Dr Yogesh Kumar Meena, PhD

Post-Doctoral Researcher | AI-Software Development Engineer (KTP Associate)
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Photo of Yogesh Meena I'm an AI-Software Development Engineer in School of CSEE at University of Essex. In this role, I am working on the Innovate UK funded AI-assisted smart off-site communication in property development project in knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) with Mersea Homes. Prior to this I was a Postdoctoral Research Officer in Future Interaction Technology Lab at Swansea University where I worked on the EPSRC funded PV Interfaces project in collaboration with Google, DST Innovations, and IIT Bombay. Prior to that I was a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the School of Computing, Engineering, and Intelligent Systems at Ulster University Londonderry, Visiting Research Fellow at Center for Mechatronics at IIT Kanpur, and a PhD student in Computer Science at the Ulster University.

My work focuses into two main directions: (1) to deliver intelligent technologies and systems; and (2) to transform community health and care. In particular, I have contributed towards development of novel human-centred technologies conducive for use by the elderly, people with disabilities, children with dyslexia, emergent users, and non-tech savvy users.

Research Interests

  • Artificial intelligence/Machine Learning(AI/ML)
  • Human-Computer Interaction (H-CI)
  • Sensor-Driven Interaction (Eye-Gaze, EMG, sEMG, EEG)
  • Accessibility Interfaces and Emerging Markets
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and Sustainability

Publications

Journal Articles

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Y. K. Meena, H. Cecotti, K. Wong-Lin, G. Prasad: “Design and evaluation of an adaptive multimodal multimode virtual keyboard” Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, 2019

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D. Rathee, A. Chowdhury, Y. K. Meena, A. Dutta, S. McDonough, G. Prasad: “Brain-Machine Interface Driven Post-stroke Upper-limb Functional Recovery Correlates with Beta-band Mediated Cortical Networks” IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 2019

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A. Chowdhury, H. Raza, Y. K. Meena, A. Dutta, G. Prasad: “An EEG-EMG correlation-based brain-computer interface for hand orthosis supported neuro-rehabilitation” Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 2019

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Y. K. Meena, H. Cecotti, K. Wong-Lin, A. Dutta, G. Prasad: “Towards Optimization of Gaze-Controlled Human-Computer Interaction: Application to Hindi Virtual Keyboard for Stroke Patients” IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 2018

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A. Chowdhury, S. S. Nishad, Y. K. Meena, A. Dutta, G. Prasad: “Hand-Exoskeleton Assisted Progressive Neurorehabilitation using Impedance Adaptation based Challenge Level Adjustment Method” IEEE Transactions on Haptics, 2018

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A. Chowdhury, Y. K. Meena, H. Raza, A. Dutta, B. Bhushan, A. K. Uttam, N. Pandey, A. Bajpai, G. Prasad: “Active physical practice followed by mental practice using BCI-driven hand exoskeleton: a pilot trial for clinical effectiveness and usability” IEEE journal of biomedical and health informatics, 2018

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A. Chowdhury, H. Raza, Y. K. Meena, A. Dutta, G. Prasad: “Online Covariate Shift Detection based Adaptive Brain-Computer Interface to Trigger Hand Exoskeleton Feedback for Neuro-Rehabilitation” IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, 2017

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Y. K. Meena, Shashank, V. P. Singh: “Text Documents Clustering using Genetic Algorithm and Discrete Differential Evolution” Journal of Computer Applications, 2012

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Y. K. Meena, A. Singh, A. S. Chandel: “Distributed Multi-Tier Energy-Efficient Clustering” International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering, 2012

27.

Y. K. Meena, A. Trivedi: “A Novel Protocol for IP Traceback to Detect DDoS Attack” International Journal of Computer Science Issues, 2012

Book Chapters

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Y. K. Meena, A. Trivedi: “Performance Improvement of Clustered WSN by Using Multi-Tier Clustering” Handbook of Research on Progressive Trends in Wireless Communications and Networking, IGI Global, 2014

Conference Proceedings

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D.K. Raju, K. Seunarine, T. Reitmaier, G. Thomas, Y. K. Meena, C. Zhang, A. Pockett, J. Pearson, S. Robinson, M. Carnie, D. Sahoo, M. Jones: “PV-Pix: Slum Community Co-design of Self-Powered Deformable Smart Messaging Materials” Accepted to appear in Proceedings of CHI'21. Yokohama, May 2021

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C. Sorescu, Y. K. Meena, D. Sahoo: “PViMat: A Self-Powered Portable and Rollable Large Area Gestural Interface Using Indoor Light” In Proceedings of UIST EA'20. Minneapolis, October 2020

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Y. K. Meena, K. Seunarine, D. Sahoo, S. Robinson, J. Pearson, C. Zhang, M. Carnie, A. Pockett, A. Prescott, S. Thomas, K. Lee, M. Jones: “PV-Tiles: Towards Closely-Coupled Photovoltaic and Digital Materials for Useful, Beautiful and Sustainable Interactive Surfaces” In Proceedings of CHI'20. Honolulu, April 2020

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Y. K. Meena, N. Arora, X. D. Yang, M. Löchtefeld, M. Carnie, H. Henze, S. Hodges, M. Jones, G. D. Abowd: “SelfSustainableCHI: Self-Powered Sustainable Interfaces and Interactions” In Proceedings of CHI EA'20. Honolulu, April 2020

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K. Seunarine, Y. K. Meena, D. Sahoo, S. Robinson, J. Pearson, S. Thomas, A. Pockett, G. Thomas, M. Carnie, M. Jones: “Photovoltaic Materials for the Design of Self-Powered Interfaces and Interactions using Shadow Detection” In Proceedings of SelfSustainableCHI'20 Workshop. Honolulu, April 2020

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S. Thomas, A. Pockett, M. Spence, M. Carnie, Y. K. Meena, K. Seunarine: “Perovskite Powered Internet of Things” In Proceedings of SelfSustainableCHI'20 Workshop. Honolulu, April 2020

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C. Sorescu, Y. K. Meena, D. Sahoo: “Potential of Large Area Photovoltaic Sheets as Indoor Interactive Surfaces” In Proceedings of SelfSustainableCHI'20 Workshop. Honolulu, April 2020

18.

