I am currently an assistant professor in the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, at the American University of Sharjah, UAE. Prior to my current appointment, I obtained my Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the ECE Department, Georgia Institute Of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA in 2014. My current work focuses on applying control theory to estimate Li-ion battery/supercapacitor model parameters. A more theoretical problem that I am continuing to work on involves computing forward invariant sets for a system of differential equations given a certain disturbance bound which is required to be tolerated. I have found that path planning algorithms can be useful for the above task, and consequently another area of my work is related to path planning based environmental exploration techniques for autonomous robots.Teaching graduate/undergraduate classes related to control, mechatronics, embedded systems, and supervising graduate students or undergraduate senior design projects, keeps me busy when I am not doing research. I am always on the lookout for students who wish to work in my above mentioned areas of interest. I update this website after rather long intervals of time, so if you are looking for a current list of publications, please see my Google Scholar profile.
I have completed my bachelor's degree (B.E. - Electrical Engineering) from the College of engineering Pune (C.O.E.P), University of Pune, India, ranking third in the university for the B.E. degree examinations (2006). C.O.E.P was established in 1854 and is ranked 14th in India among all other engineering colleges, and is ranked second in the Western region the 1st being IIT, Mumbai (statistics are from 2006). I have worked for a year (2006-2007) as an Associate Analyst with Deloitte Consulting (DTT) as a part of their US region 10 (Mumbai) office. As a technology integration practitioner at Deloitte, I have primarily worked on JAVA, J2EE, Vignette to name a few technologies. Following my time at Deloitte I traveled to USA to attain a masters degree in electrical engineering. I have completed my M.Sc. degree in (Electrical Engineering) Control Systems from, Utah State University, Old main Hill, Logan, UT, USA in 2009. My work at USU provided me the opportunity to work with fractional order systems and control, and also a nuclear fusion reactor, the STOR-1M, at the USU Physics department.