Avinash Parnandi


PhD Student, Computer Engineering, TAMU
Member, PSI lab

Research Interests

Body sensor networks, Physiological sensing, Rehabilitation robotics, Control theory.

Research Projects

Biofeedback gaming project, Childhood apraxia of speech project, Pupil-Cardiac project


M.S., Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California, 2010
B Tech., Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology (India), 2008

Contact  Information

Email: parnandi@tamu.edu
Personal website: http://people.tamu.edu/~parnandi

Professional Affiliations

IEEE, Student member.


Google Scholar link 


E. Wade, A. Parnandi, R. Mead, M. J. Mataric

Socially Assistive Robotics for Guiding Motor Task Practice (Article)

In Journal of Behavioral Robotics, 2012, 2(4): 218-227

N. Wettels, A. Parnandi, J.-R. Moon, G. E. Loeb, G. S. Sukhatme

Grip Control Using Biomimetic Tactile Sensing Systems (Article)

In IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 14, Issue. 6, pp. 718 -723, Dec 2009

Book Chapter

E. Wade, A. Parnandi

Assisted Ambient Living Applied to Remote Motor Rehabilitation (Book)

Invited chapter to Ambient Intelligence & Smart Environments, AALIANCE-Ambient Assisted Living Roadmap. IOS Press


A. Parnandi, Y. Son , R. Gutierrez-Osuna

A Control-Theoretic Approach to Adaptive Physiological Games (Conference)

In Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), 2013

A. Parnandi, V. Karappa, Y. Son, M. Shahin, J. McKechnie, K. Ballard, B. Ahmed, R. Gutierrez-Osuna

Architecture of an automated therapy tool for childhood apraxia of speech (Conference)

The 15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS), 2013

A. Parnandi, R. Gutierrez-Osuna

Contactless Measurement of Heart Rate Variability from Fluctuations in Pupillary Dilation (Conference)

In Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), 2013

A. Ghoshal, A. Parnandi, R. Murphy

Test Method for Measuring Station-keeping with Unmanned Marine Vehicles Using Sonar or Optical Sensor (Workshop)

Accepted by the Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMis) Workshop, 2012

E. Wade, A. Parnandi, M. J. Mataric

Using Socially Assistive Robotics to Augment Motor Task Performance in Individuals Post-Stroke (Conference)

In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2011, pp. 2403-2408

A. Parnandi, E. Wade, M. J. Mataric

Motor Function Assessment Using Wearable Inertial Sensor (Conference)

In 32’nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2010, pp. 86-89

E. Wade, A. Parnandi, M. J. Mataric

Automated Administration of the Wolf Motor Function Test for Post-Stroke Assessment (Conference)

In the 4th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth), 2010, pp. 1 – 7.
(All authors contributed equally to this work.)

A. Parnandi, K. Le, P. Vaghela, A. Kolli, K. Dantu, S. Poduri, G. S. Sukhatme

In-building Localization with Smartphones (Conference)

In the Innovative Mobile User Interactivity MobiCASE, LNICST 35 proceedings, 2009, pp. 367-378

Technical Report

A. Parnandi, Y. Son, M. Shahin, B. Ahmed, R. Gutierrez-Osuna

Architecture of an Automated Therapy Tool for Childhood Apraxia of Speech (Tech Report)

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University, Aug 2012


A. Parnandi

A Framework for Automated Assessment of Post Stroke Administration Test (Thesis)

Master’s Thesis. Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, May 2010