Rajesh Rajamani

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Rajesh Rajamani

Benjamin Y.H. Liu / TSI Applied Technology Chair, Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering
Room 203
111 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Associate Director (Research), Minnesota Robotics Institute


Ph.D. 1993, Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
M.S. 1991, Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
B.Tech. 1989, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India


Rajesh Rajamani’s research focuses on the design of estimation algorithms, sensors and controllers for smart and autonomous systems.

Laboratory for Innovations in Sensing, Estimation, and Control (LISEC) - ME 369 & 3132

ME Research Areas
Sensing & Controls

ME Impact Areas
Robotics & Mobility
Human Health

Research Interests

Professor Rajamani's research focuses on the design of estimation algorithms, sensors and controllers for smart and autonomous systems. Specific major areas of research have included:

  • Estimation algorithms and control systems for intelligent vehicles, active sensing and estimation on smart bicycles, imminent collision detection sensors, tracking systems for complex traffic on urban roads and highways, and road condition monitoring transducers.
  • Fundamental estimation algorithms for globally stable state estimation in nonlinear systems, for fault diagnostics, and for unknown input estimation.
  • Wearable sensors, automated monitoring of disease status, estimation algorithms for analysis of arm and leg motions, and activity classification.
  • Design of handheld diagnostic instruments and associated estimation algorithms for medical applications.
Teaching Subjects
ME 3281: System Dynamics and Control
ME: 4231 Motion Control Lab
ME 8285: Vehicle Dynamics and Control
ME 8281: Advanced Control System Design - I
ME 8282: Advanced Control System Design - II

Honors and Awards

  • IEEE Fellow
  • Best University Start Ups of 2016, U.S. National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer
  • Benjamin Y.H. Liu TSI Applied Technology Endowed Chair
  • ASME Fellow
  • Editors’ Choice, Applied Physics Letters
  • O. Hugo Schuck Award
  • Ralph R. Teetor Award
  • CTS Research Partnership Award
  • Best Paper of the Year Award, IEEE TCST
  • NSF CAREER Award
  • Outstanding Achievement of the Year Award, UTRC
  • The Sivasailam Merit Prize, IIT Madras

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Selected Publications

  • A. Nouriani, R.A. McGovern and R. Rajamani, “Step Length Estimation with Wearable Sensors Using a Switched-Gain Nonlinear Observer,” Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Vol. 69, Article 102822, August 2021.
  • W. Jeon, A. Chakrabarty, A. Zemouche and R. Rajamani, “Simultaneous State Estimation and Tire Model Learning for Autonomous Vehicle Applications,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 1941-1950, August 2021.
  • W. Jeon, Z. Xie, A. Zemouche and R. Rajamani, “Simultaneous Cyber-Attack Detection and Radar Sensor Health monitoring in Connected ACC Vehicles,” IEEE Sensors, Vol. 21, No. 14, pp. 15741-15752, July 15, 2021.
  • R. Rajamani, W. Jeon, H. Movahedi and A. Zemouche, “On the Need for Switched Gain Observers for Non-Monotonic Nonlinear Systems,” full paper in Automatica, Article 108814, Vol. 114, April 2020.
  • A. Zemouche, F. Zhang, F. Mazenc and R. Rajamani, “High Gain Nonlinear Observer with Lower Tuning Parameter,” full paper in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 64, No. 8, August 2019.

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