Mr Angesh Anupam
Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
University of Sheffield
Sheffield S1 3JD
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 5656
Room: 305, Sir Henry Stephenson Building
I am a Doctoral Researcher, designing a climate-change mitigation and sustainable agriculture using systems engineering approach. My PhD is funded by the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures and is a collaboration among the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering Sheffield, Department of Animal and Plant Science Sheffield, School of Earth and Environment Leeds. A synopsis of my PhD research can be found at http://grantham.sheffield.ac.uk/research/one/anupam/.
Before starting my PhD in October 2014, I finished my Master degree with Distinction in Control Systems Engineering at the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering Sheffield. My Master’s project involved the designing of a clinical decision support system (CDSS) for the treatment of sepsis (severe infection) in the critical care unit. I attained my BEng (Honours) in Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from the University of Burdwan India. Like the master’s project, my undergraduate project was also related to the healthcare – skin response instrumentation for measuring the stress level of patients undergoing emotional trauma.
The focus of the Grantham Scholarship is also to train the academics as active campaigners towards the sustainable futures. For examples – I have led the inception of Climate Change Adaptation Network (CCAN) group at Sheffield during the UN Conference on Climate Change COP 21 Paris. In 2016, I was also nominated as an official delegate of the University of Sheffield to the UNFCCC COP 22 Marrakech for presenting the views of the university among the global climate leaders.
- Satistical Signal Processing
- Big Data Analysis
- Operations Research
- Systems Engineering
- Models integration
The University of Sheffield launched its new undergraduate teaching space known as ‘The Diamond’ and recruited a pool of PhD researchers as the Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA). I was appointed as a GTA in September 2015 and have performed my duties by teaching a wide range of modules. As a GTA, I am supporting the module leaders in several ways – lab demonstration, report assessments, verbal feedbacks, experiment design etc. Major subject areas covered are – data analysis, statistical signal processing, control systems design, design-simulation of electrical and electronics systems etc.
I have also undertaken the teaching roles at the postgraduate level of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sheffield. In addition to the teaching roles, I have supervised a final year project – wetland distribution modelling of South East Asian region. The project was accomplished within the specified period of nine months and helped me to develop the necessary skills for supervising research students.
The Grantham Scholarship entails some management roles in parallel to research and teaching. For example, I organised a public seminar ‘Building UK Soils’ in collaboration with the ‘Soil Association’ UK. This job required me to plan the event, negotiate with the external organisation, venue booking and many other logistics. In addition, I have also managed a public outreach event ‘Festival of the Mind’, which involved educating the local community about the sustainable lifestyles.