Senior Research Fellow of School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Brief CV

             Narasimhan Sundararajan received the B.E in Electrical Engineering with First Class Honors from the  University of Madras in 1966, M.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1968 and Ph.D.  In Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1971.


From 1972 to 1991, he was working in the Indian Space Research Organization, Trivandrum, India starting as a Control System Designer to Director, Launch Vehicle Design Group contributing to the design and development of the Indian satellite launch vehicles SLV3, ASLV, PSLV and GSLV. He worked as the Project Engineer (Mission) for the first Indian Satellite Launch Vehicle project SLV3 team working directly under Dr. Kalam.  He was  also  a NRC Research Associate at NASA - Ames in 1974 and a Senior NRC Research Associate at NASA Langley in 1981-86 under the National Academy of Sciences, USA program. From February 1991,  he was working in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, as a Professor and has retired from that position in July 2010. He is also an emeritus visiting professor at the  Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Trivandrum, India.  Presently, he is a senior research fellow in the School of EEE, NTU, Singapore.  He was also  a “Prof. I.G.Sarma Memorial ARDB Professor (an endowed visiting professor) during Nov.2002 – Feb 2003, at the School of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.


His research interests are in the areas of aerospace control, machine learning, computational intelligence specifically in the area of neural networks and their applications and have more than 250 papers and five books in this area.


Dr. Sundararajan is a Fellow of IEEE, an Associate Fellow of AIAA and also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, (IES) Singapore.


He was an Associate Editor for IEEE Trans. on Control Systems Technology, IFAC Journal on Control Engineering Practice (CEP), IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine and for Control -Theory and Advanced Technology (C-TAT), Japan. He was also a member of the Board of Governors ( BoG)  for the IEEE Control System Society (CSS) for 2005. He was the General Chairman for the Sixth Intl. Conf. On Automation, Robotics, Control and Computer Vision - ICARCV2000 held in Singapore on Dec. 2000 and has contributed as a program committee member in a number of international conferences.




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