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Hanumant Singh

Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jointly Appointed,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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  • 617.373.4159

Research Focus

Robotic sensors, systems, platforms, and algorithms including high resolution optical and acoustic sensing; underwater vehicles (AUV, ROV, towed and manned vehicles), unmanned surface vehicles, and unmanned aerial systems; system architectures for navigation, docking and power; and the interactions between these subsystems

About

Joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering department in January 2016.

Education

  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program, 1995

Professional Affiliations

  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Member, American Geophysical Union
  • Member, Eta Kappa Nu, National Honor Society for Electrical Engineering
  • Member, Alpha Chi, National Honor Society

Research Overview

Robotic sensors, systems, platforms, and algorithms including high resolution optical and acoustic sensing; underwater vehicles (AUV, ROV, towed and manned vehicles), unmanned surface vehicles, and unmanned aerial systems; system architectures for navigation, docking and power; and the interactions between these subsystems

Research Centers and Institutes

Selected Publications

  • C. Murphy, J. Walls, T. Schneider, H. Singh, et al. “CAPTURE: A Communications Architecture for Progressive Transmission via Underwater Relays with Eavesdropping”, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 39(1), 2014, 1-13
  • H. Singh, W. Freeman, et al. Camouflaging an Object from Many Viewpoints, Proceedings of the 2014 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference, 1-8
  • K.E. Smith, H. Singh, H., et al. “Discovery of a Recent, Natural Whale Fall on the Continental Slope Off Anvers Island”, Western Antarctic Peninsula, Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 90, 2014, 76-80
  • G. Williams, J. Wilkinson, T. Maksym, H. Singh, C. Kunz, et al. “Mapping Ice Thickness and Extreme Deformation of Antarctic sea Ice from an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle”, Nature Geoscience, 8, 2014, 61-67
  • M. Yi Cheung, J. Leighton, U. Mitra, H. Singh, F.S. “Hover Performance of Bandit Methods in Acoustic Relay Positioning”, Proceedings of the 2014 Automatic Control Conference, 2014, 4708 – 4714
  • C. Kunz, H. Singh “Map Building Fusing Acoustic and Visual Information Using Autonomous Underwater Vehicles”, Journal of Field Robotics, 30(5), 2013, 1556-4967
  • H. Singh, K. Nakamura, M. Jakobssen, T. Shank, et al. “Effusive and Explosive Volcanism on the Ultraslowspreading Gakkel Ridge”, 85°E, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems,13(10), 2012

Spotlight Story

Nov 20, 2019

Thinking Out of the Box at Toyota Research Institute

When Amanda Zhu graduated from Northeastern University in May of 2018 with a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering, she only had to wait a month before she started working at the Toyota Research Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Originating from China, Zhu graduated from the University of New Haven with a bachelor’s degree in […]

Faculty

Sep 26, 2018

MIE/ECE Faculty Awarded $1.5M AFRL Grant

MIE/ECE Assistant Professor Jose Martinez-Lorenzo, ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia, ECE Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, ECE/MIE Professor Hanumant Singh, and CCIS/ECE Affiliated Faculty Chris Amato were awarded a $1.5M Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) grant for “Robust Decentralized Classification and Coordination Algorithms for Swarms of SUAS.”

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Jul 19, 2018

Dive Under the Ice With the Brave Robots of Antarctica

ECE/MIE Professor Hanumant Singh was featured in Wired.com’s article and video “Dive Under the Ice With the Brave Robots of Antarctica” for his work with his Seabed and Jetyak robots to collect ocean data in extreme arctic conditions.

Faculty

Apr 24, 2018

The Rise of Northeastern Robotics

MIE Assistant Professor Peter Whitney, ECE/MIE Professor Hanumant Singh, and MIE Affiliated Faculty Robert Platt were hand-selected to attend Amazon’s MARS conference which brings together leaders in AI, automation, robotics, and space exploration.

Faculty

Mar 02, 2018

Research Using Drone Finds Super Colony of Penguins

Using an autonomous aerial drone system developed by ECE/MIE Professor Hanumant Singh, researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have discovered a colony of more than 1,500,000 Adélie Penguins on the Danger Islands—more than the rest of the entire Antarctic Peninsula region combined.

Faculty

Mar 01, 2018

Robotics Showcase

A variety of robots, such as a prosthetic hand, drones, mobile robots, and an autonomous car and kayak from ECE Associate Professor Taskin Padir’s RIVeR Lab and ECE/MIE Professor Hanumant Singh’s robotics research center were on display at the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex as part of National Engineers Week.

Faculty

Jan 10, 2018

Using Jetyak Robot to Study Zooplankton at Night

ECE/MIE Professor Hanumant Singh is using his Jetyak robot, an autonomous vehicle to collect oceanographic data, to study the migration patterns of zooplankton in the Arctic at night.

Faculty

Aug 14, 2017

Underwater Robot Examines Ice in Antarctic Ocean

An international crew of scientists, including computer engineering PhD student Alek Razdan, who works with ECE/MIE Professor Hanumant Singh, recently returned from a two-month expedition to the Antarctic Ocean where they launched the Jaguar, an autonomous underwater vehicle, to examine the ice in winter months.

Faculty

Jun 08, 2017

Who Will Pay for the Future if Not the Robots?

ECE/MIE Professor Hanumant Singh comments on the definition of a robot in Wired's article "Who Will Pay for the Future if Not the Robots?".

Faculty

May 08, 2017

'Dragon skin ice' filmed off Antarctica as scientists study winter behaviour of region's waters

ECE/MIE Professor Hanu Singh’s Antarctica expedition, a collaboration with Northeastern’s College of Engineering, the University of Tasmania, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, are featured by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, to study winter behavior in the region, which includes using drones. ECE student Alek Rezdan is part of the expedition.

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