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Dr. Sivaguru Ravindran

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  • University of Alabama, Huntsville
  • Status: Faculty
  • Department: Math,
  • Will Mentor: Doctoral students, Pre-doctoral students

Areas of Expertise

Applied Mathematics,

Research Interests

Deep Learning, Model Reduction, Control, CFD


Ravindran is currently a professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, which he joined in 1999. Before coming to UAH, he held an NRC research fellow position in the Flow Modeling and Control Branch at NASA Langley Research Center. Prior to that appointment, he held a visiting assistant professor position in the Center for Research in Scientific Computation at North Carolina State University. He thanks both of these great institutions for the opportunities and mentoring and professional development. As principal investigator of various research grants, he has conducted research for agencies such as the National Science Foundation, DOD, NASA Langley Research Center and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. He has also received NASA Summer Faculty Research Fellowship eight times and spent the summers in the Fluid Dynamics and Thermal Analysis Branch at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). He has been a visiting scholar at many institutions, including the IMA at the University of Minnesota, ICERM at Brown University, INRIA at the University of Bordeaux, ICASE at NASA Langley, IPAM at the University of California at Los Angeles, SAMSI at RTP and MSRI at the University of California at Bekeley. Ravindran enjoys an international reputation as a leading researcher in numerical solutions of PDE controls. His pioneering and fundamental contributions to numerical solutions of flow control problems marked a major advancement in the field. He has to his credit 70+ refereed publications in journals and conference proceedings. He has also given invited lectures in France, Austria, Spain, India, Canada and the United States, and at professional societies such as SIAM, IEEE, AIAA, and ASME.