Ajit Jha is is an Associate Professor of Mechatronics at Department of Engineering Sciences where he is actively involved in research focused on sensors, sensor fusion, image/signal processing, ML, ADAS functionalities towards Autonomous systems, and IoT. He has been actively participating in serving as technical programme committee committee and organizing special sessions in several symposiums/workshops in IEEE flagship conferences.
Ajit Jha received his joint Doctorate degree from Technical University of Catalunya (UPC), Spain and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany under Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate (EMJD) program funded by European Union (EU). After his PhD, he worked at various industries related to Autonomous vehicle working on cutting edge technologies on Automotive ethernet, ADAS, Surround view system, camer mirror system, Blind sport warning to name a few.
Prior to his PhD, he worked as a researcher at Fraunhoffer Heinrich Hertz Institute where he worked on optical wireless communication conversing wireless and optical communication for the last mile. He is also the reciepent of Erasmus Mundus joint master program - Masters of Photonic Network (MAPNET) from the joint consortium of Aston University (England), Scuola Superiore Sant Anna (Italy), Technical University of Berlin (Germany) and Osaka University (Japan) where he gained hands-on experience with optical and wireless communicaiton, photonic sensing.
Autonomous systems, Sensors, Sensor Fusion, Signal processing, ML, Algorithm development, Photonic sensing, Bio-photonics
MAY 2019- PRESENT Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Sciences,Faculty of Engineering and Science, Univeristy of Agder, Grimstad, Norway
System Architect (ADAS), NOV 2018 - MAY 2019 Ficosa Barcelona, Spain
Test and Validation Engineer (ADAS), NOV 2016 - NOV 2018 Idneo TechnologiesBarcelona, Spain
System Development Engineer (R&D), JAN 2013 - NOV 2016 Center for sensors, Instruments and System DevelopmentsBarcelona, Spain
Telecommunication Engineer (R&D), April 2012 - JAN 2013 Fraunhoffer Heintich Hertz Institute, Berlin, Germany
“Increasing Operational Efficiency by Retrofitting Sensor-Based Anti-Swing Technology on Offshore Cranes (ANTISWING),” Research Council of Norway Project number 309895; 2020-2023 (Contributer and Work package leader)
Ajit Jha, Dipendra Subedi, Per-Ove Løvsland, Ilya Tyapin, Linga Reddy Cenkeramaddi, Baltasar Beferull-Lozano, and Geir Hovland, ""Autonomous Mooring towards Autonomous Maritime Navigation and Offshore Operations," 2020 15th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA), Kristiansand, Norway, 2020, pp. 1171-1175, doi: 10.1109/ICIEA48937.2020.9248169.
Dipendra Subedi, Ajit Jha, Ilya Tyapin, and Geir Hovland, "Camera-LiDAR Data Fusion for Autonomous Mooring Operation," 2020 15th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA), Kristiansand, Norway, 2020, pp. 1176-1181, doi: 10.1109/ICIEA48937.2020.9248089.
Linga Reddy Cenkeramaddi, Jyoti Bhatia, Ajit Jha, Santosh Kumar Vishvakarma, and Soumya J, "A Survey on Sensors for Autonomous Systems," 2020 15th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA), Kristiansand, Norway, 2020, pp. 1182-1187, doi: 10.1109/ICIEA48937.2020.9248282.
Ajit Jha, and Santiago Royo, "Optical method based detection and wavelets based processing of acoustic waves," 2020 15th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA), Kristiansand, Norway, 2020, pp. 927-932, doi: 10.1109/ICIEA48937.2020.9248418.
