Ratnesh Kumar, Professor, Fellow IEEE

Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Sciuence
Iowa State University
2215 Coover Hall, Ames, IA 50011-3060
Tel: (515) 294-8523 (office); -2664 (secy); -3637 (fax)
Email: rkumar AT iastate DOT edu

Ratnesh Kumar was born in Ranchi, India. He received the B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 1987, and the M.S. and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, in 1989 and 1991, respectively. From 1991-2002 he was on the faculty of University of Kentucky, and since 2002 he is on the faculty of the Iowa State University, where he is currently a Full Professor. He has held visiting positions at the Institute of Systems Research at the University of Maryland (1992,1994), the NASA Ames Research Center (1996), the Applied Research Laboratory at the Pennsylvania State University (1997-1998), the Idaho National Laboratory (formerly, Argonne National Laboratory West) (2001), the United Technologies Research Center (2008), and the Wright-Patterson Air Force Research Lab (2015-16).

He was a recipient of the Microelectronics and Computer Development (MCD) Fellowship from the University of Texas at Austin, and was awarded the Lalit Narain Das Memorial Gold Medal for the Best EE Student and the Ratan Swarup Memorial Gold Medal for the Best All-rounder Student from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur, India . He is a recipient of the NSF Research Initiation Award, Summer Fellowship from NASA and ANL, and Sabbatical Fellowship from ARL and UTRC. He is a coauthor of the book Modeling and Control of Logical Discrete Event Systems. He is a Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to discrete event system modeling, control, diagnosis and applications.

He is or was an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, IEEE Transactions  on SMC: Systems, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, IET Cyberphysical Systems: Theory and Applications, Journal of Discrete Event Dynamical Systems, IEEE Control Systems SocietyIEEE Robotics and Automation SocietyIEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society. He regularly serves on the program committee for the IEEE CDC (Conference on Decision and Control), IEEE/IFAC ACC (American Control Conference), IEEE SMC (Systems, Man & Cybernetics), IEEE CASE (Conference on Automation Science and Engineering), IEEE/IFAC WODES (International Workshop on Discrete Event Systems),  IEEE/IFAC ADHS (Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems), IEEE COMPSAC (Conference on Computers, Applications and Software), and IWSC (International Workshop on Software Cybernetics). He has served as General Co-Chair for WODES and Program Committee Co-Chair for IWSC, and has been a plenary speaker at IWSC and WODES.

In News

2016 IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best Paper Award: Journal, ISU

IEEE Control Sytem Society Distinguished Lecturer

Sensors Research: NSF, Iowa State Daily, Ames Tribune, Other Media

"People in Control" Article (IEEE Control System Magazine): Link; Pdf

2016 IEEE Sensors: Best Student Paper Finalist---Paper 1722

2014 IEEE ICNSC: Best Conference Paper Finalist Award, Best Student Paper Finalist Award

Plenaries: IWSC2008, WODES2014, ICIT2014

Last updated on 01/05/2014