Prof. Kalyana C. Veluvolu
College of IT Engineering, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
Biography: Dr. Kalyana C. Veluvolu is a Professor at the College of IT Engineering, Kyungpook National University, South Korea. He heads an interdisciplinary research group where research interests lie at the intersection of intelligence, robotics, sensing systems and health-care. Specifically, my interests are on developing technology for biomedical, health-care related fields, with primary focus on smart medical robotics, and EEG based human/brain computer interface applications.
Since 2009, he has been with the College of IT Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea. He received the B.Tech degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India, in 2002, and the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2006. From 2006 to 2009, he was a Research Fellow with the Biorobotics Group, Robotics Research Center, Nanyang Technological University. He was attached to the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, as a Visiting Professor during 2016–2017. He has also held several visiting positions in University of Newcastle, UK, and University of Valenciennes, France.
He has been a Principal Investigator or a Co-Investigator on a number of research projects funded by government, industry, and universities with a total budget of over 2.5 Million US$. He also received several awards for research excellence including the 2020 KNU Academic Award and 2017 Excellent Research Award awarded by Ministry of Education, South Korea in 2018. He has authored or co-authored more than 120 journal articles and conference proceedings. He is currently the Associate Editor for Journal of The Franklin Institute, Systems Science and Control Engineering Journals. He has been on technical/program committee’s of several international conferences. Dr. Veluvolu is also a senior member of IEEE.
Speech Title: Robust Control and Observation for Automotive and Energy systems
Speech Abstract: Increasing automation levels in recent decades have led to the development of complex controllers for automotive vehicles and Energy applications. Various commercial vehicles are equipped with active suspension controllers, which perform various tasks such as enhancing comfort levels, increasing stability levels for various driving conditions. First part of the presentation deal with Active suspension Control, where an output feedback active suspension control technique is discussed to achieve a ride comfort while maintaining the road holding for the vehicle. The second part of the presentation focusses on Autonomous shared control where the interaction between the human driver and automation based on cooperative game theory. Lastly, the talk discusses on energy applications where robust control of battery energy storage system (BESS) is discussed to mitigate the power fluctuations.