H. Cecotti, Y. K. Meena, B. Bhushan, A. Dutta, G. Prasad: “A multiscript gaze-based assistive virtual keyboard” In Proceedings of IEEE-EMBC 2019, Berlin, 2019

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Y. K. Meena, A. Chowdhury, U. Sharma, H. Cecotti, B. Bhushan, A. Dutta, G. Prasad: “A Hindi Virtual Keyboard Interface with Multimodal Feedback: A Case Study with a Dyslexic Child” In Proceedings of BCS HCI 2018, Belfast, 2018

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H. Cecotti, Y. K. Meena, G. Prasad: “A multimodal virtual keyboard using eye-tracking and hand gesture detection” In Proceedings of IEEE-EMBC 2018, Honolulu, 2018

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D. Rathee, Y. K. Meena, A. Chowdhury, A. Dutta, S. McDonough, G. Prasad: “Functional Whole-brain Connectivity using Magnetoencephalography to Identify the Neuro-biomarkers of Brain-machine Interface driven stroke recovery” In Proceedings of BIOMAG 2018 , Philadelphia, 2018

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D. Rathee, Y. K. Meena, A. Chowdhury, A. Dutta, S. McDonough, G. Prasad: “MEG resting state functional connectivity based correlates of Brain-Machine Interface driven upper-limb stroke recovery” In Proceedings of MEG UK 2018 , Londonderry, 2018

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Y. K. Meena, H. Cecotti, K. Wong-Lin, G. Prasad: “A multimodal interface to resolve the Midas-Touch problem in gaze controlled wheelchair” In Proceedings of IEEE-EMBC 2017, Seogwipo, 2017

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Y. K. Meena, K. Wong-Lin, H. Cecotti, G. Prasad: “Hybrid brain-computer interface for effective communication of decisions” In Proceedings of EGPROC 2017, Galway, 2017

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G. Prasad, A. Chowdhury, H. Raza, Y. K. Meena, A. Dutta: “Combining Mental and Physical Practice Using Brain Computer Interface Driven Hand Exoskelton for Personalized Post-Stroke Neuro-Rehabilitation” In Proceedings of TMED 2017, Londonderry, 2017

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Y. K. Meena, H. Cecotti, K. Wong-Lin, G. Prasad:“A novel multimodal gaze-controlled Hindi virtual keyboard for disabled users” In Proceedings of IEEE-SMC 2016, Budapest, 2016

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Y. K. Meena, A. Chowdhury, H. Cecotti, K. Wong-Lin, S. S. Nishad, A. Dutta, G. Prasad: “EMOHEX: An eye tracker based mobility and hand exoskeleton device for assisting disabled people” In Proceedings of IEEE-SMC 2016, Budapest, 2016

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Y. K. Meena, H. Cecotti, K. Wong-Lin, G. Prasad: “Powered wheelchair control with a multimodal interface using eye-tracking and soft-switch” In Proceedings of TMED 2015, Londonderry, pp.1, 2015

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Y. K. Meena, H. Cecotti, K. Wong-Lin, G. Prasad: “Towards increasing the number of commands in a hybrid brain-computer interface with combination of gaze and motor imagery” In Proceedings of IEEE-EMBC 2015, Milan, 2015

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Y. K. Meena, G. Prasad, H. Cecotti, K. Wong-Lin: “Simultaneous gaze and motor imagery hybrid bci increases single-trial detection performance: a compatible incompatible study” In Proceedings of IEEE-EMBS, Pavia, 2015

5.

D. O'Doherty, Y. K. Meena, H. Raza, H. Cecotti, G. Prasad: “Exploring gaze-motor imagery hybrid brain-computer interface design” In Proceedings of IEEE-BIBM, Belfast, 2014

4.

Y. K. Meena, K.V. Arya, R. Kala: “Classification using redundant mapping in modular neural networks” In Proceedings of IEEE-NaBIC, Fukuoka, 2010

3.

V. Pardan, Y. K. Meena, P. Swarnakar: “Endangered National Heritage: Repercussions of large/medium scale industries and human activities on Gwalior Fort” In Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Climate Change & Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, Gwalior, 2009

Patents

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Y. K. Meena, H. Cecotti, K. Wong-Lin, G. Prasad. System for augmentative and alternative communication for people with severe speech and motor disabilities. Indian Patent No. 340756, WO2019167052A1

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Y. K. Meena, G. Prasad.A system and method for optimizing gaze-controlled GUI for human computer interface. WO2019167053A1

Other Work

Contact

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  • Company Address: Eagle House, 45 Kingsland Rd, West Mersea, Colchester CO5 8RA, UK
  • University Address: School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, Essex University, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, UK, Colchester, CO4 3SQ, UK