Research Group for Professor How

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Current Post Doctoral Associates, Ph.D., and S.M. Students

Post Doctoral Associates  
Luca Bertuccelli MIT AA PhD - Coordinated sensing using multiple UAVs (Vehicles)
Han-Lim Choi MIT AA PhD - Coordinated Control of Multiple Mobile Observing Platforms for Weather Forecast Improvement
Graduate Students  
Justin Teo MIT AA PhD - Adaptive Control and the DARPA Grand Challenge
Brett Bethke MIT AA PhD - Planning and Control of Multiple Quadrotor UAVs
Georges Aoude MIT AA PhD - Robust Path Planning for Autonomous Vehicles
Josh Redding MIT AA PhD - Health Aware Activity Planning for Multiple UAVs
Aditya Undurti MIT AA PhD - Activity Planning for Integrated Teams of Semi-autonomous Agents and Human Operators
Brandon Luders MIT AA SM - Robust MPC Algorithms and the Agile Robotics Program
Karl Kulling MIT AA SM - Communication Strategies to Improve Distributed Task Assignment
Cameron Fraser MIT AA SM - CSAT Flight Experiments
Frantisek Sobolic MIT AA SM - Nonlinear Aircraft Control
Buddy Michini MIT AA SM - Adaptive Aircraft Control
Daniel Levine MIT AA SM - Closed-loop Vision Based Flight Control

Graduated Students

Han-Lim Choi
MIT AA
MIT PhD (Feb 2009)
Adaptive Sampling and Forecasting With Mobile Sensor Networks
Luca Bertuccelli
MIT AA
MIT PhD (Sept 2009)
Robust Decision-Making with Model Uncertainty in Aerospace Systems
Emily Craparo
MIT AA
MIT PhD (Sept 2008)
Cooperative Exploration under Communication Constraints
Spencer Ahrens
MIT ME
MIT SM (June 2008)
Vision-Based Guidance and Control of a Hovering Vehicle in Unknown Environments
Gaston Fiore
MIT AA
MIT SM (June 2008)
A Robust Motion Planning Approach for Autonomous Driving in Urban Areas
Matthew M. Jeffrey
MIT AA
MIT SM (June 2008)
Closed-loop Control of Spacecraft Formations with Applications on SPHERES
Jim McGrew
MIT AA
MIT SM (June 2008)
Real-Time Maneuvering Decisions for Autonomous Air Combat
Louis Breger
MIT AA
MIT PhD (June 2008)
Control of Spacecraft in Proximity Orbits
Mehdi Alighanbari
MIT AA
MIT AA PhD (August 2007)
Robust and Decentralized Task Assignment Algorithms for UAVs
Geoffrey Huntington
MIT AA
MIT PhD
Advancement and Analysis of a Gauss Pseudospectral Transcription for Optimal Control Problems
Mario Valenti
MIT EE
MIT PhD (June 2007)
Approximate Dynamic Programming with Applications in Multi-Agent Systems
Dan Dale
MIT EE
MIT MEng (June 2007)
Automated Ground Maintenance and Health Management for Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
John Griffith
MIT AA
MIT AA SM (June 2007)
Attitude and Path Planning Algorithms for Target Tracking using Multiple Spacecraft
Yoshiaki Kuwata
MIT AA
MIT PhD (Feb 2007)
Trajectory Planning for Unmanned Vehicles using Robust Receding Horizon Control
Kieran Culligan
MIT AA
MIT S.M. thesis (Aug 2006)
Nap of the Earth Trajectory Design using MILP
Michael J. Matczynski
MIT EE
MIT MEng thesis (June 2006)
Avionics and Software for a Distributed Multi-UAV Testbed
Milan Mandic
MIT AA
MIT S.M. thesis (June 2006)
Decentralized navigation
Currently a PhD student at UCLA
Henry de Plinval
MIT AA
MIT S.M. thesis (Feb 2006)
Distributed Navigation Algorithms Currently working at ESA
Tom Schouwenaars
MIT AA
MIT AA PhD (Dec 2005)
Safe Trajectory Planning of Autonomous Vehicles
Thomas Chabot
MIT AA
MIT S.M. thesis (June 2005)
Integrated navigation Solutions for Mars Rovers
Currently working at ESA
Ian Garcia
MIT AA
MIT S.M. thesis (June 2005)
Nonlinear Trajectory Optimization with Path Constraints Applied to Spacecraft Reconfiguration Maneuvers Research staff at Draper.
Thomas Chabot
MIT AA
MIT S.M. thesis (June 2005)
Integrated Navigation Architecture Analysis for Moon and Mars Exploration
Eric Prigge
SU AA
Stanford AA PhD (Dec 2005)
A Positioning System with No Line-of-sight Restrictions For Cluttered Environments
Research Scientist for Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems & Solutions
Arthur Richards
MIT AA
MIT Ph.D. thesis (Dec 2005)
Robust Constrained Model Predictive Control
Lecturer in Controls and Dynamics, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol
Ellis King
MIT AA
MIT S.M. thesis (Aug 2004)
Distributed Coordination and Control Experiments on a Multi-UAV Testbed
Research staff at Draper.
Chung Tin
MIT ME
MIT S.M. thesis (Aug 2004)
Robust Multi-UAV Planning in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments
Currently a PhD student at MIT
Megan Mitchell
MIT AA
MIT S.M. thesis (June 2004)
CDGPS-Based Relative Navigation for Multiple Spacecraft
Research staff at Draper.
Louis Breger
MIT AA
MIT S.M. thesis (June 2004)
Model Predictive Control for Formation Flying Spacecraft
Currently a PhD student at MIT
Mehdi Alighanbari
MIT AA
MIT S.M. thesis (June 2004)
Task Assignment Algorithms for Teams of UAVs in Dynamic Environments
Currently a PhD student at MIT
Luca Bertuccelli
MIT AA
MIT S.M. thesis (June 2004)
Robust Planning for Heterogeneous UAVs in Uncertain Environments
Currently a PhD student at MIT
Yoshiaki Kuwata
MIT AA
MIT S.M. thesis (June 2003)
Real-time Trajectory Design for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles using Receding
Horizon Control
- Currently a PhD student at MIT
Franz Busse
SU AA
Stanford University Ph.D. thesis (Jan 2003)
Precise Formation-State Estimation in Low Earth Orbit Using Carrier Differential GPS
Currently a Research Scientist at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
Philip Ferguson
MIT AA
MIT S.M. thesis (Jan 2003)
Distributed Estimation and Control Technologies for Formation Flying Spacecraft
Currently a PhD student at MIT with Prof. Newman
Trent Yang
MIT AA
MIT S.M. thesis (June 2003)
Optimal thruster selection with robust estimation for formation flying applications
Nicholas Pohlman
MIT AA
MIT S.M. thesis (Aug 2002)
Estimation and Control of a Multi-Vehicle Testbed Using GPS Doppler Sensing
Currently a student at Northwestern University
John Bellingham
MIT AA
MIT S.M. thesis (Aug 2002)
Coordination and Control of UAV Fleets using Mixed-Integer Linear Programming
Currently works for the Canadian Space Agency at NASA JSC
Luis Rodrigues
SU AA
Stanford University Ph.D. thesis (June 2002)
Dynamic Output Feedback Synthesis of Piece-wise Affine Systems
Assistant Professor at Concordia University
Arthur Richards
MIT AA
MIT S.M. thesis (June 2002)
Trajectory Optimization using Mixed-Integer Linear Programming
Currently Ph.D. student at MIT
Michael Tillerson
MIT AA
MIT S.M. thesis (June 2002)
Coordination and Control of Multiple Spacecraft using Convex
Optimization Techniques
Currently at Lockheed Martin (Dallas).
Chan-Woo Park
SU ME
Stanford University Ph.D. thesis (June 2001)
Precise Relative Navigation using Augmented CDGPS (See also)
Currently works for Samsung, Soeul, Korea.
Bruce Woodley
SU EE
Stanford University Ph.D. thesis (Jan 2001)
Model-Free Subspace-Based H-infinity Control
Andrew Robertson
SU AA
Stanford University Ph.D. thesis (June 2001)
Spacecraft Formation Flying: Theory and Experiment
Currently a Senior Engineer for Hughes Aircraft Company, Space
and Communications Group
Heidi Schubert
SU AA
Stanford University Ph.D. thesis (Dec 2000)
Impedance Control of Flexible Macro/Mini Manipulators
Currently a Senior Engineer for Real-Time Innovations
Thomas Pare
SU ME
Stanford University Ph.D. thesis (Dec 2000)
Passivity Based Analysis and Control of Nonlinear Systems
Currently a Senior Engineer for Voyan
Arash Hassibi
SU EE
Stanford University Ph.D. thesis (Aug 2000)
Lyapunov Methods in the Analysis of Complex Dynamical Systems
[Joint advisor with Professor Boyd at Stanford EE]
Tobe Corazzini
(now Tobe Haywood)
SU AA
Stanford University Ph.D. thesis (Aug 2000)
Onboard Pseudolite Augmentation For Spacecraft Formation Flying
Currently a Senior Software Engineer for Real-Time Innovations
John Carl Adams
SU AA
Stanford University Ph.D. thesis (Dec 1999)
Robust GPS Attitude Determination for Spacecraft
Currently at Research Engineer at NASA GSFC
Eric Olsen

