MURI Investigators
Kumar, Panganamala R

Principal
Affiliation: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
E-mail: prkumar@uiuc.edu
Phone: (217) 333-7476, Fax: (217) 244-1653

Research Interests:
Broadly, Prof. Kumar\'s interests cover the field of systems modeling, design and analysis. His current research interests are in wireless networks, semiconductor wafer fab operations, learning, and financial economics. In the past he has worked on problems such as adaptive systems for identification, filtering and control, communication networks, manufacturing systems, scheduling, queueing networks, simulated annealing, neural networks, machine learning, game theory, solar car racing, dynamic game theory, etc.

Bio:
P. R. Kumar is Franklin W. Woeltge Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a Research Professor in the Coordinated Science Laboratory, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He was the recipient of the Donald P. Eckman Award of the American Automatic Control Council. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He received his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering (Light Current) from I.I.T. Madras in 1973, and the D.Sc. in Systems Science and Mathematics from Washington University, St. Louis in 1977. He has presented plenary lectures at several conferences including the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, the SIAM Annual Meeting, and the SIAM Conference on Optimization. His current research interests are in wireless networks, information technology convergence, wafer fabrication plants, and machine learning.

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