Kumpati S. Narendra is an American control theorist, who currently holds the Harold W. Cheel Professorship of Electrical Engineering at Yale University. He received the Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award in 2003. He is noted "for pioneering contributions to stability theory, adaptive and learning systems theory".
Narendra obtained his Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1959. He is the Ph.D. advisor to the Harvard control theorist Yu-Chi Ho, who also received the Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award.