Rajesh Rajamani

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Rajesh Rajamani

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


Mechanical Engineering
Room 3102
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
  • Best University Start Ups of 2016
  • 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
  • NSF CAREER Award
  • Outstanding Achievement of the Year Award
  • The Sivasailam Merit Prize
Selected Publications
  • A. Zemouche, F. Zhang, F. Mazenc and R. Rajamani, “High Gain Nonlinear Observer with Lower Tuning Parameter,” accepted for publication as a full paper in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, to appear in Vol. 64, No. 8, August 2019.
  • W. Jeon, A. Zemouche and R. Rajamani, “Tracking of Vehicle Motion on Highways and Urban Roads Using a Nonlinear Observer,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 644-655, April 2019.
  • W. Jeon and R. Rajamani, “Rear Vehicle Tracking on a Bicycle Using Active Sensor Orientation Control,” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 19, No. 8, pp. 2638-2649, August 2018.
  • Y. Zhang, A.S. Sezen, M. Ahmadi, X. Cheng and R. Rajamani, “Paper Based Supercapacitive Mechanical Sensors,” Scientific Reports, a Nature journal, Vol. 8, Article 16284, November 2018.
  • S. Zhang, R. Rajamani, and A. S. Sezen, “Wearable Water Content Sensor based on Ultrasound and Magnetic Sensing,” Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 46, No. 12, pp. 2079-2090, December 2018.

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