Srinivasa Salapaka

 

Srinivasa Salapaka

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


 

 

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
Coordinated Science Laboratory
Department of Aerospace Engineering (affiliated)
Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering Department (affiliated)

Contact Information


Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
362C Mechanical Engineering Building, MC-244
1206 W Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801 USA

            

Ph: +1 217 244 4172
Fax: +1 217 244 6534
Email: salapaka@illinois.edu

            

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Research Interests


Areas: Control and Dynamical Systems, Optimization, and Computation.
Applications: nano/bio modeling, instrumentation and control; clustering and aggregation of combinatorial datasets; and control of power grids and electronics.

News


Apr 2016 Participated in an interesting workshop on Quantum and Nano Control organized by Institute of Mathematics and Applications (IMA) at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. A video of my talk can be found here.
Feb 2016 List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by their Students, Fall 2015.
Nov 2015 our algorithms on capacitated vehicle routing problem with time windows (CVRPTW) are being applied by a data analytics company (name withheld due to nondisclosure agreement) which provides solutions for logistics cost reduction for data rich applications such as courier delivery problems
Jun 2015 coorganized a workshop on Enabling the Grid of the Future. This workshop presented fundamentals of how to design, implement, and analyze a power electronics based system that enables distributed generation, prioritization, and integration of heterogeneous power sources - details can be found here
Apr 2015 Participated and attended the 4th Midwest Workshop on Control and Game Theory in Iowa State University. It had many interesting talks. My talk can be found in this video. Go to W3Schools!
Apr 2015 ASME Fellow

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News: 2013-2015
Jan 2015 National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) invited me to collaborate with them on control of power systems. This ongoing collaboration has resulted in research on new generation power systems; two articles and an ARPA-E funding from DOE
Jan 2014 "Scanning Probe Microscopy: A Control Systems Perspective," invited talk at Center for Control, Dynamical Systems and Computation, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jul 2013 I joined a group at Google Inc. (Jul 2013-Jul 2014) on a leave of absence from UI on control of power systems and related instrumentation.
Apr 2013 Engineering Council for Excellence in Advising
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News: 2010-2012
Aug 2012 "Control Techniques for High-Speed Dynamic-Mode Imaging in Atomic Force Microscopes," invited special presentation in the symposium on Measurement and Control in Micro- and Nanosystems at the the 2012 ASME International Design and Engineering Technical Conference held in Chicago, Illinois.
Jun 2012 Argonne National Lab (ANL) invited me to collaborate with them in developing robust subnanometer positioning systems for optical systems to enable nm-scale focusing of X-ray beamlines for their Advanced Photon Source Upgrade and the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLSII) facilities (This work is supported by ANL from 2012-2018) Go to W3Schools!
Jun 2012 List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by their Students, Spring 2012.
Feb 2012 “Toward a New High-Speed Dynamic Mode Imaging in Atomic Force Microscopy,” 2nd Workshop on Dynamics and Control of Micro and Nanoscale Systems, The University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
Feb 2012 List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by their Students, Fall 2011.
Dec 2011 "A Control Systems Perspective to Nanpositioning," invited talk at Advance Photon Source Center, Argonne National Lab.
Oct 2010 "A Maximum-Entropy-Principle Based Approach for Dynamic coverage and clustering problems," invited talk at Decision and Control Lab, calibri Institute of Technology.
Jul 2010 Promoted to Associate Professor in Department of Mechanical science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Jun 2010 List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by their Students, Spring 2010.
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News: 2008-2009
Dec 2009 "Fundamental Limitations and Optimal Control Design for Nanopositioning," Workshop on Dynamics and Control of Micro and Nanoscale Systems, IBM Research – Zurich, Ruschlikon, Switzerland.
Nov 2009 “Dynamic Coverage, Routing, and Coarse Quantization Problems – A Maximum Entropy Principle Approach,” Department of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A & M University.
Sep 2009 “A Control Systems Perspective for Nanopositioning,” Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton, NY.
Nov 2008 “Scanning Probe Microscopy – A Control Systems Perspective,” Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley.
Nov 2008 “Dynamic Coverage, Routing, and Coarse Quantization Problems – A Maximum Entropy Principle Approach,” Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University.
Oct 2008 “Maximum-Entropy-Principle Based Algorithms for Dynamic Coverage, Routing, and Coarse Quantization Problems,” Center for Control, Dynamical Systems and Computation, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Oct 2008 “Understanding Fundamental Limitations in Nanoim¬aging and Nanopositioning,” Control Science and Dynamical Systems (CSDy) Seminar, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota.
Feb 2008 “Systems Tools in Scanning Probe Microscopy,” National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia.
Feb 2008 List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by their Students, Fall 2007
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News: 2005-2007
Sep 2007 “Systems Tools in Scanning Probe Microscopy,” Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Mar 2007 “Coarse Quantization as a Resource Allocation Problem – A Maximum Entropy Approach,” Control Science and Dynamical Systems (CSDy) Seminar, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota.
Oct 2006 “Coarse Quantization as a Resource Allocation Problem – A Maximum Entropy Approach,” Decision, Control and Optimization Seminar Series, Coordinated Sciences Laboratory.
Oct 2006 “Resource Allocation Problems with Constraints,” Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, Applied Math/IESE Seminar, University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign.
Nov 2005 “Approaches from Systems Theory in Atomic Force Microscopy,” Department of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology.
Apr 2005 “A Novel Preconditioner for Lower Rank Extracted Systems (LRES),” Coordinated Sciences Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Jan 2005 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2005.
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