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Sagar Kamarthi

Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Contact

  • sagar@coe.neu.edu
  • 334 Snell Engineering Center
    360 Huntington Avenue

    Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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Office

  • 617.373.3070

Research Focus

Machine learning applications in smart and sustainable manufacturing; predictive analytics for smart and connected health; data driven approaches to mass customized instruction

About

Research Projects

  • Neural networks and knowledge based systems in design and manufacturing
  • Distributed and cooperative AI applied to systems integration
  • Monitoring, diagnosis and control of machining processes
  • Intelligent sensors/sensor integration
  • Wavelet transform applications
  • Product realization for recyclability and reusability
  • Design and manufacturing in mass customization
  • Production software development for
    • group technology
    • computer-aided process planning
    • cost optimization and estimation

Education

  • PhD in Industrial Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1994
  • MS in Industrial Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • BS in Chemical Engineering, Sri Venkateswara University, India

Honors & Awards

  • The 1998 Dell K. Allen Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award. This award is conferred by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and ranks in stature with the SME International Honor Awards and the SME Award of Merit.
  • The 1996 Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award for “On-Line Tool Wear Estimation in Turning Through Sensor Data Fusion and Neural Networks.”. This award is given by Institute of Industrial Engineers to the outstanding doctoral dissertation research in the areas related to industrial and manufacturing engineering.
  • The 1995 Theoretical Development Award (2nd runner-up) for “Convergence Behavior of an Iterative Process: Application to Neural Networks.” at the International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering (ANNIE’95), St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
  • The First Prize in the Fourth Annual Graduate Research Exhibition (1989) for “Optical Neural Networks and Their Applications in Manufacturing Systems,” at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA.
  • The First Prize in the National Student’s Design Competition (1982) for “Manufacture of Formaldehyde,” conducted by Indian Council for Science Museums, Bangalore, India.

Teaching Interests

  • Neural networks in manufacturing
  • Computer-aided manufacturing
  • Manufacturing automation
  • Manufacturing methods and processes
  • Design and manufacturing in mass customization
  • Expert Systems
  • Capstone design projects in manufacturing

Research Overview

Machine learning applications in smart and sustainable manufacturing; predictive analytics for smart and connected health; data driven approaches to mass customized instruction

Department Research Areas

Selected Publications

  • S. Radhakrishnan, S. Erbis, J.A. Isaacs, S. Kamarthi, Novel Keyword Co-Occurrence Networks Based Methods to Foster Systematic Reviews of Scientific Literature, PLOS ONE, 2017
  • M.G. Uddin, K.S. Ziemer, A. Zeid, Y.-T.T. Lee, S. Kamarthi, Process Control Model for Growth Rate of Molecular Beam Epitaxy of MgO (111) Nanoscale Thin Films on 6H-SiC (0001) Substrates, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 91(1-4), 2017, 907–916
  • S. Radhakrishnan, A. Duvvuru, S. Sultornsanee, S. Kamarthi, Phase Synchronization Based Minimum Spanning Trees for Analysis of Financial Time Series with Nonlinear Correlations, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 444, 2016, 259-270
  • S. Kamarthi, S. Sultornsanee, A. Zeid, Recurrence Quantification Analysis to Estimating Surface Roughness in Finish Turning Processes, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 87(1-4), 2016, 451–460
  • S. Erbis, Z. Ok, J.A. Isaacs, J.C. Benneyan, S. Kamarthi, Review of Research Trends and Methods in Nano Environmental, Health and Safety Risk Analysis, Risk Analysis: An International Journal, 2016, 1-18
  • S. Erbis, S. Kamarthi, A. Abdollahi-Namin, A. Hakimian, J.A. Isaacs, Stochastic Goal Programming Model for Sustainable CNT-Enabled Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacturing, Environmental Science: Nano, 3, 2016, 1447-1459

Faculty

Apr 29, 2019

Faculty and Staff Awards 2019

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2018-2019 academic school year. See Full Photo Gallery Faculty Fellow Matthew Eckleman, CEE Yongmin Liu, MIE Outstanding Teacher of First Year Engineering Students Joseph Depasquale, Chemistry Brian O’Connell, FYE Sumi Seo, Mathematics Matthew […]

Faculty

Sep 07, 2018

$1.2M NSF Grant to Develop Objective Pain Assessment Sensing System

Yingzi Lin, MIE associate professor and director of the Intelligent Human-Machine Systems Lab, to lead $1.2M NSF grant to develop a Continuous Objective Multimodal Pain Assessment Sensing System (COMPASS) that improves pain assessment and management, reduces opioid dependency and advances the field of pain management research and patient safety.

Aug 03, 2016

COE to Represent NU at NAE

Sagar Kamarthi (MIE) has been selected as a panel speaker and Andrew Myers (CEE), Yunsi Fei (ECE), & Edgar Goluch (ChE) have been invited to participate at the National Academy of Engineering's eighth Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium.

May 02, 2016

Faculty and Staff Awards 2016

2016 Faculty and Staff Awards Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2015-2016 academic school year.          Faculty Fellow Kaushik Chowdhury, ECE Carol Livermore, MIE Marilyn Minus, MIE   Rising Star Staff Award Gabrielle Fiorenza, Co-op Nicole Nightingale, Dean’s Office […]

Aug 12, 2014

Battling Unemployment

MIE professor Abe Zeid, associate professor Sagar Kamarthi, & STEM Director of Programs & Partnerships Claire Duggan were awarded a $700K NSF grant to TRANSFORM liberal arts curriculum towards manufacturing.

Mar 20, 2014

Congratulations to recipients of the FY15 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants

19 COE faculty were recipients of FY15 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 11 different projects representing over $500K dollars of investment in research.

Jul 09, 2012

Sparking Engineering Ideas

As part of an ITEST grant, led by MIE professor Abe Zeid & associate professor Sagar Kamarthi, two videos that encourage students to pursue engineering have won a CINE Golden Eagle Award and a Silver & Bronze Telly Award. View the videos here. The ITEST program through research and model-building activities seeks to build understandings of best practice […]

Faculty

Apr 04, 2012

FY13 TIER 1 Award Recipients

27 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY13 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 21 different research projects.

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