Venkata Ramana Makkapati

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Doctoral Candidate
School of Aerospace Engineering
Georgia Tech
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I am a PhD candidate advised by Prof. Panagiotis Tsiotras and Prof. Seth Hutchinson. I apply techniques from optimal control, reinforcement learning, and differential games to address problems pertaining to autonomous vehicles, emphasizing safe planning and airspace security.

Previously, I worked with Dr. Matheen Siddiqui at Foresight AI Inc. on motion planning and driving decision algorithms & software. During my masters at IIT Kanpur, I worked with Dr. Mangal Kothari on pursuit-evasion games and UAV guidance techniques.

I enjoy flying, and currently hold the FAA Private Pilot License.

I am currently on the job market.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

2021

  • Desensitized Trajectory Optimization for Hypersonic Vehicles
    V. R. Makkapati, J. Ridderhof, P. Tsiotras, J. Hart, and B. van Bloemen Waanders
    IEEE Aerospace Conference

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