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

Landline - Office : (91) - (22) - 2576 7888 Residence : (91) - (22) - 2572 1166
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

A geometric approach to the modeling and control of mechanical systems, 8 lectures delivered at the
Institute of Automatic Control, Technical University of Munich, Germany. (June 1st to June 30th, 2013.)
Lecture slides, 1, 2, Lecture slides 3, 4, Lecture slides 5, 6, Lecture slides 7, 8.


Recent visitors to the group

Dr. Partha Guha, SN Bose Centre for Basic Sciences, January 2013.