Kumar Yelamarthi
Professor & Director School of Engineering & Technology
Wireless Sensor Networks, Low-Power Embedded Systems, Internet of Things, Assistive Technology, Mobile Robotics, Integrated Circuit Design, Engineering Education
ET Building 130B
989-774-7164



Kumar Yelamarthi received his Ph.D. and M.S degree from Wright State University in 2008 and 2004, and B.E. from University of Madras, India in 2000. He is currently the Director for School of Engineering and Technology, and Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and at Central Michigan University (CMU). He served as the chair for Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering programs, and Assistant to the Dean of College of Science and Engineering at CMU. His research interest is in the areas of wireless sensor networks, Internet of Things, computer-aided design tool development, assistive devices, mobile robots, embedded systems, and engineering education. He has published over 150 articles in archival journals and conference proceedings and delivered over 100 talks in these areas. He has successfully raised several externally funded grants of over $1.35 Million from organizations such as NSF, NASA, and the industry.

He has served as a chair, technical program committee chair, treasurer for several international conferences, and as a reviewer and panelist for numerous externally funded proposals. He served as editor for journal special issues, currently serves on the editorial board for International Journal of Forensic Software Engineering. He has served as the Chair of IEEE Northeast Michigan Section, and vice-chair for ASEE North Central Section. He has successfully started engineering programs (four year undergraduate, 2+2 programs with international universities, graduate) and led the undergraduate programs through ABET accreditation.

He is a senior member of IEEE, founding advisor for the IEEE Student Chapter at CMU, an elected member of Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society, Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society, and a senior member of IETI.

Honors and Awards

  • Senior Member, International Engineering and Technology Institute, 2017
  • Outstanding Award for Service, College of Science and Engineering, Central Michigan University, 2017
  • Best Master Forum Award, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2017
  • Special Recognition for Outstanding Service, Leadership and Commitment to IEEE-USA and the Profession, IEEE-USA, 2016
  • Appreciation for Notable Services and Contributions to IEEE and Engineering Professions, IEEE President, 2015
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013
  • Best Campus Representative Award, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) North Central Section, 2011

Education

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
  • B.E., Instrumentation & Control Engineering, University of Madras, India

Professional Interests

  • Edge/Fog Computing
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Mobile Robots
  • Applied Electronics
  • Embedded Systems
  • Engineering Education

