Dr. Prabir Barooah

Courtesy Professor
Address Office MAE-B 324 Lab MAE-B 227 Phone: (352) 294-0411 Fax: (352) 392-0071 Website: Distributed Control of Energy Systems Laboratory


Professor Barooah received his Ph.D. 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 ASEE SE Section’s Outstanding Researcher Award (2013), 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).


Ph.D., 2007, University of California at Santa Barbara

Teaching Interests

Control system design, Linear Systems, System Identification, Energy and Buildings, Optimization, Linear Algebra

Research Interests

Control systems for a smart and sustainable energy infrastructure (in particular, on enabling buildings to reduce their energy use and provide “virtual storage” to the electric grid for integrating renewable energy sources such as solar and wind), distributed estimation and control algorithms (for applications such as localization/synchronization of sensor networks and robotic swarms), distributed optimization.