Sai Ravela

Sai Ravela
Principal Research Scientist
(617) 253-0997
54-1818
Education
PhD, Computer Science,University of Massachusetts, 2002
Bio and Interests

I studied Computer Vision and Robotics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. As a graduate student, I became interested in Earth’s sustainability and therefore joined the Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences department as a post-doc. I continue as a Principal Research Scientist.

My enduring research interest is to design methods that succinctly represent Stochastic Signals and Systems. I broadly study Estimation, Control and Information theories, and topics in Statistical Pattern Recognition and Statistical Inference and Learning.

My research suggests new algorithms to overcome the curses of nonlinearity, dimensionality and uncertainty inference problems such as estimation, planning and control and key characteristics of data-driven applications and cyber-physical systems.  Contributions have been made in the areas of Tracking, Autonomous Sampling and Mapping, Data Assimilation and Uncertainty Quantification all with emphasis on coherent fluid structures. Additional work in Animal Biometrics, Quantifying Hurricane Risk and Fluid Imaging is also prominently featured.

 Some of my research has made it out of academia, specifically to a company (WindRisk Tech) I co-founded in 2005 with Kerry Emanuel and E5 Aerpspace,which I co-founded in 2013. I have also served as a board member for Sustainable-step New England (2000-2002) and remain deeply committed to sustainability science and engineering.

Publications
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Staff Reporter (news about us)
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Otago Daily Times, 30-JUN-2012
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J. Belden, S. Ravela, A. Techet and T. Truscott
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Experiments in Fluids, 2012
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S. Ravela
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Procedia Computer Science, Volume 9, 2012, pp. 1187-1196
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S. Ravela, J. Marshall et al.
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Experiments in Fluids, 48(5):915-925, 2010
Author(s)
C. Yang & S. Ravela
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Proc. ICCV, pp. 1303-1310, 2009, Kyoto, Japan.
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