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Dr. Sneha Gajbhiye
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Assistant Professor (July 2019-present): Deapartment of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad, Kerala, India.

Postdoctoral Researcher (2016-2019): Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, Macau, China; Supervisor: Professor Carlos Silvestre

Ph.D. (2010-2016): Interdisciplinary program in Systems and Control Engineering, IIT Bombay, India; Supervisor: Professor Ravi N. Banavar

M.Tech. (2007-2009): Department of Electrical Engineering, VJTI Mumbai, India; Supervisor: Professor N. M. Singh


Stability/control of autonomous systems (robotics: ground/underwater/aerial vehicles)

Lyapunov based design

Modeling of dynamical systems

Geometric mechanics and nonlinear control

Cooperative control of multi-agent systems

Optimal control

Adaptive control


EE2050: Signals and Systems Course (UG)

EE3150: Analog Circuits Laboratory (UG) 

EE3140: Measurements and Instrumentation Laboratory (UG)

EE4150: Control Systems Laboratory (UG)

EE5015: Control of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems (PG)

Research Area
Nonlinear control; robotics; geometric mechanics; adaptive control
Additional Information

Gajbhiye, S., Banavar, R. N.,  Delgado, S. "Symmetries in the Wheeled Inverted pendulum mechanism". Nonlinear Dynamics (2017), vol. 90(1), pp. 391-403, Springer publication, DOI: 10.1007/s11071-017-3670-3 

Gajbhiye, S., Banavar, R. N. "Geometric modeling and local controllability of a spherical mobile robot actuated by an internal pendulum". International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control (2016), vol. 26(11), pp. 2436-2454, John Wiley and Sons publication, DOI: 10.1002/rnc.3457

Saradagi, A., Menta, S., Gajbhiye, S., Mahindrakar, A., Banavar, R. N. "Poincaré representation of the equations of motion of a spherical robot actuated by internal rotors", In proceedings of 4th Indian Control Conference (ICC), pp. 196-201, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, India, January 2018.

Gajbhiye, S., Banavar, R. N. "Geometric approach to tracking and stabilization for a spherical robot actuated by internal rotors", In proceedings of 10th IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems (NOLCOS), vol. 49(18), pp. 820-825, California, USA, August 2016.

Delgado, S., Gajbhiye, S., Banavar, R. N. "Reduced equations of motion for a wheeled inverted pendulum", In proceedings of 8th Vienna International Conference on Mathematical Modelling (MATHMOD), vol. 48(1), pp. 328-333, Vienna, Austria, February 2015.

Gajbhiye, S., Banavar, R. N. "Local Equilibrium Controllability of a spherical robot actuated by a pendulum", In proceedings of 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), vol. 4, pp. 1616-1621, Florence, Italy, December 2013.

Gajbhiye, S., Banavar, R. N. "Euler-Poincare Equations for a spherical robot actuated by a pendulum", In proceedings of 4th IFAC Workshop on Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Methods for Non-Linear Control (LHMNC), vol. 4, pp 72-77, Bologna, Italy, August 2012.