Hamsa Balakrishnan
Associate Professor
Aeronautics and Astronautics

33-326, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA 02139

hamsamit.edu
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Journal publications
  1. E. Robinson, H. Balakrishnan, M. Abramson and S. Kolitz. "Optimized Stochastic Coordinated Planning of Asynchronous Air and Space Assets," AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 10-25, January 2017.

  2. A. Ashok, H. Balakrishnan, and Steven R.H. Barrett. "Reducing the air quality and CO2 climate impacts of taxi and takeoff operations at airports," Transportation Research Part D, Vol. 54, pp. 287-303, July 2017.

  3. H. Balakrishnan, "Control and Optimization Algorithms for Air Transportation Systems," Annual Reviews in Control, Vol. 41, pp. 39-46, 2016. [pdf]

  4. J. Avery and H. Balakrishnan, "Data-driven Modeling and Prediction of the Runway Configuration Selection Process," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2600, May 2016. [pdf]

  5. I. Simaiakis and H. Balakrishnan. "A Queuing Model of the Airport Departure Process," Transportation Science, Vol. 50, No. 1, pp. 94-109, February 2016. [pdf]

  6. H. Khadilkar and H. Balakrishnan, "Integrated Control of Airport and Terminal Airspace Operations," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 216-225, January 2016. [pdf]

  7. V. Ramanujam and H. Balakrishnan. "Data-driven Modeling of the Airport Configuration Selection Process," IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 490-499, August 2015. [pdf]

  8. P. Park, H. Khadilkar, H. Balakrishnan and C. Tomlin. "High Confidence Networked Control for Next Generation Air Transportation Systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 59, No. 12, December 2014. [pdf]

  9. A. Ashok, I. C. Dedoussi, S. H. L. Yim, H. Balakrishnan and S. R. H. Barrett, "Quantifying the air quality-CO2 tradeoff potential for airports," Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 99, December 2014. [pdf]

  10. I. Simaiakis and H. Balakrishnan, "Probabilistic Modeling of Runway Inter-departure Times," AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 6, November 2014. [pdf]

  11. I. Simaiakis, H. Khadilkar, H. Balakrishnan, T. G. Reynolds and R. J. Hansman. "Demonstration of Reduced Airport Congestion through Pushback Rate Control," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Vol. 66, August 2014. [pdf]

  12. J.J. Rebollo and H. Balakrishnan. "Characterization and Prediction of Air Traffic Delays," Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Vol. 44, pp. 231-241, July 2014. [pdf]

  13. M. Sandberg, I. Simaiakis, H. Balakrishnan, T.G. Reynolds and R.J. Hansman, "A Decision Support Tool for the Pushback Rate Control of Airport Departures," IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, Vol. 44, No. 3, pp. 416-421, June 2014. [pdf]

  14. Y. Lin and H. Balakrishnan. "Prediction of Terminal-area Weather Penetration based on Operational Factors," Transportation Research Record, Vol. 2400, June 2014. [pdf]

  15. R. R. Clewlow, J. M. Sussman and H. Balakrishnan. "The Impact of High-Speed Rail and Low-Cost Carriers on European Air Passenger Traffic," Transport Policy, Vol. 33, pp. 136-143, May 2014. [pdf]

  16. H. Khadilkar and H. Balakrishnan, "Network Congestion Control of Airport Surface Operations," AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 933-940, May-June 2014. [pdf]

  17. P. Park, H. Khadilkar, H. Balakrishnan and C. Tomlin. "Hybrid Communication Protocols and Control Algorithms for NextGen Aircraft Arrivals," IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 615-626, April 2014. [pdf]

  18. I. Simaiakis, M. Sandberg and H. Balakrishnan, "Dynamic Control of Airport Departures: Algorithm Development and Field Evaluation," IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 285-295, February 2014. [pdf]

  19. H. Khadilkar and H. Balakrishnan, "Metrics to Characterize Airport Operational Performance Using Surface Surveillance Data," Air Traffic Control Quarterly, Vol. 21, No. 2, July 2013. [pdf]

  20. H. Khadilkar and H. Balakrishnan, "Estimation of Aircraft Taxi Fuel Burn Using Flight Data Recorder Archives," Transportation Research Part D: Transport and the Environment, Vol. 17, No. 7, October 2012. [pdf]

  21. R. Clewlow, J. Sussman and H. Balakrishnan, "Interaction of High-Speed Rail and Aviation: Exploring Air-Rail Connectivity," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2266, 2012. [pdf]

