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Lab Director: Dr. Suman Chakravorty, Associate Professor (Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University)

Email: schakrav[at]tamu[dot]edu

Bio: I completed my B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, in Mechanical Engineering, in 1997, and my PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2004. I was an Assistant Professor at A&M from August 2004 – September 2010, and have been in my current position since then. My research focuses on ameliorating the triple curses of NONLINEARITY, DIMENSIONALITY and UNCERTAINTY in estimation and control problems, with applications to Mobile Robotics, Morphing Aircraft and Distributed Parameter Systems. In this website, you will find information about my research group’s work, along with our publications and other news. Thank you for showing interest in our research work and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our research.



Research Interests

  • Stochastic Dynamical Systems
  • Robotic Mapping and Planning
  • Space-based High Resolution Imaging Systems

Awards & Honors

  • Best Paper in conference award at the 2006 AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Breckenridge, CO
  • Several “best paper in session” awards at the American Control Conference (ACC)
  • Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow (2010, 2011)

Graduate Students:

Ran Wang, Email: rwang0417[at]tamu[dot]edu

I received my bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2017. I’m now a PhD student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University. My research is on reinforcement learning and using modern control methods to increase the learning efficiency.

Mohamed Naveed, Email: naveed[at]tamu[dot]edu

I’m a graduate student pursuing a doctoral degree in the department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M. My primary research work is on Stochastic Optimal Control. Other interests include Distributed State Estimation and developing robust solutions for indoor autonomy.  I received my bachelor’s in Instrumentation and Control engineering from NIT Trichy, India.  

Kartik Prakash, Email: kartik37756[at]tamu[dot]edu

I’m currently a Master’s student in the department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M university. My research interests lies in the field of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. I did my Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Trichy, India.

Woosang Park, Email: wspark@tamu.edu I am a person who is ready to dedicate my life for any research on space exploration. I’m welcome to  anyone who wants to collaborate with me. To be specific, my research interests are Guidance, Navigation and Control of constellation of cubesats near small solar-system bodies, planetary landing navigation, crater matching algorithm, and space debris removal. In my free time, I enjoy cooking Korean food, playing badminton, and sprint workouts.

Past Members:


Dr. Dilshad Raihan, (Ph.D. May 2019)

Data Scientist at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. 

Karthikeya Parunandi, (M.S. December 2019)

Roboticist at Vicarious AI.

Dr.Saurav Agarwal (Ph.D. December 2017)

Currently the Co-Founder, CTO & COO of Stocked Robotics.

Dr.Mohammadhussein Rafieisakhaei (Ph.D. December 2017)

Currently employed as a Research Scientist at Stealth AI Startup.


Dr.Weston Faber (Ph.D. Januray 2018)

Currently employed as a Research Scientist at L3 Applied Defense Solutions.


Dr.Dan Yu (Ph.D. December 2016)

Amirhossein Tamjidi (M.S May 2017)

Software engineer at Zoox. 


Dr. Ali-akbar Agha-mohammadi (Ph.D. October 2013)

Aug 2016 – Present: Robotics Technologist at NASA JPL.

Jan 2015 – Aug 2016: Staff Engineer, Qualcomm Research, San Diego

Oct 2013 – Dec 2014: Post-Doctoral researcher at the MIT LIDS.

Web: http://www.mit.edu/~aliagha/


Dr. Mrinal Kumar (Ph.D. December 2009)

2016 – Present: Assistant Prof. at Ohio State University (Mechanical and Aerospace)

2010-2016: Assistant Professor at U. Florida, Gainesville

Web: https://mae.osu.edu/people/kumar.672


Dr. Roshmik Saha (Ph.D. August 2011)

Currently employed as Software Development Engineer at Microsoft.


Dr. Sandip Kumar (Ph.D. December 2011)

Currently employed as a Robotics System Software Engineer in Test at The MathWorks.


Dr. Jaime Ramirez (M.S. 2006)

Currently employed as Director of Government Programs at Accion Systems Inc.

Ph.D. from MIT.

Josh Davis (graduated 2006, now at Bell Helicopters, Dallas)

Undergraduate Researchers:

Mathew Skolaut (Jan 2017 – Jan 2018)

Currently an undergraduate student in Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Visiting Students:


Vikram Shree (June – July 2016)

Currently a graduate student (Ph.D.) at Cornell. B.Tech Aerospace Engineering IIT Kanpur. Visited TAMU as part of TAMU-IITK exchange program.

Namrata Gupta (June – July 2014)

Currently employed at Eaton Technologies Pvt. Ltd. in India. Visited TAMU as part of TAMU-IITK exchange program.

Ajinkya Jain (June – July 2013)

Currently a graduate student (Ph.D.) at University of Texas at Austin. Visited TAMU as part of TAMU-IITK exchange program.