Prabhakar Pagilla

James J. Cain Professor II

Associate Department Head of Undergraduate Programs


Office: MEOB 529
Phone: 979.458.4829

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Research Interests

Modeling and control of roll-to-roll manufacturing systems and autonomous vehicles, robotics/mechatronics, and control of large-scale nonlinear dynamic systems.

Awards & Honors

  • Regents Distinguished Research Award, Oklahoma State University, 2012
  • Halliburton Outstanding Faculty Award, Oklahoma State University, 2010
  • Halliburton Outstanding Young Faculty Award, Oklahoma State University, 2002


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1996
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1994
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Osmania University, 1990

Selected Publications

M. Allain, S. Konduri, H. Maske, P.R. Pagilla, and G. Chowdhary, Blended Shared Control of a Hydraulic Excavator," Proc. of the 2017 IFAC World Congress, Toulouse, France, July 2017.

H. Nagarajan, P.R. Pagilla, S. Darbha, R. Bent, and P.P. Khargonekar, Optimal Con gurations to Minimize Disturbance Propagation in Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing Networks," Proc. of the 2017 American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, May 2017.​

A. Seshadri, P.R. Raul, and P.R. Pagilla, Analysis and Minimization of Interaction in Decentralized Control Systems with Application to Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing Systems," IEEE Trans. on Control Systems Technology, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 520-530, March 2014.​

P.R. Pagilla, N. Siraskar, and R.V. Dwivedula, Decentralized Control of Web Processing Lines," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 106-117, January 2007.​

P.R. Pagilla and B. Yu, Robotic Surface Finishing Processes: Modeling, Control, and Experiments," ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, vol. 123, pp. 93-102, March 2001.​