Dr. Aswini N

Assistant Professor
  • Teaching


Dr. Aswini N holds a PhD from Visveswaraya Technological University (VTU) and Masters in VLSI Design and Embedded Systems from RNS Institute of Technology, Bengaluru. She has done her BTech in Applied Electronics and Instrumentation from College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala University. Her PhD research was on Drone Obstacle detection and distance estimation using Computer Vision. Her research areas include object detection and avoidance algorithms for Autonomous Navigation of Unmanned Vehicles. Dr. Aswini joined PESU in August 2023.


  • BTech (Applied Electronics & Instrumentation), Kerala University (CET, Trivandrum), 2002

  • MTech (VLSI Design Embedded Systems), Visvesvaraya Technological University (RNSIT, Bengaluru), 2011

  • PhD (Drone Image Processing), Visvesvaraya Technological University (RNSIT, Bengaluru), 2021


  • Guest Lecturer, College of Engineering, Trivandrum, 2002 - 2003

  • Lecturer, Marian Engineering College, Trivandrum, 2003 - 2004

  • Lecturer, BNMIT, Bengaluru, 2004 - 2004

  • Lecturer, HEA Polytechnic, Bengaluru, 2008 - 2009

  • Assistant Professor, MV College of Engineering, Bengaluru, 2011 - 2018

  • Assistant Professor, CMR Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, 2019 - 2023

  • Assistant Professor, PES University, 2023 - Till date

Additional Information

  • Reviewer for various reputed International journals

  • Headed Centre of Excellence Drones, CMRIT (2021-23).

  • Organized Short Term Training Program (STTP) on Innovative Drone Design, Calibration and Applications ( 30th May 2022 – 10th June 2022) in collaboration with IIC at CMRIT.

  • Organized Faculty Development Programs on Drones and Autonomous Systems (2nd May 2023 – 6th May 2023) at CMRIT.

  • Attended various Faculty Development Programs, Conferences and Workshops.

  • Department NBA Co-Ordinator at MVJCE (2015-18).

  • Part of NAAC accreditation team at MVJCE and CMRIT.

  • Life Member – Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)

  • Life Member Institution of Engineers (IEI) India.


  • Highly Recommended Award for the Paper “UAV and Obstacle Sensing Techniques – a perspective”, published in International Journal of Intelligent Unmanned systems, (2018) Emerald Publishers, UK.

  • Completed various NPTEL Swayam MOOC Courses

  • Drone training completed under Dr. S N Omkar, Chief Research Scientist, Aerospace Department, IISC Bengaluru.

  • Knowledge of building and calibrating a Quad copter using Mission planner software

  • Filed 5 Patents, 1 Published, 1 waiting for examination


  • Digital Image Processing

  • Analog Circuit Deisgn

  • Analog Electronics

  • Power Electronics

  • Basic Electronics


  • Headed Centre of Excellence Drones, CMRIT (2021-23).

  • Department NBA Co-Ordinator at MVJCE (2015-18).

Research Interest

  • Drone Image/Data Processing

  • Autonomous Vehicles

  • Obstacle Detection and Avoidance

  • Computer Vision

  • VLSI Design


  • N Aswini, E Krishna Kumar, S V Uma, “UAV and Obstacle Sensing Techniques- A perspective (2018)”, International Journal of Intelligent Unmanned Systems (IJIUS), UK, Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 32-46.

  • Aswini N, Uma S V, “Obstacle avoidance and distance measurement for Unmanned Aerial vehicles using monocular vision”, International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE) Vol.9, No.5, October2019, pp. 3504~3511ISSN: 2088-8708, doi: 10.11591/ijece. v9i5.pp3504-351

  • Aswini N, Uma SV, “Onboard Obstacle Sensing Mechanism for Drones Using Monocular Camera”, ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences (ISSN 1819-6608), 2020, 15 (7), 949-953.

  • Aswini N, Uma SV, and Akhilesh V, “Drone to Obstacle Distance Estimation Using YOLO V3 Network and Mathematical Principles”, in IOP: Journal of Physics.

  • Aswini N., Uma S.V. (2019) “Obstacle Detection in Drones Using Computer Vision Algorithm”. in: Thampi S., Marques O., Krishnan S., Li KC., Ciuonzo D., Kolekar M. (eds) Advances in Signal Processing and Intelligent Recognition Systems. SIRS 2018. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 968. Springer, Singapore.

  • Aswini N., Uma S.V, “Drone Image De-Noising and Feature Extraction”, in IEEE International Conference for Innovation in Technology (INOCON) Bengaluru, India, Nov 6-8, 2020

  • Aswini N., Uma S.V, “Drone Object Detection using Deep Learning Algorithms” in IEEE ICIRCA 2021 Organized by RVS College of Engineering and Technology, held during 2-4 September 2021 at Coimbatore India

  • Aswini N, Uma S V, “Video Stabilization for Drone Surveillance System” Sixteenth International Conference on Information Processing (ICInPro-2021), organized by UVCE, Bengaluru and published in Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) Series, Springer

  • C. Y. Foo, Parvathy Rajendran, Aswini N, Vijayanandh Raja, Elango Natarajan, Chun Kit Ang “A Fast-Compressive Tracking Integrated with Differential Evolution to Optimise Object Tracking Performance”, IEEE 19th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), 26 – 28 August 2023, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Aswini. N and R. Hegde, "Real Time Traffic Monitoring using YOLO V5," 2023 5th International Conference on Inventive Research in Computing Applications (ICIRCA), Coimbatore, India, 2023, pp. 572-576, doi: 10.1109/ICIRCA57980.2023.10220896.

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