• Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Sivakumar Rathinam

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Civil Systems Engineering, University of California, Berkeley – 2007
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley – 2006
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University – 2001
  • B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras – 1999

Research Interests

  • Dr. Rathinam's research focuses on motion planning and control of autonomous vehicles, collaborative decision making, combinatorial optimization, vision based control and air traffic control.

Awards & Honors

  • 2021 ASME Fellow

Selected Publications

  • S.G. Manyam, S Rathinam, On tightly bounding the Dubins Traveling Salesman's optimum, Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control 140 (7), 2018.
  • S.G. Manyam, S. Rathinam, D. Casbeer and E. Garcia, "Tightly Bounding the Shortest Dubins Paths Through a Sequence of Points", Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, 2017.
  • S. Rathinam and P. Khargonekar, "An Approximation Algorithm for a Shortest Dubins Path Problem", ASME 2016 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference.
  • J. Bae and S. Rathinam, "A primal-dual approximation algorithm for a two depot heterogeneous traveling salesman problem", Optimization Letters, 2016.
  • K. Sundar and S. Rathinam, "Algorithms for Routing an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in the Presence of Refueling Depots", IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 2014.