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Budhaditya Hazra

Associate Professor

 

Tel: +91-361-258 3334 (O);
                    258 5334(R);

 budhaditya.hazra@iitg.ac.in


Education
• PhD - University of Waterloo, Canada (2010)
• M.Tech- Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (2006)
• B.E. - National Institute of Technology (formerly REC) Durgapur (2003)

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati (From Jan-19, 2019)

Assistant Professor, Dept of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati (Dec-1, 2014 to Jan-18, 2019)
• Director of Research, SpectraQuest Inc, Richmond, Virginia (Aug-2014 to Nov-2014)
• Post-Doctoral fellow, University of Waterloo, Canada (Oct-2012 to July-2014)
• Research Engineer, GE-Global Research Centre, Bangalore, India, (March-2011-Sept-2012)
• Post-Doctoral fellow, University of Waterloo, Canada (August-2010 to Feb-2011)
• Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada (September 2006 to July 2010)
• Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT-Kanpur (Aug 2004 to Aug 2006)

ERASMUS MUNDUS FELLOW. Host: University College Dublin, Oct-2016 & June-2017

International Training School on Real-Time Monitoring of Dynamical Systems (Oct-2019) : Certificate, lecture, Group-photo

 

Research Interest

• Stochastic Modelling
• System Identification & Damage Detection 
• Statistical Signal Processing 
• Blind Source Separation
• Fault Detection and Condition Based Maintenance of Rotating Machinery 
 

Honors/Awards/Medals

• International Doctoral Student Award, University of Waterloo (2006-2009)
• Graduate Student Fellowships, University of Waterloo
• Merit Scholarships, R.E. College Durgapur, 1999-2002.
• Outstanding technical contribution award, GE Global Research, Bangalore
• Henry and Sallie Pussy Best Paper Award, MFPT & ISA Conference-2013
 


Select Journal Publications (Total: 55, Cited: 808 times) 

  1. Das, G., Hazra, B., Garg, A., Ng, C.W.W (2017)."Impact of hydrological and mechanical correlations on the reliability of vegetated slopes", ASCE-Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, vol. 3, no. 4.

  2. Krishnan, M., Bhowmik, B., Tiwari, A., Hazra, B., (2017). "Online damage detection using Recursive Principal Component Analysis and Recursive Condition Indicators", Smart Materials and Structures, IOP, , https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-665X/aa7220.

  3.  Prakash, A., Hazra, B., Sreedeep, S, (2017)."Probabilistic analysis of water retention characteristic curve of fly ash", ASCE - International Journal of Geomechanics, 17 (12), 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0001024.

  4. Krishnan, M., Bhowmik, B., Hazra, B., Pakrashi, V. (2017). " Real time damage detection using recursive principal components and time varying auto-regressive modeling", Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Elsevier, Vol.101, pp. 549-574.

  5. Das, S. and Hazra, B. (2017). Frequency dependent principal component analysis of multi-component earthquake ground motionsEarthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Wiley, https://doi.org/10.1002/eqe.3008.

  6. Cahill, P., Hazra, B., Karoumi, R., Mathewson, A, and Pakrashi, V. (2018). "Vibration energy harvesting based monitoring of an operational bridge undergoing forced vibration and train passage", Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Elsevier, 10.1016/j.ymssp.2018.01.007.

  7. Bhowmik, B., Krishnan, M., Hazra, B., Pakrashi, V. (2018). "Real-time unified single-and multi-channel structural damage detection using recursive singular spectrum analysis", Structural Health Monitoring, Sage, doi: 10.1177/1475921718760483.

  8. Prakash, A., Hazra, B., Sreedeep, S, (2018)."Uncertainty quantification in water retention characteristic curve of fly ash using copulas", ASTM-Journal of Testing and Evaluation, vol. 47, No. 4.

  9. Singh, S., Prakash, A., Garg, A.,  Hazra, B., and Das, G, (2018). "Stochastic modelling of relative permeability for vegetated covers", ASCE-International Journal of Geomechanics, 18(9), 06018020. 

