Dr. Avimanyu Sahoo

Assistant Professor, ECE


301 Sparkman Drive
Engineering Building
Room 263H
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Dr. Avimanyu Sahoo joins the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department as an Assistant Professor. Prior
to joining the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Dr. Sahoo was an Associate Professor (mechatronics) at
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. He received a Masters of Technology (MTech) and Ph.D. in Electrical
Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, India, and Missouri University of Science
and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA, in 2015.

Dr. Sahoo’s research interest includes learning-based control and its applications in cyber-physical systems,
electric machinery health monitoring, lithium-ion battery pack modeling, diagnostics, and prognostics. Currently,
his research focuses on developing computation and communication efficient distributed intelligent control
schemes for cyber-physical systems using approximate dynamic programming, reinforcement learning, adaptive
state estimation, and intelligent battery management systems (BMS) for lithium-ion battery packs used onboard electric vehicles.

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Ph.D. Electrical & Computer Engineering, Missouri S&T, 2015
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), 2011

Honors & Awards

  • University Assessment and Testing Award for Excellence in Academic Program Assessment for demonstrating innovation, excellence, and dedication to program outcomes assessment planning, reporting, and implementation, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 2020-2021.
  • 2021: College of Engineering Architecture and Technology Faculty Award for Leadership and Abiding Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Awareness, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, April 22, 2021.
  • Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi Gold Medal, First Position in the Masters of Technology Examination at Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, 2011
  • Associate Editor of the Nonlinear Control in the Frontiers in Control Engineering Journal since 2020.

Recent Publications

  • G. Vennam, A. Sahoo, and S. Ahmed, “A survey on lithium-ion battery internal and external
    degradation modeling and state of health estimation,” Journal of Energy Storage, Vol. 52, part A,
    Aug. 2022.

  • A Sahoo, V. Narayanan, and S Jaganathan, “Resource aware learning-based optimal control of
    cyber-physical systems,” IEEE Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems, Vol.6, no.1,
    pp.24-34, Mar. 2021.

  • L. Li, G. Yen, A Sahoo, L Chang, and T Gu, “On the estimation of Pareto front and dimensional
    similarity in many-objective evolutionary algorithm,” Information Sciences, Elsevier, Vol. 563,
    pp.375-400 Jul. 2021.

  • Sahoo and V. Narayanan, “Differential-game for resource-aware approximate optimal control of
    large-scale nonlinear systems with multiple players,” Neural Network, vol. 124, pp. 95-108,

  • H. Niu, A. Sahoo, C. Bhowmick, and S. Jagannathan, “An optimal hybrid learning approach for
    attack detection in linear networked control systems,” IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica,
    vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 1404-1416, 2019.