[1]S. Grillo, J. E. Marsden., and S. Nair, “Lyapunov constraints and global asymptotic stabilization,” In Print, Journal of Geometric Mechanics,  2011 [pdf].

[2]H. Jacobs, S. Nair, M. Kobilarov, and J. E. Marsden., “Primitive based approach for multiscale surveillance,” In Preparation, 2010.

[3]S. Nair, “The role of topology in optimal control,” In Preparation, 2010.

[4]S. Nair, S. Ober-blöbaum, and J. E. Marsden, “Hybrid structure preserving variational integrators,” In Preparation, 2010.

[5]S. Nair and E. Kanso, “Hydrodynamically coupled rigid bodies,” J. Fluid Mech., vol. 592, pp. 393–411, 2007 [pdf].

[6]S. Nair and N. E. Leonard, “Stable synchronization of rigid body networks,” Netw. Heterog. Media, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 597–626, 2007 [pdf].

[7]S. Nair and N. E. Leonard, “Stable synchronization of mechanical system networks,” SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 661–683, 2008 [pdf].

[8]S. Nair and J. E. Marsden, “Can one swing up the pendulum using method of controlled lagrangians,” Submitted, 2010.

[9]S. Nair, “Time Adaptive Variational Integrators: A Space-Time Geodesic Approach,” To appear in Physica D [lagrange-geodesic-PhysD.pdf]

[10]S. Nair and J. E. Marsden, “Collision avoidance and surveillance with autonomous vehicles,” Submitted, 2010.

[11]S. Nair, “How slowly can one steer a system? ,” Submitted, 2010.

[12]S. Nair, “Isospectral flows and a PDE approach for Ginibre formula,” Submitted, 2010.

Journal Publications

[1]S. Nair and N. E. Leonard, “Stabilization of a coordinated network of rotating rigid bodies,” in Proc. IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, pp. 4690–4695, 2004.

[2]S. Nair and M. B. Kobilarov, “Collision avoidance norms in trajectory planning,” in To appear in American Control Conference, 2011 [pdf].

[3]S. Nair, “A space-time geodesic view of classical mechanics with application,” in 16th US National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM), (Pennsylvania State University), June 2010.

[4]S. Nair, N. E. Leonard, and L. Moreau, “Coordinated control of networked mechanical systems with unstable dynamics,” in Proc. IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, pp. 550–555, 2003.

[5]S. Nair, S. Ober-blöbaum, and J. E. Marsden, “The jacobi-maupertuis principle in variational integrators,” in 7th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics, 2009.

[6]H. Jacobs, S. Nair, and J. E. Marsden, “Multiscale surveillance of Riemannean manifolds,” in Proc. American Control Conference, 2010 [pdf].

[7]S. Nair and E. Kanso, “Configuration control of non-colliding agents,” in Proc. of  IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, pp. 2534–2539, December 2007.

[8]S. Nair and N. E. Leonard, “A normal form for energy shaping: Application to the Furuta pendulum,” in Proc. of  IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, vol. 1, (Las Vegas, NV), pp. 516–521, December 2002 [pdf].

[9]S. Nair, K. Reddy, H. Owhadi, and J. E. Marsden, “Multiple target detection using bayesian learning,” in Proc. IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, (Shanghai), December 2009 [pdf].

[10]S. Nair, “Observability with stochastic sparse sensor switching.” Submitted, 2010.

Peer reviewed conference papers


[1]S. Nair, Stabilization and Synchronization of Networked Mechanical Systems. PhD thesis, Princeton University, 2006 [pdf].



[1]A translation of V. I. Arnold’s “Abel’s Theorem in Problems and Solutions  [abel.pdf].

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