Paluri S. V. Nataraj is a Professor of Systems and Control Engg Group at IIT Bombay. He obtained his Ph.D. from IIT Madras in process dynamics and control in 1987. He then worked in the CAD center at IIT Bombay, India for about one and half years before joining the faculty of the Systems and Control Engineering Group at IIT Bombay in 1988. He has been involved and teaching for about 25 years at IIT Bombay.
His current research interests are in the areas of Robust and Fractional Order Control, Global Optimization, Reliable Computing, Parallel Computing (GPU), and Robust Statistics. He guided more than 100 Master students, and guided (or is guiding) 27 doctoral students in these areas. He has also published more than 100 papers in leading international journals and conferences. He is an editor of two international journals: International Journal of Automation and Control (Inderscience) and Opsearch (Springer)., and an associate editor of the International Journal of Systems Assurance Engineering and Management (Springer).
He was invited as a “very high quality professor” to Spain in 2005, and as a visiting Professor to France in 2010. He gave numerous invited talks in North and South America, Europe, and Africa in areas such as optimization, reliable computing, and control. Some of his papers received the best paper awards at various international conferences. In particular, one of his papers received the NASA / US Navy commendation and memento for the “Best Applied Research paper” at the International Symposium on Air Breathing Engines (ISOABE), Cleveland, Ohio, in 2003.
Prof. Nataraj was the chairman or co-chairman of several international conferences sponsored by IEEE and other societies. He also chaired and co-chaired several sessions in various international conferences in India and abroad.
Prof. Nataraj has given many control related courses to various industries and organizations, such as nuclear power, space and defense research organizations. He worked on several projects for these organizations and other industries. He also worked on the technology development mission project "Integrated Design and Competitive Manufacturing (IDCM)", for the Indian planning commission.
He is the chief coordinator of the CARIMO cell setup at IIT Bombay to foster interaction with the industry in the areas of Control, Automation, Reliability, Instrumentation, Measurement, and Optimization. CARIMO cell is actively coordinating various short term courses, training programs, and projects for industries and organizations in the country and abroad.