Ramasubba Reddy M


Ph.D., Faculty of Engineering, IIS, Bangalore, India(1991). Topic of Ph.D. - Delineation of component waves, P, QRS and T in a given ECG signal by modeling, filtering and nonlinear transform techniques.

B.Tech., Electronics and Communication Engineering - Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India (1982).



 An experienced teacher cum researcher in the areas of BiomedicaI Instrumentation, Signal and Image Processing with B.Tech. in Electronics and   Communication Engineering and Ph.D. in Biomedical Signal processing is currently working as professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Department   of    Applied Mechanics & Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.

 Research Interest

  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Physiological Modeling
  • Biomedical Signal & Image Processing
  • Brain Computer Interface

 Office Location

   Biomedical Instrumentation and Signal Processing Lab,
   Department of Applied Mechanics  & Biomedical Engineering ,
   Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai - 600036.
   Office: +91-44 2257 4057
   Fax : +91 44 2257 4052
   Email: rsreddy@iitm.ac.in

 Professional experience

  January 2012 - present

   Professor on HAG scale

    Indian Institute Technology Madras, India.

  January 2004 - January 2012


    Indian Institute Technology Madras, India.

  October 2000 - January 2004

   Assosiate Professor

    Indian Institute Technology Madras, India.

  March 1993 - October 2000

   Assistant Professor,

    Indian Institute Technology Madras, India.

  December 1992 - February 1993

   Visiting faculty

    Indian Institute Technology Madras, India.

  October 1991 - October 1992

   Visiting Scientist

   Department of clinical physiology, Lunds university hospital, Sweden.

   Indian Institute Technology Madras, India.

 Membership of Organizations

  • Life member of Biomedical Society of India
  • Life member of Indian Society of Biomechanics
  • Life member of Indian Society of Applied Mechanics
  • Member of IEEE

 Conduction of Conferences

  • During February 22-24, 1996 the 5th National Conference was conducted at IIT Madras. In this conference I have participated actively in coordinating different activities of the conference.
  • During December 15-17, 1999 and April 1-3, 2004 the International Conferences on Medical Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures were conducted at IIT Madras. In these conferences actively participated in coordinating different activities of the conference.
  • As sole initiator and secretary, a national symposium was organized on Alternative Medicine and Biomedical Engineering (AMBE 2006) during June 12-13, 2006 at IIT Madras.
  • Served in various committees at different capacities in organizing conferences at IIT Madras and outside.

 Other Information

  • Served as the Head of Applied Mechanics Department at IIT Madras for six years.
  • Served as the Head of Biomedical Engineering Group, Applied Mechanics Department at IIT Madras for more than six years.
  • Rendered service for corporate activities of IITM at different administrative positions, Chairman of different committees, Warden, etc.
  • Served as member of faculty recruitment committees of different IITs, NITs, Universities, UPSC.
  • Reviewed several papers for journal publication and evaluated M.S. and Ph.D. theses of IITs, NITs and other Universities.
  • Participated as a member of Indian delegation on “Brain Imaging” in the trilateral meeting of India-Canada-Israel.
  • Attended many National and International conferences and chaired several sessions.
  • As a coordinator, conducted CCE short term courses for Biomedical Engineering faculty of other Institutions.
  • Developed Signal Processing facilities in the Bioelectronics Laboratory of BME Group at IITM.
  • Delivered several keynote lectures/ seminars of invited nature to various groups like, Faculty, Research scholars, Doctors, Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.

