Associate Professor

Prabir Barooah was born in Jorhat, Assam (India). He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2007 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. From 1999 to 2002 he was a research engineer at United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT. He received the M. S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1999 and the B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 1996. Dr. Barooah is the winner of the NSF CAREER award (2010), General Chairs’ Recognition Award for Interactive papers at the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (2009), best paper award at the 2nd Int. Conf. on Intelligent Sensing and Information Processing (2005), and NASA group achievement award (2003).

MAILING ADDRESS:

MAE-B 330,
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,
University of Florida,
Gainesville, FL 32611

PHONE:

352-392-0614

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EDUCATION:

B. Tech, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 1996.

M. S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, 1999.

Ph. D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007.

PRIMARY RESEARCH AREA:

  • Energy Systems
  • Signals and Systems

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Smart Buildings: reducing energy use through real-time optimization-based decision-making
  • Smart Grid: “virtual storage” for intermittent solar and wind energy by using flexible loads such as buildings.
  • Distributed control of networked systems