Former PhD Graduate Researchers

Ronald Choe November 2016, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation “Distributed Cooperative Trajectory Generation for Multiple Autonomous Vehicles using Pythagorean Hodograph Bézier Curves”
Currently working on his startup company
Evgeny Kharisov August 2013, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation “L1 Adaptive Output Feedback Control Architectures”
Currently employed by Seagate, MN
Hui Sun July 2013, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation “L1 Adaptive Control with Quantization and Delay”
Currently employed by Marvell Semicondutor, Inc., CA
Zhiyuan Li July 2013, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation “Guidance, Control and Estimation of Autonomous Vehicles”
Currently employed by DJI, CA
Enric Xargay May 2013, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation “Time-Critical Cooperative Path-Following Control of Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”
Currently working on his startup company
Dapeng Li March 2011, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation “Closed-Loop Analysis and Feedback Design in the Presence of Limited Information”
Currently employed by JD, CA
Jiang Wang February 2009, Virginia Tech
Dissertation “Verifiable Adaptive Control Solutions for Flight Control Applications”
Currently employed by Apple, CA
Amanda Dippold May 2009, Virginia Tech
Dissertation “Vision-based Obstacle Avoidance of Multiple Vehicles Performing Time-critical Missions”
Currently with Howard Community College, Baltimore, MD
Vahram Stepanyan August 2006, Virginia Tech
Dissertation “Vision based Guidance and Flight Control in Problems of Aerial Tracking”
Currently employed as senior research scientist at NASA Ames Research Center
Kwang-Ki Kim 2009-2010, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Moved to MIT in fall of 2010, currently postdoctoral fellow at KAUST
Mohammad Naghnaeian 2010-2011, moved to a different group, currently postdoctoral fellow at MIT
Aditya Paranjape 2007-2009, Virginia Tech / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Currently employed as lecturer in Imperial College, London, UK

 

Former MS Graduate Researchers

Arun Lakshmanan Fall 2016, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation “Piecewise Bezier Curve Trajectory Trajectory Generation and Control of Quadrotors”
Currently pursuing Ph.D. at UIUC
Charles Orozco Spring 2016, non-thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Currently with Fermilab of Department of Energy
Joseph Cottrell Fall 2015, non-thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Currently with Baker Hughes, Houston, TX
Jan Vervoorst Spring 2016, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation “A modular simulation environment for the improved dynamic simulation of multirotor unmanned aerial vehicles”
Currently employed at Ascending Technologies/Intel
Wu Xiong Spring 2015, non-thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Currently with Autel, San Francisco, CA
Mohammad Aneeq Zaman Summer 2015, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation “An Efficient Way for Path Planning of Cooperative Autonomously Soaring Gliders”
Returned to Pakistan for military duty
Mustafa Mukadam Summer 2014, non-thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Currently pursuing Ph.D. at Georgia Tech
June Chongvisal Spring 2014, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation “Pilot-in-the-Loop Simulated Flight Tests of a Loss-of-Control Prediction and Prevention System for NASA’s Transport Class Model”
Currently employed at Schlumberger, Houston, TX
Kasey Ackerman Summer 2014, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation “Flight Simulator Development for Pilot-in-the-Loop testing using NASA’s Transport Class Model”
Currently pursuing Ph.D. at UIUC
Steven Pelech Spring 2013, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation “Integration of the GTM T2 Model into a Full Sized Simulator for Human-in-the-Loop Testing”
Currently with Raytheon, Tuscon, AZ
Syed Bilal Mehdi Fall 2012, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation “Simulink Toolbox for L1 Adaptive Control Theory”
Currently pursuing Ph.D. at UIUC
Brian Jamison Summer 2012, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Currently with The Boeing Co.
Justin Vanness Spring 2012, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation “Two Extensions to L1 Adaptive Control Theory”
Currently with Sandia National Laboratories
David Caballero Spring 2012, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Currently pursuing Ph.D. degree at University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Alan Gostin Spring 2010, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation “A MatLab Based Toolbox for the Simulation and Design of L1 Adaptive Controllers”
Currently with NASA Goddard
Tyler Leman Fall 2009, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation “L1 Adaptive Control Augmentation System for the X-48B Aircraft”
Currently employed by IntelinAir
Riju John Fall 2009, non-thesis, Virginia Tech
Non-thesis option
Amanda Young Spring 2006, Virginia Tech
Dissertation “Adaptive Control of Nonaffine Systems with Applications to Flight Control”
Awarded William Preston Society MS Thesis award, one award per year for the university in sciences and engineering
Amir Ajami Fall 2005, Virginia Tech
Dissertation “Adaptive Flight Control in the Presence of Input Constraints”
Currently with the Boeing Co.

 

Former Post-Doctoral Fellows and Research Staff

Dr. Enric Xargay 2013-2015 Post-Doctoral Fellow
Currently working on his startup company
Dr. Xiaofeng Wang 2009-2012 Post-Doctoral Fellow
Currently on the faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of South Carolina
Dr. Chengyu Cao 2004-2008 Research Scientist
Currently on the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut
Dr. Lili Ma 2005-2008 Post-Doctoral Fellow
Currently on the faculty of Department of Computer Engineering Technology, New York City College of Technology
Dr. Amol Sasane 2003-2004 Research Scientist
Currently on the faculty of London School of Economics
Dr. Ilhan Tuzcu 2003-2004 Post-Doctoral Fellow
Currently on the Faculty of University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Dr. Konda Reddy 2005-2006 Post-Doctoral Fellow
Currently with UTRC
Dr. Vijay Patel 2006-2007 Research Scientist
Currently with National Aerospace Laboratory, India

 

Former Visiting Scholars

Kristian Sloth Lauszus August-December 2016
Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Yinglong Sun 2016
Rice University, Houston, TX
Jens Dodenhöft 2015-2016
Technical University of Munich, Germany
Lucas de Silva Moreira 2016
University of Texas El-Paso, USA
Ya-Yen Tsai 2016
University of Melbourne, Australia
Sijia Liu 2014-2015
Beijing Jiaotong University, China
Tao Chao 2013-2014
Harbin Institute of Technology, China,
Magnus Bichlmeier 2012-2014
Technical University of Munich, Germany
Niko Tekles 2012-2014
Technical University of Munich, Germany
Danyong Li 2012-2013
Beijing Jiaotong University, China
Dianwei Qian 2012-2013
North China Electric Power University, China
Jie Ma 2013
Beijing Information Science & Technology University, China
Helena Vogel 2012
MS student, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Hessam Mahdianfar 2012-2013
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Giulio Avanzini 2012
Professor at University of Salento, Italy
Michael Christensen 2012
MS student, Technical University of Denmark
Thiago Marinho 2011
MS student, Ecole Centrale de Lille, France
Markus Geiser 2010
MS student, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Sung-Jin Yoo 2009-2010
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Korea
Irene Piacenza 2009-2010
MS student, Politechnic of Turin, Italy
Elisa Capello 2009
PhD student, Politechnic of Turin, Italy
Bruno Guerreiro 2007-2008
MS student, Dissertation “L1 Adaptive Control for Helicopter”
ISR, IST, Lisbon, Portugal
Mikhail Poda-Razumtsev 2003-2004
MS student, Dissertation “Analysis of Parameter Convergence in System Identification and Adaptive Control”
Technical University of Munich, Germany
Michael Buhl 2004
MS student, Dissertation “Investigation of Adaptive Control Strategies”
Technical University of Munich, Germany
Michael Herrnberger 2004
MS student, Dissertation “Adaptive Vision-based Flight Control combined with Own-ship Maneuvers for Range Estimation”
Technical University of Munich, Germany