Publications

      Journal Articles

  1. Cesar Castellon*, Swapnoneel Roy, O. Patrick Kreidl, Ayan Dutta, Ladislau Boloni, “Towards a Green Blockchain: Engineering Merkle Tree and Proof of Work for Energy Optimization”, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 2022.
  2. Ayan Dutta, Swapnoneel Roy, O. Patrick Kreidl, Ladislau Boloni, “Multi-robot Information Gathering for Precision Agriculture: Current State, Scope, and Challenges”, IEEE Access 2021.
  3. Emily Czarnecki*, Ayan Dutta, “Scalable Hedonic Coalition Formation for Task Allocation with Heterogeneous Robots”, Springer Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics, 2021.
  4. Ayan Dutta, Amitabh Bhattacharya*, O Patrick Kreidl, Anirban Ghosh, and Prithviraj Dasgupta, “Multi-robot Informative Path Planning in Unknown Environments through Continuous Region Partitioning”, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 2020.
  5. Ayan Dutta, Vladimir Ufimtsev, Asai Asaithambi, Emily Czarnecki*, “Coalition Formation for Multi-Robot Task Allocation Via Correlation Clustering”, Cybernetics and Systems, 2020.
  6. Ayan Dutta, Prithviraj Dasgupta, and Carl Nelson, “Distributed Configuration Formation with Modular Robots Using (Sub)Graph Isomorphism-based Approach”, Springer Autonomous Robots, 2019.
  7. Ayan Dutta, Emily Czarnecki*, Vladimir Ufimtsev, Asai Asaithambi, “Correlation Clustering-based Multi-robot Task allocation: A Tale of Two Graphs”, ACM SIGAPP Applied Computing Review, 2019 [Invited Article].
  8. Ayan Dutta and Prithviraj Dasgupta, “Ensemble Learning with Weak Classifiers for Fast and Reliable Unknown Terrain Classification Using Mobile Robots”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, 2017.
  9. Ayan Dutta, Prithviraj Dasgupta, and Carl Nelson, “A Bottom-Up Search Algorithm for Size-constrained Partitioning of Modules to Generate Configurations in Modular Robots”, Web Intelligence Journal, 2016.
  10. Ayan Dutta, Prithviraj Dasgupta, Jose Baca, and Carl Nelson, “searchUCSG: A Fast Coalition Structure Search Algorithm for Modular Robot Reconfiguration under Uncertainty”, Robotica, 2014.
  11. Jose Baca, S.G.M. Hossain, Prithviraj Dasgupta, Carl Nelson, Ayan Dutta, “ModRED: Hardware design and reconfiguration planning for a high dexterity modular self-reconfigurable robot for extra-terrestrial exploration”, Elsevier Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), 2014.

    Conference & Workshop Papers (peer-reviewed)

