Dr. Sivadasan Kottayi received his M.Tech (Electronics & Communication Systems) from CUSAT, Kerala, India and earned a Ph.D in Information Technology (Active noise control) from Kannur University, Kerala, India. He started his career as a faculty member of EEE department of BITS (Birla Institute of Technology and Science), Pilani, Rajasthan. He also served CEERI (Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute) Pilani as scientist. In CEERI, he was a member of the team undertaken the project of modernising Indian sugar industries funded by Dept of Electronics, Govt. of India and developed many process control systems and transferred to industries for mass production. He worked in NERIST (North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology), Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh as in-charge of Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering. He joined Directorate of Instrumentation, Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture University, Jabalpur in Dec 1991as scientist and involved in the R & D projects under the scheme ALFA (Applied Electronics for Farmers and Agriculturalists), sponsored by Dept. of Electronics, Govt. of India and UNDP. He and his team developed many μP/μC/PC based systems for agriculture applications and some of them were transferred to industries for mass production.
January 1999 he joined as a faculty member of Electrical Engineering Department of Defence University, Ethiopia; where he was the section head of Instrumentation section of the Department. During Oct. 2003 to July 2007, he worked as a faculty member of Electrical Engineering Department of Arba Minch University, Ethiopia, which was a UNDP assignment. From August 2007 to May 2018, Dr. Sivadasan was working as a faculty member of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology Department of Yanbu Industrial College, Royal Commission Yanbu Colleges and Institutions, Saudi Arabia. In total he has more than 35 years of work experience, out of which 12 years are in R & D and rest is in teaching.
Dr. Sivadasan has to his credit two patents, one book and many research publications in national and international Journals in the area of Agri-Instrumentation, Industrial Process Control, Microprocessor/ microcontroller applications, Active noise control and Digital Signal Processing. Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India) honoured him with the title of Chartered Engineer (IETE) in the year 2005. He is a Fellow of Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers (India). He is also a member of International Association of Engineers and Society of Digital Information and Wireless communication .