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Puneet Singla

Associate Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Aerospace Engineering

234A Hammond Building

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814-865-3892

Research Website

Research Areas:

Astrodynamics; Autonomous Flight and UAVs; Vehicle Dynamics and Controls

Interest Areas:

Astrodynamics, Data Driven Modeling, Optimal Estimation and Control, Uncertainty Quantification

 
 

 

Education

  • B.Tech, Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 2000
  • MS, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2002
  • Ph D, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2006

Publications

Books

  • Puneet Singla and John L. Junkins, 2009, Multi-resolution methods for modeling and control of dynamical systems, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fla.

Book, Chapters

  • Xue Iuan Wong, Manoranjan Majji and Puneet Singla, 2018, Photometric Stereopsis for 3D Reconstruction of Space Objects, pp. 253-291
  • Peter Webley, Abani Patra, Marcus Bursik, E. Bruce Pitman, Jonathan Dehn, Tarunraj Singh, Puneet Singla, Matthew D. Jones, Reza Madankan, E. Ramona Stefanescu and Solene Pouget, 2016, Building an Uncertainty Modeling Framework for Real-Time VATD, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., pp. 57–87

Journal Articles

  • N. Adurthi, Puneet Singla and M. Majji, 2020, "Mutual Information based Sensor Tasking with Applications to Space Situational Awareness", AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, 43, (4)
  • Nagavenkat Adurthi, Manoranjan Majji and Puneet Singla, 2019, "Quadrature based Nonlinear Joint Probabilistic Data Association Filter", AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, 42, (11)
  • Siddharth Parida, Kallol Sett and Puneet Singla, 2019, "Model-Data Fusion For Spatial and Statistical Characterization of Soil Parameters from Geophysical Measurements", Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 124, pp. 35-54
  • Aditya Nanda, Puneet Singla and Amin Karami, 2018, "Conjugate unscented transformation based approach for uncertainty analysis of linear and monostable nonlinear energy harvesters", Smart Materials and Structures, 29, (18), pp. 3614-3633
  • Siddharth Parida, Kallol Sett and Puneet Singla, 2018, "An Efficient PDE-constrained Stochastic Inverse Algorithm for Probabilistic Geotechnical Site Characterization using Geophysical Measurements", Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 109, pp. 19
  • Nagavenkat Adurthi, Puneet Singla and Tarunraj Singh, 2018, "Conjugate Unscented Transformation: Applications to Estimation and Control", Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 140, (3), pp. 22
  • Kumar Vishwajeet and Puneet Singla, 2018, "Adaptive Split-Merge based Gaussian Mixture Model Approach for Uncertainty Propagation", AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, 41, (3)
  • M. Ghobadi, Puneet Singla and E. T. Esfahani, 2018, "Robust Attitude Estimation from Uncertain Observations of Inertial Sensors Using Covariance Inflated Multiplicative Extended Kalman Filter", IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 67, (1), pp. 209–217
  • Souransu Nandi, Migon Victor, Tarunraj Singh and Puneet Singla, 2018, "Polynomial Chaos based Controller Design for Uncertain Linear Systems with State and Control Constraints", ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 140, (7), pp. 12
  • Kumar Vishwajeet, Puneet Singla and Manoranjan Majji, 2017, "Random Matrix-Based Approach for Uncertainty Analysis of the Eigensystem Realization Algorithm", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 40, (8), pp. 1877–1891
  • Nagavenkat Adurthi, Puneet Singla and Manoranjan Majji, 2017, "Sparse Approximation–Based Collocation Scheme for Nonlinear Optimal Feedback Control Design", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 40, (2), pp. 248–264
  • S. Pouget, M. Bursik, Puneet Singla and T. Singh, 2016, "Sensitivity analysis of a one-dimensional model of a volcanic plume with particle fallout and collapse behavior", Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 326, pp. 43–53
  • Aditya Nanda, Puneet Singla and M. Amin Karami, 2016, "Energy harvesting using rattleback: Theoretical analysis and simulations of spin resonance", Journal of Sound and Vibration, 369, pp. 195–208
  • Taewook Lee, Puneet Singla, Tarunraj Singh and Ajith Gunatilaka, 2016, "Sparse Approximation-Based Maximum Likelihood Approach for Estimation of Radiological Source Terms", IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 63, (2), pp. 1169–1187
  • Binbin Zhang, Nagavenkat Adurthi, Rahul Rai and Puneet Singla, 2016, "A Novel Sampling Technique for Probabilistic Static Coverage Problems", Journal of Mechanical Design, 138, (3), pp. 031403
  • Nagavenkat Adurthi and Puneet Singla, 2015, "Conjugate Unscented Transformation-Based Approach for Accurate Conjunction Analysis", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 38, (9), pp. 1642–1658
  • Sean R. Semper, John L. Crassidis, Jemin George, Siddharth Mukherjee and Puneet Singla, 2015, "Rao–Blackwellization for Adaptive Gaussian Sum Nonlinear Model Propagation", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 38, (7), pp. 1290–1295
