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TC-Chair
Prof. Nakasuka, Shinichi / Japan
The University of Tokyo
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
http://www.space.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
- Micro/nano/pico satellites
- GN&C for spacecraft
- Orbital Mechanics
- Autonomy and Intelligence for space systems
Vice-Chair
Prof. Houria Siguerdidjane / France
SUPELEC
Automatic Control Department
http://www.supelec.fr/360_p_10008/houria-siguerdidjane.html
- GNC for Spacegraft and UAVs
Vice-Chair
Prof. Tsourdos, Antonios / UK
Cranfield University
Institute if Aerospaxe Sciences
http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/
- Guidance, navigation and control of air vehicles
- Autonomous systems
- Decision making and autonomy
- Health monitoring and diagnosis
Vice-Chair
Prof. de Lafontaine, Jean / Canada
Université de Sherbrooke and NGC Aerospace Ltd
Electrical and Computer Engineering
www.ngcaerospace.com
- Spacecraft GNC
- Autonomous space systems
- Control systems theory
- Modeling and simulation
Dr. Leite Filho, de Castro, Waldemar / Brazil
Instituto de Aeronáutica e Espaco
Space Sytems Division
www.castroleite.com.br
-GN&C for Launchers
-Modeling & Simulation
Dr. Aymeric Kron / Canada
NGC Aerospace Ltd
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Prof. Sasiadek, Jurek / Canada
Carleton University
Aerospace Engineering,
Department of Mech. & Aerospace Engineering,
http://carleton.ca/mae/people/jurek-z-sasiadek/
http://http-server.carleton.ca/~jsas/
-Space Robotics
-Guidance Navigation and Control
-Senseor/data fusion
-Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Associate Prof. Tao Meng / China
Zhejiang university
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
http://microsat.zju.edu.cn
-Micro/nano/pico satellites
-GN&C for spacecraft
-formation flying control
Prof.Honghua Zhang / China
Beijing Institute of Control Engineering
-GNC for spacecraft
-Entry Descent and Landing
-Adaprive control
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Dr. Meng, Bin / China
Beijing Institute of Control Engineering
Center for Research and Development
-hypersonic flight vehicles control
-consensus of networked robotic systems
-characteristic modeling
Prof. Sheng, Xiaojing / China
Sichuan University
Department of Mathematics
http://math.scu.edu.cn
-Multi-sensor detection and estimation fusion
-Multi-sensor optimization management
-Target tracking
Prof. Xie,Yongchun / China
Beijing Institute of Control Engineering
Science and Technology Committee
-GN&C for spacecraft
-Rendezvous and docking
-intelligent and autonomous control
-adaptive control
Dr. Ankersen, Finn / Denmark
European Space Agency
Guidance, Navigation and Control Systems
www.esa.int.linkedin.com
-Multivariable Robust Control. RendezVous and Docking,
 Formation Flying and spacecraft relative motion
-System Identification. Active vibration damping.
-Time varying systems and MPC control
-Distributed and decentralized control systems.
 Formation Flying. Non-cooperative spacecraft Rendez Vous.
Ms GANET Martine / France
AIRBUS DS
Guidance and Control Department
-GN&C for spacecraft
-Robust Control theory
-Autonomy and Intelligence for space systems
-Validation
Dr. Pittet, Christelle / France
Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales
AOCS department
http://www.cnes.fr
-Attitude control of satellites
-Robust control
-Saturating control
Dr. GOUPIL, Philippe / France
AIRBUS
Aircraft Control - Flight Control System
www.airbus.com
-Flight Control System
-GNC for aircraft
-Fault Detection and Diagnosis
-Industrial Applications
Dr. Le Ménec, Stéphane / France
MBDA
Guidance control & Navigation Department
LINK
-Game Theory
-Data Fusion
-Robotics
-Co-operative Guidance
Mr. FRAPARD, Benoit / France
AIRBUS Defence & Space
Department of Technology & Innovation
http://www.airbusdefenceandspace.com/
-GN&C for spacecraft
-Autonomy and Intelligence for Space systems
-Hybrid & Vision- based Navigation
-Robust and resilient control
Dr. Piet-Lahanier Hélène / France
ONERA
Department of System Design and Performance evaluation (DCPS)
http://www.onera.fr
-GN&C for autonomous vehicles
-Cooperative motion
-Robust estimation
Prof. ALAZARD Daniel / France
ISAE-SUPAERO
Department of Control and Design of Aerospace systems
http://personnel.isae.fr/daniel-alazard/
-Flexible structure modeling and control
-GN&C for spacecraft
-Flight Control Law Robust control
Dr. Harcaut, Jean-Philippe / France
MBDA
Guidance, Control & Navigation department
-Missile control
-Guidance & Control algorithms
-Robust & nonlinear control
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Dr. Burlion, Laurent / France
Onera, the French Aerospace Lab
Systems control and flight dynamics department
https://sites.google.com/site/laurentburlion/
-Guidance & Control for General Aviaton
-nonlinear control
-visual servoing
-Saturation control and state constraints
Prof. Zolghadri, Ali / France
The University of Bordeaux