 Selected Publications

  • Kiran Kumar G R and M Ramasubba Reddy, Designing a Sum of Squared Correlations framework for enhancing SSVEP based BCIs, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, October 2019. DOI:10.1109/TNSRE.2019.2941349.
  • Kiran Kumar G R and M Ramasubba Reddy, Latent common source extraction via a generalized canonical correlation framework for frequency recognition in SSVEP based brain–computer interfaces, Journal of Neural Engineering, May 2019. DOI:10.1088/1741-2552/ab13d1.
  • V. Sridevi, M. Ramasubba Reddy, K. Srinivasan, K. Radhakrishnan, C. Rathore, and D. S. Nayak, Improved Patient-Independent System for Detection of Electrical Onset of Seizures, Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, October 2018. DOI:10.1097/wnp.0000000000000533.
  • A. Alex and M. Ramasubba Reddy, Application of meshless local Petrov Galerkin method (MLPG5) for EIT forward problem, Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express, July 2018. DOI:10.1088/2057-1976/aace4e.
  • Kiran Kumar G R and M Ramasubba Reddy, Periodic component analysis as a spatial filter for SSVEP-based brain-computer interface, Journal of Neuroscience Methods, June 2018. DOI:10.1016/j.jneumeth.2018.06.003.
  • P K Priya and M R Reddy, Simulation Study of Initiation Mechanisms of Torsade de Pointes in a Two Dimensional Cardiac Tissue, Computers in Biology and Medicine Journal, August 2017. DOI:10.1016/j.compbiomed.2017.08.017.
  • P K Priya and M R Reddy, S. Seshadri, and B. Raghavan, Development of a training phantom for compression breast elastography - comparison of various elastography systems and numerical simulations, Journal of Electrocardiology, June 2017. DOI:10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2017.01.016
  • K. Manickam, M. R. Reddy, Study of Factors affecting the progression and termination of Drug Induced Torsade de Pointes in Two Dimensional Cardiac Tissue, Journal of Medical Imaging, December 2015. DOI:10.1117/1.jmi.2.4.047002
  • V Jaganathan and M R Reddy, An improved variable density sampling for compressive sampling MRI, Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, August 2015. DOI:10.1166/jmihi.2015.1439
  • V Jaganathan and M R Reddy, A robust adaptive sampling method for faster acquisition of MR images, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, June 2015. DOI:10.1016/j.mri.2015.01.008
  • M Kavitha, M R Reddy and S Suresh, Characterization of bio mechanical prop¬erties of agar based tissue mimicking phantoms for ultrasound stiffness imaging techniques, Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, July 2014. DOI:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2014.03.017
  • M Kavitha, M. R. Reddy and S Suresh, Contrast Transfer Efficiency of Ultrasound Elastography—A Simulation Study, Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, March 2014. DOI:10.1166/jmihi.2014.1216
  • M Kavitha, M R Reddy and S Suresh, Study of ultrasound stiffness imaging methods using tissue mimicking phantoms, Ultrasonics, February 2014. DOI:10.1016/j.ultras.2013.08.018
  • Dauwels, K. Srinivasan, M. R. Reddy and A. Cichocki, Near-Lossless Multichannel EEG Compression Based on Matrix and Tensor Decompositions, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, May 2013. DOI:10.1109/titb.2012.2230012
  • Dauwels, K. Srinivasan and M. R. Reddy, Multichannel EEG Compression: Wavelet-Based Image and Volumetric Coding Approach, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, January 2013. DOI:10.1109/titb.2012.2194298
  • Dauwels, K. Srinivasan and M. R. Reddy, A two-dimensional approach for lossless EEG compression, Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, October 2011. DOI:10.1016/j.bspc.2011.01.004
  • J Dauwels, K Srinivasan, M Ramasubba Reddy and T Musha, FB Vialatte, Slowing and loss of complexity in Alzheimer’s EEG: two sides of the same coin?, Intl. Journal of Alzheimer’s disease, February 2011. DOI:10.4061/2011/539621
  • R. Malathi and M. R. S. Reddy, Effect of Sodium Channels on Initiation of Spiral Waves in the Ventricular Tissue - a Computational Approach, Biophysical Journal, February 2011. DOI:10.1016/j.bpj.2010.12.702
  • A. K. Jayanthy, N. Sujatha and M. Ramasubba Reddy, Non-invasive assessment of static scatterer concentration in phantom body fluids using laser speckle contrast analysis technique, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, April 2011. DOI:10.1049/el.2010.2349
  • K. Srinivasan and M. Ramasubba Reddy, Efficient preprocessing technique for real-time lossless EEG compression, Electronics Letters, January 2010. DOI:10.1016/j.optlaseng.2010.12.003
  • P. Vijayalakshmi , M. Ramasubba Reddy and Douglas O'Shaughnessy, Acoustic Analysis and Detection of Hypernasality Using a Group Delay Function, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, April 2007. DOI:10.1109/tbme.2006.889191
  • J. Manivannan, M. R. Reddy,S. Thanikachalam, and R. A. Kumar, Quantitative Evaluation of Left Ventricle Performance from Two Dimensional Echo Images, Echocardiography, February 2006. DOI:10.1111/j.1540-8175.2006.00182.x
  • T M Srihari Mukesh, V Jaganathan and M. Ramasubba Reddy, A novel multiple frequency stimulation method for steady state VEP based brain computer interfaces, Physiological Measurement, January 2006. DOI:10.1088/0967-3334/27/1/006
  • K. P. Rao, S. Radhakrishnan and M. R. Reddy, Brain tissue phantoms for optical near infrared imaging, Experimental Brain Research, December 2005. DOI:10.1007/s00221-005-0242-4
  • A. S. Minhas and M. R. Reddy, Neural network based approach for anomaly detection in the lungs region by electrical impedance tomography, Physiological Measurement, May 2005. DOI:10.1088/0967-3334/26/4/014
  • K. B. Raja, M. Madheswaran, K. Thyagarajah, M. R. Reddy, and S. Swaranamani, Efficient Information System for Health Care—Study and Implementation Methodology, IETE Technical Review, July 2003. DOI:10.1080/02564602.2003.11417096
  • J.S. Paul, M. Ramasubba Reddy, V.J. Kumar, A transform domain SVD filter for suppression of muscle noise artefacts in exercise ECG's, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, May 2000. DOI:10.1109/10.841337
  • F. Starmer, D. N. Romashko, M. Ramasubba Reddy, Y. I. Zilberter, J. Starobin, A. O. Grant, and V. I. Krinsky, Proarrhythmic Response to Potassium Channel Blockade: Numerical Studies of Polymorphic Tachyarrhythmias, Circulation, August 1995. DOI:10.1161/01.cir.92.3.595
  • M. R. S. Reddy, L. Edenbrandt, J. Svensson, W. K. Haisty, and O. Pahlm, Neural network versus electrocardiographer and conventional computer criteria in diagnosing anterior infarct from the ECG, Proceedings Computers in Cardiology, 1992. DOI:10.1109/cic.1992.269345