  • E. Salerno, N. Adurthi, T. Singh, Puneet Singla, A. Bubalo, M. Cornacchia, M. Alford and E. Jones, 2015, "Road network identification by means of the Hough transform with uncertainty analysis", Journal of Advances in Information Fusion, 10, (1)
  • Kumar Vishwajeet, Puneet Singla and Moriba Jah, 2014, "Nonlinear Uncertainty Propagation for Perturbed Two-Body Orbits", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 37, (5), pp. 1415–1425
  • R. Madankan, S. Pouget, Puneet Singla, M. Bursik, J. Dehn, M. Jones, A. Patra, M. Pavolonis, E.B. Pitman, T. Singh and P. Webley, 2014, "Computation of probabilistic hazard maps and source parameter estimation for volcanic ash transport and dispersion", Journal of Computational Physics, 271, pp. 39–59
  • Martin Diz, Manoranjan Majji and Puneet Singla, 2013, "Uncertainty Quantification of the Eigensystem Realization Algorithm Using the Unscented Transform", The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, 60, (3-4), pp. 577–606
  • Alireza Farhidzadeh, Salvatore Salamone and Puneet Singla, 2013, "A probabilistic approach for damage identification and crack mode classification in reinforced concrete structures", Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 24, (14), pp. 1722–1735
  • Reza Madankan, Puneet Singla, Tarunraj Singh and Peter D. Scott, 2013, "Polynomial-Chaos-Based Bayesian Approach for State and Parameter Estimations", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 36, (4), pp. 1058–1074
  • Marcus Bursik, Matthew Jones, Simon Carn, Ken Dean, Abani Patra, Michael Pavolonis, E. Bruce Pitman, Tarunraj Singh, Puneet Singla, Peter Webley, Halldor Bjornsson and Maurizio Ripepe, 2012, "Estimation and propagation of volcanic source parameter uncertainty in an ash transport and dispersal model: application to the Eyjafjallajokull plume of 14–16 April 2010", Bulletin of Volcanology, 74, (10), pp. 2321–2338
  • Christoph Hoog Antink, Tarunraj Singh, Puneet Singla and Matthew Podgorsak, 2012, "Advanced Lucas Kanada optical flow for deformable image registration", Journal of Critical Care, 27, (3), pp. e14
  • Gabriel Terejanu, Puneet Singla, Tarunraj Singh and Peter D. Scott, 2011, "Adaptive Gaussian Sum Filter for Nonlinear Bayesian Estimation", IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 56, (9), pp. 2151–2156
  • Umamaheswara Konda, Puneet Singla, Tarunraj Singh and Peter D. Scott, 2011, "State Uncertainty Propagation in the Presence of Parametric Uncertainty and Additive White Noise", Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 133, (5), pp. 051009
  • Umamaheswara Konda, Tarunraj Singh, Puneet Singla and Peter Scott, 2010, "Uncertainty propagation in puff-based dispersion models using polynomial chaos", Environmental Modelling & Software, 25, (12), pp. 1608–1618
  • Gabriel Terejanu, Puneet Singla, Tarunraj Singh and Peter D. Scott, 2010, "A Decision-Centric Framework for Density Forecasting", Journal of Advances in Information Fusion, 55, (2), pp. 73–87
  • Puneet Singla and Tarunraj Singh, 2010, "Desired Order Continuous Polynomial Time Window Functions for Harmonic Analysis", IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 59, (9), pp. 2475–2481
  • Tarunraj Singh, Puneet Singla and Umamaheswara Konda, 2010, "Polynomial Chaos Based Design of Robust Input Shapers", Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 132, (5), pp. 051010
  • Mrinal Kumar, Suman Chakravorty, Puneet Singla and John L. Junkins, 2009, "The partition of unity finite element approach with hp-refinement for the stationary Fokker–Planck equation", Journal of Sound and Vibration, 327, (1-2), pp. 144–162
  • M. Demirbas, Xuming Lu and Puneet Singla, 2009, "An In-Network Querying Framework for Wireless Sensor Networks", IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 20, (8), pp. 1202–1215
  • Jemin George, Gabriel Terejanu and Puneet Singla, 2009, "Spacecraft Attitude Estimation Using Adaptive Gaussian Sum Filter", The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, 57, (1-2), pp. 31–45
  • Gabriel Terejanu, Puneet Singla, Tarunraj Singh and Peter D. Scott, 2008, "Uncertainty Propagation for Nonlinear Dynamic Systems Using Gaussian Mixture Models", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 31, (6), pp. 1623–1633
  • Daniele Mortari, F. Landis Markley and Puneet Singla, 2007, "Optimal Linear Attitude Estimator", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 30, (6), pp. 1619–1627
  • Puneet Singla, D. Todd Griffith, Anup Katake and John L. Junkins, 2007, "Attitude and interlock angle estimation using split-field-of-view star tracker", The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, 55, (1), pp. 85–105
  • Puneet Singla, Kamesh Subbarao and John L. Junkins, 2007, "Direction-Dependent Learning Approach for Radial Basis Function Networks", IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, 18, (1), pp. 203–222
  • Daniele Mortari and Puneet Singla, 2006, "Optimal cones intersection technique", Acta Astronautica, 59, (6), pp. 474–482
  • Puneet Singla, Kamesh Subbarao and John L. Junkins, 2006, "Adaptive Output Feedback Control for Spacecraft Rendezvous and Docking Under Measurement Uncertainty", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 29, (4), pp. 892–902
  • J. L. Junkins and Puneet Singla, 2004, "How Nonlinear is It? A Tutorial on Nonlinearity of Orbit and Attitude Dynamics", The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, 52, (1-2)

