I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where I direct the Estimation, Control, and Learning Laboratory (ECLL). My research is focused on developing data-driven, learning-based control and estimation techniques for mechanical and aerospace engineering problems. Specifically, we use tools from linear and nonlinear system theory, linear and nonlinear control theory, optimization, and learning theory to design and develop novel algorithms for control and estimation problems in complex dynamic systems, including applications in robotics, autonomous systems, and UAVs. Current research in our group is focused on the following areas:

Control of Cyber-physical Systems

  • We develop control techniques using theoretical tools, simulation-based numerical experiments, and machine learning techniques for complex cyber-physical systems operating in uncertain and unknown environments.
  • Current research is focused on developing learning autopilot for aircraft and multicopters that can learn using measured data in real-time, expands the operational envelope, and reduce failure in the event of sudden dynamic changes in the environment.
  • Applications include Autonomous vehicles, industrial robots, and autopilots.

Learning in Complex Systems

  • We develop computationally efficient, data-driven, learning-based techniques for estimating states and parameters of complex dynamic systems such as atmospheric and flow models.
  • Current research is focused on developing computationally inexpensive methods that will improve prediction accuracy and enable the implementation of complex control systems in real-time to improve system performance.


Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2019.

M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2014.

B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi, 2009.


  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    • ENME 403 Automatic Controls (Spring 2023, Fall 2021).
    • ENME 664 Advanced Dynamics (Fall 2022).
    • ENME 605 Advanced Control Systems (Spring 2022).
  • The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    • Guest lectures in AEROSP 584 Guidance and Navigation for Aerospace Applications (Fall 2020).
    • Guest lectures in AEROSP 566 System Identification (Fall 2018).


The most up-to-date list of my publications can be found on Google Scholar.