|Dr. Sivaguru S Sritharan
M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences,
Dr. Sivaguru S. Sritharan obtained a BSc (Honors) degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Sri Lanka (Peradeniya), receiving first class honors in all examinations, a Master of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from University of Washington (Seattle) and a Masters and Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from University of Arizona (Tucson).
In the past he has been a faculty member at the University of Sri Lanka, University of Southern California and University of Wyoming and held visiting positions at several international institutions.
His leadership accomplishments include serving as the first Provost and Vice Chancellor of U. S. Air Force Institute of Technology, Dean of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Director for the Center for Decision, Risk, Controls and Signals Intelligence at the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School, tenured full professor and Head of the Department of Mathematics at University of Wyoming and as the Science and Technology Branch Head at the U. S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center in San Diego.
He has initiated and led the hypersonics collaborative at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio to stimulate innovation and interdisciplinary research towards achieving artificial intelligence enabled autonomous hypersonic weapons.
He has widely published in aeronautical sciences and in mathematics. His research focus has been on low and high-speed aerodynamics, electromagnetics, magneto-hydrodynamics, control theory and stochastic processes, motivated by defense applications such as hypersonics, enhancing autonomy for unmanned aerial systems, directed energy weapons, signal and signature intelligence, etc. He has given over three hundred invited colloquia in universities and research institutions worldwide.
His research in the past four decades has been funded by the a number of U. S. federal agencies including the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Army Research Office and the National Reconnaissance Office. Over the years he has chaired six Ph.D. theses and advised several postdoctoral fellows. He serves on the editorial board of a number of professional journals. His has also served the U. S. department of defense in important roles such as representation on science and technology panels and delegations to international defense organizations.