Profile
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Metaheuristics, topology optimisation, acoustic porous materials, machine learning.
PUBLICATIONS
Journal articles:

Vivek T. Ramamoorthy, Ender Özcan, Andrew J. Parkes, Abhilash
Sreekumar, Luc Jaouen and FrançoisXavier Bécot, Comparison of
heuristics and metaheuristics for topology optimisation in acoustic
porous materials, The Journal of Acoustical Society of America, Vol.
150, Issue 4, pp. 31643176, (October 2021).

Vivek T. Ramamoorthy, Ender Özcan, Andrew J. Parkes, Luc Jaouen, FrançoisXavier Bécot, Multiobjective topology optimisation for acoustic porous materials using gradientbased, gradientfree and hybrid strategies, submitted to The Journal of Acoustical Society of America.
Conferences:

Vivek T. Ramamoorthy, Ender Özcan, Andrew J. Parkes, Luc Jaouen and FrançoisXavier Bécot, Metaheuristic Optimisation of multilayered porous materials, 23rd International Congress on Acoustics, RWTH Aachen, Germany, September 2019.

Vivek T. Ramamoorthy, Ender Özcan, Andrew J. Parkes, Abhilash Sreekumar, Luc Jaouen and FrançoisXavier Bécot, Acoustic topology
optimisation using CMAES, proceedings of ISMA2020 International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering and USD2020
International Conference on Uncertainty in Structural Dynamics, September 2020.

Vivek T. Ramamoorthy, Ender Özcan, Andrew J. Parkes, Luc Jaouen,
FrançoisXavier Bécot, On topology optimisation of acoustic porous
materials, eForum Acusticum 2020, Lyon, France, December 2020.

Vivek T. Ramamoorthy, Ender Özcan, Andrew J. Parkes, Luc Jaouen, FrançoisXavier Bécot, Metaheuristics in the topology optimisation of sound absorbing materials, The OR society conferenceOR63, September 2021.

Andrew J. Parkes, Vivek T. Ramamoorthy, Ender Özcan, Biobjective Search for Acoustic Topology Optimisation and Noise Reduction, EURO 2022  Espoo, July 2022.
WORK
Marie Sklodowska Curie Early Stage Researcher
European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme 
No2Noise (20182021) (no2noise.eu ) funded under the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions grant: 765472
The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom  Matelys Research Lab,
France (2018present)
Scientific Officer C (20152017) & Scientific Officer D (20172018)
Structural Analysis and Material Studies Section (SAMSS)
Safety Research Institute
Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (20172018)
EDUCATION
Ph.D. Heuristics and metaheuristics for topology optimisation of acoustic porous materials
The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom (2018)
Supervisors: Ender Özcan, Andrew J. Parkes, Luc Jaouen
Orientation Course for DGFS fellows:
BARC Training School, Mumbai (2015)
Master of Technology in Mechanical Design
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (20132015)
Supervisor: Chandramouli Padmanabhan
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Sri Sairam Engineering College, Anna University Chennai
(20092013)
PROJECTS
Ph. D student at the University of Nottingham
Heuristics and metaheuristics for topology optimisation in acoustic porous materials.
Multilayered sound package optimisation using genetic algorithms
Hybrid gradient and nongradient algorithms for acoustic topology optimisation.
Web projects
 TopOptWeb
 MatlabJS
 Spring mass demo
 CMAES demo
 Genetic Algorithm tutorial
 Tortuosity Demo
 Audio scene classification
 Nurse scheduler
Atomic Energy Regulatory Board
Seismic margin analysis
Master of Technology
Final Project
Prediction of noise in power transformers using statistical energy
analysis
Design Projects
 Design of a mechanism for a wheelchair cum exerciser
 Design of a semiautomatic rice transplanter
Centre For Innovation (CΦ
cfi.iitm.ac.in) projects
 Block Printing Machine for Children with Cerebral Palsy
 Paper Punching Machine for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Bachelor of Engineering
Design of a hydrodynamic underwater remotely operated vehicle
Teaching
Vision
The game perspective
is the paradigm of learning through games or interactive demos. While
this is not a replacement for conventional learning (books, lectures,
exercises), it is a valuable alternative teaching method.
With the evergrowing forest of human knowledge, there are too many
exciting things to learn, and life is too short.
With the help of games or interactive demos, knowledge could be assimilated faster
and in a more fun way allowing us to learn more in a given lifetime. Check
out some of my works available in the
web projects
section. Thanks to Luc Jaouen for inspiring me to make these. Check out
his works at
Acoustic Porous Material Recipes.
A shoutout to Dan Russell for
his amazing work.
Concepts that fascinate me
These are some of the concepts that I found intriguing. It is always interesting to ask people what concepts fascinate them the most, as I always learn something new. Every person has their list, and here is mine. If you think I need to include something, let me know. :)
 Euler's identity: \( e^{i\pi} +1 =0 \)

Calculus: From \( \frac{dy}{dx} \) to \( i\hbar \frac{\partial
\Psi}{\partial t} = \frac{\hbar^2}{2m} \frac{\partial^2
\Psi}{\partial x^2} + V \Psi \)

Principle of conservation of momentum  The fact that it holds true
from photons to blackholes
 Gauss' divergence theorem
 Fourier series and transforms, the FFT algorithm.
 Eigen value analysis  natural vibrating frequencies of objects

Modal superposition technique  finding the response of
multidegreesoffreedom systems to vibrations

Mohr's circle  How a piece of chalk breaks under tension and torsion
 Gyroscopic effect
 Coriolis effect
 Castigliano's theorems
 Cauchy's integral theorem
 Planck's black body radiation (The birth of quantum mechanics)

Michelson and Morley experiment > Speed of light being constant for
all observers
 Special relativity and general relativity
 Principle of equivalence
 Young's double slit experiment > Manyworlds interpretation?
 Superfluid helium
 Cryogenic liquefaction cycles  The art of liquifying gases
 Monte Carlo method  Simple and powerful.
 Fermat's last theorem
 Neural Networks for emotion recognition
 Mechanisms of sound absorption in porous media
 The concept of topology optimisation
 Antichess: (weakly solved) 1.e3 wins for White
Courses I wish to teach
 Engineering Mechanics
 Optimisation and Artificial Intelligence methods
 Shape and topology optimisation of mechanical structures
 Theory of vibration and acoustics
Web projects
Topology optimisation in web
An implementation of the solid isotropic material with penalisation
(SIMP) approach in Javascript.
Damping ratio demo
An interactive demo to get an intuition for the damping ratio.
Genetic algorithm tutorial
A simple interactive tutorial on genetic algorithms.
MatlabJS: A Javascript minilibrary
A minilibrary for Matlab users who are new to Javascript.
CMAES tutorial
A simple interactive tutorial on Covariance Matrix Adaptation
Evolution Strategy.
Image Classification Web
A web app for MobileNet image classifier.
Nurse scheduling tool
A web tool for nurse scheduling.
Tortuosity Demo
Draw a path to compute its tortuosity.
Sound sensing
Audio Scene Classification demo.
TopOptWeb3D
3D topology optimisation on web.