Piyush Grover

Piyush Grover
  • Biography

    Piyush works at the intersection of dynamical systems, mechanics and control. He is interested in applying geometric and statistical methods for exploiting structure in nonlinear dynamical systems. Areas of applications include low-fuel space mission design, chaotic mixing, model reduction of distributed systems and nonlinear estimation.

  • News & Events

    •  NEWS   MERL collaborates with MIT on heat management in compact fusion reactors
      Date: October 11, 2018
      MERL Contacts: Piyush Grover; Christopher Laughman
      Research Area: Multi-Physical Modeling
      • A new approach to heat management in compact fusion reactors that emerged from a class at MIT, developed by graduate student Adam Kuang and 14 other MIT students, engineers from Commonwealth Fusion Systems as well as Piyush Grover and Chris Laughman from MERL, and Professor Dennis Whyte, was recently published in Fusion Engineering and Design. This solution was made possible by an innovative approach to compact fusion reactors, using high-temperature superconducting magnets. This method formed the basis for a massive new research program launched this year at MIT and the creation of an independent startup company to develop the concept. The new design, unlike that of typical fusion plants, would make it possible to open the device's internal chamber and replace critical components; this capability is essential for the newly proposed heat-draining mechanism.

        In the one-semester graduate class 22.63 (Principles of Fusion Engineering), students were divided into teams to address different aspects of the heat rejection challenge. These teams evaluated alternate concepts and subjected candidate designs to detailed calculations and simulations based, in part, on data from decades of research on research fusion devices such as MIT's Alcator C-Mod, which was retired two years ago. C-Mod scientist Brian LaBombard also shared insights on new kinds of divertors, and two engineers from MERL worked with the team as well. Several of the students continued working on the project after the class ended, ultimately leading to the solution described in this new paper.
    •  EVENT   MERL participates in SIAM Career fair
      Date & Time: Monday, July 11, 2016; 10 AM - 9:15 PM
      MERL Contacts: Matthew Brand; Piyush Grover; Joseph Katz; Arvind Raghunathan
      Location: Westin Boston Waterfront Pavilion, Boston, Massachusetts
      • MERL researchers participate in SIAM Job fair to showcase MERL's research and highlight employment and intern opportunities at MERL. The Career Fair emphasizes careers in business, industry, and government, and takes place during the SIAM Annual Meeting.

        The SIAM Applied Mathematics and Computational Science Career Fair is an informational and interactive event at which employers and prospective employees can discuss careers. It is a great opportunity for prospective employees to meet government and industry representatives and discuss what they are looking for and what each employer has to offer.

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  • Internships with Piyush

    • CD1295: Modeling and data-assimilation of atmospheric flows

      We are looking for a Ph.D. student with research expertise on TWO or more of the following topics: CFD of atmospheric flows, geophysical fluid dynamics theory, turbulence, PDE-constrained optimization, data-assimilation, reduced-order modeling, physics-informed machine learning. Familiarity with OpenFOAM is a big plus. Duration of internship will be between 3-6 months, and the starting date is flexible beginning April 2019.

    • CD1296: Optimization and Control of Thermo-fluid Systems

      We are looking for a Ph.D. student with proven expertise in model-reduction & control of thermo-fluid dynamics, and/or PDE-constrained optimization. Strong background in numerical linear algebra, dynamical systems and control/estimation of large-scale systems is required. The duration of the internship is 3-6 months. Starting date is flexible beginning April 2019.

    • CD1298: Theoretical and computational aspects of mean-field control

      We are looking for a graduate student intern to work on theoretical and computational aspects of mean-field control and mean-field games. An ideal candidate will be a graduate student working on MFC/MFG or Optimal Transport. Expertise in TWO or more of the following areas is required: 1). Optimal control 2). Control of PDEs 3). Geometric methods of dynamical systems theory 4). Statistical Mechanics 5). Stochastic analysis 6). Optimal Transport. Ph.D. students from top programs in engineering, physics, applied math are encouraged to apply. The duration of the internship will be 3-6 months. Publication of results is highly encouraged.

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  • MERL Publications

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  • Videos

  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "System and Method for Controlling Operations of Air-Conditioning System"
      Inventors: Boufounos, Petros T.; Kramer, Boris; Grover, Piyush; Benosman, Mouhacine
      Patent No.: 10,145,576
      Issue Date: Dec 4, 2018
    • Title: "System and Method for Controlling Operations of Air-Conditioning System"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine; Boufounos, Petros T.; Kramer, Boris; Grover, Piyush
      Patent No.: 9,976,765
      Issue Date: May 22, 2018
    • Title: "System and Method for Estimating States of Spacecraft in Planet-Moon Environment"
      Inventors: Grover, Piyush
      Patent No.: 9,114,893
      Issue Date: Aug 25, 2015
    • Title: "System and Method for Controlling Motion of Spacecrafts"
      Inventors: Grover, Piyush; Andersson, Christian
      Patent No.: 8,655,589
      Issue Date: Feb 18, 2014
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