SU AA
Stanford University Ph.D. thesis (Dec 1999) [reproduction quality relatively poor]
CDGPS Sensing for Formation Flying Vehicles
Senior Professional Staff Member at John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Hong Song Bae

SU ME
Stanford University Engineering Thesis (Aug 1999)
Active Vibration Isolation and Alignment Issues for LIGO
Currently a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University
Bijan Sayyarrodsari
SU EE
Stanford University Ph.D. thesis (July 1999)
Estimation-Based Adaptive Filtering and Control
Currently a Senior Research Engineer at Pavilion Technologies
Sungyung Lim
SU AA
Stanford University Ph.D. thesis (Jan 1999)
Analysis and Control of Linear Parameter-varying Systems.
Senior Researcher at Draper
David Banjerdpongchai
SU EE
Stanford University Ph.D. thesis (Oct 1997)
Parametric Robust Controller Synthesis Using Linear Matrix Inequalities
Currently an Assistant Professor in the Control Systems Research Laboratory,
Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
H. D. Stevens
SU AA
Stanford University Ph.D. thesis (July 1997)
Manipulation of a Free-Floating Object Using A Macro/Mini-Manipulator
With Structural Flexibility

Currently a Senior Engineering Specialist, Space Systems/Loral
E. Harris Teague
SU AA
Stanford University Ph.D. thesis (June 1997)
Flexible Structure Estimation and Control using the Global Positioning System
Currently a Senior Project Engineer at Qualcomm.

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Professor Jonathan P. How (email)
Nov, 2008