Sampath Kumar Veera Ragavan obtained his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bharathiyar University, India, Masters Degree in Machine Design from Bangalore University India and PhD in the area of Mechatronics System Design from Monash University, Australia. He is also Chartered Engineer from Engineering Council (UK).
He has published more than 40 papers in International Journals and Conferences in the areas of Mechatronics, Robotics, Cyber-Physical Systems, Ontologies for Robotics and Automation, Embedded Systems, Service-Oriented Architecture, Manufacturing and Industrial Automation. His current research interests are Physical Modeling and Simulation, Modeling, Design and Development of Mechatronic and Cyber-Physical Systems, Industrial Automation, Robotics, Industrial Internet of Things and Real-time Embedded Systems.
He worked for several multinational companies in various capacities from a Design Engineer to Business Unit Head. He has more than 17 years of industrial experience in design and development of Factory Automation Systems and has executed several projects from concept to commissioning. He is a renowned System of System Architect and Systems Integrator.
To pursue a research career, he joined Monash University, Malaysia Campus in 2006; a research-focused Australian University with a campus in Malaysia. He currently works in Mechatronics Engineering Department, Monash University Sunway campus as Senior Lecturer. At Monash, he taught mechatronics design, project management, microcomputers and Real-time operating systems, systems engineering, dynamical systems, thermo-fluids and power systems, oil-hydraulics & pneumatics and programming. He is also an accredited postgraduate research supervisor and an investigator in two Malaysian Govt funded research projects.
He has been an active member of a technical committee in IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, IEEE Standards Association, and Industrial Electronics Society. He served as a core member of IEEE RAS Working Group that developed IEEE 1872TM- 2016 standard - Core Ontologies for Robotics and Automation. Currently, he is an active member of the IEEE working group for developing Ontologies for Autonomous Robots (IEEE1872.2 AuR) and Robot Task Representation (IEEE 1872.1) and IEEE SA P7007 Ontological Standard for Ethically Driven Robotics and Automation Systems Working Group. He serves on the IEEE-IES Subcommittee on Computer Vision and Human-Machine Interaction in Industrial and Factory Automation.