Bhattacharyya invited to teach control design theory for India’s Global Initiative for Academic Networks

bhattacharyyaDr. Shankar Bhattacharyya has been invited to teach a course on engineering controls at the 2017 Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN) in New Delhi, India. GIAN is a Government of India initiative that was developed to tap into the talent pool of scientists and entrepreneurs internationally and encourage them to engage with higher education institutions in India.

Bhattacharyya is the Robert M. Kennedy '26 Professor II in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University. He studies automatic control systems and theory and applications of robust stability.

His lecture titled, “Robustness, Fragility Optimality and Modern PID Control,” will consist of a modern approach and recent results on multi-objective classical control design methods developed at Texas A&M, and historical reasons for the recent upsurge of interest in classical controllers. The course will be a set of 15 two-hour lectures to be given from Dec. 11-21 at the National Institute of Technology, Silchar, and will be attended by engineers, graduate students and faculty from across India through live web broadcasts.

Bhattacharyya’s awards and honors include National Academy of Sciences- NASA Research Associate (1974-75), IEEE Fellow (1989), International Federation of Automatic Control Fellow (2011), Boeing-Welliver Faculty Fellow (1999), Foreign Member of Brazilian Academy of Sciences (2011), Foreign Member of Brazilian Academy of Engineering (2016) and Professor Visitante Especial by the Brazilian Research Council (2014-17).

His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation for 34 years and also through the Qatar National Research Fund, National Instruments and the Brazilian Research Council.