Pierre T. Kabamba, PhD '81
Professor of Aerospace Engineering
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Kabamba received his PhD in 1981 under the doctoral mentorship of Prof. Richard Longman. His research interests are in the area of linear and nonlinear dynamic systems, robust control, guidance and navigation, and intelligent control. His recent research activities have aimed at the development of quasi-linear control theory, that is applicable to linear plants with nonlinear sensors or actuators. He has also done work in the design, scheduling and operation of multi-spacecraft interferometric imaging systems, to be used to obtain images of exo-solar planets. Moreover, he has also done work in the analysis and optimization of random search algorithms. Finally, he is also doing work in simultaneous path planning and communication scheduling for UAVs under the constraint of radar avoidance. He is author or co-author of more than 170 publications in refereed journals and refereed conferences.