Mahesh Raveendranatha Panicker

Mahesh Raveendranatha Panicker received his B. Tech. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology (Govt. Engineering College, Kottayam) in 2003 (First rank in the Mahatma Gandhi University, India) and Ph.D. degree from School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore in 2009.

From August 2003 to July 2005, he was a lecturer with Saintgits College of Engineering (Mahatma Gandhi University), Kerala. From August 2008 to July 2010, he was a post-doctoral fellow with center for high performance embedded systems, NTU, Singapore. In August 2010, he started his career in industry with General Electric (GE) Global Research Centre, Bangalore. He was lead research engineer with GE till April 2017. From May 2017 till May 2018, he was senior chief engineer with Samsung Research Institute, Bangalore. He was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Palakkad from June 2018 to November 2021 and subsequently Associate Professor from November 2021 till December 2023. Currently, he is an Associate Professor with the Infocomm Technology Cluster at the Singapore Institute of Technology.

Mahesh is a Senior Member of IEEE, Six Sigma Green Belt certified and a TRIZ practitioner. He is a recipient of the Early Career Research Award from Science and Engineering Research Board, Government of India in 2019. He has won GE wide technical excellence awards in 2013 and 2015. He has also won silver award for ten or more patents with GE. During his stay in GE, Mahesh has worked on a range of projects, which include portable foetal ECG platform, compressor blade health monitoring program, real-time detection of rotor imbalance in GE transportation locomotive engines, detection of corrosion under insulation in oil/gas pipelines in refineries, nuclear reactor rebar corrosion detection, fMRI-based neuro analytics, GE’s software beamforming platform for diagnostic ultrasound imaging and low-cost portable 3D ultrasound.

Mahesh’s research interests include signal/image/video processing, machine learning and accelerated and embedded computing with applications in diagnostic ultrasound imaging, acoustic imaging, biomedical systems, multi-standard wireless communications and industrial prognostics. Mahesh has published his research findings in 26 international journals, 70 international conferences and 12 patents. Highlights of major research and translational projects are available at He is an Associate Editor for Springer Circuits Systems and Signal Processing, Guest Associate Editor for Frontiers in Signal Processing, Review Editor for Frontiers in Neurorobotics. He is also a regular Reviewer for many of IEEE, Elsevier, Springer, Wiley and Frontiers Journals. He was also a consultant to GE Healthcare Bangalore, Samsung Research Institute Bangalore, VisiConsult Inc. He was the Vice Chair, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Kerala Chapter in 2020-2021, the Chair – Sponsorship Committee, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) 2022 and Program Chair, IEEE South Asian Ultrasonics Symposium (SAUS) 2024.

At IIT Palakkad, Mahesh served as the founding Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering from October 2021 till August 2023. Mahesh has also served as a member of the Senate, Board of Academic Studies and Board of Industry Collaboration and Sponsored Research.

The detailed CV can be seen here


  • Ph.D., 2009
  • School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
  • Dissertation topic: Reconfigurable low complexity digital filter banks for software radio receivers
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  • Advisor: Professor Vinod Achutavarrier Prasad
  • B. Tech., 2003 (First Rank in the University)
  • Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology (Govt. Engineering College), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India
  • Dissertation topic: Microprocessor based Autonomous Robot
  • Advisor: Professor Dinesh Gopinath

Professional Experience

Total Work Experience – 18 years (Teaching: 8 years, Industry: 8 years, Post Doctoral: 2 years)

Dec 2023 – Till NowSingapore Institute of TechnologyAssociate Professor, Infocomm Technology Cluster
Nov 2021 – Dec 2023Indian Institute of Technology, PalakkadAssociate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Oct 2021 – Aug 2023Indian Institute of Technology, PalakkadHead of the Department, Electrical Engineering
June 2018 – Nov 2021Indian Institute of Technology, PalakkadAssistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
May 2017 – May 2018Samsung Research Institute, Bangalore, IndiaSenior Chief Engineer, Ultrasound Systems, Healthcare and Medical Equipments (HME)
Aug 2010 – April 2017GE Global Research, Bangalore, IndiaLead Engineer at Software Sciences and Analytics Research
Aug 2008 – Jul 2010Nanyang Technological University, SingaporeResearch Fellow
Nov 2007 – Dec 2007SUPELEC, Rennes, FranceMerlion Project Grant Intern
Aug 2005 – Jul 2008Nanyang Technological University, SingaporeTeaching Assistant
Aug 2003 – Jul 2005SAINTGITS College of Engineering, Mahatma Gandhi University, IndiaLecturer