Dr Mukund Nilakantan Janardhanan

Lecturer in Engineering Management
Contact Details

Mechanics of Materials Research Group

Department of Engineering
University Road | Leicester | LE1 7RH | UK

Office: Michael Atiyah 135

t: +44 (0)116 229 7905

Email: mukund.janardhanan@leicester.ac.uk

ORCID ID: ORCID icon http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8170-2738

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Personal details

Dr Mukund Nilakantan Janardhanan is a Lecturer in Engineering Management. I graduated with a PhD degree in Manufacturing Optimization from Monash University in 2015 supervised by Prof. S.G.Ponnambalam. Prior to joining the University of Leicester, I was a postdoctoral fellow in Aalborg University, Denmark. During my PhD, I had an opportunity to be a visiting scholar to University of Hong Kong and worked under the supervision of Prof. George Huang. While working at Aalborg University, I worked on two industry related projects in the area of drones and schedule optimisation. Supervised many student projects in collaboration with manufacturing and production industries in Denmark.

Research Interests

  • Robotic assembly line balancing
  • Modelling and optimization of manufacturing systems
  • Energy efficient manufacturing systems
  • Evolutionary computation and Intelligent algorithms

Teaching

  • MN7007 Engineering with Management dissertation
  • EG2017 Business Simulation
  • EG7323: Cost Engineering
  • EG7301: Master of Engineering Management project

Selected Publications

  1. Nilakantan, Janardhanan Mukund, S. G. Ponnambalam, and Peter Nielsen. "Energy-Efficient Straight Robotic Assembly Line Using Metaheuristic Algorithms." In Soft Computing: Theories and Applications, pp. 803-814. Springer, Singapore, 2018.
  2. Khosiawan, Yohanes, Youngsoo Park, Ilkyeong Moon, Janardhanan Mukund Nilakantan, and Izabela Nielsen. "Task scheduling system for UAV operations in indoor environment." Neural Computing and Applications (2018): 1-29
  3. Li, Zixiang, Mukund Nilakantan Janardhanan, Qiuhua Tang, and Peter Nielsen. "Mathematical model and metaheuristics for simultaneous balancing and sequencing of a robotic mixed-model assembly line." Engineering Optimization 50, no. 5 (2018): 877-893.
  4. Bocewicz, Grzegorz, Mukund Nilakantan Janardhanan, Damian Krenczyk, and Zbigniew Banaszak. "Traffic flow routing and scheduling in a food supply network." Industrial Management & Data Systems 117, no. 9 (2017): 1972-1994.
  5. Li, Zixiang, Ibrahim Kucukkoc, and J. Mukund Nilakantan. "Comprehensive review and evaluation of heuristics and meta-heuristics for two-sided assembly line balancing problem." Computers & Operations Research 84 (2017): 146-161.
  6. Nilakantan, J. Mukund, Zixiang Li, Qiuhua Tang, and Peter Nielsen. "Multi-objective co-operative co-evolutionary algorithm for minimizing carbon footprint and maximizing line efficiency in robotic assembly line systems." Journal of cleaner production 156 (2017): 124-136.
  7. Janardhanan, Mukund Nilakantan, Zixiang Li, Peter Nielsen, and Qiuhua Tang. "Artificial bee colony algorithms for two-sided assembly line worker assignment and balancing problem." In International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, pp. 11-18. Springer, Cham, 2017.
  8. Nielsen, Izabela, Ngoc Anh Dung Do, Zbigniew Antoni Banaszak, and Mukund Nilakantan Janardhanan. "Material supply scheduling in a ubiquitous manufacturing system." Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing 45 (2017): 21-33.
  9. Nilakantan, J. Mukund, Izabela Nielsen, S. G. Ponnambalam, and S. Venkataramanaiah. "Differential evolution algorithm for solving RALB problem using cost-and time-based models." The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 89, no. 1-4 (2017): 311-332.

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