Conference Proceedings

  • D. Schwab, Puneet Singla and J. Raquepas, 2019, "Uncertainty Characterization and Surrogate Modeling for Angles Only Initial Orbit Determination,", 2019 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Portland, ME
  • S. Nandi, T. Singh and Puneet Singla, 2019, "Derivative Based Global Sensitivity Analysis using Conjugate Unscented Transforms", 2019 American Control Conference, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 2458-2463
  • Siddharth Parida, Kallol Sett and Puneet Singla, 2018, "Probabilistic Geotechnical Site Characterization from Geophysical Measurements using Model-Data Fusion", 2018 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics
  • Xue Iuan Wong, Taewook Lee, Puneet Singla and Manoranjan Majji, 2018, "Optimal Linear Attitude Estimator for Alignment of Point Clouds", IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, pp. 1496--1504
  • Haresh Karnan, Raman Goyal, Manoranjan Majji, Robert Skelton and Puneet Singla, 2017, "Visual feedback control of tensegrity robotic systems", 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), IEEE
  • M. Mehrdad, Manoranjan Majji and Puneet Singla, 2017, "A Sparse Collocation Approach for Optimal Feedback Control for Spacecraft Attitude Maneuvers", 2017 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
  • S. Nandi, T. Singh, L. D. Mastrandrea and Puneet Singla, 2017, "Optimal meal time after bolusing for Type 1 diabetes patients under meal uncertainties", 2017 American Control Conference (ACC), pp. 4412–4417
  • Reza Madankan, M. Amin Karami and Puneet Singla, 2014, "Uncertainty Analysis of Energy Harvesting Systems", ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, ASME, pp. V006T10A066
  • Michael Mercurio and Puneet Singla, 2013, "A Hierarchical Tree Code Based Approach for Efficient Conjunction Analysis", AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Hilton Head, SC

