Adeel Akhtar

Univeristy of California at Santa Cruz


Education

  • Ph.D. University of Waterloo, ON, Canada
  • MASc. University of Waterloo, ON, Canada
  • B.E. National University of Science and Technologies, Pakistan

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

  • University of California at Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • University of Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Queens University, ON, Canada
  • York University, ON, Canada

Currently, I am a postdoctoral research scientist at the Basking School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California at Santa Cruz. I am working under the supervision of Professor Ricardo Sanfelice at Hybrid System Laboratory (HSL).

Before joining the University of California, I held a postdoctoral research position at the University of Toronto, cross-appointed at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queens University, Canada, where I was fortunate enough to work under the supervision of Professor Andrew Lewis. I also had a research position at SDCN, a state-of-art drone lab, at York University, Canada.

I completed my Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering under the supervision of Professor Steve Waslander at the University of Watelroo, ON., Canada in the area of aerial robotics and controls. Before that, I was in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, where I completed my MAsc degree in the area of controls and robotics. I earned a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Mechatronics Engineering at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST).


Research Interests

  • Mobile Robotics
  • Nonlinear Systems
  • Geometric Controls
  • Hybrid Systems

news

Jan 31, 2022 Two papers got accepted at ACC 2022. One of these two papers is a “single author” publication!
May 1, 2021 Started postdoc at the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Feb 10, 2020 Our paper at Transactions on Automatic Control (TAC) got accepted!
Jan 5, 2019 Started postdoc at University of Torontor jointed with Queens University.
Sep 13, 2018 Teaching Autonomous Mobile Robotics (MTE-544) at University of Waterloo.

selected publications

  1. IEEE ACC
    Coordinated Path Following for a Class of Underactuated Multi-agent System using Nested Set Stabilization
    Akhtar, A.
    IEEE American Control Conference (ACC), accepted 2022
  2. IEEE TCST
    Path Invariant Controllers for a UAV with a Cable-suspended Payload using a Global Parameterization
    Akhtar, A., Saleem, S., and J. Shan,
    IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology 2021
  3. IEEE TAC
    Controller Class for Rigid Body Tracking on SO(3)
    Akhtar, A., and Waslander, S.
    IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 2020
  4. IEEE T-RO
    Path Following Using Dynamic Transverse Feedback Linearization for Car-Like Robots
    Akhtar, A., Nielsen, C., and Waslander, S. L.
    IEEE Transactions on Robotics 2015