Publications

  • S. R. Naqvi, A. Zahid, L. Sawalha, S. S. Naqvi, T. Akram, S. A. Haider, K. Yelamarthi, M. Jenihhin, “An Optimization Framework for Dynamic Pipeline Management in Low Power Computing Systems,” Elsevier Computers and Electrical Engineering, 2019.
  • Brueck, K. Bates, T. Wood, W. House, Z. Martinez, S. Peters, B. Root, K. Yelamarthi, T. Kaya, “A Custom Computer-controlled Fluid Mixing and Dispensing System for Sweat Sensor Testing Applications,” Electronics, vol. 8, issue. 6, 606, 2019.
  • S. Maitra, K. Yelamarthi, “Rapidly Deployable IoT Architecture with Data Security: Implementation and Experimental Evaluation,” Sensors, vol. 19, issue. 11, 2484, 2019.
  • T. Kaya, G. Liu, J. C Ho, K. Yelamarthi, K. Miller, J. Edwards, A. Stannard, “Wearable Sweat Sensors: Background and Current Trends,” Electroanalysis, 2018, doi:10.1002/elan.201800677.
  • K. Yelamarthi, “Improving Student Success through an Effective Learner-Centered Course in Introductory Engineering, Mathematics, and Programming,” International Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 1-9, 2018.
  • Brueck, T. Iftekhar, A. B. Stannard, K. Yelamarthi, T. Kaya, “A Real-time Wireless Sweat Rate Measurement System for Physical Activity Monitoring,” Sensors, vol. 18, no. 2, 53, 2018. doi:10.3390/s18020533.
  • S. Alnaeli, M. Sarnowski, M-S. Aman, A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “Source Code Vulnerabilities in IoT Software Systems,” Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal, vol.2, issue. 3, pp. 1502-1507, 2017
  • K. Yelamarthi, B. DeJong, T. Kaya, D. Chen, M. Prewett, “Engaging Secondary School Teachers in Engineering Design: Lessons Learned and Assessment of a Research Experience for Teachers Program,” International Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 33, no. 5, 699-1709, 2017
  • K. Yelamarthi, M-S. Aman, A. Abdelgawad, “An Application-Driven Modular Internet of Things Architecture,” Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing, vol. 2017, Article ID 1350929, 16 pages, 2017. doi:10.1155/2017/1350929.
  • A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “Monitoring Structural Health with Internet of Things (IoT),” Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing, vol. 2017, Article ID 6560797, 10 pages, 2017. doi:10.1155/2017/6560797.
  • A. Abdelgawad, M. A. Mahmud, K. Yelamarthi, “Butterworth filter application for Structural Health Monitoring,” International Journal of Handheld Computing Research. vol. 7, no. 4, pg. 16-30, Dec 2016.
  • K. Yelamarthi, E. Drake, M. Prewett, “Utilizing an Economical and Modified Flipped Instructional Design Model to Increase Student Learning in a First-Year Engineering Course,” Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, vol. 15, pg. 195-222, 2016.
  • B. DeJong, E. Karadogan, K. Yelamarthi, J. Hasbany, “Design and Analysis of a Four-Pendulum Omnidirectional Spherical Robot,” Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Sep 2016.
  • K. Yelamarthi, “Tour Guide Robots: An Integrated Research and Design Platform to Prepare Engineering and Technology Students,” Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, vol. 17, no. 2, May 2016.
  • K. Yelamarthi, S. Boddhu, R. Kannavara, A Perceptual Computing based Gesture Controlled Quadcopter for Visual Tracking and Transportation,” International Journal of Monitoring and Surveillance Technologies Research, vol. 4, no.1, 2016.
  • B. DeJong, K. Yelamarthi, T. Kaya, “A Engineering Research Program for High School Science Teachers; Year Two Changes and Results,” Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, vol. 17, no. 1, Feb 2016.
  • A. Forde, K. Laubhan, K. Yelamarthi, “Depth-Vision Coordinated Robust Architecture for Obstacle Detection and Haptic Feedback,” International Journal of Handheld Computing Research, vol. 6, no.2, pp. 20-33, 2015.
  • K. Yelamarthi, K. Laubhan, “Space Perception and Navigation Assistance for the Visually Impaired using Depth Sensor and Haptic Feedback,” International Journal of Engineering Research & Innovations, vol. 7, no.1, pp. 56-62, 2015.
  • K. Yelamarthi, E. Drake, “A Flipped First Year Digital Circuits Class for Engineering and Technology Students,” IEEE Transactions on Education, vol. 58, no.3, pp. 179-186, 2015.
  • K. Yelamarthi, “An Autonomous Passive RFID-Assisted Mobile Robot System for Indoor Positioning,” International Journal of Modern Engineering, vol. 14, no.2, 2014.
  • K. Yelamarthi, “A Schmitt-Trigger and Transistor Sizing based Optimization in Dynamic CMOS Circuits,” International Journal of Modern Engineering, vol. 14, no.1, pp. 32-41, 2013.
  • K. Yelamarthi, T. Kaya, B. DeJong, D. Chen, Q. Hu, F. Cheng, “A Engineering Research Program for High School Science Teachers: Feedback and Lessons Learned from the Pilot Implementation,” The Technology Interface International Journal¸vol.13, no.2, pp.49-60, 2013.
  • K. Yelamarthi, “Timing-Driven Variation-Aware Partitioning and Optimization of Mixed Static-Dynamic CMOS Circuits,” Circuits and Systems, vol. 4, no. 2, pp.202-208, 2013.
  • K. Yelamarthi, “RFID-Based Interdisciplinary Educational Platform to Improve the Engineering and Technology Curriculums,” Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, vol. 13, no.5, pp.46-51, Dec 2012.
  • K. Yelamarthi, C-I. H. Chen, “Timing Optimization and Noise Tolerance for Dynamic CMOS Susceptible to Process Variations,” IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 255-265, May 2012.
  • K. Yelamarthi, P. R. Mawasha, “A Scholarship Model for Student Recruitment and Retention in STEM Disciplines,” Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, vol. 11, Issue 5, pp. 64-71, Dec 2010.
  • K. Yelamarthi, C-I. H. Chen, “Dynamic CMOS Load Balancing and Path Oriented in Time Optimization Algorithms to Minimize Delay Uncertainties from Process Variations,” VLSI Design, vol. 2010, Article ID: 230783, Mar 2010.
  • K. Yelamarthi, C-I. H. Chen, “Process Variation-Aware Timing Optimization for Dynamic and Mixed-Static-Dynamic CMOS Logic,” IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, vol. 22, no.1, pp.31-39, Feb 2009.
  • K. Yelamarthi, P. R. Mawasha, “A Pre-Engineering Program for the Under-Represented, Low-Income and/or First Generation College Students to Pursue Higher Education,” Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, vol. 9, Issue 3, pp.5-15, Dec 2008.
  • K. Yelamarthi, C-I. H. Chen, “Process Variation Aware Transistor Sizing for Load Balance of Multiple Paths in Dynamic CMOS for Timing Optimization,” Journal of Computers, Academy Publishers, vol.3, no.2, pp.21-28, Mar 2008.

