Jishnu Keshavan

Jishnu Keshavan

Assistant Professor

PhD, University of Maryland, College Park, USA 2012
MS, University of Maryland, College Park, USA 2007
B.Tech., IIT Bombay, 2004


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Research Interests

  • Autonomous aerial and ground systems
  • Nonlinear estimation and control theory
  • Data-driven and learning-based control
  • Robust control systems design
  • Vision-based navigation

Selected Recent Publications

  • H. D. Escobar-Alvarez, M. Ohradzansky, J. Keshavan, B. N. Ranganathan and J. S. Humbert. (2019) Bioinspired approaches for autonomous small-object detection and avoidance. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 35(5):1220–1232. DOI: 10.1109/TRO.2019.2922472
  • V. Mwaffo, J. Keshavan, T. Hedric and J. S. Humbert. Detecting switching and intermittent leadership in networks of coupled dynamical systems. Nature Scientific Reports, 8:10338, 2018. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-28285-1
  • J. Keshavan and J. S. Humbert. Structure-independent motion recovery from a monocular image sequence with low fill fraction. International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 28(2):742–752, 2018. DOI: 10.1002/rnc.3879
  • K. D. Dimble, B. N. Ranganathan, J. Keshavan and J. S. Humbert. Robust analysis of an underwater navigational strategy in electrically heterogeneous corridors. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics (Special Issue on Artificial Electric Sense),11:045004, 2016
  • J. Keshavan, H. Escobar-Alvarez, K. D. Dimble, J. S. Humbert, C. L. Goerzen and M. S. Whalley. Application of a nonlinear recursive visual depth observer using UH60 flight data. AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, 39(7):1501–1512, 2016. DOI: 10.2514/1.G001450
  • J. Keshavan, G. Gremillion, H. Escobar-Alvarez and J. S. Humbert. A μ analysis-based controller synthesis framework for robust bio-inspired visual navigation in less-structured environments. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics (Special Issue on Bioinspired Flight Control), 9:025011, 2014. DOI: 10.1088/1748-3182/9/2/025011


  • Journal reviewer for IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, IEEE Access, AIAA Journal, Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Control Engineering Practice, Sadhana
  • Conference reviewer for AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, IEEE American Control Conference, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
  • Session Chair, 2012 AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference (Vision-Based Micro Air Vehicle Control)
  • Best Paper in Session on Helicopter Control, IEEE American Control Conference, Baltimore, USA 2010
  • Graduate Research Fellowship Award, University of Maryland, College Park, 2004-2006