Ph.D. Amartya Ganguly
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Dr. Amartya Ganguly earned his PhD from The University of Hull, UK. As a postdoctoral research associate at Keele University, Dr. Ganguly was part of a team instrumental in developing the leading real-time neuromusculoskeletal model of the human hand with proprioceptive models in user-in-loop scenarios which is the current state-of-the-art of upper limb neuromusculoskeletal model.
Dr. Ganguly has also been selected for the prestigious Horizon 2020 Innosup programme (https://eismea.ec.europa.eu/programmes/european-innovation-ecosystems/innosup_en ), where he worked as an Innovation Associate at Marsi Bionics. During this time, he tested the world's first paediatric exoskeleton and helped build a state-of-the-art Biomechanics laboratory in conjunction with CSIC-CAR Madrid.
His expertise also extends to developing hand models for clinical use cases through the EIT Health project, which was a partnership with the University of Heidelberg and INRIA, University of Montpellier, CNRS, Montpellier, France. He has extensive experience in neuro-musculoskeletal modelling, CE certification of medical devices, wearable assistive devices, and clinical trials.
He is also the recipient of an Early Career award funded by both Indian and German governments, https://www.igstc.org/home/pecfar. Currently, he is a Senior Scientist leading the research group Intelligent Neuroprosthetic in Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence at TU Munich. In addition, he has been a member of the EU Cost Action initiative for Wearable Robotics https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA16116/, which brings together industrial and academic members to collaborate on cutting-edge technological solutions.
|Senior Scientist|| |
Munich School for Robotics and System Intelligence,
Technical University of Munich
|Feb 2021- present|
|Postdoctoral Researcher|| |
Optimization, Robotics and Biomechanics,
Institut für Technische Informatik, University of Heidelberg
|March 2019 - Sept 2020|
|Innovation Associate||Marsi Bionics, Spain||Sept 2017 - Sept 2018|
|Postdoctoral Research Associate||Keele University, United Kingdom||Aug 2015 - July 2017|
Awards, Honours & Certificates
Paired Early Career Fellowship in Applied Research (PECFAR)
Core training on Industrial Innovation Management in the context of the European SME Innovation Associate-pilot
EASME/H2020/INNO/2016/020: Lot 2
|3 consecutive Travel Grants, COST Action 16116, Wearable Robotics|| |
|Horizon 2020 INNOSUP Programme European SME||2017|
|University of Hull Research Travel Grant||2012|
|International Fee Bursary for PhD in Engineering, University of Hull||2010|
|Oct 2010 – July 2015||Ph.D. in Engineering, University of Hull||United Kingdom|
|2005-2009||Bachelor's Biomedical Engineering, West Bengal University of Technology||India|
- Groß, S., Hidalgo, D.,Breimann, S., Stein, N., Ganguly, A., Naceri, A., & Haddadin, S. Soft Sensing Skins for Arbitrary Objects: An Automatic Framework. 2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), London, United Kingdom, 2023, pp. 12507-12513.
- Groß, S., Obwegs, L., Li, J., Castaneda, T. S., Ganguly, A., Piazza, C., & Haddadin, S. Transforming Tactile Interfaces: Tri-Axis Force Sensor for Sensory Signal Processing. World Haptics 2023
- Groß, S., Breimann, S., Ganguly, A., & Haddadin, S. (2022). A Practical Guide to Embedded 3D Printing for Soft-Skin-like Sensors. Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Proximity Perception in Robotics at IROS 2022: Towards Next-Generation Multi-Modal Sensing in Soft Structures.
- Groß, S., Breimann, S., Schwarz, S., Ganguly, A., & Haddadin, S. (2022). Embedded 3D Printing: A Cost-effective Development Platform for Tactile Sensors. In Haptics: Science, Technology, Applications: 13th International Conference on Human Haptic Sensing and Touch Enabled Computer Applications, EuroHaptics 2022, Hamburg, Germany, May 22--25, 2022, Proceedings.
