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Kshitij Jerath


IMAGE OF Kshitij Jerath. Kshitij is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Dept. at UMass Lowell.
Kshitij JerathAssistant Professor
  • College
    Francis College of Engineering
  • Department
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Phone
    (978) 934-5657
  • Office
    Dandeneau Hall
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Research Interests

My overarching research goal is to advance the understanding of complex dynamics observed in large-scale self-organizing systems, and to design bottom-up control algorithms that guide such systems to desired states via minimal intervention. My current work focuses on design and control of robotic swarms and transportation networks with emphasis on the role of a small set of agents in influencing macro-scale system dynamics. In the future I intend to apply the developed tools to diverse networked systems such as social ensembles, system reliability, and neural systems.

Education

  • Ph D: Mechanical Engineering, (2014), Pennsylvania State University - University Park, PA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Influential subspaces in self-organizing multi-agent systems
  • MS: Electrical Engineering, (2014), Pennsylvania State University - University Park, PA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Sensor noise modeling, characterization and simulation: An Allan variance tutorial
  • MS: Mechanical Engineering, (2010), Pennsylvania State University - University Park, PA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Impact of adaptive cruise control on the formation of self-organized traffic jams on highways
  • Other: Mechanical and Automation Engineering, (2006), Amity School of Engineering and Technology - New Delhi, India
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Unmanned aerial vehicle for terrain monitoring

Biography

Modeling, quantifying, and influencing collective, emergent behavior in multi-scale complex systems

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Best Presentation in Session (2014) - American Control Conference
  • Kulakowski Travel Award (2014) - Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University
  • National Merit-cum-Means Scholarship (2013) - National Scholarship Scheme of the Govt. of India
  • 2nd place in Student Essay Competition for essay titled “Cooperative intelligent vehicles: are we there yet?” (2012) - Intelligent Transportation Society of America
  • Best Presentation in Session (2012) - American Control Conference
  • Certificate of Merit (2000) - CBSE

Selected Publications

  • Jerath, K., Brennan, S., Lagoa, C. (2018). Bridging the gap between sensor noise modeling and sensor characterization. Measurement, 116 350-366.
  • Scott, M., Jerath, K. (2018). Mission Performance Evaluation of Low-speed Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Using Virtual Range and Stereo Camera Sensors. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Kim, T., Jerath, K. (2016). Mitigation of self-organized traffic jams using cooperative adaptive cruise control. IEEE
  • Jerath, K., Langelaan, J.W. (2016). Simulation Framework for UAS Conceptual Design. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Jerath, K., Ray, A., Brennan, S., Gayah, V.V. (2015). Dynamic Prediction of Vehicle Cluster Distribution in Mixed Traffic: A Statistical Mechanics-Inspired Method. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 16(5) 2424-2434.
  • Jerath, K., Brennan, S. (2015). Identification of locally influential agents in self-organizing multi-agent systems. IEEE
  • Jerath, K. (2014). Influential subspaces in self-organizing multi-agent systems. Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • Jerath, K., Gayah, V., Brennan, S. (2014). Influential Subspaces of Connected Vehicles in Highway Traffic. Symposium Celebrating 50 Years of Traffic Flow Theory, TRB Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristic
  • Jerath, K., Ray, A., Brennan, S.N., Gayah, V.V. (2014). Statistical mechanics-inspired framework for studying the effects of mixed traffic flows on highway congestion. IEEE
  • Jerath, K., Brennan, S.N. (2012). Analytical Prediction of Self-Organized Traffic Jams as a Function of Increasing ACC Penetration. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 13(4) 1782-1791.
  • Jerath, K. (2012). Cooperative Intelligent Vehicles: Are we there yet? ITSA Student Essay Competition
  • Brennan, S., Vemulapalli, P., Jerath, K., Robinson, M., Guo, M. (2012). Human detection to increase safety in complex construction environments. Penn State/Volvo Construction Equipment
  • Jerath, K., Brennan, S.N. (2012). GPS-free terrain-based vehicle tracking on road networks. IEEE
  • Jerath, K., Brennan, S.N. (2011). GPS-Free Terrain-Based Vehicle Tracking Performance as a Function of Inertial Sensor Characteristics. ASME
  • Yutko, J.M., Jerath, K., Brennan, S.N. (2010). A failure rate analysis of complex vehicles. International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 17(1) 76.
  • Jerath, K., Brennan, S. (2010). Adaptive Cruise Control: Towards higher traffic flows, at the cost of increased susceptibility to congestion. Proceedings of AVEC10
  • Jerath, K. (2010). Impact of Adaptive Cruise Control on the Formation of Self-Organized Traffic Jams on Highways. Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • Brennan, S., Jerath, K., Klinikowski, D., Muthiah, S., Yutko, J. (2008). Study of the relationship between results of the Bus Testing Program and in-service performance of buses. Pennsylvania State University
  • Deshpande, R., Johar, D., Kasyap, A., Feng, C., Jerath, K., Li, Z. (2007). Intellectual Property Monetization by R&D Organizations in India and China. Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Management of Technology

Selected Presentations

  • Influence in multi-agent systems - American Control Conference (ACC) 2015, 2015 - Chicago, IL
  • Systems, Control and Communication - College of Engineering Research Symposium, 2014 - State College, PA

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship (2013), Fellowship - Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University
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