Mayank Parmar is a PhD candidate at Technological University Dublin. His current research is focussed on monitoring pedestrian activities in linear habitats to assess the impact of human behaviour on biodiversity. Before joining Advance CRT, he founded and ran an enterprise to cater needs of industrial automation and IoT devices for management of water resources. Earlier, he was a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher, working on Swarm Robotics system for autonomous riverine pollution assessment. He has a wide range of technological interests including Robotics, Industrial Automation, Machine Learning, and Internet of Things.
He is ever exuberant about giving back to the society and outreach activities. Amongst several others, he co-founded a self-sustaining campaign at University of York to raise funds for a charity, Toilet Twinning. This project has raised over £12,000 to-date, equivalent to creating 50 toilet-blocks for schools for marginalised communities around the world. Apart from work, he enjoys hiking, writing poems and short stories, photography, and cooking.
Title: Monitoring pedestrian activities in linear habitats to assess the impact of human behaviour on biodiversity
Primary and secondary supervisors: Dr Damon Berry, Ms Paula Kelly
Based in: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, TU Dublin