Adeel Akhtar

PhD. Candidate, University of Waterloo

Education:

  09/2011 - current PhD, Nonlinear Control and Estimation.
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
PhD candidate at the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering department.
  09/2009 - 09/2011 MASc, Nonlinear Controls.
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
Graduate student at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department.
Mastes thesis: Dynamic path following contollers for planer mobile robots.
  10/2002 - 05/2006 Bachelor of Science in Engineering
National University of Sciences & Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
Graduated with distinction.
Thesis: Design, implementation and real time digital control of a cart-mounted inverted pendulum using Atmel AVR microcontrollers.

Research Experience:

  09/2011 - current
  • Research Student
    University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
  • Working on the control, estimation and path following of mobile robots.
  09/2009 - 09/2011
  • Research Student
    University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
  • Working on the path following of nonholonomic systems, planer mobile robots.

Research Experience:

  09/2011 - current
  • Research Student
    University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
  • Working on the control, estimation and path following of mobile robots.
  09/2009 - 09/2011
  • Research Student
    University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
  • Working on the path following of nonholonomic systems, planer mobile robots.


Industrial Experience and Trainings:

  110/2006 - 10/2009

Research Engineer
Advanced Engineering Research Organization, AERO, Pakistan.

  • Autonomous tester development for High resolution Sigma-Delta ADC's using   National Instruments systems in LABVIEW.
  • Design a Digital Temperature controller for inertial sensors, Quartz Flex Accelerometers.
  03/2007 - 03/2007

LABVIEWTraining
RIMS (rcm2.co.uk) at Rawalpindi,Pakistan

  • Training on Autonomous Parametric testing of Power Supplies Using National Instruments (NI) testers
  • Training on Instrumentation and Measurement using LABVIEW and NI-ELVIS.


Teaching Experience at University of Waterloo:

  Summer 2013 Introduction to Microprocessors and Digital Systems
  Winter 2013 Experimental Measurement and Statistical Analysis
  Summer 2012 Introduction to Microprocessors and Digital Systems
  Winter 2012 Introduction to Control Systems
  Winter 2012 Robot Manipulators: Kinematics Dynamics and Control
  Winter 2011 Analog Control Systems
  Fall 2010 Digital Control Applications
  Summer 2010 Digital Control Applications
  Fall 2009 Sensors and Instrumentation


Publications:


2013 A. Akhtar, S. Waslander, and C. Nielsen, "Fault tolerant path following for a quadrotor using transverse feedback linearization," 52st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Dec 2012.
  2012 A. Akhtar, S. Waslander, and C. Nielsen, "Path following for a quadrotor using dynamic extension and transverse feedback linearization," 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Dec 2012.
  2012 M. Tribou, A. Akhtar, and S. Waslander, "Relative Position-Based Visual Servoing Control for Quadrotors", AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 2012.
  2011 A. Akhtar, C. Nielsen, "Path following for a car-like robot using transverse feedback linearization and tangential dynamic extension," 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference (CDC-ECC), 2011.
  2007 A. Akhtar, S. Rehman, J. Iqbal, 'Design, Implementation and Real-Time Digital Control of a Cart-Mounted Inverted Pendulum using Atmel AVR Microcontroller', WSEAS Transactions on systems, Vol. 6, No. 6, June 2007, pp. 1184-1190


Awards:

  2011 -- present University of Waterloo International Doctoral Award (IDSA)
  2011 -- present University of Waterloo Graduate Research Studentship (GRS)
  2009 -- 2011 University of Waterloo International Masters Student Award.
  2009 -- 2011 University of Waterloo Graduate Research Studentship (GRS)
  2006 First position in Engineering presentation competition
  2006 Second position in Technical poster competition
  2002 -- 2006 Merit scholarship in five semesters during BE Mechatronics
  2006 Medal of Honor by the department of Mechatronics for extraordinary academic performance.