Mechanical Systems Automation And Robotics Control Systems Dynamical Systems Mechatronics Robotics UAVs Control Systems State Estimation
I received a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University, and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Alberta. Following a post-doc at the Centre de Robotique (CAOR) at Ecole des Mines in Paris, France, I returned to the U of A as an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering.
My area of interest is Mechatronics - Mechanical systems augmented with onboard computing hardware and sensors, running software algorithms in feedback control, data fusion and state estimation - and its application to fields such as robotics, aerospace, manufacturing, and agriculture. As computing power and sensing technology continue to become cheaper, smaller and more powerful, applications of Mechatronics continue to grow, as seen in the emergence of areas such as drone delivery, self-driving vehicles, precision agriculture and autonomous search-and-rescue.
Current research projects include:
Please check my ResearchGate profile link for publications.
I have taught the following courses at the U of A:
Laboratory experiments in mechanical engineering measurement techniques, treatment of measurement data, introduction to engineering report writing. Corequisite: MEC E 300.Winter Term 2022
Introduction to advanced robotics including mobile robots, redundant manipulators, walking robots, aerial and marine autonomous vehicles. Kinematic and dynamic models for advanced robots. Linear and nonlinear control theory overview with applications to advanced robots.Winter Term 2022