Kumar, A. Anil


Dr. A. Kumar

A. Anil Kumar, Ph.D.

“Empowering the students of today to be the innovators of tomorrow.”

Office: New Electrical Engineering Building Room NENR 316
Phone: (936) 261-9909
Fax: (936) 261-9930
Email: aakumar at pvamu.edu

Office Hours: Open door policy

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Brief Resume

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B.Sc., Physics (Honors), Osmania University, Hyderabad, 1971
M.Sc., Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1973
Ph.D., Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1978


Teaching Schedule, Spring 2015

Course Day(s) Times Room
ELEG 7016-P09 – Doctoral Research I S 9:00 AM – 1:50 PM NENR 219
GNEG 5073 – Engineering Analysis II T 6:00 PM – 8:50 PM NENR 115

Current Research:

NSTI – NASA Science and Technology Institute – Collaborative Initiative between Prairie View A&M University (PI: A. Anil Kumar) and Texas Southern University (PI: Dr. Alamelu Sunderesan) (2011-2015) Funded by NASA through the United Negro College Fund Special Programs

Project XLR8 (ACCELERATE) A High School Redesign Program, funded by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (P.I.: A. Anil Kumar, 2005-2015)

Partnership for Innovation In Education

M.S. Theses supervised:

  • A Theoretical Analysis of p-n Junctions with Non-Uniform Doping Profiles, Cletus Udoye (1992)
  • Vector Quantization Modulation (VQM), Million Woldesenbet (1994)
  • High Temperature Superconductors – Applications in Telecommunications, Ming-Fang (Kate) Zhang (1994)
  • Communication Systems Simulator (CSIM) – A Novel Program for Simulating and Evaluating Modern Communication Systems, Adriana Caceres (1996)
  • Image Compression Techniques For Digital Image Libraries, Mayra Caceres (1997)
  • Estimation Of The Channel Transfer Function Using Higher Order Statistics (HOS), Anowarul Huq (1997)
  • Bone Conduction Headset Development, Gerardo Novelo (1999)
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility Simulation Laboratory (ECSL), funded by Motorola, Inc. (’96-’98), Singhquaverton Madden (1998)
  • Circuit Simulation & Analysis In The Presence Of Fatal Faults, Nadine Hobson-Bonamy (2002)

Software/Hardware Systems Developed (Potential for Commercialization):

  1. CSPIFF – Circuit Simulation Program In the Presence of Fatal Faults for reliability and fault-tolerance of large scale electronic systems
  2. CSIM – Communication Systems Simulator for simulation of arbitrary communication systems
  3. BCHS – Bone Conduction Headset – a novel communication system designed for NASA-JSC and demonstrated at Inspection’99

Past Research:

  • Small Business mentoring Program, funded by EPA, DARPA through the SEA (1999-2006)
  • Databases for the Internet
  • Infographia Africana Texana
  • Theory of Reliability and Radiation Tolerance, funded by NASA-JSC (’91-’95)
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility Simulation Laboratory (ECSL), funded by Motorola, Inc. (’96-’98)
  • Project EXCITE – A Program to Heighten the Interest of Minority Students in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (SMET), funded by General Electric Fund (’97’-’98)