York University Autonomus Vehicles Lab

Multi-agent Autonomous Systems: Dynamics, Control and Navigation

Compared to a single agent system, multi-agent systems are more effective in various complicated team tasks due to their inherent advantages, including increased adaptability, robustness, and flexibility in a dynamic environment, mission efficiency, lower cost, and probability of success. To ensure reliable and safe operation of multi-agent systems, significant research has been done. In this webinar, Prof. Shan will introduce research on multi-agent systems recently conducted at his research group, Spacecraft Dynamics, Control and Navigation Laboratory at York University.

The webinar recording is now available

Dr. Jinjun Shan joined the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering at York University as an Assistant Professor in July 2006. He was promoted to Associate Professor in July 2011, and Full Professor in July 2016. He serves as the Chair of ESSE and Undergraduate Program Director for the Space Engineering and Space Science program at York University. Prior to his appointment in York, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) from Nov. 2003 and a Research Assistant at the Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management (MEEM), City University of Hong Kong, from Sept. 2002 to Sept. 2003. He received his B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D. degrees all from Harbin Institute of Technology, China, in 1997, 1999, and 2002, respectively. Dr. Shan was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers and JSPS Invitation Fellowship in 2012. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA and Senior Member of IEEE, and a Professional Engineer in Ontario since 2007. His current research interests are dynamics, control and navigation, smart materials and structures, multi-agent system, and orbit dynamics. He is the founding director of the Spacecraft Dynamics Control and Navigation Laboratory (SDCNLab) at York University.