Cooperative Distributed Systems Lab

Numerous future military and civilian applications of intelligent systems will make use of several distributed subsystems working in cooperation and coordination to achieve their objectives. The major advantage of designing of such systems is that the overall system would possess qualities such as performance, adaptability, and robustness to uncertainties and failures that will far exceed the achievable qualities of individual subsystems.

While, the technological framework to develop such cooperative distributed systems has been facilitated by advances in communication, computation, and sensing, these systems have been developed in an ad-hoc manner. A systematic design of these systems has huge potential in terms of enhancement of their performance and efficiency. Realizing a control framework of such complex systems presents considerable challenges in terms of modeling and predicting the behavior of such systems, processing vast amount of information, and obtaining control laws which are scalable.

People in the CDS lab are engaged in developing new decentralized control and information processing algorithms at the intersection of control theory, probability theory, estimation theory, statistical mechanics, and mathematical biology.

Contact Us

Address:
414 Old Chemistry Building, University of Cincinnati
2600 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
Phone: (513)556-6297

Lab Director:
Manish Kumar
email: kumarmu@ucmail.uc.edu
Phone: (513)556-5311

People

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Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, CEAS - Mechanical Eng

629 Rhodes Hall

513-556-5311

Education

Ph.D., Duke University Durham, N.C., 2004 (Mechanical Engineering,)

M.S., Duke University Durham, N.C., 2002 (Mechanical Engineering)

Ph.D., Duke University Durham, N.C., 2004 (Mechanical Engineering)

Research Support

Grant: #PO 0521109-UC-01 Investigators:Cohen, Kelly; Kumar, Manish 03-27-2009 -09-26-2009 Missile Defense Agency Global Missile Defense Battle Management Role:Collaborator $20,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #W911NF-09-1-0561 Investigators:Kumar, Manish 10-01-2009 -07-31-2010 Department of the Army Modeling and Analysis of Stochastic Dynamics and Emergent Phenomena in Swarm Robotic Systems Using the Fokker-Planck Formalism Role:PI $49,997.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #EFRI-1024608 Investigators:Kumar, Manish; Ramakrishnan, Subramanian 09-15-2010 -08-31-2012 National Science Foundation A Novel Approach to Characterization and Control of Emergent Behavior in Complex Systems Role:PI $185,525.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #W911NF-00-1-0493 Investigators:Kumar, Manish 10-01-2010 -09-30-2011 Department of the Army Integrated Multi-Aerial and Ground Vehicle Experimental (IMAGE) Platform Role:PI $102,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #W911NF-11-1-0072 Investigators:Kumar, Manish 02-15-2011 -02-14-2012 Department of the Army A Two-Day Workshop on Frontiers of Real-World Multi-Robot Systems: Challenges and Opportunities Role:PI $15,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #CMMI-1107010 Investigators:Kumar, Manish 07-01-2011 -06-30-2012 National Science Foundation A Two-Day Workshop on Frontiers of Real-World Multi-Robot Systems: Challenges and Opportunities Role:PI $15,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #PO 070911-UC-01 Investigators:Cohen, Kelly; Kumar, Manish 07-01-2011 -01-10-2012 Department of Defense Sensor Resource Management Role:PI $37,500.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #020112-UC-01 Investigators:Cohen, Kelly; Kumar, Manish 02-01-2012 -08-31-2013 Missile Defense Agency Sensor Resource Management Role:Collaborator $37,500.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #DUE-1141120 Investigators:Anand, Sundararaman; Huang, Hongdao Samuel; Kumar, Manish 05-01-2012 -04-30-2014 National Science Foundation Seamless Transition Form Academia to Real-World (STAR): A Collaborative Partnership to Producing Industry Ready Graduates Role:Collaborator $199,999.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #IIP-1559718 Investigators:Cohen, Kelly; Kumar, Manish 06-01-2015 -11-30-2015 National Science Foundation Situational Awareness during Fire and Emergency (SAFE) Role:PI $140,918.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #C15-2A00-UC/NNL09AA00A Investigators:Cohen, Kelly; Kumar, Manish 07-01-2015 -09-25-2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration On-board Sense and Avoid System for s-UAS using Optical Sensors Role:Collaborator $19,984.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #IIS-1526677 Investigators:Cohen, Kelly; Kumar, Manish 01-01-2016 -12-31-2017 National Science Foundation CHS: Small: Collaborative Research: Spatio-Temporal Situational Awareness in Large-Scale Disasters using Low-Cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Role:PI $333,303.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #ODOT 27899 sub FHWA Investigators:Cohen, Kelly; Helmicki, Arthur; Hunt, Victor; Kumar, Manish 09-12-2016 -09-12-2019 Federal Highway Administration Moored Aerostat Systems (MAS) for Transportation, Incident Management, and Infrastructure Assessment Role:Collaborator $1,233,952.09 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #EAA16-02-06 Investigators:Anand, Sundararaman; Kumar, Manish 03-24-2017 -03-24-2018 Department of the Army Non-Invasive Computer Vision Toolkit for Legacy Machines using MTConnect (UI Labs / DMDII) Role:Collaborator $376,902.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #ODOT 30267 sub FHWA E170970 Investigators:Cohen, Kelly; Kumar, Manish 07-13-2017 -07-13-2018 Federal Highway Administration Technologies for Integration of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (s-UAS) in National Airspace System Role:PI $39,878.80 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #OSGC 2017 Research Infrastructure Grant - (Check No. 1911) Investigators:Cohen, Kelly; Kumar, Manish 05-01-2017 -08-15-2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration OSGC Research Infrastructure Grant (Zoe Lee) Role:PI $3,000.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #ODOT Teaming Agrmt sub USDOT Investigators:Cohen, Kelly; Helmicki, Arthur; Hunt, Victor; Kumar, Manish; Norouzi, Mehdi 01-02-2018 -10-24-2020 Department of Transportation State of Ohio UAS Integration Pilot Program Role:Collaborator $.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #SICHOP 077795 - Check 2036 sub NASA Investigators:Cohen, Kelly; Kumar, Manish 07-01-2018 -06-30-2019 NASA Headquarters OSGC Student-Innovative-Creative-Hands-on Project (SICHOP) Role:Collaborator $5,000.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #OSGC Check 2053 Undergraduate STEM Scholarship (Miller) Investigators:Kumar, Manish 08-01-2018 -07-31-2019 NASA Headquarters Ohio Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Scholarship - Amanda Miller Role:PI $2,500.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #FS-18-048 Investigators:Cohen, Kelly; Kumar, Manish; Vanderelst, Dieter 04-18-2018 -12-31-2018 Department of Homeland Security SCITI UAV Innovator Subcontract SUAVE Role:PI $50,000.00 Active Level:Federal

Preferred Information

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering,

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Graduate Assistant, CEAS - Mech Eng and Materials Eng

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Graduate Assistant, CEAS - Aerospace Eng

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Graduate Assistant, CEAS - Mech Eng and Materials Eng

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Alumni

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Autonomous Driving Algorithm Engineer - Aptiv

Ph.D. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 2018 M. Tech. Mechanical Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, India, 2012 B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, India, 2010

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Software Systems Engineer at Bosch - Automated Driving

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 2016

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Software Development and Controls Engineer at iMFLUX

M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 2018