Assistant Teaching Professor, Drexel Engineering Core Curriculum
B.S., Instrumentation and Controls Engineering, Nirma Institute of Technology, Gujarat University
M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Drexel University
Ph.D., Drexel University (2011)
Research Interests Optimal, multi-dimensional, data-driven decision-making, through the use of techniques from mathematical programming, linear and nonlinear systems theory, statistics, and machine learning.
Bio Pramod Abichandani is a Senior Researcher and an Assistant Teaching Professor at Drexel University. He received his Bachelors of Engineering (B.E.) degree in 2005 from Nirma Institute of Technology, Gujarat University, India, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Drexel University in 2007 and 2011 respectively.
His research interests are centered around optimal, multi-dimensional, data-driven decision-making, through the use of techniques from mathematical programming, linear and nonlinear systems theory, probability models, statistics, and machine learning. Specific technical areas include optimal decision-making for multi-robot systems under communication constraints, sensor data fusion for naval ship monitoring, targeting algorithms based on modeling and predicting customer behavior, cognitive bias effects in handwriting forensics, and embedded systems design for data acquisition and control.
On the education front, he works on bringing innovation to the classroom by introducing novel course content, pedagogical methodologies, and evaluation techniques. He is leading research efforts that explore credentialing in engineering education, the scalability of engineering education innovations and technology, and engineering-specific learning theories for data analytics education. He has won several awards for his teaching, including the Continuing Excellence in Teaching (2010) award at Drexel University.