Email: apanangadan AT fullerton DOT edu
Office hours (Fall 2019): Thu 4-5:30pm, 7-8:30pm
Research interestsMy research interests are in applications of machine learning, text mining, social network analysis, and sensor networks.
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Previous workI was a Senior Research Associate at USC's Ming-Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering where I jointly supervised the Big Data Analytics group with Viktor Prasanna. The group's work addresses the challenge of rapidly analyzing large heterogeneous data sources together. The group's work is largely supported by the USC-Chevron Center for Interactive Smart Oilfield Technologies.
I was a Research Specialist at the Saban Research Institute of the Children's Hospital Los Angeles from 2004 to 2012 and a post-doctoral affiliate at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. During this time, I worked on resource optimization in embedded sensor networks (including body sensor networks).
I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Robotics Research Lab of Maja Mataric and Gaurav Sukhatme. While there, I worked on modeling human activity recorded using laser range-finders.
My Ph.D. dissertation work under Michael G. Dyer. demonstrated how agents built with a connectionist architecture could construct arbitrary physical structures in a simulated environment.