Priya Ranjan (M’1997) graduated from IIT Kharagpur (EE, 1997), West Bengal, India and earned his advanced degrees of MS (EE) and Ph.D. (ECE) at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA in 1999 and 2003 respectively. He was initiated into control theory by famous and well published theorist like Prof. K. B. Dutta (EE-IITKGP) and in nonlinear dynamics by Prof. Soumitro Banerjee (Bhatanagar Awardee). To pursue his passion in discovering new ideas in control-theory, he joined Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR, Bangalore), a DRDO lab under the tutelage of Prof. M. Vidyasagar. To get further deeper exposure, he moved to Computer Aided Control System Engineering (CACSE) lab at Institutte for Systems Research, (ISR) at University of Maryland under the guidance of Prof. E. H. Abed, where he would spend next twelve year 1997-2009 in various capacities. There, his work has been supported by top agencies like NSF and DARPA apart from multiple grants from different branches of US military. His passion for control of dynamical system remains his life long love as he pursues the same in a role of a teacher with new suite of software/hardware/sensor/
He has contributed towards modern science and engineering at the Institute of Systems Research (ISR/UMD), the Intelligent Automation Inc., Rockville, Maryland, IIT Kanpur etc. His special fields of interest include hi-quality computer/telecom networking, distributed robotics, sensor networks (INDRION, Raspberry-Pi), robotics in the presence of limited sensory immersion, sensors for mining and environment, bio inspired sensors and robotics, directed acoustics, bio-medical media processing, advanced power electronics etc. He has received many large project awards from some of the most reputed agencies like National Science Foundation (NSF), DARPA (Credited with development of the Internet), Delhi University etc. He has been currently leading groups working in processes on dynamic networks with application to IoT and wireless sensor networks, directed acoustics and identification of sound sources in real time, bio-medical media processing etc. He has authored more than fifty research articles in different international conferences around the world, many heavily cited journal papers and many book chapters in heavily cited books published by IEEE and Springer Press. He believes that information, communication and visualization technology (ICVT) has a huge role to play in making traditional societies more and more transparent in their decision making and providing new capabilities hitherto denied to women and children. His collaboration with many NGOs working in India and abroad has brought deprived communities closer to ICVT and provided them rather affordable forum for airing their side of situation in complex decision making processes of global development.
• Ranjan, Priya, Harshit Pandey, Malay Ranjan Tripathy, Cher-Ming Tan, and Saumay Pushp. "Reliability Ranking of Nodes: A Case of Revolution." In 2018 Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS-Toyama), pp. 1542-1549. IEEE, 2018.
• Sudhakaran, Shreya, Sunil Kumar, Priya Ranjan, and Malay Ranjan Tripathy. "Blockchain-Based Transparent and Secure Decentralized Algorithm." In International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Smart Communication 2019, pp. 327-336. Springer, Singapore, 2020.
• Shrivastav K.D. et al. (2020) Earth Mover’s Distance-Based Automated Geometric Visualization/Classification of Electrocardiogram Signals. In: Sarma H., Bhuyan B., Borah S., Dutta N. (eds) Trends in Communication, Cloud, and Big Data. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 99. Springer, Singapore
• Khatri A., Jain R., Vashista H., Mittal N., Ranjan P., Janardhanan R. (2020) Pneumonia Identification in Chest X-Ray Images Using EMD. In: Sarma H., Bhuyan B., Borah S., Dutta N. (eds) Trends in Communication, Cloud, and Big Data. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 99. Springer, Singapore