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

Education

Experience

  • 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)

Students

Current Ph.D. Students

Current M.Tech. and BT-MT Students

  • Tusar

    Tusar Kanti Puhan

    Thesis : Distributed MPC

    Co-Supervisor :

  • Bhavana

    Bhavana Singh

    Thesis : Min-consensus in multi-agent systems

    Co-Supervisor :

  • Rajneesh

    Rajneesh Kumar Yadav

    Thesis :

    Co-Supervisor :

  • Shubham

    Shubham Ghotkar

    Thesis :

    Co-Supervisor :

Past M.Tech and BT-MT Students

  • Abhiram

    Abhiram V P

    Thesis : Development of Ground Control Station for Swarm Applications

    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

Collaborators

Publications

Journals

2019

  1. A. Sen, S.R. Sahoo and M. Kothari, Circumnavigation on Multiple Circles around a Non-stationary Target with Desired Angular Spacing, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, doi: 10.1109/TCYB.2019.2935839.
  2. M. Bhargavapuri, A.K. Shastry, H. Sinha, S.R. Sahoo and M. Kothari, Vision-based Autonomous Tracking and Landing of a Fully-actuated Rotorcraft, Control Engineering Practice, vol 89, pp. 113-129, June 2019, doi:10.1016/j.conengprac.2019.05.015.
  3. M. Bhargavapuri, S.R. Sahoo, M. Kothari and Abhishek, Robust nonlinear control of a variable-pitch quadrotor with the flip maneuver, Control Engineering Practice, vol 87, pp. 26-42, June 2019, doi:10.1016/j.conengprac.2019.03.012.
  4. N. Negi, S.R. Sahoo and S. Chakrabarti, Distributed Control Based Power Sharing Strategy for An Islanded AC Microgrid, IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 553-562, February 2019, doi:10.1049/iet-gtd.2018.5320.

2018

  1. A.A. Ingle, Shyam A.B., S.R. Sahoo and S. Anand, Quality Index Based Distributed Secondary Controller for Low Voltage DC Microgrid, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 65, no. 9, pp. 7004 - 7014, 2018, doi:10.1109/TIE.2018.2795524.
  2. S. Islam, S. Agarwal, Shyam A.B., A.A. Ingle, S. Thomas, S. Anand and S.R. Sahoo, Ideal current based distributed control to compensate line impedance in DC Microgrid, IET Journal of Power Electronics, vol. 11, no. 7, pp. 1178 - 1186, 2018, doi:10.1049/iet-pel.2017.0531.
  3. A. Sen, S.R. Sahoo and M. Kothari, Nonlinear Formation Control Strategies for Agents without Relative Measurements under Heterogeneous Networks, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 1653 - 1671, March 2018, doi:10.1002/rnc.3978.

2017

  1. S. De, S.R. Sahoo and P. Wahi, Trajectory Tracking Control with Heterogeneous Input Delay in Multi-agent System, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic System, Springer, 2017, doi:/10.1007/s10846-017-0715-2.
  2. A. Sen, S.R. Sahoo and M. Kothari, Cooperative Target centric Formation Control without Relative Velocity Measurements under Heterogeneous Networks, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic System , Springer, 2017, doi:10.1007/s10846-017-0497-6.
  3. A. Mondal, L. Behera, S.R. Sahoo and A. Shukla, A Novel Multi-Agent Formation Control Law With Collision Avoidance, IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinca, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 558 - 568, 2017, doi:10.1109/JAS.2017.7510565.

2013-2016

  1. S.R. Sahoo and R.N. Banavar, Attitude synchronization of satellites with internal actuation, European Journal of Control, Elsevier, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 152 - 161, May 2014, doi: 10.1016/j.ejcon.2014.03.003 .
  2. S.R. Sahoo, R.N. Banavar and A. Sinha, Rendezvous in space with minimal sensing and coarse actuation, Automatica, Elsevier, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 519 - 525, February 2013, doi: 10.1016/j.automatica.2012.11.024 .

