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M.TECH: Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad


POSITION: Adhoc Faculty

PhD: Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

PHONE: +91 9618937248

AREAS OF INTEREST: Particle Filtering, Nonlinear control and state estimation, Stochastic Optimal Control, Stohcastic Model Predictive Control, Mathematical Modeling and Simulation.


Courses taught at Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT  Andhra Pradesh in the semester AY 2021-2022 (September 2021-December 2021)

  • Chemical Process Calculations (4 credits)
  • Fluid Mechanics (4 credits)
  • Fluid Mechanics Lab (1 credit)

Research Interests:
• Stochastic Estimation and Control,  Stochastic Optimal Control, Nonlinear Control.
• Nonlinear State Estimation, Particle Filtering.
• Mathematical Modeling in Chemical Engineering, Fuel Cell Modeling.

Technical Skills:
• Programming: C, Fortran, MATLAB (Expert), SIMULINK (Expert), Python (Beginner).
• Operating Systems: Ubuntu, CentOS, Arch Linux, Windows, Mac OS. 

Research Experience:

  • Ph.D. Thesis: Particle filtering framework for estimation and control of nonlinear systems with application to SOFC system.
  • M.Tech Thesis: State Estimation in a SOFC system (with Unscented Kalman Filter).

Other Works:

  • A Distributed Parameter Model for a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell: Simulating Realistic Operating
  • Moving Horizon Estimation: Theoretical aspects of Moving Horizon Estimation (MHE) are studied in
    detail and studied ideas for Arrival Cost Estimation. An implementation to demonstrate MHE is also
    carried out.
  • - Simulation of Drying of Biomass and Gasification in ASPEN PLUS.
    - Multiphase CFD Simulation of Dense Medium Cyclone by ASM Model in ANSYS FLUENT.
  • Dynamics of water sorption in Sulphonated Poly-Ether Ether Ketone (SPEEK) Membranes.

Fellowships and Awards:

• Ministry of Human Resources & Development (MHRD) Fellowship 2013-2018.
(Ph.D. Teaching Assistantship)
• Ministry of Human Resources & Development (MHRD) Fellowship 2011-2013.
(M. Tech. Teaching Assistantship)
• Winner of European Control Association (EUCA) Student Travel Support Program 2020.
• All India Rank 221 in GATE 2008, 184 in GATE 2009, 1047 in GATE 2011.
• Secured University 3rd position in B. Tech Chemical Engineering - Andhra University (2005-2009).
• Secured a rank 1810 among 1,14,742 candidates in EAMCET 2005.
• Shortlisted for India UK Common Wealth Fellowship Interview to pursue masters in environmental
science domain from the state of Andhra Pradesh in 2009. (only candidate)

List of Publications:
1. Venkata Goutham Polisetty, Santhosh Kumar Varanasi, Phanindra Jampana, Stochastic State-Feedback Control Using Homotopy Optimization and Particle Filtering. (accepted)
International Journal of Dynamics and Control. July 2021. DOI:
2. Venkata Goutham Polisetty, Santhosh Kumar Varanasi, Phanindra Jampana, Convergence of Particle Filter for Output Feedback Control, 2020 European Control Conference (ECC),
Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2020, pp. 1745-1750, IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
3. Koteswara Rao Kandukuri, Venkata Goutham Polisetty, Phanindra Jampana, Modeling and Control Study of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell at Low Operating Pressures, IFAC-PapersOnLine,
Vol 53(1), 289-294, ACODS-2020, Chennai, India.
4. Venkata Goutham Polisetty, Santhosh Kumar Varanasi, Phanindra Jampana, Error Bounds for Identification of a Class of Continuous LTI systems, IFAC-PapersOnLine Vol 52(1), 418-
423, DYCOPS-2019, Florianopolis, Brazil.
5. Dayadeep S Monder, Venkata Goutham Polisetty, Phanindra Jampana, Vinod M Janardhanan, A Distributed Parameter Model for a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell: Simulating
Realistic Operating Conditions, IFAC-PapersOnLine Vol 8(8), 734-739, ADCHEM 2015, Vancouver, Canada.
6. Santhosh Kumar Varanasi, Chaitanya Manchikatla, Venkata Goutham Polisetty, Phanindra Jampana, Sparse Optimization for Image Reconstruction in Electrical Impedance
Tomography, IFAC-PapersOnLine Vol 52(1), 34-39, DYCOPS-2019, Florianopolis, Brazil.

Poster Presentation:
1. V Goutham Polisetty, Amala M Mathai, Abhijit P Deshpande, Susy Varughese, Dynamics of Water Diffusion in Sulphonated Poly Ether Ether Ketone Membranes, Symposium on Recent and Emerging Advances in Chemical Engineering (REACH), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. December 2-4, 2010.

Co-curricular & Extra curricular activities:

  • Member of Doctoral Council, Department Doctoral Representative, Chemical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad,  2014-2015.
  • Volunteer – Registration Committee for the following Conferences
    - Indian Control Conference 2016
    - Multi-Conference on Systems and Control 2013
    - Indian Desalination Association Congress 2008
    - Indian Science Congress 2008.
    • Secretary, SPICMACAY (Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth) Hyderabad Chapter, Telangana, 2015-2017.
    • Volunteer – SPICMACAY IIT Hyderabad Sub Chapter 2014- Present.