Ravi Banavar IIT

Ravi N. Banavar
Professor, Systems and Control Engineering, IIT Bombay
Guest Professor, IIT Gandhinagar
Adjunct Professor, IIT Palakkad

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

Recent activity: Project Director, Technology Innovation Hub on Intelligent Collaborative Systems (IIT, Palakkad)
This is one of the Technology Hubs established under the National Mission for Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (NMICPS)
by DST.

Recent interview: IEEE Control Systems magazine
"Ravi N. Banavar [People in Control]," in IEEE Control Systems Magazine, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 23-25, Feb. 2020, doi: 10.1109/MCS.2019.2950488.

Automatica Paper prize:
The article https://doi.org/10.1016/j.automatica.2018.08.026 by Dr. Karmvir Singh Phogat (https://sites.google.com/view/karmvirs-homepage/home)
who worked with Debasish Chatterjee and me during his doctoral studies, is one of the three papers to receive the Automatica Paper Prize for the years 2018-2020
https://www.ifac-control.org/awards/journal-awards). The IFAC journal Automatica is a premier journal in the field of Automatic Control. 

Upcoming EECI course in ICMAT, Madrid: Constrained Optimal Control of Nonlinear Systems, April 19th to 23rd, 2021. 

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.
Technical Associate Editor, IEEE Control Systems Magazine.

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 presentations and short course modules

ISRO success stories: (Our long interaction with the Indian Space Research Organization)
Presentation at the ISRO symposium (IIT Madras, Aug 2019) ISRO_IITM_presen

A 10-day course on “Mechanics from a Geometric Viewpoint,” from Aug. 5th to Aug 16th, 2019 at IIT-Bombay
Instructors: Ravi N Banavar and D. H. S. Maithripala

A popular talk
: Parallel parking, falling cats, spherical robots and differential geometry, Feb 2017 (RNB_IIT_GN_popular_talk)
Youtube link: https://youtu.be/TMlOUF5hxts

Two talks on Feedback Linearization delivered at IIT-Kanpur, September 2016

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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Recent results

Attitude Tracking Control for Aerobatic Helicopters: A Geometric Approach

Upcoming events

Course for Fall/Monsoon 2020 at IIT-B:

Mathematical Structures for Control (SC 639/201) (Wed, Fri 9.30 AM to 10.55 AM), Online mode(official slot: 5) 
Venue: Your individual residences
TAs for the course: Ashutosh Jindal, Ashmita Roy, Siddhartha Ganguly ,
Course outline Lecture slides