Prof. Angela P. Schoellig

Assistant Professor

“I am excited about robotics, controls and machine learning, and any novel sensing and computing technology that enables us to design robotic systems that interact with the world and with us.”

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Postdoctoral Fellows



Mohammad Nahangi

PhD Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo

Autonomous UAV monitoring of the construction progress in indoor environments (w/ Brenda McCabe).


Michael Warren

PhD, Queensland University of Technology

Vision-based navigation of UAVs (w/ Tim Barfoot).


PhD Students



Felix Berkenkamp

MSc Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich

Provable algorithms for safe reinforcement learning and their applications to robotics (w/ Andreas Krause).


Chris McKinnon

MASc Aerospace Engineering, University of Toronto

Multi-context learning to allow robots to cope with large changes in the environment.


Karime Pereida Pérez

MEng Mechanical Engineering, University of New South Wales

Iterative learning control and transfer learning for quadrotors.



Mario Vukosavljev

BASc Engineering Science (Aerospace), University of Toronto

Modular framework for motion planning based on feedback-based motion primitives (w/ Mireille Broucke).


Thomas Bamford

BASc Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto

Applications of UAVs in the mining industry (w/ Kamran Esmaeili).


Melissa Greeff

BASc Engineering Science (Aerospace), University of Toronto

A vision-based path-following controller for UAVs during GPS-denied flight.



SiQi Zhou

BASc Engineering Science (Aerospace), University of Toronto

Neural networks for safe, high-performance robot maneuvers.


Andriy Sarabakha

MSc Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Sapienza University of Rome

Learning control of unmanned aerial vehicles using artificial intelligence-based methods.

Adam Heins

BASc Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo

Safe, probabilistic learning for robots.



Wenda Zhao

MASc Electrical and Control Engineering, Tongji University

LSTM networks and safe learning control for quadrotors.


Masters Students



Carlos Luis

BASc Electronic Engineering, Simon Bolivar University

Distributed multi-robot coordination.


Keenan Burnett

BASc Engineering Science, University of Toronto

Development of a self-driving car for the SAE AutoDrive Challenge.


Bhavit Patel

BEng Electrical & Biomedical, McMaster University

Vision-based flight with an active gimballed camera.



Filip Medinac

BASc Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto

UAV applications in mining and slope stability (w/ Kamran Esmaeili).


Michael Jakob

BEng Mechatronics Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Esslingen

Position and force control with redundancy resolution of mobile manipulators.


Jingyuan Hou

BASc Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto

Crazyflie simulator.


Adam Hall

BScEng Engineering Physics, Queen’s University

Interactive perception for improved robotic manipulation of articulated objects.


Ke Dong

BEng Aerospace Engineering, Beihang University

Michael Sorocky

BASc Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

Planning and control.



Jeremy Wong

BASc Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo

Vision-based localization of UAVs.


Sepehr Samavi

BASc Engineering Science, University of Toronto

Safe planning and control for an autonomous vehicle.


Sasan Vakili

MASc Software Engineering, McMaster University

Safe reinforcement learning systems.



Alan Li

BASc Engineering Science, University of Toronto

Transfer Learning for Pose Estimation.


Undergraduate Students



Xintong Du

BASc Engineering Science (Robotics), University of Toronto

Crazyflie swarm testbed and formation flight.


AutoDrive Challenge Students


Zeus AutoDrive

aUToronto Team

University of Toronto

Development of a self-driving car for the SAE/GM AutoDrive Challenge. Meet the AutoDrive team.


Former Students of the Dynamic Systems Lab

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Mohamed Helwa, 2018, “Control design for safety-critical systems; safe, online learning of robots; transfer learning in robotics.”
  • Zachary Kroeze, 2018, “Localization, mapping, and control of an autonomous vehicle for the SAE AutoDrive Challenge.”

PhD Students

Masters Students

MASc Students

Masters Exchange Students

  • Andreas Schimpe, 2018, “Predictive and reactive planning and control designs for self-driving cars.”
  • Julian Förster, 2018, “Disturbance prediction in a learning model predictive control context.”
  • Dave Kooijman, 2017, “High-precision tracking in changing environments through adaptive feedback and iterative learning.”
  • Yassine Nemmour, 2017, “Safe exploration in robotics using Gaussian process models.”
  • Andreas Hock, 2016, “Distributed iterative learning control for multi-agent systems.”
  • Felix Berkenkamp, 2014, “Learning-based robust control: robustness guarantees for learning systems.” link
  • Nicolas Degen, 2013, “Analytic comparison of norm-optimal iterative learning schemes.”

MEng Students

  • Calvin Ngan, 2018, “Crazyflie swarm testbed simulator.”

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Thesis

  • Ashkan Amirghassemi, 2018, “A robust stop line tracking algorithm for autonomous vehicles.”
  • Yushi Guan, 2018, “Location searching and road path planning for autonomous vehicles with improved intersection handling.”
  • Stewart Jamieson, 2018, “Deep learning for robust vision in real-time autonomous driving.”
  • Kevin Jen, 2018, “Robust systems design for autonomous vehicles.”
  • Chengzhi Liu, 2018, “Trajectory planning for autonomous vehicles in structured urban environments.”
  • Sepehr Samavi, 2018, “Lane detection for an autonomous vehicle.”
  • Aakash Goel, 2017, “Ballbot, an autonomous tennis ball collecting robot.”
  • SiQi Zhou, 2016, “Transformation between kinematic point and unicycle model for leader-follower formulation problems.”
  • Rakibur Rahman, 2016, “Analysis of the capabilities of the Intel RealSense camera.”
  • Masha Itkina, 2016, “Towards multi-agent learning.”
  • Spencer Richards, 2016, “Sensor fusion and state estimation for indoor-outdoor flight of an octocopter.”
  • YihTang Yeo, 2016, “Controller design for quadrotors with cable-suspended payload for fire-fighting missions.”
  • Adrian Esser, 2016, “Development of a programmable unmanned aerial vehicle for nuclear reactor face surveying.”
  • Tristan Laidlow, 2015, “A framework for real-time motion generation for aerial vehicles in response to musical signals.”
  • Xingbo Wang, 2014, “Physically interactive flying robots.”
  • Andreas Pfrunder, 2013, “Visual teach and repeat for autonomous quadrotor flight.”

Summer Internship


Team at Work

University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies