Ravi Banavar IIT

Ravi N. Banavar
210, Systems and Control Engineering
(Near the Central Library)
I. I. T. - Bombay
Powai, Mumbai 400 076

Landline - Office : (91) - (22) - 2576 7888
Fax : (91) - (22) - 2572 0057

Email : banavarATiitb.ac.in

Research interests

Optimal control, nonlinear control
Geometric mechanics (Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics)
Application areas - Mechanical (robotics), aerospace (launch vehicles, spacecrafts) and electrical power system networks.

Academic Background

Ph. D. (May 92) - University of Texas at Austin
M. S. (May 88) - Clemson University, Clemson
B. Tech. (July 86) - Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Professional affiliations

Associate Editor, Systems and Control Letters
Associate Editor, International Journal of Control

A sketch of the content of courses offered

Linear systems theory, vector spaces, nonlinear systems and control, differential geometric methods in control,
geometric mechanics - symmetry and reduction.

Recent short course modules

Talks on Nonlinear Controllability delivered at the Winter School on Control and Dynamical Systems, IIT Gandhinagar,
Feb 2016.
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Talks delivered in a research symposium in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, IISc, Feb 2016.
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Upcoming events

D. H. S. Maithripala, University of Peredeyina, Sri Lanka will be visiting us from October 15th, 2016 onwards for a couple of weeks and delivering three lectures on: 1. Intrinsic PID on Lie groups and applications, 2. Geometric methods for decentralized formation reconfiguration and keeping, 3. Vision based pose estimation.