Director of the Philadelphia Flight Control Laboratory
Faculty of Aerospace Engineering
office: Lady Davis 755
tel: +49 (0)4 829 3196
I am an associate professor in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering. My academic trajectory has sent me through a few engineering departments, although my focus has always been on the rich field of systems & control theory. I received my B.Sc. (’99) and M.Eng. (’01) degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After completing my master’s degree, I moved to Tsukuba, Japan to work on audio compression algorithms as a research engineer at Texas Instruments. After a slight perturbation to my career path as an English teacher, I eventually ended up at the University of Washington to pursue my doctorate (’09) under the guidance of Prof. Mehran Mesbahi. I then moved to Stuttgart, Germany as a postdoctoral research associate at the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control under the supervision Prof. Frank Allgöwer. I joined the Technion in October of 2012.
My research orientation lies at the intersection of dynamical systems and Control Theory, Optimization, and Graph Theory. These disciplines have recently emerged to define a new class of systems known as networked dynamic systems. While the application domains of this growing research area are vast, I believe them to be of particular interest for problems related to energy systems and multi-agent system. In particular, I have worked on projects dealing with relative sensing networks for deep space exploration, formation control of unmanned robots, and energy management systems for smart-grid applications.