  22. D. Michalek Pfeil and H. Balakrishnan, "Identification of Robust Terminal-area Routes in Convective Weather," Transportation Science, Vol. 46, No. 1, February 2012. [pdf]

  23. J. Le Ny and H. Balakrishnan, "Feedback Control of the National Airspace System," AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 832-846, May 2011. [pdf]

  24. H. Balakrishnan and B. Chandran, "Algorithms for Scheduling Runway Operations under Constrained Position Shifting," Operations Research, Vol. 58, No. 6, November-December 2010. [pdf]

  25. I. Simaiakis and H. Balakrishnan, "Impact of Congestion on Taxi Times, Fuel Burn and Emissions at Major Airports," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2184, December 2010. [pdf]

  26. H. Lee and H. Balakrishnan, "A Study of Tradeoffs in Scheduling Terminal-Area Operations," Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 96, No. 12, December 2008. [pdf]

  27. H. Balakrishnan, N. Dukkipati, N. McKeown, and C. J. Tomlin, "Stability Analysis of Explicit Congestion Control Protocols," IEEE Communication Letters, Vol. 11, No. 10, October 2007. [pdf]

  28. I. Hwang, H. Balakrishnan, K. Roy, and C. J. Tomlin, "Multiple-Target Tracking and Identity Management with Applications to Air Traffic Control," AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 30, No. 3, May 2007. [pdf]

  29. I. Hwang, H. Balakrishnan, and C. J. Tomlin, "State Estimation for Hybrid Systems: Applications to Aircraft Tracking," IEE Proceedings on Control Theory and Applications, Vol. 153, No. 5, September 2006. [pdf]

Publications under review

Peer-reviewed conference publications

  1. Y.S. Chati and H. Balakrishnan. "Statistical Modeling of Aircraft Takeoff Weight," Proceedings of the USA/Europe Air Traffic Management R&D Seminar, June 2017. [pdf]

  2. K. Gopalakrishnan and H. Balakrishnan. "A Comparative Analysis of Models for Predicting Delays in Air Traffic Networks," Proceedings of the USA/Europe Air Traffic Management R&D Seminar, June 2017. [pdf]

  3. H. Balakrishnan and B. Chandran. "A Distributed Framework for Traffic Flow Management in the Presence of Unmanned Aircraft," Proceedings of the USA/Europe Air Traffic Management R&D Seminar, June 2017. [pdf]

  4. S. Badrinath and H. Balakrishnan, "Control of a non-stationary tandem queue model of the airport surface," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, May 2017. [pdf]

  5. Y.S. Chati and H. Balakrishnan. "A Gaussian Process Regression Approach to Model Aircraft Engine Fuel Flow Rate," International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS), April 2017. [pdf]

  6. K. Gopalakrishnan, H. Balakrishnan and R. Jordan, "Stability of Networked Systems with Switching Topologies," Proceedings of the Conference on Decision and Control, December 2016. [pdf]

  7. K. Gopalakrishnan, H. Balakrishnan and R. Jordan, "Clusters and Communities in Air Traffic Delay Networks," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, July 2016. [pdf]

  8. P. McFarlane and H. Balakrishnan, "Optimal Control of Airport Pushbacks in the Presence of Uncertainties," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, July 2016. [pdf]

  9. K. Gopalakrishnan, H. Balakrishnan and R. Jordan, "Deconstructing Delay Dynamics: An Air Traffic Delay Example," International Conference on Research in Air Transportation (ICRAT), June 2016. Awarded Best Paper (System Performance), ICRAT 2016. [pdf]

  10. Y. S. Chati and H. Balakrishnan. "Statistical Modeling of Aircraft Fuel Flow Rate," International Council of Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS) Congress, September 2016. [pdf]

  11. J. Avery and H. Balakrishnan, "Predicting Airport Runway Configuration: A Discrete-Choice Modeling Approach," Proceedings of the USA/Europe Air Traffic Management R&D Seminar, June 2015. [pdf]

  12. V. Ramanujam and H. Balakrishnan, "Increasing Efficiency though Flexibility in Airport Resource Allocation," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December 2014. [pdf]

  13. I. Simaiakis and H. Balakrishnan, "Design and Simulation of Airport Congestion Control Algorithms," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, June 2014. [pdf]

  14. Y. S. Chati and H. Balakrishnan, "Analysis of Aircraft Fuel Burn and Emissions in the Landing and Take Off Cycle using Operational Data," Proceedings of the International Conference on Research in Air Transportation, May 2014. [pdf]

