Swati Sondhi is currently an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Department, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala. Dr. Sondhi obtained her Ph.D. in 2015 in control system from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. Her current area of research interest includes Reduced Order Modelling, Fractional Order Control Systems, Robust Control, Robotics and Image Processing.
PhD in Control System, 2015
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
M.Tech. in Electronic Instrumentation and Control, 2011
Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala
B.Tech. in Electronics and Instrumentation, 2009
I.E.T., M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly
Amrit Kaur Bhullar, Ranjit Kaur and Swati Sondhi, “Modified Neural Network Algorithm Based Robust Design of AVR System Using the Kharitonov Theorem”, International Journal of Intelligent Systems, Wiley. vol. 37, issue 2, pp.1339-1370, 2022. SCIE Impact factor-8.709.
Swati Sondhi and Yogesh V. Hote, “Fractional order PID controller for load frequency control”, Energy Conversion and Management, Elsevier Publication, 85, 343-353, 2014. SCIE Impact Factor-8.208
Swati Sondhi and Yogesh V. Hote, “Fractional Order PID Controller for Perturbed Load Frequency Control Using Kharitonov’s Theorem”, International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Elsevier Publication. Vol. 78, pp.884-896, 2016. SCIE Impact Factor- 3.588.
Amrit Kaur Bhullar, Ranjit Kaur and Swati Sondhi, “ Enhanced Crow Search Algorithm for AVR Optimization ”, Soft Computing, Springer. 2020.SCIE Impact factor- 3.050.
Amrit Kaur Bhullar, Ranjit Kaur and Swati Sondhi, “A Novel Fuzzy Based Weighted Aggregation Based Multi Objective Function for AVR Optimization”, Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, IOP Press. 2020. SCIE Impact factor- 1.851. DOI .
Ruchika Lamba, S.K. Singla and Swati Sondhi, “ Fractional Order PID Controller for Power Control in Perturbed Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor ”, Nuclear Engineering and Design, Elsevier Publication. Vol. 323, pp.84-94, 2017. SCIE Impact factor- 1.620.
Ruchika Lamba, S.K. Singla and Swati Sondhi, “ Reduced Order Model Based FOPID Controller Design for Power Control in Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor ”, Progress in Nuclear Energy, Elsevier Publications, vol. 125, pp 103363. 2020. SCIE Impact factor- 1.508.
Swati Sondhi and Yogesh V. Hote, “ Fractional Order PI Controller with Specific Gain-Phase Margin for MABP Control “, IETE Journal of Research, Taylor & Francis. vol. 61, issue 2, pp. 142-153. 2015. SCIE Impact Factor- 1.125.
Amrit Kaur Bhullar, Ranjit Kaur and Swati Sondhi, “ Optimization of Fractional Controllers for AVR System Using Distance and Levy Flight based Crow Search Algorithm ”, IETE Journal of Research, Taylor & Francis Publication. 2020 SCIE Impact factor- 1.125.
Ruchika Lamba, S.K. Singla and Swati Sondhi, “ Design of Fractional Order PID Controller for Load Frequency Control in Perturbed two area Interconnected System ”, Electric Power Components and Systems, Taylor and Francis. vol. 47, issue 11-12, pp. 998-1011. 2019. SCIE Impact factor- 0.824.
Swati Sondhi and Yogesh V. Hote, “Relative Stability Test For Fractional Order Interval Systems Using Kharitonov’s Theorem”, Journal of Control Automation and Electrical Systems, Springer. Vol.27, issue 1, pp.1-9, 2016.
Ashutosh Bist and Swati Sondhi, “ Fractional Order Differentiator Based Filter For Edge Detection of Low Contrast Underwater Images ”, International Journal of Electronics, Electrical and Computational Systems, Academic Science. Vol.6, No.7, pp.376-383, 2017.
|SL. No||Course Title||UG/PG||Student Response %|
|1||Measurement Science and Techniques||UG||90.06|
|2||Transducers and Biosensors||UG||89.66|
|4||Advanced Control Systems||UG||85.74|
|5||Transducers and Biosensors||UG||89.12|
|6||Electrical and Electronic Sciences||UG||92.04|
|7||Optimal and Robust Control||PG||80|
|8||Robotics and Related Instrumentation||UG||90.54|
|9||Concepts in biomedical Instrumentation||UG||88.24|
|10||Analog Electronic Devices and Circuits||UG||86.8|
|11||Power Semiconductor Devices||PG||92|
|SL. No||Name||Degree||Thesis Title||Status||Year of Dissertation|
|1||Ashutosh Bisht||M.E||Fractional Order Approach for Edge Detection of Low Contrast Images||Awarded||2017|
|2||Manpreet Kaur||M.E.||Circuit Realization of Fractional Order Proportional Integral Controller for DC Motor||Awarded||2019|
|3||Mamta Bhandari||M.E.||Field Failure Rate Reduction & Lamp To LED Change In 28L Microwave Oven||Awarded||2021|
|SL. No||Name||Degree||Thesis Title||Status||Year of Registration|
|1||Ruchika Lamba||Ph.D.||Reduced Order Modelling and Control Using Advanced Techniques||Awarded||2016|
|2||Amrit Kaur||Ph.D.||Design of Improved Fractional Order Proportional-Integral-Derivative Controller Using Heuristic Optimization Techniques||Awarded||2016|
|3||Ashutosh Bisht||Ph.D.||Design And Analysis Of Fractional Order Controller For UAV System||Ongoing||2017|
|4||Manpreet Kaur||Ph.D.||A Fractional Order Approach for Controlling Robotic Arm||Ongoing||2019|
Capstone Project Coordinator for B.E. E.I.C. (2016-2019): Capstone project is a 1 year long major project that has to be undertaken by every B.E. E.I.C. student in 6th and 7th semester. The responsibility as coordinator includes allotment of projects and supervisors to the students and conduction of continuous evaluation in various stages throughout the year.
