SMART 4.0

SMART 4.0 fellows

Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCAs) support researchers at all stages of their careers, encourage cooperation between industry and academia, and provide innovative training to enhance employability and career development. Below, please see some further background information on the talented individuals who were awarded fellowships during recent SMART 4.0 open competition calls.

Dr. Iman Abaspur Kazerouni

Project: Imaging System Development For Industrial Autonomous Vehicles (ISD-IAV)

Iman received both his BSc and MSc degrees in Electronic Engineering from the Hakim Sabzevari University, Iran, in 2008 and 2010 respectively.  In 2014, he completed a PhD ..

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Dr. Sourabh Bharti


Project: Edge Computing based Predictive Maintenance for Time Critical Applications

Sourabh received his PhD degree in 2018 from Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior, India.  His doctoral research focused on ..

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Dr. Jobish John


Project: Learning assisted scalability solutions for ultra-dense cellular industrial Iot (LASS4CIIT)

Jobish received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India in 2020.  His PhD research was ..

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Dr. Saeed Alsamhi


Project: ROBOTLEDGER: A Decentralized Ledger System For Multiple Robot Collaborations

Saeed Alsamhi is based at the Software Research Institute at Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland.  He received his PhD and MTech degrees ..

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Dr. Ahmad Farhadi

Project: Development of a Digital Twin for High Speed Computer Controlled Drilling

Ahmad received his B.Sc. (2007) and M.Sc. (2010) in mechanical engineering (manufacturing) from Isfahan University of Technology.  His deep interest in the manufacturing of aeronautical components lead ..

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Dr. Amrita Ghosal

Project: PROACT: Preventive Techniques for Defense Against Cyber Threats in Smart Factory

Amrita received her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, India in 2015. After her PhD, she was Assistant Professor in ..

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Dr. Subir Halder

Project: ASSURANCE: Cyber Attack Resilient Data Security Solutions for Smart Manufacturing Ecosystem

Subir Halder received his PhD degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, India in 2015. Prior to that, he was Postdoctoral fellow in the Security and PRIvacy Through Zeal (SPRITZ) research ..

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Dr. Radhya Sahal

Project: A Ledger-based Collaborative Digital Twins System for Smart Distributed Manufacturing

Radhya received her M.Sc. (2013) and Ph.D. (2018) degrees form the Faculty of Computers and Artificial Intelligence, Cairo University, Eqypt.  She ehld a postdoctoral position with .. 

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Dr. Rupal Srivastava

Project: Shape Memory wire based cobotic hand EXOskeleton for robot gripper actuation (SM-EXO)

Rupal completed her PhD at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.  Her doctoral thesis is entitled ‘Thermoelastic and Vibration response analysis of Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) reinforced bimorph composites’ where she worked on honeycomb and auxetic cores to understand the Gaussian curvatures and the bimorph bending behaviors of ..

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Dr. Vladimir Kuts

Project: Understanding Human Robotic Interaction via eXtended Reality interfaces for Industry 5.0

Vladimir is a digital twins and industrial robotics researcher working on intelligent sensors integration and online re-programming of robots from the simulations.  In addition, he was a founder and Head of the Industrial Virtual and Augmented reality laboratory of TalTech since 2017.  He is integrating two research fields ..

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Dr. Denis Ganin

Project: Smart Industrial Metrology

Denis is a researcher in the III-V & Devices Group of the Photonics Centre in the Tyndall National Institute.  He describes himself as a physicist / engineer / researcher / dreamer.  Enthusiastic about technical innovations and scientific discoveries.  Eager to develop new technologies and improve existing ones, to expand ..

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Dr. A'Qilah Ahmad Dahalan

Project: A New Pathfinding Technique For Mobile Robot Navigation In A Structured Environment Via Numerical Analysis

A’Qilah received her PhD degree in 2020 from the National Defence University of Malaysia (NDUM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her doctoral research was focused on the development of an intelligent robot algorithm involving various iterative methods. Since 2014, she had been working with NDUM as a Senior Lecturer ..

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Dr. Alexandre Oliveira

Project: OPTSIMFLEX: Optimization-Simulation Modelling of Flexible Manufacturing Systems

Alexandre received his Ph.D. degree in 2004 from the Brazilian Institute of Space Research. He is an experienced researcher in matters related to Operations Research and Machine Learning, including topics such as metaheuristics and meta-learning applied to ..

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Dr. Gholamhosein Moloudian

Project: Data Collection and Analysis in Smart Manufacturing Maintenance System By Utilizing RFID and Sensors

Gholamhosein is a researcher in the Micro & Nano Systems Centre, Wireless Sensor Network Group, Tyndall National Institute, Ireland. He received his associates degree in Electronics from Technical and Vocational University of Yasouj (First-Class Hons), the B.Sc. degree in .. 

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Dr. Priyanka Verma

Project: SECURE-ACT: Security Techniques Against Cyber Threats in Smart Manufacturing

Priyanka received her PhD degree from ABV-IIITM, Gwalior, India. Previously, she was working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal, India. She has also been a visiting research scholar at Anglia Ruskin University ..

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