  15. S. Stroiney, B. Levy, H. Khadilkar and H. Balakrishnan. "Assessing the Impacts of the JFK Ground Metering Program," IEEE Digital Avionic Systems Conference (DASC), October 2013. [pdf]

  16. Y. S. Chati and H. Balakrishnan. "Aircraft Engine Performance Study using Flight Data Recorder Archives," AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference, August 2013. [pdf]

  17. H. Khadilkar and H. Balakrishnan, "Optimal Control of Airport Operations with Gate Capacity Constraints," European Control Conference, July 2013. [pdf]

  18. I. Simaiakis and H. Balakrishnan. "On the Probabilistic Modeling of Runway Inter-departure Times," 2nd International Conference on Interdisciplinary Science for Innovative Air Traffic Management (ISIATM), July 2013. [pdf]

  19. M. Sandberg, T. G. Reynolds, H. Khadilkar and H. Balakrishnan, "Airport Characterization for the Adaptation of Surface Congestion Management Approaches," Proceedings of the 10th USA/Europe ATM R&D Seminar, June 2013. [pdf]

  20. H. Lee and H. Balakrishnan. "A Comparison of Two Optimization Approaches for Airport Taxiway and Runway Scheduling," Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), September 2012. [pdf]

  21. H. Lee and H. Balakrishnan. "Fast-time Simulations of Detroit Airport Operations for Evaluating Performance in the Presence of Uncertainties," Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), September 2012. [pdf]

  22. H. Khadilkar and H. Balakrishnan, "Control of Pushbacks at an Airport using a Dynamic Programming Formulation," Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, August 2012. [pdf]

  23. I. Simaiakis and H. Balakrishnan, "Dynamic Control of Airport Departures: Algorithm Development and Field Evaluation," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, July 2012. [pdf]

  24. H. Khadilkar and H. Balakrishnan, "A Network Congestion Control Approach to Airport Departure Management," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, July 2012. [pdf]

  25. J. J. Rebollo and H. Balakrishnan, "A Network Based Model for Predicting Air Traffic Delays," Proceedings of the International Conference on Research in Air Transportation, May 2012. [pdf]

  26. I. Simaiakis, M. Sandberg, H. Balakrishnan and R. J. Hansman, "Design, Testing and Evaluation of a Pushback Rate Control Strategy," Proceedings of the International Conference on Research in Air Transportation, May 2012. [pdf]

  27. H. Khadilkar, H. Balakrishnan and B. Reilly, "Analysis of Airport Performance using Surface Surveillance Data: A Case Study of BOS," Proceedings of the AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, September 2011. [pdf]

  28. I. Simaiakis, A. D. Donaldson and H. Balakrishnan, "Impact of Heavy Aircraft Operations on Airport Capacity at EWR," Proceedings of the AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, September 2011. [pdf]

  29. H. Khadilkar and H. Balakrishnan, "A Multi-Modal Unscented Kalman Filter for Inference of Aircraft Position and Taxi Mode from Surface Surveillance Data," Proceedings of the AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, September 2011. [pdf]

  30. H. Khadilkar and H. Balakrishnan, "Estimation of Aircraft Taxi-out Fuel Burn using Flight Data Recorder Archives," Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, August 2011. [pdf]

  31. V. Ramanujam and H. Balakrishnan, "Estimation of Maximum-Likelihood Discrete-Choice Models of the Runway Configuration Selection Process," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, June 2011. [pdf]

  32. I. Simaiakis, H.Khadilkar, H. Balakrishnan, T. G. Reynolds, R. J. Hansman, B. Reilly and S. Urlass, "Demonstration of Reduced Airport Congestion through Pushback Rate Control," Proceedings of the USA/Europe Air Traffic Management R&D Seminar, June 2011. Also MIT Technical Report, ICAT-2011-2. Winner of Kevin Corker Award for Best Paper of ATM-2011. [pdf]

  33. D. Michalek and H. Balakrishnan, "Dynamic Reconfiguration of Terminal Airspace during Convective Weather," Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December 2010. [pdf]

  34. J. Le Ny and H. Balakrishnan, "Feedback Control of the National Airspace System to Mitigate Weather Disruptions," Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December 2010. [pdf]

  35. H. Lee, I. Simaiakis and H. Balakrishnan, "A Comparison of Aircraft Trajectory-based and Aggregate Queue-based Control of Airport Taxi Processes," Proceedings of the IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference, September 2010. [pdf]

  36. I. Deonandan and H. Balakrishnan, "Evaluation of Strategies for Reducing Taxi-out Emissions at Airports," Proceedings of the AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference, September 2010. [pdf]

