Sridhar Lakshmanan

University of Michigan

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Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering – University of Michigan-Dearborn

Sridhar Lakshmanan is an Educator, Researcher, Mentor and Entrepreneur. He is on the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Michigan – Dearborn. His expertise lies in intelligent systems: autonomous-connected vehicles, robots, intelligent transportation systems, and smart cities. He was won many awards for his work at the University. His publications on automotive radar won the 2001 Best Paper Award from the IEEE Vehicular Electronics Society, on semi-truck platooning won the 2019 GVSETS Conference Best Paper Award from NDIA, and on lightweight transport robot the 2021 GVSETS Conference Best Paper Award from NDIA. He has served as a Project Director and Principal Investigator on a number of grants and contracts from various U.S. Government agencies: Defense, Transportation, Energy, and NSF; Defense Contractors: SAIC and General Dynamics; and Commercial Automotive Companies: Ford, GM, Delphi/Aptiv, ZF, Hella, Osram, and GAA. Sridhar has been a mentor and advisor to more than ten startups. Finally, Sridhar’s estimates on transmission and distribution assets have been used in the City of Detroit’s historic bankruptcy filings in federal courts, and he has been instrumental in the system-wide LED replacements of the City of Detroit’s and City of Memphis’ streetlights. Sridhar got his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst in 1991.

Their Research

Reliable V2V Communication Networks: Applications in Fuel-Efficient Platooning
Principal Investigator:
Sridhar Lakshmanan & Paul Richardson
Research Thrusts: Enabling Technology
xBOT – A Versatile Robot to Assist Testing of Autonomous-Connected Vehicles
Principal Investigator:
Sridhar Lakshmanan, Paul Richardson, & Weidong Xiang
Research Thrusts: Control & Operations, Enabling Technology, Infrastructure Design & Management