Ratnesh Kumar


Barbara and James R. Palmer Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering


3217 Coover
2520 Osborn Dr.
Ames, IA 500111046



Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin (1991)

M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin (1989)

B.Tech, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (1987)

Research Areas

Core Area(s): Systems and controls, microelectronics and photonics, computing and networking systems, electric power and energy systems, software systems

Department’s Strategic Area(s): Data, decisions, networks & autonomy; Cyber Infrastructure; Bioengineering; Energy Infrastructure; Materials, Devices, and Circuits

Personal Research Page


Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=U_M5O3cAAAAJ&hl=en

  • S. Talukder and R. Kumar, “Resilience Indices for Power/Cyberphysical Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, volume 51, number 4, pages 2159 – 2172, March 2021.
  • B. Kashyap and R. Kumar, “Sensing methodologies in agriculture for soil moisture and nutrient monitoring”, IEEE Access, Jan. 2021.
  • S. Tabassum, D. P. Kumar, and R. Kumar, “Copper Complex-coated Nanopatterned Fiber-tip Guided Mode Resonance Device for Selective Detection of Ethylene”, IEEE Sensors, 21(16), pages
    17420-17429, Aug. 2021.
  • S. Kundu, S. Tabassum and R. Kumar, “Plasmonic Point-of-Care Device for Sepsis Biomarker Detection”, IEEE Sensors, 21(17), pages 18837-18846, June 2021.
  • A. Bhar, R. Kumar, Z. Qi, and R. Malone, “Coordinate Descent based Agriculture model calibration and Optimized Input Management”, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, vol. 172, May 2020.
  • H. Ren and R. Kumar, “Simulation-Based Veri cation of Bounded-Horizon Safety for Hybrid Systems using Dynamic Number of Simulations”, IET-Cyberphysical Systems: Theory and Applications, 4(3), pp. 250-258, September 2019.
  • G. Wu, V. Swaminathan, and R. Kumar, “Matrix Completion with Gaussian Models using EM Algorithm”, Journal of Communications, 12(3), pages 180-186, 2017.
  • H. Ren, J. Huang, S. Jiang and R. Kumar, “Verification using counterexample fragment based specification relaxation: Case of modular/concurrent linear hybrid automata”, IET Cyber Physical Systems: Theory and Applications, 2(2), pp. 65-74, Jul. 2017.
  • H. Sahota and R. Kumar, “Maximum likelihood based sensor node localization using received signal strength measurements in multiple physical media”, IEEE Systems Journal, May 2016.
  • Z. Xu, X. Wang, R. J. Weber, R. Kumar, and L. Dong, “In-Situ Soil Nutrient Detection Using Chip Scale Electrophoresis”, IEEE Sensors Journal, pages 4330-4339, 14(17), 2017.
  • G. Pandey, R. Kumar, and R. J. Weber, “A low RF-band impedance spectroscopy based sensor for in-situ, wireless soil sensing”, IEEE Sensors Journal, pages 1997-2005, volume 14, number 6, June 2014.
  • A. Al-Ghazo, M. Ibrahim, H. Ren, and R. Kumar, “A2G2V: Automatic Attack Graph Generation and Visualization and its Applications to Computer and SCADA Networks”, IEEE T. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, May 2019.
  • J. Chen, M. Ibrahim, and R. Kumar, “Quantification of Secrecy in Partially Observed Stochastic Discrete Event Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 14(1), pages 185-195, 2017.
  • M. Pathak and R. Kumar, Synchronous Inductor Switched Energy Extraction Circuits for Triboelectric Nanogenerator”, IEEE Access, volume 9, pages 76938-76954, June 2021.
  • K. Singh, R. Kumar and R. E. Weber, “A Broadband Bistable Piezoelectric Energy Harvester with Nonlinear High-Power Extraction”, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, pages 6763-6774, volume 30, number 12, Dec. 2015.
  • L. Ouedraogo and R. Kumar, “Computation of the Precise Worst-Case Response Time of FlexRay Dynamic Messages”, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, pages 537-548, volume 11, number 2, April 2014.
  • M. Li and R. Kumar, “Automated Test Generation and Error Localization for Simulink/Stateflow using Extended Automata”, IET: Cyberphysical Systems: Theory and Applications, 1(1), pages 95-107, Dec. 2016.
  • C. Zhou and R. Kumar, “Semantic Translation of Simulink Diagrams to Input/Output Extended Finite Automata”, Journal of Discrete Event Dynamical Systems, pages 223-247, volume 22, number 2, 2012.
  • L. Jin, R. Kumar, and N. Elia, “Model Predictive Control based Power System Protection Schemes”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, pages 988-998, volume 25, number 2, 2010.
  • J. Huang, and R. Kumar, “Directed Control of Discrete Event Systems for Safety and Nonblocking”, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, pages 620-629, volume 5, number 4, 2008.
  • Q. Wen, R. Kumar, J. Huang, and H. Liu*, “A Framework for Fault-Tolerant Control of Discrete Event Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, pages 1839-1849, volume 53, number 9, 2008.
  • C. Zhou, R. Kumar, and S. Jiang, “Control of Nondeterministic Discrete Event Systems for Bisimulation Equivalence”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, pages 754-765, volume 51, number 5, 2006.
  • A. Arapostathis, R. Kumar, and S.-P. Hsu, “Control of Markov Chains with Safety Bounds”, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, pages 333-343, 2(2), 2005.
  • R. Kumar and Z. Luo. “Optimizing the Operation Sequence of a Chip Placement Machine using TSP Model”. IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing, pages 14-21, volume 26, number 1, 2003.
  • S. Jiang and R. Kumar, “Failure Diagnosis of Discrete Event Systems with Linear-time Temporal Logic Fault Speci cations”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, pages 934-945, volume 49, number 6, 2004.
  • R. Kumar and J. A. Stover. “A Behavior-Based Intelligent Control Architecture with Application to Coordination of Underwater Vehicles”. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics|
    Part A: Systems and Humans, pages 767-784, volume 30, number 6, Nov. 2000.