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Vaibhav Srivastava

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering (by courtesy)
College of Engineering

Cognitive Science Program (affiliated)
Michigan State University
Email: vaibhav -at-
Office: Room 1210, Engineering Building
Tel: +1 517-432-0019

Research Interests

Cyber Physical Human Systems with emphasis on

  • Mixed Human-Robot Systems

  • Networked Multi-Agent Systems

  • Aerial Robotics

  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Multiagent Decision-Making Dynamics Inspired by Honeybees, IEEE TCNS 2018 pdf   Human Supervisory Control of Robotic Teams: Integrating Cognitive Modeling with Engineering Design, IEEE CSM 2015 pdf   Collective Decision-Making in Ideal Networks: The Speed-Accuracy Tradeoff, IEEE TCNS 2014 pdf   Modeling Human Decision Making in Generalized Gaussian Multiarmed Bandits, Proc IEEE 2014 pdf
Undergraduate Students:
  • Andrew McDonald. Junior, Computer Science and Engineering
  • Research topic: Learning-based Robotic Coverage Control
PhD Students:
  • Vishal Abhishek (PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering, abhishe3 at
  • Research topic: Epidemic Models and Multi-layer Networks
  • Mustaffa Alfatlawi (PhD Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering, alfatlaw at
  • Research topic: EEG-facilitated Shared Human-Robot System Design
  • Connor Boss (PhD Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering, bossconn at
  • Research topic: Aerial Autonomy
  • Piyush Gupta (PhD Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering, guptapi1 at
  • Research topic: Optimal Control of Queuing Networks with Human Operators
  • Ankur Kamboj (PhD Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Research topic: Soft-Robotic Glove Mediated Motor Learning
  • Lai Wei (PhD Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering, weilai1 at
  • Research topic: Multiagent Multiarmed Bandit Problems for Environmental Monitoring
Postdoctoral Researcher:
  • Narendra Kumar Dhar*. PhD, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • Research topic: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
  • First passage time computations for time varying drift diffusion processes. code

  • Explicit moments of decision times for single-and double-threshold drift-diffusion processes. code

Vaibhav Srivastava received the B.Tech. degree (2007) in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India; the M.S. degree in mechanical engineering (2011), the M.A. degree in statistics (2012), and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering (2012) from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA.

Dr Srivastava is currently an Assistant Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University. He is also affiliated with Mechanical Engineering, Cognitive Science Program, and Connected and Autonomous Networked Vehicles for Active Safety (CANVAS). He served as a Lecturer and Associate Research Scholar with the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ from 2013-2016. He serves on the IEEE Control System Society conference editorial board since 2018. He received the best paper award (as coauthor) at the 2014 European Control Conference. His research focuses on Cyber Physical Human Systems with emphasis on mixed human-robot systems, networked multi-agent systems, aerial robotics, and connected and autonomous vehicles.

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Michigan State University
Room 1210, Engineering Building
428 S. Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824-1226