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power systems engineer , computer consultant

Murugesan Ponnavaikko, Indian power systems engineer, computer consultant. Achievements include inventor of mathematical tools for optimal distribution system planning including quadratic mixed integer programming, two-level optimization technique, mathematical model for conductor gradation and new mathematical models; development of nomograms for distribution feeder analysis and design and ready reckoner; pioneer in distribution system planning.

Background

Ponnavaikko, Murugesan was born on March 7, 1946 in Sengamedu, Tamilnadu, India. Son of Murugesan Udaiyar and Ponnikkannu Murugesan.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering, College Engineering Guindy, Madras, India, 1969. Master of Science in Engineering, College Engineering Guindy, Madras, India, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, 1983.

Career

Assistant engineer Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, Madras, 1969-1976. Design engineer Bharat Heavy Elecs. Ltd., New Delhi, 1976-1977.

Chief project engineer Rural Electrification Corporation, 1977-1986. Professor electrical engineering Higher Institute Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Hoon, Libya, 1986-1989. Professor, head computer science and engineering Mookambigai College Engineering, Tiruchirappali, India, 1989-1993, Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirappali, 1993-1995, Crescent Engineering College, Madras, India, since 1995.

Consultant Tata Consultant Engineers, Bombay, 1990-1996. Expert panelist Tamil Nadu Government, since 1993, chairman board studies computer science Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, 1994-1996, course director Master of Philisophy program. Advisor, board secretary Electrical Construction Company, Tripoli, Libya, 1984-1985.

Member computer science board studies Madras University, 1995-1999, director Hindustan Robotics, Ltd., India, since 1992. Chairman textbook committee in computer science Tamil Nadu Textbook Corporation, Madras, 1995-1997. Chairman board studies in computer science and engineering Madras University, since 1999, member academy council, 1996-1998.

Member subordinate-committee state level task force on information technological, Government of Tamilorandu, since 1998.

Achievements

  • Achievements include inventor of mathematical tools for optimal distribution system planning including quadratic mixed integer programming, two-level optimization technique, mathematical model for conductor gradation and new mathematical models. Development of nomograms for distribution feeder analysis and design and ready reckoner. Pioneer in distribution system planning.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor textbooks both in Tamil and English. Editor Technology Journal Higher Institute Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Cascade, Technology Journal Crescent Engineering College.

Membership

President Indian Cmty, Hoon, Libya, 1987-1989. President staff club Crescent Engineering College, Madras, 1995-1996. Treasurer Tamilnadu Electricity Board, Engineers Association Madras, 1972-1973.

Senior member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior student counselor since 1995), Indian Society Technology Education (life), Computer Society India (chairman 1993-1995), Indian Officers Association (life).

Connections

Married Booma Vijayagopal, June 2, 1974. Children: P. Poongovan, P. Kovendhan.

father:
Murugesan Udaiyar

mother:
Ponnikkannu Murugesan

spouse:
Booma Vijayagopal

child:
P. Poongovan Ponnavaikko

child:
P. Kovendhan Ponnavaikko