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Shivashankar B. Nair

Department of Computer Science & Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati,  
Guwahati - 781039 Assam (India)

Book on Artificial Intelligence

Phone: +91-361- 2582356 Fax: +91-361- 2692787, 2690762

Email: s b n a i r A T i i t g D O T e r n e t D O T i n

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Areas of Interest:
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Artificial Intelligence - Real (Open) World Applications

Cyber-Physical Systems/Internet of Things, Intelligent Mobile Agents, Bio-inspired Systems, Networked & Emotional Robotics, Nature-inspired Language processing, Artificial Immune Systems, Genetic Algorithms, Fuzzy Systems.

Educational Qualifications:

Ph.D. (Robot-Robot-Human Interactions in Real Time Environments) 1998 Amravati University, Amravati (India)

M.E. (Electronics)* 1988 Amravati University, Amravati (India)

M.Sc. (Applied Electronics)* 1985 Amravati University, Amravati (India)

B.A. Additional (English Literature) 1983 Nagpur University, Nagpur (India)

B.Sc. (Physics, Maths, Chemistry) 1982 Nagpur University, Nagpur (India)

* First in the University

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Book Co-authored by me

Kevin Knight, Elaine Rich,
Shivashankar B. Nair
Tata McGraw Hill

Visit the Companion site of the book

Click here to download a trial version of Prolog

Check out the Mobile Agent Platform at our Robotics Site

Experience: 1998-To date at IIT-G








2012- Professor

2012-2014 Professor & Head

2004-2012 Associate Professor

2008-2009 Visiting Professor (South Korean Brain Pool),
Hanbat National University, Daejeon, South Korea

1998-2004 Assistant Professor

Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Duties:Teaching Graduate and Masters level courses
Conducting Research and Guiding Projects, Consultancy

2006-2007 - GATE-2007 Chairman, IIT Guwahati

Visit the Robotics Lab.


IEEE RAS Networked Robotics



Pre IIT-G Experience:

1985 - 1986




Lecturer S.S.G.M.College of Engineering Shegaon, Maharashtra (India)

Teaching at the Under Graduate Level

Senior Lecturer Amravati University Amravati, Maharashtra (India)

Teaching and Conducting Research at the Post Graduate Depts. of Applied Electronics and Computer Science; Guiding Masters' degree projects.

Visiting Faculty Government College of Engineering, Amravati, Maharashtra (India)

Teaching and Guiding projects; Aiding in setting up laboratories


M.Tech. & B.Tech. Projects

AI Projects@IITG (Intranet Only)


The Robix Rascal Robot - trying to learn to avoid an obstacle (a pen) using a blind approach coupled with neural networks.

Autonomous Obstacle Avoidance: Unsupervising Supervised Learning