Guruprasad K R


Assistant Professor

Professional Experience: 

Total 14 years experience at Nitk,Surathkal.

Contact Details


+91-824-2474000 Extn. 3662
Academic Background

• PhD ( Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru ), 2008
• M.Tech. (Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru), 1996
• B.E. (Mangalore University, Karnataka Regional Engineering College), 1993

Areas of Interest

Robotics, Multi-agent (robot) systems, Voronoi partition, Physics of Musical instruments

Significant Publications

1. K.R. Guruprasad and D. Ghose, Heterogeneous sensor based Voronoi decomposition for spatially distributed limited range locational optimization, Voronoi's Impact on Modern Science, Book 4, vol. 2, Eds., D.-S. Kim, K. Sugihara, September, 2008, pp. 78-87.
2. K.R. Guruprasad and D. Ghose, Automated multi-agent search using centroidal Voronoi configuration, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol. 8, issue 2, April 2011, pp. 420-423.
3. K.R. Guruprasad and D. Ghose, Performance of a Class of Multi-Robot Deploy and Search Strategies based on Centroidal Voronoi Configurations, International Journal of Systems Science, vol 44, issue 4, 2013, pp. 680-699.
4. K.R. Guruprasad, EgressBug: A real time path planning algorithm for a mobile robot in an unknown environment, Advanced Computing, Networking and Security, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 7135, 2012, pp. 228-236.
5. K.R. Guruprasad, Effectiveness-Based Voronoi Partition: A new tool for solving a class of location optimization problems, Optimization Letters, accepted for publication.
6. K.R. Guruprasad and D. Ghose, Heterogeneous Locational Optimization using Generalized Voronoi Partition, International Journal of Control (Accepted)


1.K.R Guruprasad, Multi-Agent Search using Sensors with Heterogeneous Capabilities, Presented in the Doctoral Symposium, IISc-IBM Research Third Operations Research
and Data Analytics Workshop, March, 2008. (Received best presentation award)
2.Student Bursary for 4th international Symposium on Voronoi Diagrams in Science and Engineering (ISVD 2007)
3.Student Bursary for 7th international joint conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2008)
4.Fellowship from the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) (June-July 2010)
5.Travel award for IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 14-18, 2012, St. Paul - Minnesota, USA.


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Department of Mechanical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
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Karnataka, India.

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