• Professor
Swaroop Darbha

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley, 1994.
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1992.
  • Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1989.

Research Interests

  • Intelligent Transportation Systems — Advanced Vehicle Control and Diagnostic Systems, Automatic Vehicle Following Systems, Safety & Mobility Benefits of Connected Autonomy; 

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - Routing of a heterogeneous collection of UAVs with motion, mission, communication and resource constraints, decision making algorithms for perimeter surveillance, persistent monitoring, intrusion detection and convoy protections in mixed-initiative systems, scheduling algorithms for operator’s attention; robust and resilient network synthesis - maximization of algebraic connectivity for ad-hoc networks of UAVs and cooperative localization. Optimization Methods for Control System Design - Outer and Inner Approximation of the set of Fixed Order Stabilizing Controllers, Mixed Integer Semi-definite programming.

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, IEEE, 2018 - for contributions to Intelligent Transportation Systems and Unmanned Vehicles
  • Best Paper Award (Joint with Gupta Manyam, Siva Rathinam and David Casbeer), IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, 2014.
  • Fellow, ASME, 2010- for contributions to Intelligent Transportation Systems and Unmanned Vehicles.
  • The Association of Former Students' Distinguished Achievement Award (College Level), 2009.
  • Tenneco Award for Meritorious Teaching of Engineering, 2009.
  • Texas A&M University College of Engineering Faculty Fellow, 2009.

Selected Publications

  • Mani Deep Ankem and Swaroop Darbha, ``String Stability of Heterogeneous Collection of Autonomous and Connected Vehicles,’’ IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, Auckland, NZ, October 2019.
  • S. Hari, S. Rathinam, S. Darbha, G. Manyam, K. Kalyanam and D. Casbeer, ``Generalized Persistent Monitoring Problem,’’ American Control Conference, Philadelphia, July 2019.
  • Mengke Liu, S. Rathinam and S. Darbha, ``Lateral Control of a Following Autonomous Vehicle with Limited Preview Information,’’ European Control Conference, Naples, Italy, June 2019.
  • V. Vegamoor, D. Kalathil, S. Rathinam and S. Darbha, "Reducing Time Headway in Homogeneous CACC Vehicle Platoons in the Presence of Packet Drops,’’ European Control Conference, Naples, Italy, June 2019.
  • S. Darbha, S. Konduri and P. Pagilla, ``Benefits of V2V Communication for Autonomous and Connected Vehicles,’’ IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 40, no. 5, pp. 1954-1963, 2019.