Electrical Engineering is a blend of teaching and research activities pertaining to both Electronics and Electrical Engineering.
The Department has an healthy mixture of young and experienced faculty members, all of whom display high levels of enthusiasm and dedication. Apart from teaching and research, the faculties are actively involved in organizing technical workshops, camps and visits at the Institute to create an environment conducive to experiential learning. The research areas of the current PhD students include Image Processing, Optical sensors, VLSI, Power Electronics and Renewable Energy sources. Every year many of our B. Tech. and PhD students carry out summer internships at reputed academic institutes and industries. Approximately 20% of these internships are at foreign universities.
In electrical engineering, design problems are both difficult to solve and also difficult to model. This consists to solve in most cases an inverse problem. For example, we impose an electric motor engine torque, the maximum flux density in the copper, the maximum magnetic field, etc.., and from these features, we try to find the physical dimensions of the motor that have this properties. But, in most of inverse problems, we have only finite element codes that require the use of algorithms managing functions like black box, such as genetic algorithms, Derivative-Free Optimization or Direct Search.
We develop a approach to certify that the returned solution is the global minimum. However, preliminary work is necessary to model and obtain explicit formulation problem. In addition, once the explicit equations obtained, the problems are still very complicated to solve, with continious, integer and categorical variables and an infinite number of local minima. This forces us to consider it as a global optimization problem, because the difference between a local and global solution is often huge.
Last date updated on June, 2014