Rajesh Rajamani

University of Minnesota


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Benjamin Y.H. Liu / TSI Applied Technology Chair of Mechanical Mechanical Engineering – University of Minnesota

Rajesh Rajamani received the B.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India, in 1989, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA, in 1991 and 1993, respectively. He is currently the Benjamin Y. H. Liu-TSI Endowed Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Director of the Minnesota Robotics Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA. He is the author of the popular book titled Vehicle Dynamics and Control (Springer). He has authored or co-authored over 180 journal papers and is a co-inventor on 14 granted patents. His active research interests include estimation, sensing, and control for smart mechanical systems. Dr. Rajamani has served as the Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Automotive Control and is currently a Senior Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. He is a fellow of ASME and was a recipient of the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, the Ralph Teetor Award from SAE, the Charles Stark Draper Award from ASME, the O. Hugo Schuck Award from the American Automatic Control Council, and a number of best paper awards from conferences and journals. Several inventions from his laboratory have been commercialized through startup ventures co-founded by industry executives. One of these companies, Innotronics, was recently recognized among the 35 Best University Start-Ups of 2016 by the U.S. National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer.

Their Research

Autonomous Vehicle Challenges for the US Rural Midwest
Principal Investigator(s):
Rajesh Rajamani
Research Focus: Safety, Mobility, Equity