Palaniappan Ramu

Assistant Professor

Ph.D.,University of Florida
B.E, Madurai Kamaraj University

Email: palramu[at]
Phone: Extn. 4738 (+91 44 2257 4738)
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Professional Experience

  • Research Associate- Design Automation Laboratory, University of Notre Dame
  • Optimization Engineer- Caterpillar Champaign Simulation Center, Urbana-Champaign
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate – Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization Lab, University of Florida
  • Summer Fellow, Center for Space Nuclear Research, Idaho National Labs, Idaho
  • Visiting Researcher – Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci, Paris La Défense, France
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization Lab, University of Florida
  • Design Engineer, Infotech- Pratt and Whitney Centre for Excellence
  • Research Assistant, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Areas of Research

  • Optimization, probability and statistics
  • Decision Sciences
  • Product Development

Courses Taught

  • ED 2120: Mechanics of Deformable Solids
  • ED 3020: Design For X
  • ED 2060: Product Design Lab 1 (Co-instructed with Dr. G. Saravanakumar)
  • ED 4030: Finite Element Methods for Design
  • ED 2060: Medical Device Innovation (co-instructed with Dr. T. Asokan)

Publications(Last 5 Years)

  • Ramu, P., Kim, N.H., Haftka, R.T., (2010), Multiple Tail Median Approach for High Reliability Estimation, Structural Safety ,Vol 32, Issue 2, Pages 124-137
  • Ramu, P., Kim, N.H., Haftka, R.T., (2008), Error Amplification in Failure Probability Estimates of Small Errors in Response Surface Approximations, Transaction of Society of Automotive Engineering , Vol. 116, pp. 182-193, 2008