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About me

I am an Assistant Professor with the Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence (CoEAI), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKgp), India, and currently working at the intersection of control and learning. I am developing algorithms for autonomous systems to make them smarter with the help of data and distribution. I use control theory to provide safety certificates, and to enhance explainability and trustworthiness of AI driven techniques.

I did PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), India, on Stochastic Model Predictive Control (MPC) for Cyber Physical Systems. During my PhD, I received a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship to study at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, for one year. I learnt Gaussian process regression and implemented stochastic MPC on a quadcopter during my stay at EPFL.

Before joining IITKgp, I was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, and working on polynomial chaos theory for advanced manufacturing applications. Prior to that, I was a Postdoctoral Research Asssociate at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC), USA, where we developed a couple of deep learning supported MPC algorithms and a constrained estimator for the agricultural robotics and aerospace applications.


2022: Excellent Reviewer, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics

2018: Outstanding reviewer award, Systems and Control Letters

2017: Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship

2017: Top reviewer for IIT Bombay (Chemical Engineering), Web of Science

Professional activities

Member of the Humanitarian Technology Board (HTB) project proposals, IEEE

Member of the Chancellor's Innovation Fund Review Committee, MIT, USA

Member of the Search committee for research scientist, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, UIUC, USA

Invited reviewership

  1. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
  2. Automatica
  3. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
  4. Systems & Control Letters
  5. International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control
  6. Journal of Process Control
  7. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
  8. IET Control Theory & Applications
  9. IEEE Control Systems Letters
  10. Conference on Decision and Control
  11. IFAC World Congress
  12. Indian Control Conference
  13. IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications
  14. American Control Conference, European Control Conference
  15. IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems

Collaborating Organizations


I am grateful to people who invested their time and efforts in my training and well-being. I curiously follow the research that their group is doing. I express my sincere thanks and consider myself lucky for the opprotunity that I got to work with them.

Richard D. Braatz


Girish Chowdhary


Debasish Chatterjee

IITB, India

Daniel Quevedo

QUT, Australia

Prashant Mehta


Colin Jones

EPFL, Switzerland