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Dr Somasundar Kannan

Biography Dr Somasundar Kannan is currently a Lecturer in Electronic and Electrical engineering in School of Engineering at RGU. Before joining RGU Dr Kannan had been a postdoc at University of Manchester (UK), University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg) and CentralSupelec (France). Dr Kannan obtained his PhD in Automatic Control from Arts et Metiers ParisTech (France). He obtained his MS in Aerospace Engineering (Flight Dynamics and Control) from KAIST (South Korea) and completed his BE in Electronics and Instrumentation from University of Madras (India).

Dr Kannan has several years of research and industrial consulting experience in the domains of control theory, robotics, Linear and nonlinear systems etc. Dr Kannan has over the years gained experience in developing models and applying control theory to systems such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), robotic manipulators, space robotics systems, solar sails and energy efficient buildings.
Research Interests Control Theory & Applied Control
Linear/Nonlinear & Adaptive Control
Model Predictive Control
Cooperative & Distributed Control
System Identification, Modeling & Observer design
Robotics, Aerospace, UAV & Autonomous Systems
Hysteresis, Thermal Behavior & Nonlinear Systems
Teaching and Learning Teaching, assessment and student supervision activities:
Control and Instrumentation/Signal-Processing (EN4501/EN4502)
Advanced Signal Processing and Systems Analysis (EN5502)
Advanced Digital System Design (EN4542)
Linear Control Systems (EN2104-GA)
Fundamentals in Researcher Development (GSM010)
Engineering Stage-3 Group Project (EN3600)
Engineering UG Final Year Project (EN4600)
Integrative Engineering Project-Evening Class (EN3602)
Scopus Author ID 55423781300