Soumya Ranjan Sahoo

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Address: WL - 216A, Western Labs, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur - 208016, Uttar Pradesh, India
Email: srsahoo[at]iitk[dot]ac[dot]in
Phone: +91-512-259/392/679-6202 (O)
Phone: +91-512-259/392/679-6881 (Lab)
Fax: +91-512-259-0063 (O)

I completed by B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from University College of Engineering, Burla, Odisha in the year 2008. Thereafter, I joined Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India where I completed my M.Tech+Ph.D Dual degree programme in 2013. I worked as a Scientist Fellow, in CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India till June 2014. I joined Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India in June 2014. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor with Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

Research Interests

  • Nonlinear systems
  • Control of Unmanned autonomous vehicles
  • Coordinated control
  • Application of coordinated control to unmanned vehicles, power systems
  • Discontinuous systems



  • Assistant Professor, EE Dept., IIT Kanpur (November 2016 - present)
  • Assistant Professor (on contract), EE Dept., IIT Kanpur (June 2014 - November 2016)
  • Scientist Fellow, National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore (January 2014 - June 2014)


Current Ph.D. Students

Current M.Tech. and BT-MT Students

  • Tusar

    Tusar Kanti Puhan

    Thesis : Distributed MPC

    Co-Supervisor :

  • Shubham

    Shubham Ghotkar

    Thesis :

    Co-Supervisor :

  • Sasi

    Sasi Teja Kuntamukkala

    Thesis :

    Co-Supervisor :

  • Vishnu

    Gade Vishnu Vardhan Reddy

    Thesis :

    Co-Supervisor :

Past PhD Students

Past M.Tech and BT-MT Students

  • Bhavana

    Bhavana Singh

    Thesis : Min-consensus in multi-agent systems

    Co-Supervisor :

    Currently in :

  • Rajneesh

    Rajneesh Kumar Yadav

    Thesis : Droop Characteristics Based Secondary Controller for Islanded DC Microgrid with Improved Voltage Regulation, Load Sharing, and Line Loss

    Co-Supervisor : Prof. Saikat Chakrabarti, EE

    Currently in :

  • Abhiram

    Abhiram V P

    Thesis : Communication Topology Selection for Secondary Controllers in DC Microgrid

    Co-Supervisor : Dr. Sandeep Anand, EE

    Currently in : Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) as Executive Trainee

  • Ronak

    Ronak Jain

    Thesis : Development of Ground Control Station for Swarm Applications

    Co-Supervisor : Dr. Mangal Kothari, AE

    Currently in :

  • Ramavtar

    Ramavtar Malav

    Thesis : Convolutional Recurrent Network for Dehazing of Video Sequences

    Co-Supervisor : Dr. Gaurav Pandey

    Currently in : IPSoft Global Services, Bengaluru as R&D Engineer, AI

  • Anoop

    Anoop Ingle

    Thesis : Quality Index Based Controller and Transient Analysis for DC Microgrid

    Co-Supervisor : Dr. Sandeep Anand, EE

    Currently in : Intel India Technologies, Bengaluru as System-on-Chip Design Engineer

  • Arijit

    Arijit Sen

    Thesis : Formation Control of Multi-Agent System

    Co-Supervisor : Dr. Mangal Kothari, AE

    Currently in : IIT Kanpur as PhD student

  • Srishti

    Srishti Mehra

    Thesis : Trajectory Tracking with Multi-agent System under Time Delay

    Co-Supervisor :

    Currently in : Tata Motors Limited as Senior Manager

  • Soumya

    Soumya Thomas

    Thesis : Cooperative Control for Low-Voltage DC Microgrid

    Co-Supervisor : Dr. Sandeep Anand, EE

    Currently in : Texas Instruments Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru as Analog Design Engineer

  • Akanchha

    Akanchha Agrawal

    Thesis : Area Coverage Control using Autonomous Agents

    Co-Supervisor :

    Currently in :

  • Nandini

    Nandini Negi

    Thesis : Decentralized Adaptive Primary and Distributed Secondary Control for Radial AC Microgrid

    Supervisor : Dr. Saikat Chakrabarti, EE

    Currently in : North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA as Graduate Reasearch Assistant


















  1. Stability Analysis, Protection And Coordinated Control Of Networked Microgrids, Sponsored by DST, India, July 2018 - July 2021.
  2. Design And Control Synthesis Of A Tilt-Rotor Quadcopter, Soinsired by SERB, India, July 2018 - July 2021.
  3. UI-Assist:Us India Collaborative For Smart Distribution System With Storage, Sponsored by IUSSTF, Sept 2017 - Sept 2022, Role: CoPI.


  1. Development Of R&D Platform For Smart City Projects In The Indian Context, Sponsored by Ministry of Power and IIT Kanpur, Dec 2014 - Dec 2017, Role: CoPI.
  2. Cooperative Control For Dc Microgrid, Sponsored by SERB, Dec 2015 - Dec 2017, Role: PI.
  3. Formation Control Of Multiple Small Unmanned Vehicles, Sponsored by IIT Kanpur, Jul 2014 - Mar 2017, Role: PI.


UG Courses

  1. EE250A/EE250 - Control System Analysis
  2. ESO203A - Introduction to Electrical Engineering

PG Courses

  1. EE650A/EE650 - Basics of Modern Control System
  2. EE698Y - Adaptive Control Theory
  3. EE651A - Nonlinear Systems
  4. EE698Z - Nonlinear Systems II

Open Positions

We are looking for motivated students/researchers, who are passionate about control system and its applications, to work as a full time researcher with us. Candidates are expected to have good academic/research credentials.

These are ideal positions for graduating or recently graduated students looking for research experience in the area of control system and its application in unmanned vehicles, power systems and power electronics.

Following are the various research positions you may apply to:

  1. Junior / Senior Research Fellow (JRF / SRF) for M.Tech degree holders (in Electrical/Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Control systems, Robotics, Power Engineering, Power Electronics).
  2. Junior Research Fellow (JRF) for B.Tech degree holders (in Electrical/Aerospace/Mechanical Engieering) with valid GATE score (EE/EC/ME/AE) and keen interest in Control System Engineering.
  3. Project Engineer for M.Tech degree holders (in Electrical/Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Control systems, Robotics, Power Engineering, Power Electronics).
Candidate selected for any of the above position would recieve monthy stipend/salary and accomodation.

In case you are interested in any of the above positions, please send your CV to