Other Publications

  • S. Maitra, K. Yelamarthi, A. Abdelgawad, “Lab in a Box: A Rapidly Deployable Environmental Monitoring IoT System,” IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Aug 2019.
  • F. F. Haque, W. Zhou, J-S. Ng, A. Abdelgawad, F. Walsh, K. Yelamarthi, “IoT-based Approach to Monitor Parking Spaces in Smart Cities,” 9th International Conference on Computer Science, Engineering and Applications (CCSEA 2019), July 2019.
  • L. Mitchell, S. Balaji Kuruvadi, K. Yelamarthi, “IoT based Express-Lanes for Autonomous Vehicle,” IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing and Integrated Networks, Mar 2019.
  • J. Clark, W. Falkner, R. Ratkos, S. Balaji Kuruvadi, D. Bruce, W. Zummo, K. Yelamarthi, “Development and Implementation of Real-Time Wireless Sensor Networks for Data Literacy Education,” ASEE North Central Section Conference, Mar 2019.
  • A. Saraiya, S. Balaji Kuruvadi, K. Yelamarthi, “Getting Ready for a Professional Education: Experience of a Middle School Student in an IoT based Research Program,” ASEE North Central Section Conference, Mar 2019.
  • S. Maitra, D. Richards, A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “Performance Evaluation of IoT Encryption Methods: Memory, Timing, and Energy,” IEEE Sensor Applications Symposium, Mar 2019.
  • D. Richards, A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “How Does Encryption Influence Timing in IoT?,” IEEE Global Conference on Internet of Things, Dec 2018.
  • M-A. Mahmud, A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “Improved RPL for IoT Applications,” IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), Aug 2018.
  • Z. Nelson, T. Kaya, K. Yelamarthi, “Engaging High School Students in Embedded Systems Engineering Research Program,” ASEE North Central Section Conference, Mar 2018.
  • J. Gavenda, K. Yelamarthi, “Getting Ready for College: Experience of a Secondary Student in Engineering Research,” ASEE North Central Section Conference, Mar 2018.
  • M. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “Bridge to Success: Experience of Middle School Student in an Engineering Research Program,” ASEE North Central Section Conference, Mar 2018
  • M-A. Mahmud, K. Bates, T. Wood, A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “A Complete Internet of Things (IoT) Platform for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM),” IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, Feb 2018.
  • O. Olumolade, H. Jiang, A. Forde, Y. Almania, B. Alsahli, Y. Zhang, A. Mahmod, A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “The Design and Implementation of a Smart Parking Meter for Internet of Vehicle (IoV),” IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference, Oct 2017.
  • M-S. Aman, K. Yelamarthi, A. Abdelgawad, “A Comparative Analysis of Simulation and Experimental Results on RPL Performance,” IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference, Oct 2017.
  • K. Yelamarthi, B. DeJong, T. Kaya, A. Abdelgawad, “Research Experiences for School Teachers and Community College Instructors in Smart-Vehicles: Initial Implementation and Assessment,” ASEE 124th Annual Conference & Exposition, June 2017.
  • A. Weis, M. Strandskov, K. Yelamarthi, M-S. Aman, A. Abdelgawad, “Rapid Deployment of IoT Enabled System for Automobile Fuel Range and Gas Price Location,” IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology, May 2017.
  • M-A. Mahmud, A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “Energy Efficient Routing for Internet of Things (IoT) Applications,” IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology, May 2017.
  • K. Laubhan, K. Eggenberger, T. Khan, K. Yelamarthi, “Design of a Smartphone Operated Powerstrip,” IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology, May 2017.
  • M. Trent, C. Alkevicius, C. Gargarello, T. Khan, K. Yelamarthi, “Internet-Enabled House Pipe Temperature Monitoring System,” IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology, May 2017.
  • J. Turner, C. Zellner, T. Khan, K. Yelamarthi, “A Smartphone based Continuous Heart Rate Monitoring System,” IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology, May 2017.
  • M-S. Aman, C. Quint, A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “Sensing and Classifying Indoor Environments: An IoT Based Portable Tour Guide System,” IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, Mar 2017.
  • J. Hasbany, B. DeJong, E. Karadogan, K. Yelamarthi, J. Smith, “Tracking a System of Multiple Cameras on a Rotating Spherical Robot,” IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, Mar 2017.
  • M-A. Mahmud, A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “Low RPL for Internet of Things (IoT),” IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Mar 2017.
  • M. S. Aman, K. Yelamarthi, A. Abdelgawad, “Implementation of a Modular IoT Framework with Scalability and Efficient Routing,” IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Mar 2017.
