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Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Ponnuthurai Nagaratnam Suganthan


Associate Professor

School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
College of Engineering

Email: EPNSUGAN@NTU.EDU.SG
Phone: (+65)6790 5404
Office: S2-B2a-21

Education
  • PhD Nanyang Technological University 1996
  • MA University of Cambridge 1994
  • BA(Hons) University of Cambridge 1990
Biography
Ponnuthurai Nagaratnam Suganthan received the B.A degree, Postgraduate Certificate and M.A degree in Electrical and Information Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK in 1990, 1992 and 1994, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He was a predoctoral Research Assistant in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney in 1995–96 and a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland in 1996–99. Since 1999 he has been with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore where he was an Assistant Professor and now is an Associate Professor. He is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation and Pattern Recognition Journal. His research interests include evolutionary computation, pattern recognition, bioinformatics, biometrics, multiobjective evolutionary algorithms, applications of evolutionary computation and neural networks. He is a senior member of the IEEE.
Research Interests
My primary research areas are evolutionary computation (or optimization) methods such as the particle swarm optimization, differential evolution and evolutionary programming and pattern recognition. We apply these methods to solve problems in domains such as optics, bioinformatics and so on.
Current Projects
  • IRP 4.4 Cambridge Centre for Carbon Reduction in Chemical Technology (C4T)
  • Sub Project 2 - Nonconvex Based Optimization for Robust Adaptive Beamforming
  • Sub Project 3 - Swarm Computing Techniques for Geolocation and Tracking in Mixed LOS/NLOS Environments
Selected Publications
  • A. K. Qin, V. L. Huang, and P. N. Suganthan. (2009). Differential evolution algorithm with strategy adaptation for global numerical optimization. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, (2), 398-417.

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