- MEEM 704
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
- PhD, Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech
Dr. Mahmoudian's general research interests lie in the area of dynamics, stability, and control of nonlinear systems. Specifically, she is interested in dynamic modeling, motion planning, and developing cooperative control algorithms to autonomous vehicles. Design and control of autonomous vehicles based on the principles used by nature is another area of interest. She works on developing analytical and computational tools for the cooperative control of a network of autonomous vehicles in complex environment using nonlinear control and stochastic analysis. The application will be for air, ground, and sea autonomous vehicles.
Areas of Expertise
- Nonlinear Control and Dynamics
- Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems
- Autonomous Vehicles with Special Interest in Underwater Gliders
- N. Mahmoudian and D. A. Paley. “Synchronization on the N-torus with noisy measurements”, American Control Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 29-July 1, 2011.
- N. Mahmoudian, C. Woolsey, and J. Geisbert, “Approximate Analytical Turning Conditions for Underwater Gliders: Implications for Motion Control and Path Planning”, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 131-143, 2010.
- N. Mahmoudian and C. Woolsey, “Analysis of Feedforward/Feedback Control Design for Underwater Glider Based on Slowly Varying Systems Theory”, AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Chicago, IL, August 10-13, 2009.
- G. N. Jazar, M. Mahinfalah, N. Mahmoudian, and M. Rastgaar Aagaah, “ Effects of Nonlinearities on the Steady State Dynamic Behavior of Electric Actuated Microcantilever-Based Resonators”, Journal of Vibration and Control, vol. 15, no. 9, pp. 1283-1306, 2009.
- N. Mahmoudian and C. Woolsey, “Underwater Glider Motion Control”, 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Cancun, Mexico, Dec 9-11, 2008.