  • K. Yelamarthi, A. Abdelgawad, A. Khattab, “An Architectural Framework for Low-Power IoT Applications,” IEEE International Conference on Microelectronics, Dec 2016.
  • A. Khattab, A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “Design and Implementation of a Cloud-based IoT Scheme for Precision Agriculture,” IEEE International Conference on Microelectronics, Dec 2016.
  • S. M. Alnaeli, M. Sarnowski, M-S. Aman, A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “Vulnerable C/C++ code usage in IoT Software Systems,” IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, Dec 2016.
  • M-S. Aman, K. Yelamarthi, A. Abdelgawad, S. M. Alnaeli, “Parallelization in Software Systems for WSN and IoT,” IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, Dec 2016.
  • A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, A. Khattab, "IoT-Based Health Monitoring system for Active and Assisted Living," 2nd EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good, Nov 2016.
  • M. Trent, A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “'An Internet of Things Enabled Wearable Navigation System for Blind',” 2nd EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good, Nov 2016.
  • M-S. Aman, C. Quint, H. Jiang, K. Yelamarthi, A. Abdelgawad, “Reliability Evaluation of iBeacon for Micro-Localization,” IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference, Oct 2016.
  • S. M. Alnaeli, M. Sarnowski, M-S. Aman, K. Yelamarthi, A. Abdelgawad, H. Jiang “On The Evolution of Mobile Computing Software Systems and C/C++ Vulnerable Code,” IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile CommunicationConference, Oct 2016.
  • T. Morelli, K. Yelamarthi, A. Abdelgawad, M-A. Mahmud, M-S. Aman, “Virtual Reality Navigation Simulation for Users Who are Blind,” IEEE 59th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Oct 2016.
  • K. Laubhan, K. Talaat, S. Riehl, T. Morelli, A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “A Four-Layer Wireless Sensor Network Framework for Internet of Things Applications,” IEEE 59th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Oct 2016.
  • A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “Structural Health Monitoring: Internet of Things Solution,” IEEE 59th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Oct 2016.
  • K. Laubhan, K. Talaat, S. Riehl, M-S. Aman, A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “A Low-Power IoT Transducer Framework: From Sensors to the Cloud,” IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, May 2016.
  • A. Myers, M-A. Mahmud, A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “Toward Integrating Structural Health Monitoring with Internet of Things,” IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, May 2016.
  • M-S. Aman, M-A. Mahmud, H. Jiang, A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “A Sensor Fusion Methodology for Dynamic Obstacle Avoidance Robot,” IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, May 2016.
  • K. Laubhan, M. Trent, B. Root, A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “A Wearable Portable Electronic Travel Aid for the Blind,” IEEE International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, and Optimization Techniques, Mar 2016.
  • K. M. Qatu, A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “Structure Damage Localization Using a Reliable Wave Damage Detection Technique,” IEEE International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, and Optimization Techniques, Mar 2016.
  • M. Trent, K. Laubhan, A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “An FPGA-based Portable Real-time Obstacle Detection and Notification System,” IEEE International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, and Optimization Techniques, Mar 2016.
  • M-A. Mahmud, M-S. Aman, H. Jiang, A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “Kalman Filter based Indoor Mobile Robot Navigation,” IEEE International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, and Optimization Techniques, Mar 2016.
  • M. Trent, K. Laubhan, A. Abdelgawad, K. Yelamarthi, “Low-Cost Ultrasonic Obstacle-Avoidance System using FPGA,” ASEE North Central Section Conference, Mar 2016.
  • D. DeJong, K. Yelamarthi, B. Bloxsom, “A Four-Pendulum Omnidirectional Spherical Robot: Design Analysis and Comparison,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Nov 2015.
  • K. Yelamarthi, E. Drake, "Increasing Student Learning and Interest in Electrical & Computer Engineering through a First-Year Course," ASEE 122nd Annual Conference & Exposition, June 2015.
  • A. Abdelgawad, Y. Ismail, K. Yelamarthi, “Moving Target Tracking using a Mobile Robot,” IEEE International Symposium on Monitoring & Surveillance Research, June 2015.
  • K. Yelamarthi, K. Laubhan, “Navigation Assistive System for the Blind using a Portable Depth Sensor,” IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, May 2015.
  • A. Gigowski, N. Martin, T. Root, A. Yoon, Z. Yuan, Z. Zhou, K. Yelamarthi, “Semi-Autonomous Gesture Controlled UAV Transportation System,” ASEE North Central Section Conference, Apr 2015.