Savitha Ramasamy


  • Doctorate of Philosophy, School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2011. (Thesis title: Complex-valued Neural Networks and their Learning Algorithms)
  • Master of Engineering,  College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai, India, 2002 (First Class with Distinction)
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, India, 2000. (First Class with Distinction).

Work Experience

  • Aug 2015-Present: Scientist, Institute of Infocomm Research, Agency for Science Technology And Research, Singapore
  • Apr 2013 - Jul 2015: Independent Research Consultant, Singapore.
  • Oct 2010 - Mar 2013: Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  • March 2005 - Dec 2005: Machine Vision developer, Premier Evolvics Pvt Ltd., Coimbatore, India.
  • Apr 2002 - Jan 2005: Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, MSEC (Affiliated to Anna University) India.


  • Best Presentation Award, International Symposium on Extreme Learning Machines, 2012.
  • Research Scholarship Award, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Aug 2006 - June 2010).
  • Early Faculty Induction Programme (EFIP) Award, All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), India (Apr 2000-Jan 2002).

Research Interests

1. Machine Learning:

  • Developing efficient and fast machine learning algorithms for regression/classification. 
  • Investigation of the Complex domain to develop machine learning algorithms.
  • Investigate the efficiency of existing algorithms, like Extreme Learning Machines (ELM) combined with Genetic Algorithms (GA) and Particle Swarm Optimization(PSO).

2. Cognitive neuroscience/ Meta-cognition in artificial Neural Networks:

  • Developing artificial neural networks that can emulate human psychology
  • Improve knowledge representing ability of artificial neural networks
  • Higher order cognition in machine learning

3. Computational Intelligence for Medical diagnosis/medical informatics.

  • Regional anatomical study of human brain for ADHD.
  • Mammogram classification for breast cancer diagnosis.         

Professional Service

1. Membership:

          Member, IEEE (2011-present)

2. Programme Committee Member:

  • Symposium on Cognitive Computing in Information Processing, IEEE Ninth International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP), 2014.
  • Special session on ‘Complex-valued Neural Networks’ in International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), 2013.
  • Special session on ‘Complex-valued Neural Networks’ in International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), 2012.

  • 5th Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2011.          

 3. Reviewer:

  • International Journals:  IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Information Sciences, JPIER, Elsevier Neural Networks, Neurocomputing, Applied Soft Computing, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence.

Invited Talks

  • Tutorial on ‘Meta-cognition in Neural Networks’, IJCNN 2013, Texas Arlington, USA, August 2013.
  • Delivered a talk on ‘Complex-valued neural networks’ at the SSN College of Engineering (Anna University), Chennai, India, in Feb 2013.
  • Delivered a talk on ‘Complex-valued neural networks for signal processing’ at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Trivandrum, India, in Feb 2013.
  •  Delivered a talk on ‘Complex-valued neural networks and their learning algorithms’ at the Bio-informatics Institute, Biopolis, Singapore, in May 2011.
  • Delivered a talk on ‘Classification using complex-valued neural networks’ at Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore, India in April 2010.

International Collaborations

  • Prof. Kazuyuki Murase, University of Fukui, Japan.
  • Prof. H. J. Kim, Professor, Graduate School of International Management and Security, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
  • Prof. R. Venkatesh Babu, Supercomputer Education and Research Centre (SERC), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India.
  •  Prof. Neelam Sinha, International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-B), Bangalore, India.
  • Ms E. Mathimalar, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, PSG College of Engineering, Coimbatore, India.
  •  Prof. S. Vijayachitra, Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, India.