Bhargav Jha

Brief Bio

I received my B.E. (Hons) degree in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani, India in 2016. Currently, I am pursuing a direct-track Ph.D. degree with Prof. Tal Shima at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering in Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. My broad research interests revolve around the control and guidance of autonomous vehicles, operating individually or as a team.

Contact:

jhabhargav[at]campus.technion.ac.il

Research Interests

  • Optimal Control

  • Guidance and Path Planning

  • Multi-agent systems

Awards and Fellowships

  • Recipient of "Faculty Excellence Scholarship", for the years 2021, 2020, and 2018.

  • Recognized as "Excellent reviewer for Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics", 2019-2020 and 2020-2021

  • Recipient of "Shinar Prize for Research Excellence", 2020

  • Recipient of "Gutwirth Fellowship for Excellence in Graduate Studies", 2019-2020

  • First prize at "The Annual Faculty Graduate Studies Research Day", 2019.

  • Recipient of "The Irwins and Jacobs Fellowship for Excellence in Graduate Studies", 2018-2019

  • National finalists at Intel India Embedded Challenge, 2014

Selected Publications

Journals: Accepted

  • Bhargav Jha, Zheng Chen, and Tal Shima. "On shortest Dubins path via a circular boundary." Automatica 121 (2020): 109192.

  • Bhargav Jha, Ronny Tsalik, Martin Weiss, and Tal Shima. "Cooperative guidance and collision avoidance for multiple pursuers." Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics 42, no. 7 (2019): 1506-1518.

  • Bhargav Jha, Vladimir Turetsky, and Tal Shima. "Robust path tracking by a Dubins ground vehicle." IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology 27, no. 6 (2018): 2614-2621.


  • Gautam, Avinash, Bhargav Jha, Gourav Kumar, J. Krishna Murthy, SP Arjun Ram, and Sudeept Mohan. "FAST" Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems 87, no. 3 (2017): 545-564.


Journals: In Progress

  • Bhargav Jha, Zheng Chen, and Tal Shima. "Time-optimal Dubins Trajectory for Moving Obstacle Avoidance." (submitted) Automatica (2021)

  • Bhargav Jha, Ujjwal Gupta, Vladimir Turetsky and Tal Shima. "A Game-Theoretic Approach for Robust Trajectory Tracking by a Multicopter Platform" (submitted) IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology (2022)


Conference Proceedings: Accepted


  • Bhargav Jha, Ujjwal Gupta, Vladimir Turetsky, and Tal Shima. "Robust Trajectory Tracking by a Multicopter Platform: A Game Against Nature", AIAA SciTech Forum (2022), (Accepted for oral presentation)


  • Bhargav Jha, Zheng Chen, and Tal Shima. "Shortest Bounded Curvature Trajectory Via a Moving Circle: Theory and Applications", AIAA SciTech Forum (2022), (Accepted for oral presentation)


  • Bhargav Jha, Zheng Chen, and Tal Shima. "Shortest Bounded-Curvature Paths Via Circumferential Envelope of a Circle." In 2020 IFAC World Congress, IFAC-PapersOnLine 53, no. 2 (2020): 15674-15679


  • Bhargav Jha, Ronny Tsalik, Martin Weiss, and Tal Shima. "Augmented Proportional Navigation Guidance with Cooperative Collision Avoidance." In 2019 Israel Annual Conference On Aerospace Sciences (IACAS), pp. 1670-1682, 2019


  • Bhargav Jha, Vladimir Turetsky, and Tal Shima. "Linear-Quadratic Robust Path Tracking for a Dubins Vehicle." In 2018 European Control Conference (ECC), pp. 2101-2106. IEEE, 2018


  • Gautam, Avinash, J. Krishna Murthy, Gourav Kumar, SP Arjun Ram, Bhargav Jha, and Sudeept Mohan. "Cluster, allocate, cover: An efficient approach for multi-robot coverage." In 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, pp. 197-203. IEEE, 2015.


Some Videos from Experiments...

Robust Trajectory Tracking By a Quadcopter: A Game Against Nature


Cooperative Optimal Guidance Law for Collision Avoidance and Target Capture


Robust Trajectory Tracking By a Dubins Vehicle