  12. Tamim Samman*, Ayan Dutta, O. Patrick Kreidl, Swapnoneel Roy, Ladislau Boloni, “Secure Multi-Robot Information Sampling with Periodic and Opportunistic Connectivity”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2022.
  13. Anirban Ghosh, Ayan Dutta, Brian Sotolongo*, “Minimalist Coverage and Energy-Aware Tour Planning for a Mobile Robot”, 18th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), 2022.
  14. Ayan Dutta, Gokarna Sharma, “A Constant-Factor Approximation Algorithm for Online Coverage Path Planning with Energy Constraint”, 14th International Conference on Intelligent Human Computer Interaction (IHCI), 2022.
  15. Cesar Castellon*, Swapnoneel Roy, O. Patrick Kreidl, Ayan Dutta, Ladislau Boloni, “Towards an Energy-Efficient Hash-based Message Authentication Code (HMAC)”, 13th International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference (IGSCC), 2022.
  16. Ayan Dutta, O. Patrick Kreidl, Jason O’Kane, “Opportunistic Multi-robot Environmental Sampling via Decentralized Markov Decision Processes”, 15th International Symposium On Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS), 2021.
  17. Ayan Dutta, Vladimir Ufimtsev, Tuffa Said*, Inmo Jang, Roger Eggen, “Distributed Hedonic Coalition Formation for Multi-robot Task Allocation”, 17th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), 2021.
  18. Tuffa Said*, Jeffery Wolbert*, Siavash Khodadadeh*, Ayan Dutta, O. Patrick Kreidl, Ladislau Boloni, Swapnoneel Roy, “Multi-robot Information Sampling Using Deep Mean Field Reinforcement Learning”, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 2021.
  19. Brian Sotolongo*, Ayan Dutta, Stephen Sisley*, Gokarna Sharma, “Shortest Path Planning with an Energy-Constrained Robot”, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 2021.
  20. Tamim Samman*, James Spearman*, Ayan Dutta, O. Patrick Kreidl, Swapnoneel Roy, Ladislau Boloni, “Secure Multi-robot Adaptive Information Sampling”, IEEE International Conference on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR), 2021.
  21. Cesar Castellon*, Swapnoneel Roy, O. Patrick Kreidl, Ayan Dutta, Ladislau Boloni, “Energy Efficient Merkle Trees for Blockchains”, 20th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom), 2021.
    Acceptance rate: ~30%
  22. Ayan Dutta, Anirban Ghosh, Stephen Sisley*, O Patrick Kreidl, “Efficient Communication in Large Multi-robot Networks”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2020 (video).
    Acceptance rate: 42% 
  23. Murtadha Alsayegh*, Ayan Dutta, Peter Vanegas*, Leonardo Bobadilla, “Lightweight Multi-robot Communication Protocols for Information Synchronization”, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2020 (video).
    Acceptance rate: 47%.
  24. Asai Asaithambi, Ayan Dutta, Chandrika Rao*, Swapnoneel Roy, “Online Context-Adaptive Energy-Aware Security Allocation in Mobile Devices: A Tale of Two Algorithms”,  16th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology (ICDCIT), 2020.
    Acceptance rate: ~18%
  25. Ayan Dutta, Anirban Ghosh, O Patrick Kreidl, “Multi-robot Informative Path Planning with Continuous Connectivity Constraints”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2019 (video).
    Acceptance rate: 44%
  26. Gokarna Sharma, Pavan Poudel*, Ayan Dutta, Vala Zeinali*, Tala Talaei Khoei*, Jong-Hoon Kim, “A 2-Approximation Algorithm for the Online Tethered Coverage Problem”, Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), 2019  PDF.
    Acceptance rate: 31%
  27. Gokarna Sharma, Ayan Dutta, Jong-Hoon Kim, “Optimal Online Coverage Path Planning with Energy Constraints”, 18th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 2019 (video). PDF.
    Full paper acceptance rate: 24%
    Robotics track acceptance rate: 20%.
  28. Ayan Dutta, Asai Asaithambi, “One-to-many bipartite matching based coalition formation for multi-robot task allocation”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2019.
    Acceptance rate: 44%
  29. Ayan Dutta, Vladimir Ufimtsev, Asai Asaithambi, “Correlation Clustering Based Coalition Formation For Multi-Robot Task Allocation”, 34th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), 2019.
    Acceptance rate: ~24%
  30. Emily Czarnecki*, Ayan Dutta, “Hedonic Coalition Formation for Task Allocation with Heterogeneous Robots”, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC), 2019.
  31. Ayan Dutta, Emily Czarnecki*, Asai Asaithambi, and Vladimir Ufimtsev, “Distributed Coalition Formation with Heterogeneous Agents for Task Allocation”, 32nd International FLAIRS Conference, 2019. |Best Poster Award|
