Anuradha Annaswamy

Senior Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
Ford-MIT Alliance

Anuradha Annaswamy received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Yale University in 1985. She has been a member of the faculty at Yale, Boston University, and MIT where she currently serves as the director of the Active-Adaptive Control Laboratory and a senior research scientist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Her research interests pertain to adaptive control theory and applications to aerospace and automotive control, active control of noise in thermo-fluid systems, control of autonomous systems, decision and control in smart grids, and co-design of control and distributed embedded systems. She is the co-editor of the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) report Impact of Control Technology: Overview, Success Stories, and Research Challenges, 2011, and will serve as editor-in-chief of the IEEE vision document on smart grid and the role of control systems to be published in 2013.

Dr. Annaswamy has been at MIT since 1991 and has received several awards including the George Axelby Outstanding Paper award from the IEEE CSS, the Presidential Young Investigator award from the National Science Foundation, the Hans Fisher Senior Fellowship from the Institute for Advanced Study at the Technische Universität München in 2008, and the Donald Groen Julius Prize for 2008 from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. Additionally, she has been recognized with the Alfred Hay Medal, Indian Institute of Science; the IBM Postdoctoral Fellowship; the George Axelby Outstanding Paper Award (Best Paper IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control), and the IEEE Control Systems Magazine Best Paper Award. She was the George N. Hatsopoulos Career Development Chair from 1992 to 1993, a D. Fort Flowers Jr. Career Development Chair from 1994 to 1995, and an IEEE Fellow in 2002. She is currently a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of AIAA.

Research Interests: 

Active Combustion Control

Active-adaptive Flow Control

Adaptive Control Theory and Applications to Flight Control and Automotive Systems

Adaptive Emission Control in Automotive Systems

Adaptive Control of Cyber-Physical Systems; Adaptive Estimation in Distribution Systems and Weak Grids Control using Neural Networks

Co-design of Control and Embedded Systems

Control of Thermo-fluid Systems

Dynamic Instability

Modeling and Stability of Electricity Markets in Smart Grids


Choi, J., A.M. Annaswamy, and F.S. Alvi. “Active control of supersonic impingement tones using steady and pulsed microjets.” Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 41, pp. 841-855, 2006.

Cao, C., and A.M. Annaswamy. "A hierarchical discretized-parameter polynomial adaptive estimator for nonlinearly parameterized systems." International Journal of Control, Vol. 79, No. 8, pp. 831-844, August 2006.

Macumber, D., A.M. Annaswamy, D. Beal, and S. Huyer. “Noise Control Due to the Stator Wake Blade Interaction via Tail Articulation.” IEEE J. Ocean Engineering, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 551-564, July 2007.

Cheong, J., S-I. Niculescu, A.M. Annaswamy, and M.A. Srinivasan. “Synchronization control for physics-based collaborative virtual environments with shared haptics.” Advanced Robotics, Vol. 21, No. 9, pp.1001-1029, 2007.

Morgans, A., and A.M. Annaswamy. “Adaptive control of combustion instabilities for combustion systems with right-half plane zeros.” Combustion Science and Technology, Vol.180: 1549-1571, 2008.

Huyer, S., D. Beal, D. Macumber, and A.M. Annaswamy. “Unsteady Vortex Flows Produced by Trailing Edge Articulation.” Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol.130, No. 3, March 2008.

Bandyopadhyay, P.R., S.N. Singh, D.P. Thivierge, A.M. Annaswamy, H.A. Leinhos, A.R. Fredette, and D.N. Beal. “Synchronization of Animal-Inspired Multiple High-Lift Fins in an Underwater Vehicle Using Olivo-Cerebellar Dynamics.” IEEE J. Ocean Engineering, Vol. 33, No. 4, October 2008.

Annaswamy, A.M., J. Choi, and F.S. Alvi. “Pulsed Microjet Control of Supersonic Impinging Jets via Low Frequency Excitation,” in Proc. IMechE, Part I: J. Systems and Control Engineering, Special Issue on Flow Control, Vol. 222(I5), pp. 279-296, 2008.

Altay, H.M., S. Park, D. Wee, A.M. Annaswamy, and A.F. Ghoniem. “Modeling the dynamic response of a laminar perforated-plate stabilized flame,” in Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 2009.

Yildiz, Y. A.M. Annaswamy, I. Kolmanovsky, and D. Yanakiev. “Adaptive Posicast Controller for Time-delay Systems with Relative Degree.” Automatica, Vol. 46, No. 2 pp. 279-289, Feb. 2010.

Dydek, Z.T., A.M. Annaswamy, and E. Lavretsky. “Adaptive Control and the NASA X-15 Program: A Concise History, Lessons Learned, and a Provably Correct Design.” IEEE Control Systems Magazine, June 2010. 

Voit H., R. Schneider, D. Goswami, A.M. Annaswamy, and S. Chakraborty. “Optimizing Hierarchical Schedules for Improved Control Performance.” IEEE Symposium on Industrial Embedded Systems, Trento, Italy, July 2010.

Ong, C., A. Annaswamy, I. Kolmanovsky, P. Laing, and D. Reed. “An Adaptive Proportional Integral Control of a Urea Selective Catalytic Reduction System Based on System Identification Models.” SAE Int. J. Fuels Lubricant, 3(1): 625-642, 2010.

Kiani, A., and A.M. Annaswamy. “The effect of a smart meter on congestion and stability in a power market,” in EEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, GA, December 2010.

Yildiz, Y., A.M. Annaswamy, D. Yanakiev, and I. Kolmanovsky. “Spark Ignition Engine Fuel to Air Ratio Control: An Adaptive Control Approach.” Control Engineering Practice, Vol. 18, No. 12, pp. 1369-1378, Dec. 2010.

Annaswamy, A.M., and S. Hong S. “Control of unstable oscillations in flows.” The Control Handbook (Second Edition), Taylor and Francis, 2010.

Kiani, A., and A.M. Annaswamy. “Wholesale energy market in a smart grid: Dynamic modeling, and stability,” in Joint IEEE Conference on Decision and Control/European Control Conference, Orlando, FL, December 2011.

Voit, H., A.M. Annaswamy, R. Schneider, D. Goswami, and S. Chakraborty. “Adaptive Switching Controllers for Systems with Hybrid Communication Protocols,” in American Control Conference, 2012.