Srinivas (Sai) Ravela

Srinivas (Sai) Ravela Principal Research Scientist ravela@mit.edu 617 253 0997 54-1818
Education
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, 2002
Bio and Interests
Within the broader arena of estimation, control and information theories, and topics in statistical pattern recognition and statistical inference and learning, Sai Ravela's focus is on the design of numerical methods for succinctly representing stochastic signals and systems. Research in his group develops new algorithms to overcome the "curses" of nonlinearity, dimensionality and uncertainty inference problems, such as estimation, planning and control and key characteristics of data-driven applications and cyber-physical systems with applications including tracking, autonomous sampling and mapping, data assimilation and uncertainty quantification.    
Publications
Duyck, J. and Finn, C. and Hutcheon, A. and Vera, P. and Salas, J. and Ravela, S. (2015) Sloop: A pattern retrieval engine for individual animal identification Pattern Recognition, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 1059-1073, doi: 10.1016/j.patcog.2014.07.017

Franco-Moreno, R. A. and Cruz-Escalona, V. H. and Aurioles-Gamboa, D. and Vera-Alfaro, P. and Salas, J. and Ravela, S. (2015) Variability and sexual dimorphism in skull morphometry of California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus) in Mexico Mammalian Biology, vol. 80, no. 4, pp. 316-327, doi: 10.1016/j.mambio.2015.04.001