Nisar Ahmed

Assistant Professor
Contact Information:

Office Location: ECAE 175

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Focus Area

Vehicle Systems


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering (Dynamics, Systems and Controls), Cornell University, 2012
M.S., Mechanical Engineering (Dynamics, Systems and Controls), Cornell University, 2009
B.S., Engineering, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 2006

Professional Experience

2013-present, Visiting Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
2011-present, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University


2011 AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference Best Paper Award
2008-2011 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Research Interests

Collaborative human and autonomous robot vehicle systems; dynamic state estimation and sensor fusion; supervisory control and decentralized coordination in networked systems; statistical system identification, machine learning and artificial intelligence for aerospace applications