Ajit Jha, Francisco Azcona, Santiago Royo, "Cost-effective laser feedback sensor for nanometric scale acoustic perturbations " Optical Engineering, vol. 57, no. 7, 2018
Manoj Kumar Shah, Sheng-Wei Ye, Xin-Hai Zou, Fei Yuan, Ajit Jha, Zhang-Ya Li, Rong-Guo Lu, and Yong Liu,
“Graphene-assisted electro-absorption optical modulator using D-microfiber,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. vol. 23, pp. 89-93, 2017
F. J. Azcona, A. Jha, C. Yañez, R. Atashkhooei, S. Royo, “Microcantilever displacement measurement
using DifferentialOptical Feedback Interferometry,” Sensors, Vol. 16, pp. 997, 2016
J.Perchoux, A. Quotb, R. Atashkhooei, F. Azcona, E.E. Ramírez-Miquet, O. Bernal, A. Jha, A. Arriaga,
C. Yáñez, J. Caum, T. Bosch, S. Royo, “Current developments on optical feedback interferometry as an
all-optical sensor for biomedical applications,” Sensors, Vol. 16, pp. 694, 2016 (Invited)
A. Jha, F. J. Azcona and S. Royo, “Frequency-Modulated Optical Feedback Interferometry for
Nanometric Scale Vibrometry,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett., vol. 28, no. 11, pp. 1217-1220, June1, 2016
Ajit Jha, Francisco. Azcona,Carlos Yanez, Santiago Royo, “ Extraction of Vibration Parameters from
Optical Feedback Interferometry Signals using Wavelets,” App. Optics, 54, 10106-13, 2015
Arasanz, F. J. Azcona, S. Royo, A. Jha, J. Pladellorens, “A new method for the acquisition of arterial
pulse wave using self-mixing interferometry”, Opt. Laser. Technol, Vol. 63 pp. 98-104, Nov 2014
F.J. Azcona, R. Atashkhooei, S. Royo, J. Mendez, A. Jha, “A Nanometric Displacement Measurement
System Using Differential Optical Feedback Interferometry”, IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett., vol. 25, No. 21, pp.
2074-7, Nov. 2013
Ajit Jha, Francisco. Azcona, Santiago Royo, “Ultra compact vibrometry measurement with nanometric
accuracy using optical feedback,” Proc. SPIE, Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection,
95251Y June 22, 2015
Francisco J. Azcona, Ajit Jha, Carlos Yanez, Santiago Royo, “Differential self-mixing interferometry for
micro-cantilever motion sensing,” Proc. SPIE 9529, Optical Methods for Inspection, Characterization,
and Imaging of Biomaterials II, 95291B, June 22, 2015
Ajit Jha, Santiago Royo, Francisco Azcona, Carlos Yanez, “Extracting vibrational parameters from the
time-frequency map of a self-mixing signal: An approach based on Wavelet analysis”, IEEE Sensors Proceedings, pp. 1881-1884, Nov, 2014
Francisco Javier Azcona, Santiago Royo, Ajit Jha, “Towards Atomic Force Microscopy
Measurements Using Differential Self-mixing Interferometry”, IEEE Sensors Proceedings, pp. 766-
770, Nov, 2014
F. J. Azcona, S. Royo, R. Atashkhooei, A. Jha, J. M. Astudillo, “A method to measure sub nanometric
amplitude displacements based on optical feedback interferometry”, Proc. SPIE, Modeling Aspects in
Optical Metrology IV, 878908, May 13, 2013
A. Jha, S.M. Sher, A. Alam, T. Hasan, M. Rehman, “Reduction of Peak to Average Power Ratio (PAPR)
in Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM): A Novel Approach Based on Clipping and
Amplification”, Proc. International Conference on Computer Sciences and Convergence Information
Technology (ICCIT), Nov 24-26, Seoul, Korea, 2009
Ajit Jha, "Continuous wave frequency modulated optical feedback (CWFM-OF)": thoery and applications",Tesi doctoral,
UPC,Departament d'Òptica i Optometria, 2016.
Unpublished Conference and Talks
“Skin Cancer Diagnosis and Prognosis Using Laser Imaging: Technical and Clinical Progress”, Terrassa,
Barcelona, Spain, 31 March – 1 April 2016.
A. Jha,“ Optical feedback based sub-wavelength frequency and displacement detection: an application
towards detecting photo-acoustic wave in tissue”, Talk session presented at Bio-photonics in Cancer
Detection: Technologies and Sensing, Porto, Portugal, 4 – 5 May, 2015
“Light Sciences and Technologies (LiST) for a New World”, June 15-19, Santander, Spain, 2015
Ajit Jha,“ Double Self Mixing Interferometry (SMI) using single laser to calculate target distance and
displacement”, Poster session presented at: Photonics Engineering, Nanophotonics and Biophotonics
summer school Pforzheim, Germany, 8-10 April, 2013
Ajit Jha, “High frequency sub nanometric vibrometry : A novel approach based on frequency sweeping
and optical feedback interferometry”, Poster session presented at: Photonics Engineering,
Nanophotonics and Biophotonics summer schoolPorquerolles island, France, 31 March-3 April, 2014
Ajit Jha,“ Nonlinear dynamics in laser cavity with optical feedback for subwavelength sensing”, Talk
session presented at Photonics Engineering, Nanophotonics and Biophotonics summer school,
Paderborn, Germany, 13 April-16 April, 2015
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