Ratnesh Kumar, Harpole Professor, Fellow IEEE, Fellow AAAS, and Distinguished Lecturer 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 Ruth and Murray J. Harpole Professor. He is also a Professor of Computer Science at the Iowa State University. 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 is an elected Fellow of the IEEE for distinguished contributions to discrete event system modeling, control, diagnosis and applications, and also an elected Fellow of the AAAS for distinguished contributions to discrete-event and cyberphysical systems, embedded software, and agri-, bio- and environmental sensors, and energy harvesting. He was a recipient of the Microelectronics and Computer Development (MCD) Fellowship and Best PhD Dissertation 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-Ames and Idaho National Lab, and Sabbatical Fellowships from Applied Research Lab, United Technologies Research Center, and Air Force Research Lab. He is a coauthor of the book Modeling and Control of Logical Discrete Event Systems. 

He is or was an Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, IEEE Transactions  on SMC: Systems, MDPI Sensors, 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

2018 Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science: AAAS, ISU

For distinguished contributions to discrete-event and cyberphysical systems, embedded software, and agri-, bio- and environmental sensors, and energy harvesting


2007 Fellow of  Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineer: IEEE, CSS
For distinguished contributions to discrete event system modeling, control, diagnosis and applications

David R. Boylan Eminent Faculty Award for Research, Iowa State University, 2019: ISU, Photo

Harpole Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, Photo


Sustainable Agriculture Award Articles, ISU: 20202016
Adobe Gift Award article, ISU: 2019

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

 

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

 

IEEE Control Sytems Society Distinguished Lecturer

"People in Control" Article, IEEE Control System Magazine, 2013: Pdf, Link

 

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

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

 

Plenaries: IC32019, WODES2014, ICIT2014, IWSC2008 (part of IEEE COMPSAC 2008).


Last updated on 06/02/2020