Ravi Banavar IIT

Ravi N. Banavar
(I am currently a Visiting Professor in the Electrical Engineering department in IIT-Gandhinagar for a semester)
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 and aerospace problems (robotics, launch vehicles, spacecrafts), low Reynolds number locomotion

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, Elsevier Press
Associate Editor, International Journal of Control, Taylor and Francis.

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.
CMGs_arjun_banavar, sneha_banavar_multibody

Recent events

D. H. S. Maithripala, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka visited us from October 15th to 27th, 2016. He delivered three talks on “Geometric PID Control for Mechanical Systems.” (maithripala_talks)