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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

Recent Updates
  • July 2018: ARO project on Resilience and Robustness in Ecological Distributed Decision-Making Dynamics.

Research Interests
  • Human-Automata Interaction with emphasis on

    • Human-Team Supervised Autonomy

    • EEG-facilitated Human-Robot Interaction

    • Human-Swarm Interaction

  • Networked multi-agent systems with emphasis on

    • Decision-Making in Heterogeneous Networked Multi-Agent Systems

    • Cooperative Path-Planning in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

    • Epidemic propagation in multi-layer networks

PhD Students:
  • Vishal Abhishek. PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering
  • Research topic: Epidemic Models and Multi-layer Networks
  • Mustaffa Alfatlawi. PhD Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Research topic: EEG-facilitated Shared Human-Robot System Design
  • Connor Boss. PhD Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Research topic: Aerial Manipulation
  • Piyush Gupta. PhD Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Research topic: Optimal Control of Queuing Networks with Human Operators
  • Lai Wei. PhD Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Research topic: Multiagent Multiarmed Bandit Problems for Environmental Monitoring
  • 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

Selected Publications

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 served as a Lecturer and Associate Research Scholar with the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ from 2013-2016. He received the best paper award (as coauthor) at the 2014 European Control Conference. His research interests include modeling, analysis, and design of human cognition; shared autonomous systems; socio-cognitive networks; computational networks; and robotic search and surveillance missions.

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