Plenary Lecture

Research Experiences in Control Systems Engineering from IIT (1965) to ISU (2012)

Professor D. Subbaram Naidu
Measurement and Control Engineering Research Center
Idaho State University

Abstract: An overview of the author’s journey of education and research experiences in Control System Engineering (CSE) from 1965 at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur to 2012 at Idaho State University (ISU) is presented. A Master of Technology or Science (MTech/MS) program in CSE within the Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT started in 1958 is perhaps one of the oldest graduate programs in CSE. Over the past nearly 50 years, the author had the fortune of working in various leading institutions and centers of excellence around the world in the areas of the theory and applications of Control Systems to a wide spectrum of fields in science and engineering such as aerospace, electrical, mechanical and biomedical engineering, and welding, ecology, and biological sciences.

Brief Biography of the Speaker: Desineni “Subbaram” Naidu received MTech and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering (Control Systems Engineering), from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. Dr. Naidu taught, visited and/or conducted research at IIT; Guidance and Control Division at NASA Langley Research Center; Old Domain University; Center of Excellence in Advanced Flight Research at United States (US) Air Force Research Laboratory; Center of Excellence for Ships and Ocean Structures at Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Measurement and Control Laboratory at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; Nantong University, China; the University of Western Australia in Perth, Center for Industrial and Applied Mathematics at the University of South Australia in Adelaide; Jiangsu College of Information Technology, Jiangsu, China; Center for Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics at East China Normal University, Shanghai, China; Institute of Systems Science, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, Shanghai, China, Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.
Since 1990, Professor Naidu has been with Idaho State University, where he is Director of School of Engineering and Director of Measurement and Control Engineering Research Center. Professor Naidu received twice the Senior National Research Council Associateship award from the US National Academy of Sciences, and is an elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and an elected Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation, UK. He has over 200 journal and conference publications including 6 books. He has been on the editorial boards of several journals including the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and Optimal Control: Applications and Methods.