Anuj K. Tiwari

Assistant Professor

MES 102, Ranganathan Building - Manufacturing Section Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras
Chennai 600036, Tamil Nadu, India

University of Washington Seattle, USA

+91 44 2257 4659


  • Dr. Anuj K. Tiwari received his Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Washington Seattle in 2022, and B.Tech. from IIT Guwahati in 2017. He worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar from Dec 2022 to June 2023 in the Boeing Advanced Research Center at UW. He joined IIT Madras as an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering in July 2023.
  • He works in mechatronics and controls, smart manufacturing, network dynamics, and advanced mobility systems. His current research focus is on distributed control of networked multi-agent systems, with a particular emphasis on cohesive network transitions, where each agent in the network moves similarly. His research includes theoretical developments for consensus and synchronization of higher-order agents in presence of delays, and applications to cohesion in connected vehicles, and advanced composite prototyping and flexible manufacturing.

  • My research in swarm networks aims to develop models to explain cohesive maneuvers observed in natural swarming systems, such as parallel turning maneuvers in starling flocks, and to use those models for control of engineered multi-agent networks in robotics and transportation.

    Current Courses

  • ME 6324 AI in Manufacturing (Introductory Three Lectures to ML: slides)

  1. Anuj Tiwari, Santosh Devasia, James J Riley. Low distortion information propagation with noise suppression in swarm networks, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 2023 (PDF) 
  2. Anuj Tiwari, Santosh Devasia. Decentralized Cohesive Response During Transitions for Higher-Order Agents Under Network Delays, in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 67, no. 11, pp. 6303-6309, Nov. 2022, doi: 10.1109/TAC.2022.3183035. (web, PDF)
  3. Anuj Tiwari and Santosh Devasia, Rapid Transitions With Robust Accelerated Delayed-Self-Reinforcement for Consensus-Based Networks, in IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, doi: 10.1109/TCST.2020.3032853.  (weblink,  arxiv )
  4. Yudong Lin, Anuj Tiwari, Brian Fabien, Santosh Devasia. Constant Spacing Connected Platoons with Robustness to Communication Delays, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, doi: 10.1109/TITS.2022.3224635 (web).
  5. Y. Gombo, A. Tiwari and S. Devasia, Accelerated-Gradient-Based Flexible-Object Transport With Decentralized Robot Teams, in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 151-158, Jan. 2021, doi: 10.1109/LRA.2020.3036569.  (web, PDF)