Mathukumalli Vidyasagar

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Mathukumalli Vidyasagar
Born (1947-09-29) 29 September 1947 (age 76)
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin
Known forContributions to control theory
Scientific career
FieldsControl Systems
Doctoral advisorThomas J. Higgins
Doctoral studentsKirsten Morris

Mathukumalli Vidyasagar FRS[1] (born 29 September 1947) is a leading control theorist and a Fellow of Royal Society. He is currently a Distinguished Professor in Electrical Engineering at IIT Hyderabad. Previously he was the Cecil & Ida Green (II) Chair of Systems Biology Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. Prior to that he was an executive vice-president at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) where he headed the Advanced Technology Center. Earlier, he was the director of Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR), a DRDO defence lab in Bangalore. He is the son of eminent mathematician M V Subbarao.[citation needed]

His Erdős number is two and his Einstein number is three.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

He completed his bachelor's, master's and Ph. D. degrees from University of Wisconsin, Madison.[2]


He began his career as an assistant professor at the Marquette University in 1969.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

Vidyasagar received several awards and honors, including:


  • 1975. Feedback Systems: Input-Output Properties. with C. A. Desoer
  • 1978. Nonlinear Systems Analysis
  • 1981. Input-Output Analysis of Large-Scale Interconnected Systems: Decomposition, Well-Posedness and Stability
  • 1985. Control System Synthesis: A Factorization Approach
  • 1989. Robot dynamics and control. with Mark W. Spong
  • 1993. Nonlinear Systems Analysis, (Second Edition)
  • 1997. A Theory of Learning and Generalization: With Applications to Neural Networks and Control Systems
  • 2003. Learning and Generalization With Applications to Neural Networks, (Second Edition)
  • 2006. Robot modeling and control. with S. Hutchinson and Mark W. Spong
  • 2012. Computational Cancer Biology: An Interaction Networks Approach
  • 2014. Hidden Markov Processes: Theory and Applications to Biology


  1. ^ a b "Royal Society Fellowship Page". Royal Society. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Mathukumalli Vidyasagar - UT Dallas: CV". Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Fellows - V". IEEE. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Past Frederick Emmons Terman Award Winners". American Society for Engineering Education. Archived from the original on 2 April 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  5. ^ "IEEE Control Systems Award Recipients" (PDF). IEEE. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  6. ^ "IEEE Control Systems Award". IEEE Control Systems Society. Archived from the original on 29 December 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2011.

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