Faculty In-charge Instrumentation and Control Laboratory (2016-present): Instrumentation and control laboratory is one of the major and very important labs in the department. It serves a number of subjects relating to industrial measurement and control systems. It is being used by U.G., P.G. and Ph.D. students. The responsibility as faculty in-charge includes maintenance of the lab apparatuses and procurement of new and updated instruments from time to time as per the needs of various curriculums.
Coordinator M.E. Electronic Instrumentation and Control (2019-present): The responsibility includes coordinating various activities like scheme updating, conducting evaluations, conducting dissertations etc. for M.E. Electronic Instrumentation & Control students. It also involves strategic planning for publicity of the program.
“I can’t forget the day when I shared my random tech idea with Ma’am and how her response to it changed my life. She taught me how to build a working prototype out of an idea. Under her supervision I executed interdisciplinary projects without much trouble. The publications from the projects have helped me to stand out of the crowd in my career.”
“The first thing that is required to be mentioned here is that, once she is your mentor, she will always be and that too a great one. We had our final year project with her. Even though we belong to mechatronics background, she took us under her care. Even if that meant extra work. There were points when we ( I ) were (was) angry and frustrated, but she guided us properly. Sometimes I didn’t understand things that I was doing., But I had blind Faith in her and it paid us well. We had the best project in that year. We got the first rank and prize for the same. Let me tell you, if you are not able to perform under her guidance, then it is because you didn’t work yourself. For every obstacle, she will be standing behind you and pushing you to reach further. As a mentor, as a teacher, as a guide, as a counselor, as a friend - she is really great. Thank you ma’am for always supporting us.”
“Hi, Dr. Swati Sondhi, a name that will remain in my heart forever. Ma’am working with you and learning from you made me understand the exact meaning of the word mentor. Nothing used to be difficult for me while working with you, whether it was project related research or a subject related query, you were always there for helping me out. Working with you on technical projects not only gave me an exposure towards modern day technology but also made the Instrumentation field interesting for me. I would not be wrong in saying that you are one of the main reason behind my stable and successful life today. Keep motivating and keep inspiring. All the best ma’am.”
“One can always learn from textbooks, but a substitute for a teacher is irreplaceable. Working under Dr. Swati Sondhi helped me in getting things done in a perfect way. Not only by managing but also supporting the students with the technicalities that arises. Apart from being such a great mentor and teacher, she is a humble person and is always ready to help. She has always motivated me in every aspect of my life whether it is something personal or is something related to my studies. Thank you for keeping our hopes high.”
“I recently completed my four years of undergraduate program from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology in Electronics (Instrumentation and Control) Engg and am currently employed as Project Engineer with Wirpo Ltd. In our third year of B.E. program we are required to undertake a major engineering project which generally runs through the whole year and is of around 8 credit score. We are required to work under the guidance of faculty of the respective branches in order to deliver a successful end product (result). Our group of three batch mates, including me, requested Dr. Swati Sondhi to come on board with us and be our mentor for the Capstone project as we have been taught by her earlier and we knew about her excellent supportive nature and of course her extraordinary leadership skill. Having worked with ma’am for almost a year, and being able to deliver our project among the top two in our batch, I am very grateful for her meticulous and dedicated guidance through the complete period of our project. In my opinion, we couldn’t have received a better mentorship with various insights related to the methodology of the project work and step by step direction leading to the end product. And moreover, not just limited to being our project guide, I can always look up for guidance in ma’am for my future endeavours as well!”
This was my capstone (final year) project and was very critical for me and my team. We worked on Robotic Operating System using Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping with very high end depth camera (Orbbec Astra pro). After being taught subjects like Robotics and Advance Control Systems, we wanted ma’am to mentor us for the final year project.
Her vision and capacity to make concepts easy for us in subjects were primary reasons for aligning with her for this project. She has a very strong hold on subjects like control systems, robotics, image processing and hands on knowledge on specialized soft wares and tools. Since our project involved a combination of image processing and control systems, we thought that ma’am would be an amazing mentor to have.
Once we had thought about the project idea, she mentored us thoroughly by sitting with us and discussing the various stages, drawing a timeline for us and discussing each part step by step. We worked on small pieces and then went and collaborated with ma’am. From hardcore software to hardware, she is always willing to dig in depth and provides us more clarity on concepts and their applications. Unlike others, she went a mile ahead to research herself and bring clarity to us wherever we got stuck. Apart from the project, she also opened up the world of research publications for us. Although, the first attempt for us was unsuccessful, but writing a conference paper for an international conference gave us a huge exposure on this end.
Apart from her technical expertise, she is the friendliest teacher I have come across. Be it any problem, she has been the go to person for me. I can never thank her enough for always being there and helping me get out of troubles. She has always facilitated growth for me by providing me the right opportunities, environment and exposure.
WHERE DID IT HELP?
In the interviews I gave, for campus placements, the subjects taught by her were always on tips and have helped me answer questions easily without much revision. The project I worked on, has given me a lot of knowledge on emerging technologies like ROS, Image Processing and tools like Matlab, Solidworks, etc. Whenever I have appeared in an interview, I am always asked questions on these tools and I can answer all the questions easily.
In the interview for Capgemini, I was asked about robotics and automation, and my projects in the same field and I feel that having a good grasp on various technologies and subjects of interest have played a major role in getting me this job