Dr. Manohara Pai M M

Dr. Manohara Pai M M is Associate Director (Research and Consultancy) at MIT, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

Dr. Manohara Pai M M

Associate Director (Research and Consultancy)

Information & Communication Technology


Email: research.mit@manipal.edu



  • No of years of teaching experience: 17 years
  • No of years of industrial/research experience: 17 years

Membership recognised professional organisations:

  • ISTE

Additional responsibility held in the department / institution /university:

  • Associate Director (Innovation Center), Member of BOS
  • Programme Coordinator for MTech Software Engg
  • Course Co-ordinator, Class Advisor, Member of Disciplinary Committee

Areas of interest in teaching

Computer Networks, Mobile Computing, Scalable Video Coding, Robot Motion Planning


Top research publications / projects

  • Vijay S Rajpurohit and Manohara Pai M. M. “Using Self Organizing Networks for Moving Object Trajectory Prediction” International Journal on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, volume 9, Issue 1, pp 27-34,2009.
  • Vijay S Rajpurohit, Manohara Pai M, M“Parallel Object Motion Prediction in a Robotic Navigational Environment” accepted in International Conference on Parallel Computing Technologies (PACT-2009), Aug 31-Sept 04, 2009 , Novosibirsk, Russia, to be published in LNCS Springer.
  • Karunakar A K and Manohara Pai M M, "Motion Prediction and Motion Vector Cost reduction during Fast Block Motion Estimation in MCTF", International Journal of Computer Systems Science and Engineering, ISSN: 2070-3945 pp. 181-186, Vol. 4, No. 3, Summer 2008.
  • Karunakar A K and Manohara Pai M M, "Inter-Frame and Inter-Layer Motion Prediction during Fast Block Motion Estimation in MCTF", Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, pp 150-154, Vol. 5188, Sept. 2008, ISSN: 0302-9743 (print), 1611-3349 (online).
  • Karunakar A K and Manohara Pai M M, "Computationally Efficient MCTF for MC-EZBC Scalable Video Coding Framework", Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, pp 666-673, Vol. 4815, Nov. 2007, ISSN: 0302-9743 (print) 1611-3349 (online).
  • Vijay S Rajpurohit,Manohara Pai M M, “An Optimized Fuzzy Based Short Term Object Motion Prediction for Real-life Robot Navigation Environment” in Visual-08, Salerno,  Italy (2008). LNCS Springer, Volume 5188/2008, pp.114-125.
  • P. Nagabhushan and Manohara Pai M.M. “Cognition of Free space for Planning the shortest Path”: A Framed Space Approach. The Journal of Pattern Recognition Letters, Elsevier Science, Netherlands, Vol 22, issue 9, July 2001, 971-982.

No of conference presentations:

  • International : 18 
  • National : 13

No of PG & PhD theses guided: 

  • PG : 45  
  • PhD: 3

Sponsored research projects executed:

  • AICTE Funded  “3D Motion planning”
  • Konkan Railway  “Simulation for Signalling panel operations"
  • BSNL Funded "Remote Control of Power Systems”
  • Philips (India) “Tele Medicine and Infrastructure”.

 No of patents held:

6 (applied).