Dr. Rama K. Yedavalli


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Dr. Yedavalli is currently a Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. He received his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and Master's in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science in India and the Ph.D degree from the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics of Purdue University in the Dynamics and Control area in 1981. Prior to joining Ohio State in 1987, he held Assistant Professorship in Mechanical Engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology, N.J. and Associate Professorship in Electrical Engineering at University of Toledo, OH.


Dr. Yedavalli's research and teaching interests include robustness and sensitivity issues in linear uncertain dynamical systems, estimation and fault diagnostics of propulsion systems, control of smart structural systems, dynamics and control of flexible structures with applications to aircraft, spacecraft, automotive, robotic, aerospace propulsion and other mechanical systems control. He published many Journal and Book Chapter articles and various additional conference papers and presented invited seminars on these topics.


Dr. Yedavalli is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of ASME and an Associate Fellow of AIAA. He received the O.Hugh Schuck Best Paper award from the American Automatic Control Council in 2001. In 2002, he also received the 'Lumley Research Award' by the Ohio State University's College of Engineering. He is a member of the International Who's Who of Professionals as well as Marquis Who's Who on America.


He is currently an Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control (2006-2009) as well as the International Journal of Systems Science (1992- Present). He is also a member of the Conference Editorial Board (CEB) for IEEE and ASME. He co-edited an IEEE Press Book on "Recent Advances in Robust Control" in 1990 which enjoys high citation in many research papers. He served as an Associate Editor for the AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics (1992-95). He organized the technical program by serving as the Chairman of the Technical Program Committee for the 1991 AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference held in New Orleans, LA. He offered tutorial workshops on "Robust Control" at the 1992 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and the AIAA GNC Conference and for Ohio Aerospace Institute. He was a member of the technical program committees for the 1992 American Control Conference and IEEE Conference on Control Applications. He served as the Society Review Chairman for the 1993 ACC. He served as a member of the National level AIAA Technical Committee on Guidance, Navigation and Control during 1989-1992. He is a member of the IFAC working Group on "Robust Control" and was a member of the IEEE working group on Linear Multivariable Systems. He organized, chaired and co-chaired (and continues to do so) various technical sessions in conferences such as ACC, CDC, CCA and AIAA GNC. He serves as a reviewer for many journals, conferences and NSF (including being a member of different Panels for NSF). He served as a "Guest Editor" for a special issue in the Journal of "Mathematical Problems in Engineering". He was a consultant to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for two years.


[Last updated on Sep 19, 2008

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