Nirav Bhatt

Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Nirav P Bhatt earned his master’s in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. He then earned his Docteur en Sciences (DSc) from EPFL, Switzerland. Currently, he is an assistant Professor with Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras. He is also an associate faculty at the Robert Bosch Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science and Initiative for Biological Systems Engineering. His research interests include modelling and identification of complex biological and human-made networks, particularly, smart infrastructure, using control theoretical, reinforcement and machine learning approaches. He has published several journal and conference papers in areas of control and learning techniques and its applications.

Principal Investigator

Further information

Research interests of relevance to the project
Field of Expertise
Selected publications
Complete list of publications
Contact details

Research interests of relevance to the project

  • Systems biology
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Machine learning for analysis of biological data

Field of Expertise

  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Systems and Control Theory
  • Machine learning
  • Reaction Systems

Selected publications

  • Kumar, DM Darsha, Shankar Narasimhan, and Nirav Bhatt. “Detection of model-plant mismatch and model update for reaction systems using concept of extents.” Journal of Process Control72 (2018): 17-29.
  • Balaji, Bala Shyamala, Nirav Bhatt, and Sridharakumar Narasimhan. “Optimal selection of reference components and measurements in reaction systems.” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research44 (2018): 15096-15104.
  • Salike, Saman, and Nirav Bhatt. “Thermodynamically Consistent Estimation of Gibbs Free Energy from Data: Data Reconciliation Approach.” bioRxiv(2018): 492819
  • Pappu, Satya Jayadev, et al. “Identifying topology of low voltage distribution networks based on smart meter data.” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid5 (2018): 5113-5122.
  • Narasimhan, Shankar, and Nirav Bhatt. “Deconstructing principal component analysis using a data reconciliation perspective.” Computers & Chemical Engineering 77 (2015): 74-84.

Contact details


BT406, Block I
Department of Biotechnology
IIT Madras
India 600036

Phone: +91 442 257 4129

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