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Post-doctoral fellow,
EIT - 3138,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
University of Waterloo,
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.


email: rachelpsg@gmail.com

Research Interests

  • Control theory
  • Singular control systems
  • Graph theoretic techniques (Bipartite graphs and matching theory)
  • Multiagent and Decentralized control
  • Numerical linear algebra
  • Model predictive control
  • Optimization
  • Energy systems

Professional Experience         
 
           Post-doctoral  fellow,  Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, April 2015 to present  

Academic Background


    • PhD, Control and Computing, Electrical Engineering,  Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2009- 2014
    • B.E, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, P.S.G. College of Technology, 2009


My detailed CV is available here.

Publications

Google scholar citations

Journals:

  1. R. K. Kalaimani, M.N. Belur and D. Chakraborty, "Singular LQR control, PD Controllers and inadmissible initial conditions", IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 58, no. 10, pp. 2603-2608, Oct. 2013. [pdf]
  2. R. K. Kalaimani, M. N. Belur and Sivaramakrishnan Sivasubramanian, "Generic pole-assignability, structurally constrained controllers and unimodular completion",  Linear Algebra and its Applications, vol.439,  pp.4003-4022,  2013. [pdf]
  3. R. K. Kalaimani, M. N. Belur and ,"Impulse controllability: from descriptor systems to higher order DAEs",  to appear in  IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2016.
  4. S.C. Jugade, D. Pal, R.K. Kalaimani and M.N. Belur, “Fast modes in the set of minimal dissipation trajectories”,  to appear in Systems & Control Letters, 2016.

Conferences:

    1. R. K. Kalaimani and M. N. Belur, Singular LQR control, impulse-free interconnection and optimal PD controller design, In Proceedings of 50tth IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Orlando, U.S.A, 2011. [pdf]
    2. R. K. Kalaimani and M. N. Belur, Generic pole assignability of DAE systems with controller structural constraints, In Proceedings of Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamic Systems ACODS, Bangalore, India, 2012. [pdf]
    3. R. K. Kalaimani and M. N. Belur, Minimal controller Structure for generic pole placement, In Proceedings of European Control Conference, Zurich, Switerland, 2013. [pdf]
    4. S. C. Jugade, D.  Pal, R. K. Kalaimani and M. N. Belur, Stationary Trajectories, Singular Hamiltonian systems and ill-posed interconnection, In Proceedings of European Control Conference, Zurich, Switerland, 2013. [pdf]
    5. M. Singh, R. K. Kalaimani, M. N. Belur and S. V. Iyer, Decentralized controllability of multi-inverter microgrids, In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, Cape Town, South Africa, 2013. [pdf]
    6. R. K. Kalaimani, Distance of a pencil from having a zero at infinity, In Proceedings of International Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Applications, IIT Guwahati, 2013.
    7. A.  Kothyari, R. K.  Kalaimani and M. N. Belur, Nearest singular descriptor system having impulsive initial conditions, To appear In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2014.
    8. A. Kotoky,  A. Mahajan, A. Arulselvan, R.K. Kalaimani and M.N. Belur, “Minimum controller substructure for generic arbitrary pole placement: a multicommodity flow and TSP based formulation”, Proceedings of the IEEE European Control Conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 29 June-1 July, 2016.

    
Talks

  • Linear Programming”, Talk in short term training program on ’Advanced Computational Tech niques in Engineering’ organized by Department of Electrical Engineering, Lokmanya Tilak College   of Engineering on 17th November, 2010.
  • Conducted a workshop on LATEX organized by Department of Electrical Engineering, Fr.C.Rodrigues Institute of Technology on 8th October, 2011.
  • “Cooperative control of multiagent systems”, Talk in ‘Workshop on Advanced Control System’ (July 1-5,2013) organized by Department of Electrical Engineering, Fr.C.Rodrigues Institute of Technology on 3rd July, 2013.
  • “Selecting conference/ journals and plagiarism”, Talk in two day faculty development programmeon ‘Techniques for Effective Technical Paper Writing’ organized by Department of Electronics Engineering, FR. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering on 31st August, 2013.