also a wide range of AI techniques – everything from deep learning and cluster analysis, to neural networks and vector machines.”
What are you focusing on going forward?
“The university plans to develop courses, educational programs and research in machine learning and AI. I look forward to working with that. I will also teach on the master's programme in AI and automation.”
“Going forward, I would like to use my expertise in sensors and AI to solve challenges related to sustainable development goals. The sustainability perspective is important to include in all research projects in order to contribute to positive social development.”