Petr Augusta was a doctoral student supervised by Zdeněk Hurák. He conducted research in the theoretical domain of spatially distributed dynamic systems. He defended his thesis in 2011 and got a position of a researcher at Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic, namely at Institute of Theory of Information and Automation (in Czech: ÚTIA).
Marek Bundzel was a visiting researcher at AA4CC since October 2012. He was working on the topic of learning for single slot cars and platoons of slot cars. His home institution is Technical University in Košice, Slovakia, where he holds a position of an assistant professor at Department of Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence.
Dr. Pawel Dabkowski was a postdoctoral researcher with the AA4CC group since the summer 2011 to the summer 2012. He came from Poland. His major research interests are multidimensional systems and signals, iterative learning control and repetitive systems. During his postdoc stay he focused on application of these concepts to the distributed control of spatially distributed systems.
Miroslav Halás was a visiting researcher at AA4CC for three months in the fall 2012. He holds a position of an associate professor at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. His research focus is on nonlinear systems, all continuous-, discrete-time and time-delay. In particular, he works on transfer function approach towards nonlinear systems.
Tomáš Haniš was a doctoral student at AA4CC group. He was supervised by Martin Hromčík since 2008. He defended the thesis in May 2012. His focus was on applications of advanced techniques for low-order robust controllers to control of flexible structures, in particular aircraft. He spent half a year with EADS in Munich working on a feedforward compensation of wind gust induced structural load. As an outcome of this internship, a patent was filed.
Dr. Martin Hromčík was a member of the AA4CC group before he left it to start his own one at the same department. Martin is an assistant professor at the Department of Control Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague. He earned his Ph.D. degree in 2005 for his work on numerical algorithms for polynomials and polynomial matrices used in optimal control and filtering such as solvers for diophantine equations and spectral factorization. His current research interests are in applications of advanced control methods in aerospace.
Dr. Petr Kujan was a doctoral student and then a postdoctoral researcher at AA4CC group. He finished his doctoral thesis on the theoretical issue of numerical methods for optimal PWM switching strategy in 2009. The core of the work are tailored methods for solution of structured linear systems. Then he was granted a postdoctoral grant from the Granta Agency of Czech Republic which enabled him to go on with his research. He explored the ways in which his new PWM strategy can be used in audio systems. Peter left the group in 2012 for industry.
Michal Kvasnica was a visiting research at AA4CC for three monhts in the fall 2012. As a Ph.D. graduate from ETH in Zurich (prof. Morari's group), Michal's focus during his stay was on the use of model predictive control in distributed control settings investigated by our group, namely, distributed manipulation by shaping force fields and distributed control of vehicular platoons..
Martin Řezáč was a doctoral student supervised by Zdeněk Hurák since 2008.He was one of the two key developers of the control system for the inertially stabilized aerial camera platform. Withing his doctoral research he remained in the domain of inertial stabilization and estimation in combination with visual servoing. He left the group at the end of August 2012 for his new position of a research engineer in Porsche Engineering. The formal process of bringing him to a doctoral thesis defense has been started. It is expected that the defense will take place at the beginning of 2013.
Otakar Šprdlík was a doctoral student supervised by Zdeněk Hurák. He conducted research in inertial estimation and detection for neurology and rehabilitation engineering. He collaborated intensively with researchers and specialists from the Department of Neurology from the 1st Faculty of Medicine of Charles University, namely with the team of prof. Evžen Růžička. He submitted his thesis at the beginning of 2012 and is awaiting the defense (planned for October 2012). He left the university for an industrial automation company.
Dr. Levent Ucun was a postdoctoral researcher at AA4CC group. He came from Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey and he joined the AA4CC group in August 2012 and stayed till March 2013. He worked on modeling and compensation of friction in low-velocity high-precision motion control systems using frequency-domain techniques, namely the so-called higher order sinusoidal input discribing function (HOSIDF).
Jaroslav Žoha collaborated with the AA4CC group since his graduate years and then continued as a regular member in the position of an R&D engineer. His key responsibility was development of HW and SW for several inertially stabilized camera platforms. After leaving group at the end of 2011 he joined the Czech Air Force and Air Defense Institute (in Czech: VTÚLaPVO).