Manoj Babu

Senior Teaching Fellow

WMG, University of Warwick


I am a Senior Teaching Fellow at WMG, University of the Warwick, leading the development of Data Science and Machine Learning, and, Vision and Image Processing modules in the WMG undergraduate program. Prior to this I was a research assistant in the Digital Life-cycle Management Group at WMG.

I obtained my Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Warwick under the supervision of Prof. Darek Ceglarek and Prof. Pasquale Franciosa , and my Masters in Industrial Engineering and Management from IIT-Kharagpur under the supervision of Prof. M. K. Tiwari .

My doctoral research focused on developing methodologies that enable the creation of a robust and adaptive assembly system that can mitigate the effects of input parts’ geometric and dimensional variations on products in a smart manufacturing environment. Specifically focusing on (1) accurate modelling and simulation of part shape errors, and (2) effective in-line implementation of 3D-optical scanners, with the aim of achieving near zero defects.


  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Digital Manufacturing


  • Ph.D. in Engineering, 2020

    University of Warwick, UK.

  • M.Tech. Industrial Engineering and Management, 2014

    Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur.

  • B.Eng. in Aeronautical Engineering, 2010

    Aeronautical Society of India.


Non-Ideal Part Modelling and Simulation

Achieving zero defects in manufacturing brings forth the need for simulations that emulate real processes and products as accurately as …

In-Process Quality Improvement (IPQI)

IPQI project's goal is to develop, implement, demonstrate, and pilot in the industry, a systematic closed-loop quality improvement …



Senior Teaching Fellow

WMG, University of Warwick

Feb 2020 – Present Coventry, UK
Responsibilities include:

  • Leading the Development and delivery of the following WMG-Undergraduate modules:
    1. Data Science and Machine Learning
    2. Vision and Image Processing

Research Assistant

WMG, University of Warwick

Jan 2018 – Feb 2020 Coventry, UK
Responsibilities include:

  • Developing the Spatio-temporal Adaptive Sampling (STAS) methodology of 3D-free form surface scanners.
  • Developing the demonstrator for the STAS methodology.

Junior Research Fellow

Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), DRDO

Apr 2012 – Jul 2012 Bangalore, India

Project Contract Engineer

Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), DRDO

Apr 2011 – Mar 2012 Bangalore, India