Mechanical Engineering 
Robotics Program

1231 Beal Avenue 
G058 W.E. Lay Auto Lab 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2133

(first name) (first letter of last name) {at} umich {dot} edu 


Ram Vasudevan is an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan with an appointment in the University of Michigan's Robotics Program. He received a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and an Honors Degree in Physics in May 2006, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering in May 2009, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering in December 2012 all from the University of California, Berkeley. Subsequently, he worked as a postdoctoral associate in the Locomotion Group at MIT from 2012 till 2014 before joining the University of Michigan in 2015.  He is a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award and ONR Young Investigator Award. 

Research Interests

My research focuses on the development and application of novel data-driven optimization and systems theory to quantify and improve human and robot interaction with one another and the environment. I am currently interested in the:

  • design and control of semiautonomous systems

  • personalized diagnostic and rehabilitative systems

  • optimization and systems theory