Rohan Shekhar, Ph.D.

College of Computational Sciences


  • Recipient of the 2008 Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in engineering
  • Honorary Poynton Cambridge Australia Fellow
  • Awarded an Overseas Research Studentship from the U.K. government
  • University Medalist at the University of Queensland

Rohan Shekhar’s expertise lies in the field of dynamic systems and control. His research focuses on the application of model-based and model-free control methods to automotive systems, autonomous vehicles, and robotics. Professor Shekhar earned his Ph.D. in Control Systems Engineering from the University of Cambridge, as well as a Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honors from the University of Queensland.

Having experience in both small-group teaching within the Cambridge supervision system and conventional lecturing at the University of Melbourne, Professor Shekhar realizes that learning happens best in small groups when students are given the right level of guidance to arrive at the answers by themselves. He also believes strongly in the use of technological tools to enhance student learning outcomes. As such, he fully endorses the bold path being forged by Minerva in enabling students to take ownership over their education through the use of state-of-the-art teaching technologies based on the science of learning. Professor Shekhar teaches the Harnessing Artificial Intelligence Algorithms concentration course.