Dr. Praveen Shankar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at California State University, Long Beach. He obtained a MS and PhD in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from The Ohio State University in March 2004 and August 2007 respectively. From 2007 to 2011, Dr. Shankar was a Lecturer of Aerospace Engineering at Arizona State University. Dr. Shankar’s research expertise is in the development of advanced control systems for complex aerospace applications. Dr. Shankar is a Senior Member of AIAA and has served as a reviewer for journals and conferences from AIAA, ASME, IEEE, IMechE and ASEE.