Hannah Michalska

Associate Professor
Contact Information

McConnell Engineering Building

Email address: 
hannah.michalska [at] mcgill.ca
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
McGill Center for Intelligent Machines

Control Systems (McGill, ECSE 404)
Mathematical Foundations of Systems (McGill, ECSE 500)
Optimization Methods (McGill, ECSE 507)
Introduction to Functional Analysis (McGill)
Linear Systems (McGill)
Nonlinear Systems (McGill)
Signals and Systems (McGill)

Research areas: 
Systems and Control
Selected publications: 
Graduate supervision: 

Doctoral Theses
PhD11 Farkhatdinov, Ildar, 2013; Head stabilization during locomotion of humans.
PhD10 Hadzagic, Melita, 2010; Trajectory estimation using Bayesian approaches.
PhD09 Ganine, Vladislav, 2010; Model order reduction for prediction of turbine engine rotor vibration response in Presence of Parametric Uncertainties.
PhD08 Lu, Mu-Chiao, 2008; Robust and model-predictive control of systems with time delays.
PhD07 Nasrallah, Danielle S., 2007; Control of a wheeled robot moving on an inclined plane.
PhD06 Cadotte, Patrick, 2006; Robust control design using non-smooth optimization.
PhD05 Dionne, Dany, 2005; Methods for state estimation and guidance.
PhD04 Haurani, Ammar, 2004; Robust control of retarded systems.
PhD03 Torres-Torriti, Miguel, 2003; Stabilizing feedback control for nonlinear systems with drift.
PhD02 Ahmadi, Mojtaba, 1998; Stable control of a one-legged robot exploiting passive dynamics.
PhD01 Rehman, Fazal-Ur, 1997; Set point feedback stabilization of drift free systems.

Masters Theses
MEng26 Ahmad, Saad, 2012; Modeling of a spatial double pendulum using spatial operator algebra.
MEng25 Berkani, Samira, 2011; Principles of spatial operator algebra in application to modeling of kinematic chains.
MEng24 Ni, Jie, 2011; Sliding mode control of a spacial double inverted pendulum
MEng23 Xinjilefu, Xinjilefu, 2009; Stabilization of the Spatial Double Inverted Pendulum
MEng22 Sood, Guarav, 2006; Linear quadratic control of a model of a human body in the standing position.
MEng21 Vanreusel, Stephen, 2005; Linear system identi cation and robust control.
MEng20 Haccoun, Laurent, 2004; Fault detection in turbo-jet engines.
MEng19 Pichette, Alexandre 2003; An IMM state estimator for maneuvering targets.
MEng18 Wang, Mary, 2003; Summary of data fusion approaches to trajectory estimation.
MEng17 Hadzagic, Melita, 2002; A comparison of the IMM and JPDF tracking algorithms.
MEng16 Jarry, Benoit, 2000; An IMM-JVC algorithm for track-ing targets in clutter.
MEng15 Lu, Mu-Chiao., 2000; Model predictive control of systems with delays.
MEng14 Stachowiak, Jacek, 1998; A survey of control methods for bilinear systems.
MEng13 Bitton, Michel, 1998; Receding horizon optimal control of a planar aircraft model.
MEng12 Zia, Lilian, 1997; A deterministic observer for nonlinear descriptor systems.
MEng11 Wong, Yue-Bong, 1997; Optimization based approach to the synthesis of time varying stabilizing feedback for drift free systems.
MEng10 Abboud, Salim, 1997; A gradient flow observer for non-linear systems.
MEng09 Meng, Xiaodong, 1997; Set-point stabilization of drift free systems of higher degree.
MEng08 Woo, Kin Sang, 1996; Receding horizon control without terminal constraint on the state.
MEng07 Cheung, Kam-Ming, 1996; Optimization based trajectory tracking control for a planar model of an aircraft.
MEng06 Van Loon, J., 1996; Gain scheduling versus fuzzy rule based approaches to control of nonholonomic systems.
MEng05 De Robillard, Alexandre, 1995; Switching strategies for stabilization of a class of nonlinear systems.
MEng04 Lee, Tai-Sen, 1996; Construction of piece-wise constant feedback for drift free systems of degree one.
MEng03 Aleong, Paul, 1995; Tracking control for nonlinear continuous time systems.
MEng02 Lee, Shui Yin, 1995; Trajectory tracking optimization for a simpli ed aircraft model
MEng01 Achkar, Alain, 1994; Four ways to stabilize a non-holonomic system on the example of a mobile robot.


Areas of interest: 


Feedback control design for strongly nonlinear system, i.e. systems that do not lend themselves to the application of linear control methods;
Differential geometric control theory in application to stabilization of nonlinear systems;
Model reduction of complex nonlinear systems, Hamiltonian systems and symplectic integration;
Switched and hybrid control of nonlinear systems;
Nonlinear control of robotic systems;
Identification and control of time-delayed systems;
Nonlinear control and identification in biological systems.


Model Predictive Control of Nonlinear Systems;
Multi-sensor multi-target tracking and data fusion methods;
Generalized likelihood ratio detection and guidance;
Robust and switched control of linear systems.