Venki Muthukumar

High Performance Computing Systems (HPCS) Lab


Hello there. I am an Assoc. Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of Nevada Las Vegas. I received my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Monash University, Australia both in Computer Science and my bachelor in engineering degree in College of Engineering Guindy, Chennai, Anna University.

I am always willing to fund hardworking PhD students. Please read the following before sending me an email requesting for assistantship.


I currently can support one PhD student for a period of 3+ yrs. The student should have completed MS in EEE/ECE/CSE (CSE preferred), should be admitted in UNLV-ECE department for Fall 2017, and should have Image Processing and Programming background. Send me an email with subject line PhD Support and attach your resume. - Dt posted 2/1/2017. Will be posted until filled.

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Current Research

Control Navigation and Guidance of UAV
Efficient onboard computation of image and acoustic data on UAVs
Autonomous indoor UAV navigation
HIL UAV testbed development
Efficient NoC Router Design


SOCC 2015 - September 8-11, 2015 - Beijing, China
IGSC 2015 - December 14 - 16, 2015 - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.


Spring 2016:
CPE301 - Embedded Systems Design - Course website
EGG470 - UAV Simulation and Testing - Course Website

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Current Projects

UAV Research

We are exploring efficient UAV guidance, navigation and control algorithms for UAVs in urban applications. Development of a low cost modularized UAV testbed for HIL simulations. Also effective use of mini FLIR and hyper-spectral cameras for people, vehicle and terrain detection. Use of acoustic for target classification and localization. Autonomous indoor navigation based on sensor fusion.

NoC Research

Efficient router design for VC channel buffer utilization, VC allocation, Routing algorithms, Mapping Algoirthms, etc.

Transportation Engineering

Development of pedestrian count and tracking algorithms, pedestrian-vehicle conflict detection system.

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High Performance Computing Systems (HPCS) Lab

Our Team

    Current Graduate Students
  • Kaushik Raj (PhD) - UAV Guidance Navigation and Control Algorithms - Fall 2017
  • Ahmed Sony Choudhary (MS) - Acoustic Denoising - Summer 2016
  • Carlo Lopez-Tello (MS) - Acoustic Classification - Summer 2016
  • Yun Long Lan (MS) - Network of Chips - Fall 2016
  • Min Long Lan (MS) - Undecided - Spring 2017
    Current Undergraduate Students
  • Martin Jamie (UG) - Autonomous UAVs - completed
  • Jimmy Mannoe (UG) - Localization of Acoustic sources
  • Alan Fortes (UG) - HIL UAV framework - completed
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It is highly recommended you download and read the ECE Graduate Program packet (pdf). After you have obtained your admission, then contact me with your details to pursue for RA/TA function under my supervision.

List of Capstone Senior Design Students Supervised from 2011-2014 (pdf).

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