Abhinav Sinha

Abhinav Sinha

Asst Professor

Rhodes Hall


CEAS - Aerospace Eng - 0070

Professional Summary

Dr. Abhinav Sinha is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Sinha leads the Guidance, Autonomy, Learning, and Control for Intelligent Systems (GALACxIS) Lab. He works at the intersection of control theory, artificial intelligence, and dynamical systems. His overarching research agenda revolves around the design and implementation of advanced strategies with the primary objective of ensuring the safety, robustness, fidelity, reliability, and increased autonomy in high-integrity aerospace and robotic missions while minimizing or eliminating the need for human intervention.

Prior to joining the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Abhinav Sinha was a postdoctoral researcher affiliated with the Unmanned Systems Lab at The University of Texas at San Antonio. His prior research experience includes a brief postdoctoral fellowship at the Intelligent Systems & Control Lab, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Dr. Sinha also holds the distinction of completing his Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in around two years, setting a record for the fastest completion of a Ph.D. in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and one of the fastest in the institute. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Naik and Rastogi Award for excellence in Ph.D. research. Dr. Sinha is a member of IEEE (including Control Systems Society, Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, and many technical committees of Robotics and Automation Society) and AIAA. He also serves as a subcommittee chair for the IEEE TC on Manufacturing, Automation, and Robotic Control.


Ph.D.: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Mumbai, India, 2021

Research and Practice Interests

  • Multicriteria Intercept Guidance and Control
  • Multiagent Cooperative Pursuit-Evasion
  • Resilience and Robustness in Networked Systems
  • Learning and Control in Autonomous Systems
  • Multivehicle Motion Planning and Control
  • High-fidelity Aerial Mobility and Manipulation

Positions and Work Experience

12-2023 -To Present Assistant Professor, The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA

12-2021 -11-2023 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA

05-2021 -11-2021 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India

Honors and Awards

Naik and Rastogi Award for Excellence in Ph.D. Research (2022)

ACC Student Travel Grant (2020 and 2021)

ICC Student Support (2019)

2018 -2021 MHRD Postgraduate GATE Fellowship for Ph.D.

2016 -2018 MHRD Postgraduate GATE Fellowship for M.Tech

Courses Taught

Systems Engineering Level:Undergraduate


Fundamentals of Control Theory Level:Undergraduate