Conferences

2019

  1. R. Yadav, S. De, S.R. Sahoo and S. Chakrabarti, Droop Based Secondary Controller for Islanded DC Microgrid with Line Loss Minimization, IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT Europe 2019), Bucharest, Romania, September 2019.
  2. A. Tiwari, A. Mohapatra and S.R. Sahoo, Artificial Dynamic theory based Optimal power flow, IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT Europe 2019), Bucharest, Romania, September 2019.
  3. S. Sahoo, A. Sharma, S. Chakrabarti and S.R. Sahoo, Optimal Residential Battery Scheduling using Short-term Forecasts, IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT Europe 2019), Bucharest, Romania, September 2019.
  4. A. Sen, M. Kothari and S.R. Sahoo, A Discontinuous Consensus Algorithm with Neighbor Counting, European Control Conference 2019 (ECC 2019), Naples, NA, Italy, June 2019.
  5. S. De, S.R. Sahoo and P. Wahi, Consensus Tracking in Mulit-dimensional Systems, European Control Conference 2019 (ECC 2019), Naples, NA, Italy, June 2019.
  6. S. De, S.R. Sahoo and P. Wahi, Position Consensus of Higher Order Integrator Agents, Fifth Indian Control Conference, New Delhi, India, pp. 119-124, January 2019.

2018

  1. S. Islam, S. De, S. Anand and S.R. Sahoo, An Improved Droop Control Method to Enhance Dynamic Performance of AC Microgrid, 20th National Power Systems Conference (NPSC-2018), Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India, December 2018.
  2. D. Dhua, Shyam A.B., S. Anand and S.R. Sahoo, Dynamic Overcurrent Saturation of Distributed Sources in a DC Microgrid System, 20th National Power Systems Conference (NPSC-2018), Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India, December 2018.
  3. S. Som, S. Chakrabarti and S.R. Sahoo, Wavelet Transform Based PQ Event Localization Scheme for Benchmark LVAC Microgrid, 20th National Power Systems Conference (NPSC-2018), Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India, December 2018.
  4. S. De, S.R. Sahoo and P. Wahi, Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Consensus Tracking of Multi-Agent Time-Delay Systems, 14th IFAC Workshop on Time Delay Systems, Budapest, Hungary, June 2018, accepted.
  5. S. De, S.R. Sahoo and P. Wahi, Exploring the Rendezvous of Agents in Cyclic Pursuit with Possible Negative Controller Gain and Homogeneous Input Delay, 14th IFAC Workshop on Time Delay Systems, Budapest, Hungary, June 2018, accepted.
  6. A. Sen, S.R. Sahoo and M. Kothari, A Novel Distributed Algorithm for Consensus under Digraph Topology with Uncertain Target Information, American Control Conference 2018 (ACC 2018), Milwaukee, WI, USA, June 2018, accepted.
  7. M.T. Bhargavapuri, S.R. Sahoo, M. Kothari and Abhishek, Robust Attitude Tracking in the Presence of Parameter Uncertainty for a Variable Pitch Quadrotor, American Control Conference 2018 (ACC 2018), Milwaukee, WI, USA, June 2018, accepted.
  8. Shyam A.B., A.A. Ingle, S.R. Sahoo and S. Anand, Perfomrance Analysis of Reduced Communication Network in DC Microgrid, 2018 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Asia (ISGT Asia 2018), Singapore, May 2018, accepted.
  9. A. Sen, S.R. Sahoo and M. Kothari, Cooperative Formation Control Strategy to Maximize Target Information, 2018 AIAA Information Systems-AIAA Infotech @ Aerospace, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition 2018, Kissimmee (FL), USA, February 2018, presented.
  10. A. Sen, S.R. Sahoo and M. Kothari, Double Integrator Consensus in Fixed Time: A Novel Distributed Algorithm for Generalised Networks, Indian Control Conference, Kanpur, India, January 2018, presented.
  11. S. De, S.R. Sahoo, A. Mahindrakar and P. Wahi, Synchronization of Multiple Linear Systems with Communication Delay, Indian Control Conference, Kanpur, India, January 2018, presented.
  12. S. De, S.R. Sahoo and P. Wahi, Generalized Cyclic Pursuit of Double-Integrator Agents, Indian Control Conference, Kanpur, India, January 2018, presented.
  13. S. Malhotra, S.R. Sahoo and S. Anand, CLPSO based droop optimization technique for DC Microgrid, Indian Control Conference, Kanpur, India, January 2018, presented.
  14. A.K. Shastry, M.T. Bhargavapuri, M. Kothari and S.R. Sahoo, Adaptive Control for Variable-Pitch Quadrotors, Indian Control Conference, Kanpur, India, January 2018, presented.