IMS lab, Automatic Control Group
http://extranet.ims-bordeaux.fr/aria
-Fault Detection and Diagnosis, Estimation and Observation
-Fault Tolerant Control
-GN&C for spacecraft
-Autonomy for space and aeronautics systems
Prof. Fichter, Walter / Germany
University of Stuttgart
Department of Aerospace Engineering,
The Institute of Flight Dynamics and Controls
www.ifr.uni-stuttgart.de
-Unmanned Vehicle GNC and Autonomy
-Active Helicopter Rotors
-Guidance & Control for General Aviaton
-Spacecraft Precision Pointing and Inertial Sensing
Prof. Janschek, Klaus / Germany
Technische Universitaet Dresden, TUD
Institute of Autmation
LINK
-guidance, navigation, control
-visual navigation
-rendezvous navigation
-safety and reliability
Dr. Eveline Gottzein / Germany
AIRBUS Defence & Space
Electronics and Platform Products
-Multi-GNSS receivers for S/C use
-Satellite GNC
-MAGLEV for high speed vehicles
-Optical AOD Sensors for GEO
Prof. Klaus Schilling / Germany
University of Wuerzburg
Informatik VII:Robotics and Telematics
www7.informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de
-pico-satellites
-distributed cooperating systems
-adaptive control
-autonomous reactions
Dr. VANEK, Balint / Hungary
Institute for Computer Science and Control Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI)
Systems and Control Laboratory
http://www.sztaki.hu/people/008007757
-flight control
-unmanned aerial vehicles
-fault tolerant control
-navigation systems
Prof. Padhi, Radhakant / India
Indian Institute of Science
Aerospace Engineering
http://www.aero.iisc.ernet.in/users/padhi
https://iisc.academia.edu/RadhakantPadhi
-optimal control
-nonlinear control
-GNC for aircrafts, UAVs, missiles and Space vehicles
-Control system for biomedical applications
Dr. Kothari, Mangal / India
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Department of Aerospace Engineering
http://home.iitk.ac.in/~mangal/
-GN&C for aerospace vehicles
-Coordinated control
-Nonlinear control
-Autonomy systems
Ass. Prof. Choukroun ,Daniel / Israel
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Department of Mechanical Engineering
LINK
-Spacecraft GNC
-Space Robotics
-Fault-tolerant estimation and control
-Micro and Nanosatellite Design
Dr. Castaldi, Paolo / Italy
University of Bologna
Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering
"Guglielmo Marconi"- DEI
LINK
-Fault Detection and Diagnosis (FDD) for Aircraft and Satellite
-Fault Tolerant Control (FTC) for Aircraft and Satellite
-Non Linear Geometrich Approach based FDD and FTC
-FDD, FTC and Advanced Control Methods for Wind Turbine
Prof. Lovera, Marco / Italy
Politecnico di Milano
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Aerospaziali
-System identification
-Rotorcraft control (FCS, vibration, noise)
-Spacecraft control
Prof. Mario Innocenti / Italy
University of Pisa
-Autonomy and Intelligence for space systems
-Missile Guidance
-Pilot in the Loop, Handling Qualities
-Control Theory
Dr. Capello, Elisa / Italy
Politecnico di Torino
Departmen of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
- GNC Design for RDV and Docking
- Randomized and Robust Control Algorithms
- UAV Control Systems
Ms Giulicchi Luisella / Italy
European Space Agency
Earth Observation Directorate, Copernicus Program
www.esa.int
-Spacecraft system engineering
-GN&c for spacecraft
-GNSS system for spacecraft GNC applications
Dr. Hiroshi Koyama / Japan
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Electronic Systems Group
http://www.mitsubishielectric.com/bu/space/index.html
-Navigation, Guidance & Control of Spacecraft
-Utilization of Satellite Navigation
-Robotics
Dr. Shunji Manabe / Japan
1-8-12 Kataseyama, Fujisawa-shi
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Professor Emeritus. Kimio Kanai / Japan
National Defense Academy
Department  of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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Dr. SATO Masayuki / Japan
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Institute of Aeronautical Technology
-Flight control
-Gain-scheduled control
-Robust control
-Robust semidefinite programming problem
Prof. Lee, Jang Gyu / Korea
Adama Science and Technology University
President
http://www.astu.edu.et
Prof. Kim, Youdan / Korea
Seoul National University
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
http://fdcl.snu.ac.kr
-Aircraft Control
-Missile Guidance and Control
-Formation Flying
-Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
Dr. Cheon, Yee-Jin / Korea
Korea Aerospace Research Institute
Satellite Technology Research Office
-Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
-Nonlinear Estimation
-Fault Detection, Isolation, and Recovery (FDIR) Design
-Embedded Systems
Prof. Ko, Sangho / Korea
Korea Aerospace University
School of Aerospace and Mechancial Engineering
http://spacl.kau.ac.kr/~sanghoko
-Aircraft Flight Dynamics and Control
-State Estimation & Control
-System Identification
-Control application to propulsion systems