- Spieker, V.*, Ganguly, A.*+, Haddadin, S., & Piazza, C. (2021). An Adaptive Multi-Modal Control Strategy to Attenuate the Limb Position Effect in Myoelectric Pattern Recognition. Sensors, 21(21), 7404. (*equal contribution, + invited paper)
- Ganguly, A., Rashidi, G., & Mombaur, K. (2021). Can Leap Motion Controller replace conventional marker-based motion capture systems ? In the XXVIII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics.
- Schimmer, J., Ganguly, A., & Mombaur, K. (2021). Analysing the impact of sensor placement on the quality of sEMG signals on the human forearm. In the XXVIII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics.
- Buchmann, D., Ganguly, A., & Mombaur, K. (2021). Video game based kinematic assessment using a Leap Motion Controller. In the XXVIII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics.
- Ganguly, A., Rashidi, G., & Mombaur, K. (2021). Comparison of the Performance of the Leap Motion ControllerTM with a Standard Marker-Based Motion Capture System. Sensors, 21(5), 1750.
- Blana, D., Van Den Bogert, A. J., Murray, W. M., Ganguly, A., Krasoulis, A., Nazarpour, K., & Chadwick, E. K. (2020). Modelbased control of individual finger movements for prosthetic hand function. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 28(3), 612-620.
- Sanz-Merodio, D., Puyuelo, G., Ganguly, A., Garces, E., Goñi, A., & Garcia, E. (2019). EXOtrainer Project Clinical Evaluation of Gait Training with Exoskeleton in Children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. In Advances in Robotics Research: From Lab to Market (pp. 211-227). Springer, Cham.
- Ganguly, A., Sanz-Merodio, D., Puyuelo, G., Goñi, A., Garces, E., & Garcia, E. (2018, October). Wearable pediatric gait exoskeleton-a feasibility study. In 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (pp. 4667-4672).
- Edward K. Chadwick, Dimitra Blana, Amartya Ganguly, Antonie J. van den Bogert & Wendy M. Murray. 2016, “Simulated gripping of an object with a real-time musculoskeletal model of the hand: application to prosthesis control”, 40th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Raleigh, NC, USA.
- Ganguly, A., Hou, M., Dobson, C.A., Vanicek, N.K. 2015, “Dominance of plantar flexors during quiet stance: A case study”, Clinical Movement Analysis across ICF, Keele University.
- Ganguly, A., Modelling of the human quiet stance with ankle joint complexity. PhD thesis 2014. University of Hull, United Kingdom
- Ganguly, A., Hou, M., Dobson, C.A., Vanicek, N.K. 2012, “A mass-spring-damper model of the human ankle complex contributing to postural balance”, The Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Berlin, Germany.
Conferences, Seminars and Talks
•Special session Symbiotic Exoskeletons: Exploring the human side. Co-organiser and Co-chair Dr Elena Garcia, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, October 2018, Madrid, Spain. (invited for proposal submission, accepted www.iros2018.org/special-sessions)
• Amartya Ganguly, COST Action 16116, Wearable Robotics for exoskeleton safety workshop, Aug 30, 2018, Netherlands (invited speaker)
• Amartya Ganguly, Cybathlon, Session, IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, Aug 2018 (invited panellist)
• Amartya Ganguly, “India and Spain: Joining hands in innovation”, Horasis India Meeting, June 2018, Malaga, Spain. (invited, panellist)
• Amartya Ganguly, COST Action 16116, Wearable Robotics, Feb 2018, Darmstadt, Germany (invited speaker)
• Simulated gripping with a real-time musculoskeletal model of the hand: application to prosthesis control, Edward K. Chadwick, Dimitra Blana, Amartya Ganguly, Antonie J van den Bogert, Wendy M Murray. Engineering the upper limb, 2016, ImechE, London, UK
• Simulated gripping of an object with a real-time musculoskeletal model of the hand: application to prosthesis control. Lead Author: Edward K Chadwick; Presenter: Amartya Ganguly (Co-author), TIPS/ISPO 2016, Glasgow, Scotland
• “Inverted pendulum model for human bipedal quiet stance”, IMechE, Speak Out for Engineering Presentation Competition, February 2014, Hull, United Kingdom
• “A mass-spring-damper model of the human ankle complex contributing to postural balance”, 10th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Berlin, Germany, April 2012 (Special session)