Manoranjan Majji

Assistant Professor


Office: HRBB 727D
Phone: 979.845.3912

Research website

Research Interests

  • Structural systems
  • Computational vision and sensor systems
  • Astronautics and dynamical systems
  • Aerospace robotics and autonomous systems

Awards & Honors

  • Milton Plesur Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2014-2015
  • Young Investigator Award, University at Buffalo, SUNY, 2016
  • National Geospatial Intelligence Agency’s New Investigator Award


  • PhD, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2009
  • MS, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2006
  • BE (Hons), Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, 2003

Selected Publications

X. Wong and M. Majji, “A Structured Light System for Relative Navigation of Autonomous Systems,” the IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 16, No. 17, Sep, 2016.

Adurthi, N., Singla, P., Majji, M., “Sparse Approximation based Collocation Scheme for Nonlinear Optimal Feedback Control Design,” Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, to appear.

Weisman, R., Majji, M., Alfriend, T., “Solution of Liouville’s Equation for Uncertainty Characterization of the Main Problem in Satellite Theory,” Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, Vol, 111, No. 3, pp. Jan, 2016, 203-304.

Majji, M., Juang, J. N., and Junkins, J. L., “Time Varying Eigensystem Realization Algorithm”, Jour- nal of Guidance Control and Dynamics, Vol. 33, No.1, pp. 13-28, 2010.

Zanetti, R., Majji, M., Bishop, R. H., and Mortari, D., “Norm Constrained Kalman Filtering,” Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics, Vol.32, No. 5, pp. 1458 - 1465, 2009. (featured article on Draper Digest)

Majji,M., Junkins,J.L. and Turner,J.D., “High Order Methods for Estimation of Dynamic Systems,” the Journal of Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 56, No. 3, pp. 401-440, 2008.