Name: Sandeep Ameet Kumar
Position: Assistant Lecturer
Phone: +679 9251967

Detail Information

Mr. Kumar completed his Bachelor of Science with graduate Certificate in Education majoring in Mathematics and Physics (2009), Post graduate Diploma in Applied Mathematics (2011), and Master of Science in Mathematics (2014) from the University of the South Pacific (USP). He has over nine years of tertiary teaching experience in Mathematics. Currently, Mr. Kumar is also a part time Ph.D. student at the USP.

Research Interest

Stability of Nonlinear Systems and Robotics

Planning Algorithms

Motion planning is an important element in robotics. The focus is on designing algorithms that generate useful motions by processing complicated geometric models.

Swarm Intelligence

Nature has always inspired man’s innovation of technology. Mimicry of nature has always benefited robotics. One of the concepts that have been extracted from biological systems present in nature is swarm intelligence. Swarming, of creatures in groups, can be found in nature in many organisms ranging from simple bacteria to mammals. A relatively new area of research looks into the behavior of swarms, in particular to how a swarm’s collective behavior could be mimicked to solve challenging engineering problems.

Members of organization

Member of “The University of the South Pacific Mathematical Control Group”

Undergraduate Courses:

  • MA262 Discrete Mathematics II
  • MA112 Calculus II
  • MA221 Linear Algebra II


  • A. Kumar, J. Vanualailai, and B. Sharma, (2015), Lyapunov-Based Control for a Swarm of Planar Nonholonomic Vehicles, Mathematics in Computer Science (Springer), Vol. 9 (4), pp. 461-475. DOI:
  • Prasad, B. Sharma, J. Vanualailai, and S. A. Kumar, (2020), A Geometric Approach to Target Convergence and Obstacle Avoidance of a Non-Standard Tractor-Trailer Robot, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control (Wiley), 2020; 1– 20. (Ranked Q1 by Scimago)
  • Prasad, B. Sharma, J. Vanualailai, and S. A. Kumar, (2020), Stabilizing Controllers for Landmark Navigation of Planar Robots, Journal of Advanced Transportation (Hindawi), vol. 2020, Article ID 8865608, 13 pages, 2020. (Ranked Q1 by Scimago)
  • Pesamino, M. Karawalevu, V. Pillay, M. Assaf, B. Sharma, S. A. Kumar, A. Prasad, and V. Chand, (2020), Mathematics and ICT Bring New Intelligent Traffic Light Control System, International Journal of Control Systems and Robotics, Volume 5, 2020
  • Prasad, B. Sharma, J. Vanualailai, and S. A. Kumar, (2021), Motion Control of an Articulated Mobile Manipulator in 3D Using the Lyapunov-based Control Scheme, International Journal of Control (Taylor & Francis). (Ranked Q1 by Scimago)
  • A. Kumar, J. Vanualailai, B. Sharma, and A. Prasad, (2021), Velocity Controllers for a Swarm of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Journal of Industrial Information Integration (Elsevier), Volume 22, 13 pages, 2021, 100198. (Ranked Q1 by Scimago)
  • A. Kumar, J. Vanualailai, B. Sharma, and A. Prasad, (2021), Stable Switched Controllers for a Swarm of UGVs for Hierarchal Landmark Navigation, Swarm and Evolutionary Computation (Elsevier), Volume 65, 2021, 100198. (Ranked Q1 by Scimago)
  • A. Kumar, J. Vanualailai, and A. Prasad, (2021), Assistive Technology: Autonomous Wheelchair in Obstacle-ridden Environment, PeerJ Computer Science (PeerJ). 7:e725 DOI 10.7717/peerj-cs.725 (Ranked Q1 by Scimago)
  • Chand, R. P. Chand and S. A. Kumar, (2022), Switch controllers of an n-link revolute manipulator with a prismatic end-effector for landmark navigation, PeerJ Computer Science (PeerJ). 8:e885 DOI 10.7717/peerj-cs.885 (Ranked Q1 by Scimago)



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