Sakthivel.G is a Professor and Deputy Director in the Centre for Automation, School of Mechanical Engineering at Vellore Institute of Technology Chennai. Have more than 18 years of teaching experience. Areas of interest are Machine Intelligence, Digital Manufacturing, Mechatronics and Automation, Smart Decision Support systems, and Agriculture automation. Published more than 60 papers in Scopus and SCI-indexed journals. Having 2 funded projects and doing various industrial consultancy projects worth ₹ 32 lakhs.