Krishna Kalyanam



Job: scientist

Krishna Kalyanam is a Senior Scientist with the Analytics for Condition Evaluation of Systems (ACES) area within the System Sciences Lab. The ACES team is focused on developing cutting-edge analytics and sensing technologies for reliable, safe, and optimal life-cycle management of a broad spectrum of cyber physical systems. Application areas of interest for health and condition management presently include systems in the energy, transportation, aerospace, defense, and manufacturing sectors.

Krishna is an established expert in unmanned systems, optimization, controls, and planning. He has a track record of developing and field testing deploying system software technologies over his research career thus far with InfoSciTex Corp., a US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) contractor, and at General Electric (GE) Global Research.

Prior to joining PARC, Krishna successfully led technology advancement in cooperative control of unmanned aerial vehicles, trip planning, traction control systems, wind turbine farm layouts, hard disk drive and fast tool servo control. His controls optimization work at GE Global Research has been successfully productized by two GE businesses (as “Trip Optimizer” by GE Transportation and “WindLayout” by GE Energy). He has also successfully proposed and led autonomy projects with the Center of Excellence in Control Sciences/AFRL in his role as Senior Scientist, PI and Program Manager at InfoSciTex Corp.

Dr. Kalyanam obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Krishna has two patents (and one pending) and has published two book chapters and 50 papers in leading journals and conferences that have garnered 300+ citations. He is a member of the 2018 AFOSR Star Team, 2012 ASME DSCC Semi-plenary paper author and 2009 IHHA Conference Best paper awardee.