Associate Professor

Ph. D


Research Interests: Embedded Systems, Avionics, Software


I am currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering with an overall work experience of 29 years of which industry experience spans around 27 years and teaching experience spans 2.5 years. The industry experience encompasses Engineering, Research, and Training. Prior to joining BMS College of Engineering, I was with Dayananda Sagar University. I have worked as a Principal Systems Engineer and Senior Technology Specialist at Honeywell Technology Solutions, Bangalore, in the Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance COE. At Honeywell the work encompassed both software development and systems engineering. I started my career with Bharat Electronics in the Military Communication Group where I worked as an R&D Engineer on V/UHF Transreceiver systems and GPS. After a brief stint with Wipro Systems working on the Asynchronous Transfer Mode (AT&T GTE Communication Systems project), I moved to Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), Bangalore, where I worked as a Scientist/Design Team Leader for the LCA Mission software. My current research interests are in the areas of Multi-agent Systems, Formal Verification, Software Architecture & Design, Embedded Software, Avionics Systems, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Systems Engineering, AI in Avionics, Verification/Validation of Autonomous/Adaptive Systems, Air Traffic Management. I am an INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional , member of the Aeronautical Society of India, Computer Society of India, and Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE). I hold four granted US patents, one European Patent and one Chinese Patent.


  • Ph. D - Computer Science
    International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT-B)
    Passed Year: 2019 | Program Type: PartTime
  • M Sc. (Engineering) - Computer Science
    Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
    Passed Year: 2002 | Program Type: PartTime
  • B E (Electronics Engineering) - Electronics
    B M S College of Engineering
    Passed Year: 1991 | Program Type: FullTime

Selected Publications

  • Journal | Published On : 04-03-2021
    Rajanikanth Kashi Nagaraj, Meenakshi D’Souza,
    A Verifiable Multiagent Framework for Dependable and Adaptable Avionics, Sadhana Springer Journal, Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences, Vol 46, 4-Feb-2021
  • Conference | Published On : 20-02-2019
    Rajanikanth N Kashi, Meenakshi, D’Souza,
    Mitigating Non-Byzantine and Byzantine Failures in Multi-agent based Dependable and Adaptable Avionics Software, Third IEEE International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Communication Technologies (IEEE ICECCT 2019), Coimbatore India.
  • Conference | Published On : 10-01-2019
    Meenakshi, D’Souza, Rajanikanth N Kashi,
    Avionics self-adaptive software: Towards formal verification and validation, Proceedings of International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology, (ICDCIT-2019) Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, India, 10th – 13th January 2019
  • Conference | Published On : 17-11-2017
    Rajanikanth N Kashi, Meenakshi Dsouza, Koyalkar Raman Kishore
    Incorporating Formal Methods and Measures obtained through Analysis, Simulation Testing for Dependable Self-Adaptive Software in Avionics Systems, Proceedings 10th Annual ACM India Conference, Compute 2017, Bhopal, India.
  • Conference | Published On : 21-09-2016
    Rajanikanth N Kashi, Meenakshi Dsouza, S Kumar Baghel and Nitin Arun Kulkarni
    Incorporating Adaptivity using Learning in Avionics Self Adaptive Software: A Case Study, 5th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI 2016), Jaipur, India
  • Conference | Published On : 18-02-2016
    Rajanikanth N. Kashi, Meenakshi Dsouza, S Kumar Baghel and Nitin Arun Kulkarni
    Formal verification of avionics self-adaptive software, ACM ISEC 2016, 9th India software engineering conference, BITS Pilani - GOA
  • Conference | Published On : 21-10-2011
    Rajanikanth N Kashi, Fernandes Cercuncesao, and Prabhu Kota
    The Modeling and Analysis of Aircraft In-Trail Procedures Using SysML, 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Systems Engineering (APCOSE 2011), South Korea, 2011.
  • Conference | Published On : 20-10-2011
    Rajanikanth N Kashi, Nainatara Kumble, and Muralikrishna, Sampath
    Perspectives on Lean Systems Engineering in Avionics Product Development, 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Systems Engineering (APCOSE 2011), South Korea, 2011
  • Conference | Published On : 04-10-2010
    Rajanikanth N Kashi, Perumal Kumar, Vanathi Ravindran
    Improving the Kinetics and Effectiveness of Systems Engineering - Perspectives on Integrated use of SysML, AADL, and UML for Aircraft Navigation Product Lines, Fourth Asia-Pacific Conference on Systems Engineering (APCOSE 2010), National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan, October 2010
  • Conference | Published On : 26-08-2010
    Rajanikanth N Kashi, Perumal Kumar
    A systematic and effective method of mechanizing Allocation in system modeling of Aircraft Navigation Products using SysML, National Conference on Emerging Technologies in Computer Science 2010 (NCETCS-2010), Bangalore, India
  • Conference | Published On : 26-06-2008
    Rajanikanth N Kashi, Mohandas Amarnathan
    Perspectives on the use of Model Based Development Approach For Safety Critical Avionics Software Development, International Conference on Aerospace Science and Technology (INCAST) 2008, National Science Seminar Complex IISc, Bangalore, India.
  • Journal | Published On : 01-07-2005
    K.N. Rajanikanth, R.S. Rao, P. S. Subramanyam, Ajai Vohra
    Guidance Systems for Fighter Aircraft; Defence Science Journal, DRDO, India
  • Conference | Published On : 25-10-2004
    K N Rajanikanth, Charles Law, Gary Spence, Greg Lacefield, Nainatara Kumble
    Specifying and Constructing Safety-Critical Real-time Systems using TAU, Telelogic User Group Conference, Miami, Florida, USA
  • Conference | Published On : 04-12-2003
    K N Rajanikanth, Y Narahari, N N S S R K Prasad, R S Rao
    Airborne Radar Data Processor Simulation Using Software In The-Loop Model, International Radar Symposium India, Bangalore, India
  • Conference | Published On : 15-10-2003
    K N Rajanikanth, Y Narahari, N N S S R K Prasad, R S Rao
    A Robust and Scalable Architecture for Airborne Radar Simulation, IEEE Region 10 Technical Conference on Convergent Technologies For The Asia-Pacific, Bangalore, India
  • Conference | Published On : 09-08-2003
    K N Rajanikanth, Y Narahari, N N S S R K Prasad, R S Rao
    A Robust Design of Airborne Radar Simulation Software using design patterns, National Conference on Object Oriented Technology 2003, {NCOOT 2003}, Lonere, Maharastra, India

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