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 Current Research Scholars



  • Sujay Kotwale, Early Diagnosis of Arrhythmia and its classification.



  • Kiran Kumar G R, Optimal target detection approaches for SSVEP based BCI (2019)
  • Kirthi Priya Ponnuraj, Physiological Model of Ventricular Tissue for Study of Torsade de Pointes (2018)
  • P Mahalakshmi, Investigating the Effects of Speech Perception Simulation Model designed for Cochlear Implants (2018)
  • V Jaganathan, Sampling Strategies for Compressed Sensing MRI: Design and Performance Assessement (2016)
  • M Kavitha, Ultrasound Stiffness Imaging – Phantom Experiments, Simulations and Clinical Validation (2015)
  • K Srinivasan, A Study on Lossless/ Near Lossless Compression and Classification of Electroencephalogram Signals (2012)
  • R Malathi, Effect of Sodium Channel Parameters of Reentrant Arrythmia: A Computational Study (2009)
  • K Jayavenkateswaran, Development and Analysis of New Cardiovascular Stents (2008)
  • P Vijayalakshmi, Detection Of Hypernasality and Assessment of Dysarthria Using Signal Processing Techniques (2007)
  • G B Mukartihal, Study of Vision abnormalities from the analysis of Visual Evoked Potentials (2007)
  • J Manivannan, Echocardiographic Image analysis for evaluation of Heart function (2007)
  • K Prahlada rao, Near Infrared Spectroscopy Studies on Imaging of Tissue Phantoms and Estimation of Vascular Perfusion Parameters (2006)
  • Joseph Suresh Paul, Model based Identification of ECG for QRS filtering and Arrhythmia detection (1999)
  • A C Gangadharan, Effect of Magnetic Biofeedback on the brain’s Electrical activity (EEG) of the Epilepsies (1998)


  • Anusha Prakash, Cross-lingual Speech Synthesis and Enhancement of Dysarthric Speech (2017)
  • R Sriranjani, Recognition and Assessment of Dysarthric Speech using Phone-Cluster Adaptive Training (2016)
  • Sharat S Embrandiri, Steady-State Visual Evoked Potential (SSVEP) based Brain-Machine Interfaces (2015)
  • Prabhakar B, HVS Scheme for Compression of DICOM Images: Design and Comparative performance Evaluation (2011)
  • Bhatt Bhargav, A Study on Suppression of Magnetic field induced ECG Artifacts during MRI (2010)
  • N K Suresh Kumar, Non-invasive Electrical Imaging of Heart (2007)
  • Atul Singh Minha, Neural Network based Anomaly Detection in Lungs region by Electrical Impedance Tomography technique (2006)
  • T M Shrihari Mukesh, A Brain-Computer Interface using Steady State Visual Evoked Potentials (2006)
  • V Madhavi, An ECG based automated approach for classification and localization of Myocardial Infarction (1996)
  • T Srikanth, Analysis of HRV Signals in time-frequency domain for the evaluation of effects of autonomic Neuropathy and Pranayama on Cardiac System (1996)
  • S P Naidu,ECG – Signal Analysis and Data Compression (1996)
  • S K Sreekanth, A High Resolution Signal Averaged ECG System for Identification of Myocardial Patients prone to Ventricular Tachycardia (1996)


