Ravi Banavar IIT

(I am currently spending a one-semester sabbatical (till Dec 31st, 2015) as the Pratt and Whitney Visiting Chair Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science.)

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

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.

Optimal Control, Lectures delivered at ISRO, Thiruvananthapuram (Dec 16th to 18th, 2014.)
Lecture slides

Recent visitors to the group

Witold Respondek, INSA ,Roeun (March 2014), A. Krener, Naval Postgraduate School (March 2014), T. Ratiu, EPFL,
Laussane (March 2014),
D. E. Chang, University of Waterloo, (March 2014).

S. D. Kelly, University of North Carolina (November 2014), P. Kotyczka, TUM, Munich (November 2014).