Harikrishna Rao Mohan Rao

Grad Research Asst Fellowship, Faculty of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Contact

Grad Research Asst Fellowship, Faculty of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept
Email
mohanrao@ualberta.ca

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Advanced Alarm Systems Industrial Alarm Monitoring


About

Harikrishna Rao (Hari) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Advanced Alarm Management and Design Group, supervised by Dr. Tongwen Chen. He is also guided by Dr. Sirish L. Shah. His research focuses on advanced data-driven solutions for the improvement of industrial alarm systems. He aims to develop reliable decision support systems that improve operations and reduce operator workload in the process industries. He received his B.Tech degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kerala in 2012, where he was awarded the Proficiency Prize for the Best Outgoing Student. His undergraduate project was completed at the Indian Space Research Organization. Hari joined the graduate program at the University of Alberta with over seven years of industrial experience in process control and automation, alarm management, and fault detection in the utility-scale SOFC industry in the U.S., India, Japan, and South Korea. Hari was awarded the 2023 IEEE Systems Council James O. Gray Graduate Scholarship. He is actively involved with IEEE and the International Society of Automation. He is also passionate about tennis (Roger Federer fan forever!).  

Do you like to play Tennis? Or feel like talking to someone (about life/school/work/why the world works the way it works/other existential questions or vent out) -- Send an email to mohanrao@ualberta.ca.



Research

Research Interests: Industrial Alarm Monitoring and Advanced Alarm Systems.

During his tenure in the industry, Hari's work focused on Alarm Management and Fault Detection. He also holds two patent-approved invention disclosures classified as Trade-Secrets in the field of early detection and prediction (online implementation) of abnormality and component failures using process data, and he was the youngest employee to do so. His current research interests fall within the area of intelligent process monitoring and control of large-scale processes. 

Posters:

  • FGSR Innovation Showcase (May 25, 2022) - Student and Postdoctoral Innovations from YEG Postsecondary Institutions
  • Images of Research University of Alberta (2023) - From Stargazing to Safety: Exploring Alarm Constellations in Chemical Processes

Invited Talks, Presentations, and Demonstrations (representing AAMD Research Group):

Recognitions

  • 2023 IEEE Systems Council James O. Gray Graduate Scholarship
  • 2024 Graduate Student Teaching Awards (Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, University of Alberta)
  • International Society of Automation (ISA) Edmonton Section Bob Connell Scholarship for 2023-2024
  • Chancellor’s Leadership Medal and Proficiency Prize for the Best Outgoing Student at the University of Kerala.

Teaching

  • Lead Teaching Assistant: ENGG 160 Introduction to Engineering Design, Communication, and Profession - Winter 2024
  • Teaching Assistant (LEC): ECE 460 Control Systems II - Winter 2024
  • Teaching Assistant (LAB): ECE 209 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering - Fall 2023
  • Teaching Assistant: ENGG 160 Introduction to Engineering Design, Communication, and Profession - Winter 2023 (Control System Architecture Design)
  • Teaching Assistant (LEC): ECE 209 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering - Fall 2022
  • Teaching Assistant: ENGG 160 Introduction to Engineering Design, Communication, and Profession - Winter 2022 (Control System Architecture Design)
  • Teaching Assistant (LEC): ECE 360 Control Systems I - Fall 2021
  • Teaching Assistant (LEC): ECE 209A, ECE 209B Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering - Spring/Summer 2021
  • Teaching Assistant (LEC): ECE 209 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering - Winter 2021

Announcements

Other Engagements:

At the University of Alberta, Hari has been selected/nominated to serve in various councils and student representative organizations in judiciary, advisory, and leadership roles. He aims to improve the student experience, outreach of the resources, foster meaningful connections, and create a sense of belongingness among the community.

External Engagements:

He has been nominated by the Dean of Students to represent the University of Alberta at the Healthy Campus Alberta Wellness Summit 2023, recognizing his contributions to the advocacy for mental health and wellness on campus. He is one of the 20 creative artists from the University of Alberta to be featured in "Happiness Reflected", a community creative project and a limited series podcast released as a part of the 2024 International Day of Happiness.

Useful Links

Featured Publications

Harikrishna Rao Mohan Rao, Boyuan Zhou, Kevin Brown, Tongwen Chen, Sirish L. Shah

Control Engineering Practice. 2024 February; 10.1016/j.conengprac.2023.105812


Harikrishna Rao Mohan Rao; Sirish L. Shah; Tongwen Chen

IFAC-PapersOnLine. 2023 November; 56 (2):7154-7159 10.1016/j.ifacol.2023.10.595


Nicola Tamascelli; Harikrishna Rao Mohan Rao; Valerio Cozzani; Nicola Paltrinieri; Tongwen Chen

IECON 2023- 49th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. 2023 November; 10.1109/IECON51785.2023.10312435


Harikrishna Rao Mohan Rao; Boyuan Zhou; Tongwen Chen; Sirish L. Shah

2022 American Control Conference (ACC). 2022 September; 10.23919/ACC53348.2022.9867665


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