P.S. Krishnaprasad

P.S. Krishnaprasad

University of Maryland

Biography

P. S. Krishnaprasad received the Ph.D. degree from Harvard University in 1977. He taught in the Systems Engineering Department at Case Western Reserve University from 1977 to 1980. Since August 1980, he has been with the University of Maryland, where he now holds the position of Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, with a joint appointment at the Institute for Systems Research. He also participates in the Program in Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation, and the Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science. He has held short or long term visiting positions at Erasmus University, the University of Groningen, the University of California Berkeley, Caltech, Centre Interfacultaire Bernoulli in EPFL, Cornell University and Princeton University.

Krishnaprasad's interests lie in the broad areas of geometric control theory, filtering and signal processing theory, robotics, acoustics, and biologically-inspired approaches to control, sensing and computation. He has made contributions to system identification, geometric mechanics, languages for robotics, actuation based on smart materials, and control of collectives. His current work is focused on pursuit and cohesion in nature and in engineered systems.

P. S. Krishnaprasad was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 1990. He was appointed a 1998-2000 Distinguished Faculty Research Fellow of the University of Maryland. He was the Munich Mathematical Colloquium Lecturer in October 2006.