Biography

I serve as the Convener of SysCon since late May 2021.

Web of Science profile

Research interests

My research currently focusses on:

  • computationally tractable constrained control techniques, with emphasis on

    • structure-preserving geometric techniques for mechanical systems,

    • optimization based techniques for stochastic systems,

  • applications of geometry, topology, and probability to control problems,

  • learning theory, robust optimization, and signal processing,

  • sparse control, with emphasis on exact \(L_0\)-minimization,

  • fundamental aspects of security of networked systems.

I am generally interested in intriguing problems classifiable under the broad domain of cybernetics.

Related articles may be found on the following pages: journals, book chapters, and conferences.

Education and experience

  • Senior Member, IEEE, Aug 2021.

  • Member, Board of Governors, IEEE Control Systems Society, for the calendar year 2019.

Journal editorial duties

Visits

  • Visitor, University of Kitakyushu, Japan, Jun 2019.

  • Visitor, University of Kitakyushu, Japan, May 2018.

  • Visitor, MAC Team, LAAS Toulouse, France, Jun-Jul 2017.

  • Visitor, University of Kitakyushu, Japan, Dec 2016.

  • Visitor, Paderborn University, Germany, Nov-Dec 2015.

  • Visitor, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 03-21 Dec 2014.

  • Visiting Faculty, Indian Insitute of Management, Indore, Nov-Dec 2013.

  • Visitor, Automatic Control Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Jun-Aug 2012.

Conference editorial duties

  • Associate Editor, American Control Conference, 2019.

  • Program Committee member, SICE (Society of Instrument and Control Engineers) 2018, Japan.

  • Associate Editor, American Control Conference, 2018.

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Conference on Decision & Control, 2017.

  • Associate Editor, American Control Conference, 2017.

  • Member of the Conference Editorial Board, Control Systems Society, IEEE, 2017.

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Conference on Decision & Control, 2016.

  • Member of the Conference Editorial Board, Control Systems Society, IEEE, 2016.

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Conference on Decision & Control, 2015.

  • Member of the Conference Editorial Board, Control Systems Society, IEEE, 2015.

  • Member of the Conference Editorial Board, European Control Conference, 2015.

  • Associate Editor, European Control Conference, 2014.

  • Associate Editor, European Control Conference, 2013.

Studies

  • Postdoctoral research with John Lygeros at the Automatic Control Laboratory, ETH Zurich, from November 2007 through June 2011 prior to joining the faculty of SysCon, IIT-Bombay.

  • Graduate studies with Daniel Liberzon: MS in 2004 and PhD in 2007 in Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). During this period I was a research assistant at the Coordinated Science Laboratory, UIUC.

  • B.Tech (Hons.) in Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, in 2002. Amit Patra was my UG research supervisor.

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Other interests

  • Interested in street photography.

  • Some early and naive endeavours may be found here.

  • Here are two photographs dating back to an era (almost prehistory now) when I had the opportunity to indulge in analog photography (of course, including developing and printing,) with my friend and colleague Rishi Khatri. While Rishi still goes analog, I succumbed to digital pressure just before moving to IIT Bombay.

Grainger library

Grainger library