2017

  1. S. Thomas, S.R. Sahoo and S. Anand, Reduced Communication based Local Averaging Method for Low Voltage DC Microgrid, 7th International Conference on Power Systems, Pune, India, December 2017, presented.
  2. A. Agarwal and S.R. Sahoo, Target centric Area Coverage Control using Formation in a Multi-Agent System, Proceedings of 3rd Indian Control Conference, Guwahati, India, pp. 315-320, January 2017.
  3. S. Mehra, A. Sen and S.R. Sahoo, Trajectory Tracking in Heterogeneous Multi-Agent System without and with Input Delay, 3rd Indian Control Conference, Guwahati, India, pp. 338-343, Januray 2017.
  4. A. Sen, S.R. Sahoo and M. Kothari, Cooperative Formation Control Strategy in Heterogeneous Network with Bounded Acceleration, 3rd Indian Control Conference, Guwahati, India, pp. 344-349, January 2017.

2016

  1. S. Mehra and S.R. Sahoo, Trajectory Tracking with Input delay in Multi-agent system: Double integrator case, 2016 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Arlington, VA, USA, pp. 387 - 393, June 2016.
  2. S. Thomas, S. Islam, S.R. Sahoo and S. Anand, Distributed Secondary Control with Reduced Communication in Low-Voltage DC Microgrid, 6th International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electric Drives 10th International Conference on Compatibility and Power Electronics (CPE-POWERENG 2016), Bydgoszcz, Poland, pp. 126 - 131, June 2016.
  3. N. Negi, S.R. Sahoo and S. Chakrabarti, Robust Adaptive Primary Control for An Islanded Two-Bus Distributed Generation System, 6th IEEE International Conference on Power Systems (ICPS 2016), New Delhi, India, March 2016, presented.
  4. A. Sen, S.R. Sahoo, and M. Kothari, A cooperative target-centric formation with bounded acceleration, 4th International Conference on Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamical Systems, 2016, Tiruchirappalli, India, IFAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 425 - 430, February 2016.
  5. S.R. Sahoo and A. Agarwal, Guidance of a nonholonomic autonomous agent for coverage applications, 4th International Conference on Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamical Systems, 2016, Tiruchirappalli, India, IFAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 201 - 206, February 2016.
  6. A. Sen, S.R. Sahoo, and M. Kothari, Target centric formation control with bounded input, 2nd Indian Control Conference, 2016, Hyderabad, India, pp. 330 - 334, Janurary 2016.

2011-2015

  1. A. Mondal, L. Behera, S.R. Sahoo, and A. Shukla, Virtual Agent Based Static And Dynamic Boundary Estimation And Tracking With Multiple Agents, The 34th Chinese Control Conference and SICE Annual Conference, 2015, Hangzhou, China, pp. 6986 - 6991, July 2015.
  2. S.R. Sahoo and R.N. Banavar, Attitude synchronization of satellites with internal actuation, Proceedings of 13th European Control Conference 2014, Strasbourg, France, pp. 1747 - 1752, June 2014.
  3. S.R. Sahoo, R.N. Banavar and A. Sinha, A note on sensor alignment in a minimal sensing and coarse actuation problem, 2nd International Conference on Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamical Systems, Bangalore, Karnataka, India, February 2012.
  4. S.R. Sahoo, V. Kumar and A. Sinha, Following the leader with minimum sensing and course actuation, 2nd International Conference on Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamical Systems, Bangalore, Karnataka, India, February 2012.
  5. S.R. Sahoo, R.N. Banavar and A. Sinha, Rendezvous in space with minimal sensing and coarse actuation, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Orlando, FL, USA, pp. 1305 - 1310, December 2011.

Projects

Ongoing

  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.

Completed

  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.

Courses

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 srsahoo@iitk.ac.in