Dr. Naidu joined the EE Department as Minnesota Power Jack Rowe Endowed Chair in August 2014. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Control Systems Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Kharagpur. Dr. Naidu taught, visited and/or conducted research at IIT (up to – 1985); Guidance and Control Division at NASA Langley Research Center (1985-90); Old Domain University (1987-90); Idaho State University (1990-2014) as Founding Director of Measurement and Control Engineering Research Center (MCERC), Associate Dean of the College of Engineering (1998-2010) and Director School of Engineering (2010-13);
United States (US) Air Force Research Laboratory (1998-99); Center of Excellence for Ships and Ocean Structures at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2004); Measurement and Control Laboratory at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (2005); the Universities of Western and Southern Australia (2008); East China Normal University (2011 He has over 300 journal and conference publications including 6 books, and has been on the editorial boards of several journals including the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and Optimal Control: Applications and Methods. Dr. Naidu’s area of teaching and research include electrical engineering, optimal control, nonlinear control, intelligent control, industrial control systems and cyber security, biomedical engineering, and time scales in engineering, physical and life sciences. He is an IEEE Fellow and Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation, UK.