Prof. Carlos Silvestre / Portugal
University of Lisbon
University of Macau
Prof. Adrian-Mihail, Stoica / Romania
University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest
Department of Aeronautical Systems Engineering and Aeronautical
Management
http://www.aero.pub.ro
-Automatic flight control systems
-Micro/nano/pico satellites
-Optimal filtering and estimation
-Fault detection and isolation
Prof., Dr. Nebylov, Alexander V. / Russia
State University of Aerospace Instrumentation
International Institute for Advanced Aerospace Technologies
http://iiaat.guap.ru
-Motion Control
-Aerospace
-Avionics
-Control Theory
Prof. Yevgeny I. Somov / Russia
Russian Academy of Sciences
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Prof Jones, Thomas / South Africa
Stellenbosch University
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
www.ee.sun.ac.za
-GNC for aircraft
-FDI and Recovery
-Non-linear aircraft dynamics
-Conflict Avoidance
Prof. Vazquez, Rafael / Spain
University of Seville
Aerospace Engineering Department
http://aero.us.es/rvazquez/rvazquez.htm
-GNC for UAVs/RPAs
-Spacecraft Rendezvous
-Space Mission Analysis & Optimization
-Uncertainty in Air Traffic Management
Prof. Esteban, Sergio / Spain
University of Seville
Aerospace Engineering Department
http://aero.us.es/sesteban/
-GN&C for aerospace vehicles
-Flight and Space Vehicle Dynamics
-Singular perturbations and time-scale systems
-Aircraft/UAV
Dr. Peñin, Luis F. / Spain
ELECNOR DEIMOS
Flight Systems Business Unit
http://www.deimos-space.com/en/negocio/aeroespacial.php
-GNC/AOCS Systems
-Spacecraft dynamics, control, guidance and navigation
-Launcher, RLV and ARV guidance and control
-Health monitoring, diagnosis and reconfiguration
Prof. Inalhan, Gokhan / Turkey
Istanbul Technical University
Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics
http://cal.uubf.itu.edu.tr/
-GN&C for aircraft, UAVs and spacecraft
-Flight Controls and Avionics Systems
-air traffic management and control
-Data analytics and large-scale optimization
Prof. Kaynak, Okyay / Turkey
Bogazici University, Turkey and Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
www.boun.edu.tr/kaynak.html
-UAVs
-Space mechatronics
Assoc. Prof. Çimen, Tayfun / Turkey
ROKETSAN Missiles Industries, Inc.
Tactical Missile Systems, Systems Design
-Guidance, Navigation & Control
-Modeling & Simulation
-Nonlinear (Optimal, Robust, Adaptive) Control
Dr. Whidborne, James Ferris / UK
Cranfield University
Centre for Aeronautics
http://public.cranfield.ac.uk/eh3081/
-Flight control & guidance
-Flight dynamics
-UAVs
-Controller & filter finite-precision effects
Prof. Conklin, W., John / USA
University of Florida
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
http://pssl.mae.ufl.edu/
-precision spacecraft instrumentation
-gravitational science
-GN&C for spacecraft
-Small/nano-satellites
Dr. Angie BUKLEY / USA
The Aerospace Corporation
Advanced Studies & Analysis
http://www.aerospace.org
-Systems Engineering
-Controls for flight vehicles & spacecraft
-Space Systems Design
-Structural Dynamics
Prof. Newman, Brett / USA
Old Dominion University
Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
http://www.odu.edu/mae
-Flight Dynamics & Control
-Flexible Vehicles
-Nonliner Systems
-Autonomous Systems
Dr. Doman, B., David / USA
Air Force Research Laboratory
Aerospace Systems Directorate
http://www.wpafb.af.mil/AFRL/
-Flight Dynamics
-Control
-Aircraft Thermal Management
-Trajectory Optimization
Prof. Kim, Sungwan / USA
Seoul National University
Biomedical Engineering
http://www.bmc.snu.ac.kr
-Control Systems
-GN&C
-Biomedical Eng
Dr. Erwin, R. Scott / USA
Air Force Research Laboratory
Space Vehicles Directorate
http://www.wpafb.af.mil/AFRL/
-GN&C for Spacecraft
-Control of Flexible Structures
-Autonomy & Intelligence for Space Systems
-Astrodynamics
Prof. Mark J. Balas / USA
Embry-Rddle Aeronautical University
Aerospace Engineering Department &
Electrical Engineering Department
Dr. Schierman, David, John / USA
Barron Associates, Inc.
www.barron-associates.com
-mission planning for unmanned aircraft and launch vehicles
-guidance and trajectory planning for unmanned aircraft and
launch vehicles
-ascent and entry guidance for unmanned launch vehicles
-cooperative and distributed control for autonomous operations
of complex, hybrid systems
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Prof. emeritus David K. Schmidt / USA
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
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Dr. Madhavan Shanmugavel /Australia
Monash University
Mechatronics
-Path planning and Trajectory shaping
-Guidance & Navigation
-Risk, Uncertainty and decision making
-Modelling dynamical system, and control
Prof. Bajodah, H. , Abdulrahman / Saudi Arabia
King Abdulaziz University
Aeronautical Engineering Department
http://www.abajodah.com
-Control of Aerospace vehicles
-Robot Control
-Analytical Mechanics
-Control Theory

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