Aerospace Faculty Profile
Dr. Derek A. Paley
Director of the Collective Dynamics and Control Laboratory
Room 3150 Glenn L. Martin Halll
Research in nonlinear dynamics and controls, cooperative control of autonomous vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, and modeling of animal aggregrations.
email@example.com | (301) 405-5757
http://cdcl.umd.edu (personal website)
Derek A. Paley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland and the Director of the Collective Dynamics and Control Laboratory. He received the B.S. degree in Applied Physics from Yale University in 1997 and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University in 2007. His research interests are in the area of nonlinear dynamics and control, including cooperative control of autonomous vehicles, adaptive sampling with mobile networks, and spatial modeling of biological collectives.
B.S., Yale University, 1997 (Applied Physics)
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2007 (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)
N. J. Kasdin and D. A. Paley. An introduction to engineering dynamics. Under contract.
Articles in Refereed Journals
D. A. Paley. Stabilization of Collective Motion on a Sphere. Automatica, 45(1):212–216, 2009.
D. A. Paley, F. Zhang, and N. E. Leonard. Cooperative control for ocean sampling: The Glider Coordinated Control System. IEEE Trans. Control Systems Technology, 16(4):735–744, 2008.
R. Sepulchre, D. A. Paley, and N. E. Leonard. Stabilization of planar collective motion with limited communication. IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, 53(3):706–719, 2008.
D. A. Paley, N. E. Leonard, and R. Sepulchre. Stabilization of symmetric formations to motion around convex loops. Systems and Control Letters, 57(3):209–215, 2008.
F. Zhang, D. M. Fratantoni, D. A. Paley, J. M. Lund, and N. E. Leonard. Control of coordinated patterns for ocean sampling. Int. J. Control, 80(7):1186–1199, 2007.
D. A. Paley, N. E. Leonard, R. Sepulchre, D. Grunbaum, and J. K. Parrish. Oscillator models and collective motion: Spatial patterns in the dynamics of engineered and biological networks. IEEE Control Systems Magazine, 27(4):89–105, 2007.
R. Sepulchre, D. A. Paley, and N. E. Leonard. Stabilization of planar collective motion: All-to-all communication. IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, 52(5):811–824, 2007.
N. E. Leonard, D. A. Paley, F. Lekien, R. Sepulchre, D. M. Fratantoni, and R. E. Davis. Collective motion, sensor networks and ocean sampling. Proc. IEEE, 95(1):48–74, 2007.
E. Fiorelli, N. E. Leonard, P. Bhatta, D. A. Paley, R. Bachmayer, and D. M. Fratantoni. Multi-AUV control and adaptive sampling in Monterey Bay. IEEE J. Oceanic Engineering, 31(4):935–948, 2006.
Articles in Conference Proceedings
D. A. Paley and D. S. Warshawsky. Reduced-Order Dynamic Modeling and Stabilizing Control of a Micro-Helicopter. In Proc. 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, number AIAA-2009-1350, Orlando, Florida, January 2009.
D. A. Paley. Cooperative Control of an Autonomous Sampling Network in an External Flow Field. In Proc. 47th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, pages 3095–3100, Cancun, Mexico, December 2008.
D. A. Paley. Stabilization of Collective Motion in a Uniform and Constant Flow Field. In Proc. AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conf. and Exhibit, number AIAA-2008-7173, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 2008.
D. A. Paley, N. E. Leonard, R. Sepulchre, and I. D. Couzin. Spatial models of bistability in biological collectives. In Proc. 46th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, pages 4851–4856, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 2007.
D. A. Paley, N. E. Leonard, and R. Sepulchre. Collective motion of self-propelled particles: Stabilizing symmetric formations on closed curves. In Proc. 45th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, pages 5067–5072, San Diego, California, December 2006.
R. Sepulchre, D. A. Paley, and N. E. Leonard. Group coordination and cooperative control of steered particles in the plane. In K. Y. Pettersen, J. T. Gravdahl, and H. Nijmeijer, editors, Group Coordination and Cooperative Control, number 336 in Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, pages 217–232. Springer, 2006.
D. A. Paley, N. E. Leonard, and R. Sepulchre. Oscillator models and collective motion: Splay state stabilization of self-propelled particles. In Proc. Joint 44th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control and European Control Conf., pages 3935–3940, Seville, Spain, December 2005.
J. Jeanne, N. E. Leonard, and D. Paley. Collective motion of ring-coupled planar particles. In Proc. Joint 44th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control and European Control Conf., pages 3929–3934, Seville, Spain, December 2005.
P. Bhatta, E. Fiorelli, F. Lekien, N. E. Leonard, D. A. Paley, F. Zhang, R. Bachmayer, R. E. Davis, D.M. Fratantoni, and R. Sepulchre. Coordination of an underwater glider fleet for adaptive ocean sampling. In Proc. Int. Workshop on Underwater Robotics for Sustainable Management of Marine Ecosystems and Environmental Monitoring, pages 61–69, Genoa, Italy, November 2005.
R. Sepulchre, D. Paley, and N. E. Leonard. Graph Laplacian and Lyapunov design of collective planar motions. In Proc. Int. Symp. Nonlinear Theory and its Applications, pages 217–232, Bruges, Belgium, October 2005.
D. Paley, N. E. Leonard, and R. Sepulchre. Collective motion: Bistability and tra jectory tracking. In Proc. 43rd IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, pages 1932–1937, Paradise Island, Bahamas, December 2004.
R. Sepulchre, D. Paley, and N. Leonard. Stabilization of collective motion of self-propelled particles. In Proc. 16th Int. Symp. Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (electronic), Leuven, Belgium, July 2004. (10 pages).
E. Fiorelli, N. E. Leonard, P. Bhatta, D. Paley, R. Bachmayer, and D. M. Fratantoni. Multi-AUV control and adaptive sampling in Monterey Bay. In Proc. IEEE Autonomous Underwater Vehicles 2004: Workshop on Multiple AUV Operations, pages 134–147, Sebasco Estates, Maine, June 2004.
R. Bachmayer, N. Leonard, J. Graver, E. Fiorelli, P. Bhatta, and D. Paley. Underwater gliders: Recent developments and future applications. In Proc. IEEE Symp. Underwater Technology, pages 195–200, Tapei, Taiwan, April 2004.
R. Sepulchre, D. Paley, and N. Leonard. Collective motion and oscillator synchronization. In V. Kumar, N. Leonard, and A. S. Morse, editors, Cooperative Control: A Post-Workshop Volume 2003 Block Island Workshop on Cooperative Control, number 309 in Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences,
pages 189–228. Springer-Verlag, 2005.
Honors and Awards
Harold W. Dodds Honorific Fellowship, Princeton University
IEEE CDC Best Paper in Session Award, IEEE Control Systems Society
Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation
Gordon Y. S. Wu Fellowship, Princeton University
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, U. S. DoD
Becton Prize for Excellence in Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University
Analyst, Metron Inc., Reston, VA. Federal Division (July 1997 to October 2000)
Software Engineer, Bluefin Robotics, Cambridge, MA. (October 2000 to August 2002)
Member: AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Technical Committee
Reviewer: Automatica, IEEE Control Systems Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems, Journal of Marine Systems, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, American Control Conference, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, IFAC World Congress.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)