RAVI KISHORE PRATAPA
24489 Buchanan Ct, Apt-1884 Telephone: ***-***-****Farmington Hills, MI-48835 Email: ****@***.***
PROFILE I am an accomplished electrical engineer with specialization in electric machines, industrial experience with PLCs and academic training in financial accounting, managerial statistics and information systems. I am looking for a full time opportunity which compliments my knowledge and skills.
EDUCATION Master of Science (M.S), Electrical Engineering (Thesis Program) May-2010Louisiana State University and A&M College (LSU), Baton Rouge, LA. (GPA: 3.38/4.0)
Bachelor of Engineering (B.E), Electrical and Electronics Engineering(E.E.E) May-2005Anna University, India. (GPA: 3.7/4.0)
RELEVANT COURSE WORK Electrical Engineering: Power Systems , High Voltage Engineering, Energy Utilization and Conservation, Solid State Relays, Protection and Switchgear, Electric Machines, Control Systems, Power Electronics, Advanced Electric drives (using SIMULINK), Integrated Circuits, Electronic Circuits and Digital Signal Processing.
Management courses: Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Managerial Statistics, Information Systems, Finance and Marketing AdministrationTECHNICAL SOFTWARE SKILLS
FEA package: Finite Element Method Magnetics (FEMM 4.2)Application package: SIEMENS S-7200 PLC programming, L- EDIT, P-SPICE and B^2 LOGICDesign, Drafting and Modeling packages: 2D & 3D AutoCAD, CORELMATH package: MATLAB R2009a.Computer Skills: Windows 95/98/NT/XP, C, C++, MS Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop.
EXPERIENCEGraduate Assistant, Dept. of Computer Science, LSU Jan’08-May‘10• Worked as Editorial Assistant for ‘Data and Knowledge Engineering’ journal.• Periodic statistical analysis and estimation of journal performance parameters such as acceptance rate and rejection rate using EXCEL.• Assisted the Editor-in-chief in accepting, rejecting and other decisions of various papers submitted to the journal.
Internship, Graduate Intern, Quest Automation LLC, Houston Aug’07-Dec’07 • PLC programmer for Siemens PLCs used in ‘Mandrel inspection project’.• Monitored wiring diagrams of ‘Mandrel inspection project’ and ‘Key safety inspection’ project.• Designed electrical and mechanical components of various smaller projects.• Documented manual for ‘Key safety inspection’ project.
Graduate Assistant, Dept. of Renewable Natural Resources, LSU Jan‘07-May‘07• Programmed MATLAB codes using Spatial Econometrics tool box to find out factors contributing to probability of sawmill presence in various states in USA.• Collection of data needed for MATLAB programs and analysis of data using EXCEL.
Graduate Assistant, Dept. of Agronomy, LSU Jan‘07-May’07 • Statistical analysis of productivity of various soybean varieties using EXCEL.• Analysis of soybean crop productivity and providing technical assistance to the research in computer applications in analysis of soybean research results.
Internship, Student Intern, WIPRO ePeripherals Ltd. Hyderabad, India Dec‘04-Apr‘05 • Designed a ‘Fly back’ type SMPS battery charger using TINY SWITCH.• Assisted senior design engineers in designing battery charger circuit using TOP SWITCH.
PROJECTSModeling and Analysis of RFTWTRPM Motor, Thesis project, LSU Jan‘07- Dec‘09• Designed and optimized 2-D model of RADIAL FLUX TOROIDALLY WOUND TWIN-ROTOR PERMANENT MAGNET (RFTWTRPM) motors using Finite Element Method Magnetics (FEMM 4.2) software.• Analyzed electro-mechanical parameters of RFTWTRPM motor using FEMM 4.2 software.• Simulated and analyzed the RFTWTRPM motor model performance as a brushless DC motor using SIMULINK/MATLAB.
Statistical Analysis of NBA player salary, Term project, LSU Nov’09-Dec’09• Analyzed NBA player performance using descriptive statistics, regression models and correlation analysis using EXCEL.• Worked with an interdisciplinary group with members from accounting, finance and engineering backgrounds. Design of Double-sided Linear Induction motor, Term project, LSU Sept’08-Dec’08• Designed and optimized 2-D model of Double-sided Linear Induction motor using Finite Element Method Magnetics (FEMM 4.0) software.• Simulated and analyzed the motor performance as a brushless DC motor using SIMULINK/MATLAB.
Mandrel inspection project, Internship at Quest Automation, Houston Sep’07-Dec’07 • Tested and implemented PLC program that directs the robot, rotary table and sensors for inspecting mandrels.• Designed circuit panel using CAD and implemented the wiring distribution for the panel.• Tested the operation of displacement of pressure valves and machine vision cameras.
Key inspection project, Internship at Quest Automation, Houston Aug’07-Sep’07 • Designed circuit panel using CAD and implemented the wiring distribution for the panel.• Documented manual for ‘Key safety inspection’ project.
Adaptive equalization using LMS equalizer and Decision feedback equalizer, Term project, LSU Mar’07-May’07• Composed a code in C and then in MATLAB for the linear LMS equalizer and nonlinear equalizer (Decision feedback equalizer). • Compared the relative performances of the two equalizers for various channels of data transmission.
Design of 4-Bit Binary Synchronous Counter, Term project, LSU Sept’06-Dec’06• Designed and optimized synchronous counter using L-EDIT software.• Analyzed counter performance and circuit output using P-SPICE software.
Design of Fly back type battery charger, Internship, WIPRO ePeripherals Ltd. India Dec‘04-Apr‘05• Designed a ‘Fly back’ type SMPS battery charger using TINY SWITCH. This circuit functions as a back-up power supply to a computer during power cuts.• Tested and implemented the battery charger circuit on a PCB layout by providing heat sink.
ACTIVITIES & AWARDS• Obtained a BEC (VANTAGE) certificate from UNIVERSITY of CAMBRIDGE for proficiency in communication skills. • Obtained a merit certificate for outstanding performance in academics while pursuing under graduation.• Obtained a merit scholarship from TANA (Telugu Association of North America) for FALL 2006 semester in MS.• Editor of 'ELECTRA'- an Electrical engineering departmental magazine during under graduation.• Member of AID, MBAA associations.
REFERENCES• Prof. Ernest A.Mendrela, Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5901. Ph: ***-***-****E-mail: ****@***.***• Dr. Arthur Shr, Post Doctoral Researcher at Dr. Peter Chen’s Research Lab, Department of Computer Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. Ph: ***-***-****E-mail: ****@***.***