Biographical Sketch

Pavithra Prabhakar
Pavithra Prabhakar
Michelle Munson-Serban Simu Keystone Research Faculty Scholar
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Kansas State University
Pavithra Prabhakar obtained her doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2011, from where she also obtained a masters in Applied Mathematics. She was a CMI (Center for Mathematics of Information) fellow at Caltech for the year 2011-12. She has been on the faculty of Kansas State University since 2015, and has previously held a faculty position at the IMDEA Software Institute. Her main research interest is in the Formal Analysis of Cyber-Physical Systems, with emphasis on both theoretical and practical methods for verification and synthesis of hybrid control systems. Her papers have been selected for a best paper honorable mention award from Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, best papers of MEMOCODE and invited papers at Allerton and American Control Conference. She has been awarded a Sohaib and Sara Abbasi fellowship from UIUC, an M.N.S Swamy medal from the Indian Institute of Science, a Marie Curie Career Integration Grant from the European Union, a summer faculty fellowship from AFRL, an NSF CAREER Award and an ONR Young Investigator Award.