  37. R. Clewlow, I. Simaiakis and H. Balakrishnan, "Impact of Arrivals on Departure Taxi Operations at Airports," Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, August 2010. [pdf]

  38. V. Ramanujam and H. Balakrishnan, "Estimation of Arrival-Departure Capacity Tradeoffs in Multi-Airport Systems," Proceedings of the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December 2009. [pdf]

  39. I. Simaiakis and H. Balakrishnan, "Queuing Models of Airport Departure Processes for Emissions Reduction," Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, August 2009. [pdf]

  40. D. Michalek and H. Balakrishnan, "Identification of Robust Routes using Convective Weather Forecasts," Proceedings of the USA/Europe Air Traffic Management R&D Seminar, June 2009. [pdf]

  41. J. Le Ny and H. Balakrishnan, "Distributed Feedback Control for an Eulerian Model of the National Airspace System," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, June 2009. [pdf]

  42. D. Michalek and H. Balakrishnan, "Building a Stochastic Terminal Airspace Capacity Forecast from Convective Weather Forecasts," Proceedings of the Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium on Weather-Air Traffic Management Integration, American Meteorological Society 89th Annual Meeting, January 2009. [pdf]

  43. H. Lee and H. Balakrishnan, "Fuel Cost, Delay and Throughput Tradeoffs in Runway Scheduling," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, June 2008. [pdf]

  44. H. Balakrishnan, "Techniques for Reallocating Airport Resources in Adverse Weather," Proceedings of the 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, LA, December 2007. [pdf]

  45. H. Balakrishnan and Y. Jung, "A Framework for Coordinated Surface Operations Planning at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport," Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Hilton Head, NC, August 2007. [pdf]

  46. B. Chandran and H. Balakrishnan, "A Dynamic Programming Algorithm for Robust Runway Scheduling," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, New York, NY, July 2007. [pdf]

  47. H. Balakrishnan and B. Chandran, "Efficient and Equitable Departure Scheduling in Real-Time: New Approaches to Old Problems," USA/Europe Air Traffic Management R&D Seminar, Barcelona, Spain, June 2007. [pdf]

  48. H. Balakrishnan and B. Chandran, "Scheduling Aircraft Landings under Constrained Position Shifting," AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Keystone, CO, August 2006. [pdf]

  49. I. Hwang, K. Roy, H. Balakrishnan, and C. J. Tomlin, "A Distributed Multiple-Target Identity Management Algorithm in Sensor Networks," Proceedings of the 43rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Bahamas, December 2004. [pdf]

  50. H. Balakrishnan, I. Hwang, and C. J. Tomlin, "Polynomial Approximation Algorithms for Belief Matrix Maintenance in Identity Management," Proceedings of the 43rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Bahamas, December 2004. [pdf]

  51. I. Hwang, H. Balakrishnan, K. Roy, and C. J. Tomlin, "Multiple-Target Tracking and Identity Management in Clutter for Air Traffic Control," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Boston, June 2004. [ps]

  52. H. Balakrishnan, I. Hwang, J. S. Jang, and C. J. Tomlin, "Inference Methods for Autonomous Stochastic Linear Hybrid Systems," Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, Volume 2993 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Philadelphia, March 2004. [pdf]

  53. I. Hwang, H. Balakrishnan, and C. J. Tomlin, "Performance Analysis of Hybrid Estimation Algorithms," Proceedings of the 42nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Maui, December 2003. [pdf]

  54. I. Hwang, H. Balakrishnan, K. Roy, J. Shin, L. Guibas, and C. J. Tomlin, "Multiple-Target Tracking and Identity Management Algorithms for Air Traffic Control," Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE Sensors Conference, Toronto, October 2003. [pdf]

  55. I. Hwang, H. Balakrishnan, and C. J. Tomlin, "Observability Criteria and Estimator Design for Stochastic Linear Hybrid Systems," Proceedings of the IEE European Control Conference, Cambridge, United Kingdom, September 2003. [pdf]

  56. I. Hwang, H. Balakrishnan, R. Ghosh, and C. J. Tomlin, "Reachability Analysis of Delta-Notch Lateral Inhibition using Predicate Abstraction," Proceedings of the International Conference on High Performance Computing, Bangalore, India. Volume 2552 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, December 2002. [pdf]

  57. N. Vinod, H. Balakrishnan, and R. Govindarajan, "Stability Analysis of an Axisymmetric Boundary Layer," Proceedings of the 9th Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics, Iran, May 2002. [pdf]

Miscellaneous publications