  10. Nath, K., Dutta, A., and Hazra, B., (2019). “An iterative polynomial chaos approach toward stochastic elastostatic structural analysis with non‐Gaussian randomness”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Elsevier, https://doi.org/10.1002/nme.6086

  11. Nath, K., Dutta, A., and Hazra, B., (2019). “An iterative polynomial chaos approach for solution of structural mechanics problem with Gaussian material property”, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 390, Pages 425-451, Elsevier.

  12. Prakash, A., Hazra, B., Sreedeep, S, (2019). "Probabilistic analysis of soil water characteristic curve of bentonite: A multivariate copula approach", International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE (in-press)

  13. Tripura, T., Bhowmik, B., Hazra, B. and Pakrashi, V. (2019)"Real-time damage detection of degrading systems", Structural Health Monitoring, Sage, pp.1-28, doi: 10.1177/1475921719861801.  

  14. Bhowmik, B., Tripura, T., Hazra, B. and Pakrashi, V. (2019). "First order eigen perturbation techniques for real time damage detection of vibrating systems: Theory and applications", Applied Mechanics Reviews, ASME, 71(6): 060801.

  15. Bali, S., Hazra, B. and Pakrashi, V. (2019). “Quantile autoregressive modeling for non-linear change detection in vibrating structural systems”, Mechanics Research Communications, Elsevier, doi.org/10.1016/j.mechrescom.2019.103397

  16. Bhowmik, B., Tripura, T.,  Hazra, B. and Pakrashi, V. (2019).

    "Robust linear and nonlinear structural damage detection using

    recursive canonical correlation analysis", Mechanical Systems and

    Signal Processing,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymssp.2019.106499. 

  17. Bhowmik, B., Tripura, T., Hazra, B. and Pakrashi, V. (2019). "Real time structural modal identification using recursive canonical correlation analysis and application towards online structural damage detection", Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol-468.

  18.  Mucchielli, P., Bhowmik, B., Hazra, B. and Pakrashi, V. (2020). "Higher-order stabilised perturbation for recursive
    eigen-decomposition estimation
    ", ASME-Journal of Vibration and Acoustics,
    In-press 

  19.  Tripura, T., Gogoi, A, and Hazra, B.(2020). "An Ito-Taylor weak 3.0 method for Stochastic Dynamics of Nonlinear systems", Applied Mathematical Modelling, Elsevier, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2020.05.014

  20. Nath, K., Dutta, A., and Hazra, B., (2020). “Long duration response evaluation of linear structural system with random system properties using time dependent polynomial chaos”, Journal of Computational Physics, Elsevier, In-press.

  21. Prakash, A., Hazra, B., Sreedeep, S, (2020). "Probabilistic analysis of soil-water characteristic curve using limited data", Applied Mathematical Modelling, Elsevier,  89 (1) doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2020.08.023.

  22. Sharma, A., Hazra, B., Spagnoli G, and Sreedeep, S. (2020) "Probabilistic estimation of Specific Surface Area and Cation Exchange Capacity: Global Multivariate Distribution", Canadian Geotechnical Journal (Accepted), in-press.

  Patents:

1)  Methods and systems to monitor health of rotor blades (2017): US patent  9,657,588

 

2)   SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING A WIND TURBINE   (2020)

         

          Indian patent application no: 2108/CHE/2012.

        Date granted: 03/07/2020

 

 

For complete list of publications, click here

 

Most recent works

  1.  Prakash, A., Hazra, B., Sreedeep, S, (2020). "Probabilistic analysis of soil-water characteristic curve using limited data", Applied Mathematical Modelling, Elsevier,  89 (1) doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2020.08.023.         

  2. Bhowmik, B., Tripura, T., Hazra, B. and Pakrashi, V. (2019). "Real time structural modal identification using recursive canonical correlation analysis and application towards online structural damage detection", Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol-468.                                   

