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Shaunak Bopardikar

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Assistant Professor
(517) 432-4614


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara 2010
M.Tech., Computer Aided Design and Automation (CADA), Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 2004
B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 2004


Dr. Shaunak D. Bopardikar is an assistant professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, affiliated with the Center for Connected Autonomous Networked Vehicles for Active Safety (CANVAS). His research interests lie in scalable computation and optimization, in cyber-physical security and in autonomous motion planning and control. He was previously a staff research scientist with the Controls group of United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) at East Hartford, CT, USA and at Berkeley, CA. Prior to joining UTRC, Dr. Bopardikar worked as a postdoctoral associate at UC Santa Barbara (2010-2011) during which he developed randomized algorithms for solving large matrix games. From 2004-2005, he worked as an engineer with General Electric India Technology Center at Bangalore India. He is a member of the IEEE, has over 40 refereed journal and conference publications and has two inventions filed for a U.S. patent.

Select Publications

  • S. D. Bopardikar, F. Bullo, and J. P. Hespanha. On Discrete-Time Pursuit-evasion Games with Sensing Limitations. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 24(6): 1429-1439, 2008.
  • S. D. Bopardikar, S. L. Smith, F. Bullo, and J. P. Hespanha. Dynamic vehicle routing for translating demands: Stability analysis and receding-horizon policies, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 55(11), 2010.
  • S. D. Bopardikar, A. Borri, J. P. Hespanha, M. Prandini, and M. D. Di Benedetto. Randomized Sampling for Large Zero-Sum Games, Automatica. 2013.

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