  32. Ayan Dutta, Amitabh Bhattacharya*, O Patrick Kreidl, Anirban Ghosh and Prithviraj Dasgupta, “Multi-robot Informative Path Planning in Unknown Environments Through Continuous Region Partitioning”, 32nd International FLAIRS Conference, 2019.
  33. Ayan Dutta, Prithviraj Dasgupta, Carl Nelson, “Adaptive Locomotion Learning in Modular Self-reconfigurable Robots: A Game Theoretic Approach”, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2017 (Video).
  34. Ayan Dutta, Prithviraj Dasgupta, “Bipartite Graph Matching-based Coordination Mechanism for Multi-robot Path Planning under Communication Constraints”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2017. (Video)
    Acceptance Rate: 41%.
  35. Ayan Dutta, Prithviraj Dasgupta, “Simultaneous Configuration Formation and Information Collection By Modular Robotic Systems”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2016.
    Acceptance Rate: 34.7%.
  36. Ayan Dutta, Prithviraj Dasgupta, Carl Nelson, “Distributed Adaptive Locomotion Learning in ModRED Modular Self-Reconfigurable Robot”, Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS), 2016. (Video 1 | Video 2).
    Acceptance Rate: 39.2%.
  37. Ayan Dutta, “Self-assembly in Heterogeneous Multi-agent System Using Constrained Matching Algorithm”, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI), 2016.
  38. Ayan Dutta, Prithviraj Dasgupta, Jose Baca, Carl Nelson, “Spanning Tree Partitioning Approach for Configuration Generation in Modular Robots”, Proceedings of The 28th International FLAIRS Conference, 2015 (Best Student Paper Award Runner-Up).
  39. Ayan Dutta, Prithviraj Dasgupta, “Adaptive Path Planning for Effective Information Collection”, IROS Workshop on AI and Robotics, 2014.
  40. Jose Baca, Brad Woosley, Prithviraj Dasgupta, Ayan Dutta, and Carl Nelson, “Coordination of Modular Robots Based on Topology Discovery and Leader Election Strategies”, IROS Workshop on Modular and Swarm Systems, 2014.
  41. Jose Baca, Brad Woosley, Prithviraj Dasgupta, Ayan Dutta, Carl Nelson, “Coordination of Modular Robots by means of Topology Discovery and Leader Election: Improvement of the Locomotion Case”, Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotics Systems (DARS), 2014.
  42. Ayan Dutta, Prithviraj Dasgupta, Jose Baca, Carl Nelson, “Towards Autonomously Predicting and Learning a Robot’s Efficiency in Performing Tasks”, WI-IAT Workshop on Sensing, Perceiving and Understanding actions, 2013.
  43. Ayan Dutta, Prithviraj Dasgupta, Jose Baca, Carl Nelson, “A Bottom-Up Search Algorithm for Dynamic Reformation of Agent Coalitions Under Coalition Size Constraints”, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT), 2013.
    Acceptance Rate: ~30%.
  44. Ayan Dutta, Prithviraj Dasgupta, Jose Baca, Carl Nelson, “A Block Partitioning Algorithm for Modular Robot Reconfiguration under Uncertainty”, 6th European Conference on Mobile Robots (ECMR), 2013.
    Full paper Acceptance Rate: ~23%
  45. Ayan Dutta, Prithviraj Dasgupta, Jose Baca, Carl Nelson, “A Fast Reconfiguration Algorithm for Modular Robots under Uncertainty using Block Partitioning”, AAMAS Workshop on Autonomous Robots and Multi-Robot Systems (ARMS), 2013 [co-located with AAMAS 2013].
  46. Prithviraj Dasgupta, Jose Baca, S.G.M. Hossain, Ayan Dutta, and Carl Nelson, “Mechanical Design and Computational Aspects for Locomotion and Reconfiguration of the ModRED Modular Robot”, Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents & Multi-agent Systems (AAMAS), 2013 [Demo Paper].
  47. Suparno Datta, Ayan Dutta, Sruti Gan Chaudhuri, and Krishnendu Mukhopadhyaya, “Circle Formation by Asynchronous Transparent Fat Robots”, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology (ICDCIT), 2013.
    Acceptance Rate: ~22%.
  48. Ayan Dutta, Prithviraj Dasgupta, Jose Baca, and Carl Nelson, “A Fast Coalition Structure Search Algorithm for Modular Robot Reconfiguration Planning under Uncertainty”, Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotics Systems (DARS), 2012.
    Acceptance Rate: 42%.
  49. Ayan Dutta, Sruti Gan Chaudhuri, Suparno Datta, and Krishnendu Mukhopadhyaya, “Circle Formation by Asynchronous Fat Robots with Limited Visibility”, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology (ICDCIT), 2012.
    Acceptance Rate: ~15%.

Refereed Poster Presentations

  1. Jose Baca, Prithviraj Dasgupta, Ayan Dutta, and Carl Nelson, “Dynamic Gait Adaptation on the ModRED MSR using a Fuzzy Logic Technique “, 11th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS), 2012.

Other

  1. [ABSTRACT] Chris W. Baynard, Ayan Dutta, and O. Patrick Kreidl, “A comparative study of asset configurations to acquire low-altitude imagery for modeling applications”, AAG Annual Meeting, 2021.

* indicates a student author. 

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