  • S N Karthik, Estimation of EMG parameters of upper arm muscles and elbow joint using IMU for controlling external orthotic devices (2018)
  • Bhavatharani, Assessment of MR image quality from scan parameters (2018)
  • Makani Nehul Kishorbhai, A novel approach to calculate SWI contrast from 3D PCA and MRE data (2018)
  • Manjit Singh Jadon, Classification of various eye movement using electrooculogram (2018)
  • Rishiraj Surti, Two-way communication system using SIGN Languages (2017)
  • Ramzi Rahim P, Visual Keyboard system using SSVEP based Brain Computer Interface with VOG integration (2017)
  • Sravani Saragadam, HRV Signal Analysis (2016)
  • Chitteti Vinay Kumar, D-bar Method for 2-D Electrical Impedance Tomography (2016)
  • Nikhil Naphade, Emotion Recognition from Static Facial Expression (2016)
  • Rohit, Modelling Ultrasound Propagation in Multilayered Biological Media (2016)
  • Nandakishore Sudhakaran, Modelling the role of Basal Ganglia in Subjective time Perception (2015)
  • Sai Surya Teja S, Biopotential based Assistive Device for Human Machine Interface (2015)
  • Aswin K Vijayan, Investigation of Non-idealities in an Open-Gate FET based Neural Recording System (2015)
  • Mohamed Azaruddin D, Automatic Detection of Epileptic Seizures fro Scalp EEG (2014)
  • Niladri Garai, Tumor Extraction from Brain MRI Images (2013)
  • Pawar Abhay Sampatro, Image Segmentation Algorithms for Biomedical Applications (2013)
  • Goutham S R, A Complex Hopfield Network Model of Hippocampus for Simulating Human Associative Memory (2012)
  • Joseph Joseph Cherukara, AM-FM Image Analysis in Biomedical Image Processing (2012)
  • Govind Balan, Developing Finite element model for cardiac volves (2012)
  • Yoganand Punaku, Application of Compressed Sensing in MR Brain Imaging (2012)
  • Rajani S R, Sparsity-Based Image Reconstruction (2011)
  • Vipin Patait, Analysis of Speech signals for Diagnosis (2010)
  • B Rajasekhar, Design of Impedance Cardiograph for Measuring Cardiac Parameters (2010)
  • T Ramakrishnan, Drug Delivery System Using Iontophoresis (2008)
  • Vamshi Krishna Beeravelly, Volume Measures for Identification of Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction from 3D Echocardigram (2007)
  • K Supraja, Design of Electrical Impedance Tomography Amplifier (2007)
  • Hari M Bharadwaj, Enhancement of Radiographic Images – A study (2006)
  • N V Kiruthika, Automated assessment of aortic regurgitation using 2D Doppler Echocardiograms (2006)
  • S Rajendra Prasad, Tissue oxygenation measurement and its relationship with biomechanical properties of foot sole in diabetic subjects (2006)
  • Liza mahey, T- wave morphology analysis using Non-linear dynamics methods (2006)
  • V jaganathan, Brain Computer interface based on Steady State Visual Evoked Potential (2005)
  • R Dharmendra Kumar, Quantification of Mitral regurgitation with two dimensional Doppler Echocardigraphic images (2005)
  • S Sasikala, Detection and classification of Microcalcifications in digital mammogram (2005)
  • A K Jayanthy, Design of Electrolarynx and voice amplifier for Laryngectomees (2004)
  • V Sudharani, Automated identification technique for Tubercle Bacilli (2004)
  • Jackson Daniel, Medical Image analysis using Fuzzy clustering technique (2004)
  • N Kishore Kanna, Assessment of Ischemic heart disease – a tool to exclude non-specific ST segment changes (2004)
  • K Santhaseelan, Tomographic analysis of phantom and volume visualization (2003)
  • Lakshmi Sampath, Texture Analysis for Automated Characterization of Lesions in Breast Ultrasound Scans (2002)
  • K Bommanna Raja, Quantification of Ultrasound Kidney images for diagnosis and to design content based image retrieval system (2002)
  • S Murugan, Autoregressive modeling and power spectral estimation of R-R interval time series in Myocardial Ischemia patients (2002)
  • K Mohanavelu, Design and development of voice integrated ECG telemetry system (2001)
  • J Palanivel, A non-invasive diagnostic technique for vocal fold pathology (2001)
  • K Jayakumar, Spectral analysis of Heart Rate Variability for detection of Ventricular Tachycardia (2001)
  • P Mahalakshmi, Coronal Plane Cardiac Vector analysis for detection of Bundle Branch Blocks (2000)
  • Bindu Elias, Spectral analysis of Heart Rate Variability in Myocardial Infracted patients (2000)
  • Maj G N V R S, Design of Heli-Biotelemetry system for the transmission of ECG during casualty of evacuation process by helicopter (2000)
  • S Latha, Biosensor for detection of Cyanide (1998)
  • V K Jayasree, Design and development of a hardware circuit for picking up Fetal ECG signal in abdominal recording (1998)
  • G S L Narasimhulu, Analysis of HRV Signals using Wavelet Transforms for the Evaluation of Autonomic Neuropathy (1997)

 List of Courses Taught

  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Imaging systems
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Biostatistics
  • Quantitative Physiology
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Measurements in Mechanics
  • Biosensors