Nagarajan Vishwanath
Indian Institute of Technology

Q1: Please tell us about your current research.
My research is in the field of Ship Maneuvering and Motion control. I have been involved in developing mathematical model of ships for use in computer simulations. Computer simulations using mathematical model are very useful and important tool in engineering. Using simulation model, ship behavior under various environmental conditions can be studied, this knowledge helps in Passage planning, Automatic berthing etc. Presently I am developing mathematical model of Pure Car Carrier using data from VDR (Voyage Data recorder) fitting onboard ship.
Q2: Please tell us why you chose
       Osaka University
       and about your plans after graduation.
I wanted to do my post graduation and research at some renowned university in the field of Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture. Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture department of Osaka University is well known for research and I am happy that I got opportunity to study here. It has been 2 years since I came to Japan, I am looking forward to completing my Masters, thereafter I intend to continue for Doctoral program.