  3. Tripura, T., Gogoi, A, and Hazra, B.(2020). "An Ito-Taylor weak 3.0 method for Stochastic Dynamics of Nonlinear systems", Applied Mathematical Modelling https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2020.05.014     

  4. Mucchielli, P., Bhowmik, B., Hazra, B. and Pakrashi, V. (2020). "Higher-order stabilised perturbation for recursive eigen-decomposition estimation", ASME-Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4047302

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students

I have been blessed with some of the very best students of the department. Not only they have aced their semester exams and secured top positions, their publication record so far has been enviable to say the least. Needless to say, they have made me proud.

Doctoral:

1) Basuraj Bhowmik

July-23, 2015-----Oct-26, 2018

Topped 1st semester, overall ranked second in his batch. Defended his PhD thesis on Oct-26, 2018

Published 9 articles.

Formerly an engineer in Siemens.

Now a post doctoral fellow in University College Dublin. For more details refer to his website: https://people.ucd.ie/basuraj.bhowmik

2) Atma Prakash

By far my best student. Co-supervised with Prof. Sreedeep. Started on July-2015 as a Masters student. Now a doctoral student from July-2017. Published three papers as a Masters student. Currently has 10 published papers (3 in ASCE-Geomechanics, 1 in ASTM & 1-in ASCE Journal of Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste, 1-ASCE Environmental Engineering).

3) Ankush Gogoi

Batch topper and pursuing his Master's with me. He has already published in Applied Mathematical Modelling. He has a paper under review in Journal of Sound and Vibration.

4) Manu Krishnan

Started out on July-2015 as a Masters student. Joined the doctoral program at Virginia Tech in Aerospace Engineering in 2017. Batch topper in Masters (CPI 9.85). Those interested might follow him and his work in: http://manukrishnantvm.wixsite.com/manu

5) Tapas Tripura

By far my best student. Finished his Masters on June-2019. Published 5-papers in the journals of Structural Health Monitoring, ASME-Applied Mechanics Reviews, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Mechanical Systems and Signal processing & Applied Mathematical Modelling.

I am really proud that he is joining IISc Bangalore, to pursue his doctoral studies with Prof. Debashis Roy.

6) Seevani Bali

Finished her Masters on June-2018. Published an article in Mechanics Research Communications, Elsevier out of her thesis work.

Currently pursuing her doctoral studies at University College Dublin.

 

 

UG Courses

     • CIVE-405- Structural Dynamics (Jan-April 2013) (University of Waterloo)
     • CIVE-303 - Structural Analysis (Jan - April 2014) (University of Waterloo)

  • ME101 - Engineering Mechanics (Tutor) (IIT Guwahati)

  • ME101 - Engineering Mechanics (Instructor) (IIT Guwahati)

PG Courses

  • CE-608 : Reliability based Structural Design (IIT Guwahati)
  • CE-601 : Numerical Methods  (IIT Guwahati)

  • CE-513 : Statistical Methods  (IIT Guwahati)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Conducted

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Research/Consultancy Projects

Sponsored Research:


1) Name of the Project: “Development of a real-time low cost structural health monitoring system", Rs. 5 Lakhs, 1st DEC 2014 - ongoing

 

2) IMPRINT-IIC

Title:

Functionality Enhancement through Design and Development of Advanced Finite Element Algorithms for STRTOOLS

Duration:

3 years from Jan-2020

Funding:  INR 96 Lakhs (in total)

PI/ CO-PI :  Dr. Sachin Singh Gautam (PI),

                 Dr. Nelson Muthu and Dr. Arup Nandy.

 


Other Activities:

Collaborators:

1) Prof. S. Sreedeep

   Topic: Probabilistic modelling of hydromechanical parameters of Geomaterials

   Students: Atma Prakash

2) Dr. Ankit Garg  

Topic: Probabilistic modelling of hydromechanical parameters of vegetated soils

Students: Gaurav Das, Vinay Gadi

3) Dr. Vikram Pakrashi

Topic: Real time Structural health monitoring, Energy harvesting

Students: Basuraj Bhowmik, Tapas Tripura, Seevani Bali

4) Dr. Sandip Das

Topic: Frequency dependent decorrelation of bi-directional ground motions

 

 

 

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