Abstracts

  • Kumar Vishwajeet, Nagavenkat Adurthi and Puneet Singla, 2014, "Optimal Information Collection for Space Situational Awareness", 2014 SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification

Research Projects

  • August 2017 - December 2018, "Dynamic Data Driven Framework for Accurate Tracking and Characterization of Resident Space Objects," (Sponsor: The Research Foundation for SUNY on behalf of the University at Buffalo).

Honors and Awards

  • Invited Participant, National Academies Frontiers of Engineering Symposia, 2015 Arab- America Frontiers in Engineering Symposium, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, December 2015
  • Best paper award in student research week, Texas A&M University, November 2003
  • Fellow, American Astronautical Society (AAS), January 2018
  • Senior Member, IEEE, December 2016
  • Associate Fellow, AIAA, January 2015
  • Career Award, National Science Foundation, 2010
  • Young Investiator, AFOSR, 2011
  • Exceptional Scholar Young Investigator Award, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY), 2010
  • Senior Member, AIAA, 2009

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Faculty Search Committee, August 2019
  • Committee Work, Member, Alternate Member, Graduate Council, August 2019
  • Committee Work, Chairperson, Graduate Studies Committee, September 2019
  • Committee Work, Chairperson, Graduate Studies and Research Committee, August 2019
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Faculty Search Committee, August 2018 - May 2019
  • Committee Work, Member, Undergraduate Studies Committee, September 2018 - August 2019
  • Committee Work, Member, Engineering Faculty Council, August 2018
  • Committee Work, Member, Graduate Studies and Research Committee, August 2018
  • Committee Work, Member, Aerospace Graduate Committee, September 2017 - August 2018
  • Committee Work, Faculty Reviewer, 2018 Schreyer Honors College (SHC) selection committee., October 2017 - January 2018
  • Contribution to Programs to Enhance Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity, Member of Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship Selection Committee, University at Buffalo, January 2014 - January 2017
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Member of organizing committee for workshop titled Probabilistic Analysis of Volcanic Hazards: Current Methodologies and Vision for Future Efforts, University at Buffalo, May 2011 - May 2011
  • Other, Served as a judge at University at Buffalo Sigma Xi Research Day, University at Buffalo, 2008 - 2009
  • Other, Served on a panel titled Faculty Advice for Succeeding at UB: Panel Discussion with recently tenured faculty, University at Buffalo, August 2012
  • Committee Work, Panelist, Served as a panelist for IMPACT –PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING proposal review panel, University at Buffalo, January 2015
  • Other, Served as a moderator for panel titled Your Passport to Employment: Tips and Strategies from UB Alumni in Academia for students interested in academia, University at Buffalo, March 2014

Service to External Organizations:

  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Chairperson, Chair of Technical Committee, AAS-Spaceflight Mechanics Technical Committee, January 2020 - December 2021
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Chairperson, Section Chair, AIAA Central PA, October 2018
  • Service to Governmental Agencies, Panelist, Panelist, AFOSR sponsored Astrodynamics Workshop, May 2018 - May 2018
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Chairperson, Technical Chair, AAS Sponsored John L. Junkins Dynamic System Symposium, January 2018 - May 2018
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, Technical Chair, 2018 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, January 2017 - June 2019
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Elected Member, AAS-Spaceflight Mechanics Technical Committee, January 2015 - December 2019
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Elected Member, AIAA-Guidance, Navigation & Control Technical Committee, 2009 - 2012
 


 

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