Biography

Dr. Mrinal Kumar is an associate professor in the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering. He received a Ph.D. in 2009 from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor’s degree in 2004 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, both in aerospace engineering. During 2010-16, he served as an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at University of Florida. In 2016, Dr. Kumar's group moved to The Ohio State University, where he founded the Laboratory for Autonomy in Data-Driven and Complex Systems.

Expertise

  • Randomized algorithms for uncertainty quantification
  • Chance-constrained optimization and control

Applications: space situational awareness, autonomous flight