Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ram Vasudevan is an associate professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan with an appointment in the University of Michigan’s Robotics Program. He received a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and an Honors Degree in Physics in May 2006, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering in May 2009, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering in December 2012 all from the University of California, Berkeley. Subsequently, he worked as a postdoctoral associate in the Locomotion Group at MIT from 2012 till 2014 before joining the University of Michigan in 2015. He is a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award and ONR Young Investigator Award.
Research interests: Optimization, modeling, design and control of nonlinear and hybrid dynamical systems especially as related to human and robot interaction with one another and the environment; specific applications include the locomotion of legged robots, driver modeling for retraining and semiautonomous vehicle active safety systems, and the development of techniques to automate diagnostic and rehabilitative tasks.