DR. Taeyoung Lee

Education

Professional Experience

    Associate Professor Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    The George Washington University
    Aug 2015-present
    Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    The George Washington University
    Aug 2011-Jul 2015
    Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Florida Institute of Technology
    Aug 2008-Aug 2011
    Military Service Second lieutenant, Tactical Control Officer
    The 3rd Air Defense Artillery Division, Republic of Korea Air Force

    2001-2004

Research Grants

    Office of Naval Research Grant #N00014-15-1-2043 (co-PI) 2015-2018
         Analysis of Ship Air Wakes
    Naval Research Laboratory Contract #N00173-14-F-0584 (PI) 2015-2017
         Collaborative Autonomous Aerial Exploration
    NSF CMMI Control Systems #1335008 (PI) 2013-2017
         Stochastic Motion Planning and Estimation with Non-Gaussian Uncertainty Distributions on a Lie Group
    NSF CNS Major Research Instrumentation #1337722 (co-PI) 2013-2017
         Development of Large-Scale Dense Scene Capture and Tracking Instrument
    NSF CMMI Dynamic Systems #1029551 (PI) 2010-2014
         Computational Geometric Uncertainty Propagation for Hamiltonian Systems on a Lie Group
    GWU Institute for Biomedical Engineering Interdisciplinary Research Grant (PI) 2011-2012
         Optimal Control of Anti-Tachycardia Pacing Therapy
    Faculty Professional Development Grant, Florida Institute of Technology (PI) 2010
         Development of an Autonomous Quadrotor UAV for Educational Research

Honors & Awards

    Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque NM 2013
          Vision-Based Spacecraft Formation Control and Estimation Network
    Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque NM 2012
          Vision-Based Spacecraft Relative Attitude Control and Estimation
    Best Student Course Evaluation, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology 2010
    Distinguished Dissertation Award, honorable mention, College of Engineering, University of Michigan 2009
    Distinguished Achievement Award, University of Michigan 2008
    Ivor K. McIvor Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan 2008
    SIAM Conference on Computational Science & Engineering, BGCE Student Paper Prize, finalist 2007
    Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan 2006-2007
    Rackham International Students Fellowship, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan 2006
    Rackham Travel Grant, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan Feb. 2006, Aug. 2006
    International Scholarship, Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development, Korea 2004

Invited Talks

Editorial Services

    Committee Member: Technical Program Committee
    2016 American Control Conference
    Oct 2014-Jul 2016
    Committee Member: Program Committee
    2015 IMA Conference on Mathematics on Robotics
    Oct 2014-Sep 2015
    Associate Editor: Conference Editorial Board, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
    2015, 2016, 2017 IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation
    Dec 2014-present
    Associate Editor: Conference Editorial Board, IEEE Control System Society
    2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 American Control Conference
    2014, 2015, 2016, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
    Jun 2013-present
    Associate Editor: Journal on Automation and Control Engineering< Jun 2013-

Conference Organization and Service

    Committee Member: Local Arrangement Committee, Conference Organization Board
    Regular Session at American Control Conference
    Jun 2013
    Organizer, Chair: Geometric Control on Nonlinear Manifolds
    Invited Session at IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
    Dec 2010
    Organizer, Chair: Synergies and Interplay of Nonlinear Dynamics and Control
    Symposium honor of Dr. Harris McClamroch, University of Michigan
    "Harris Fest [Conference Report]," IEEE Control System Magazine, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 81-83, 2010. doi:10.1109/MCS.2010.937816
    May 2010

Professional Service & Review

    Review Panelist: National Science Foundation (NSF), National Robotics Initiative (NRI) 2013
    Reviewer: National Science Foundation (NSF); IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control; IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology; IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks; IEEE Transaction on Plasma Science; IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics; IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine; SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization; ASME Journal of Dynamics, Measurements, and Control; AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics; International Journal of Aerospace Engineering; International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing; International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems; International Journal of Control; International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems; International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control; Asian Journal of Control; Acta Astronautica; Aerospace Science & Technology; Automatica; Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy; The Astronomical Journal; Control Engineering Practice; Computer Physics Communications; Chinese Journal of Aeronautics; The Astronomical Journal; Journal of Aerospace Engineering; Journal of Nonlinear Science; Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Aerospace Technology; Robotica; Symmetry, Integrability and Geometry: Methods and Applications; Systems and Control Letters; IEEE Conference on Decision and Control; IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control; IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation; IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems; AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference; American Control Conference; Applied Mathematical Modelling; European Control Conference; International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems; IMA Conference on Mathematics of Robotics\\
    Assessment Coordinator: University coordinator for Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation
    Judge: SEAS Research and Development Showcase 2013, 2014
    Judge: SSPI Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter Scholarship Competition Apr 2012

University Service

    Committee Member: Research Committee, Faculty Senate, GWU 2013-2014
    Committee Member: Graduate Curriculum Committee, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, GWU 2013-present
    Faculty Secretary: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, GWU 2012-2013

Award by Supervised Students

    Student Travel Award: (Evan Kaufman, Shankar Kulumani), American Control Conference 2016
    1st Place - Experimental Research: (Shankar Kulumani, Christopher Poole), Geometric adaptive control of attitude dynamics on SO(3)
    SEAS R&D Showcase, George Washington University
    2016
    Heatherington Family Scholarship: (Shankar Kulumani) 2016
    Most Innovative/Creative Project Award: (Shankar Kulumani), Systematic design of optimal low-thrust orbital transfers in the three-body problem
    The 5th Annual Student Competition, Society for Satellite Professional Internationals (SSPI)
    2015
    Second Prize: (John Dougherty), Laser-based onboard sensing and estimation for precise landing of a quadrotor UAV on an inclined surface
    AIAA Region I Student Conference
    2014
    Second Prize: (Tse-Huai Wu), Vision-based spacecraft attitude formation control
    GWU Research Day
    2014
    Student Travel Award: (Farhad Goodarzi), American Control Conference 2014
    Student Travel Award: (John Dougherty), American Control Conference 2014
    Third Place Prize: (Tse-Huai Wu), Vision-Based Spacecraft Formation Control and Estimation Network
    The 3rd Annual Student Competition, Society for Satellite Professional Internationals (SSPI)
    2013
    SUPER Fellowship: (Kiren Caldwell), Spacecraft Formation Control Testbed with Free-Floating Aerial Vehicles
    Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research, The George Washington University
    2013

    Mentoring Experience

      Postdoctoral Scientist Dr. Kuya Takami: Autonomous aerial exploration 2016-present
      Dr. Daewon Lee: Adaptive control of autonomous load transportation 2012-2014
      Graduate Students Evan Kaufman (Ph.D): Autonomous aerial exploration 2012-present
      Shankar Kulumani (Ph.D): Low-thrust optimal orbital transfer 2014-present
      Mahdis Bisheban (Ph.D): Geometric control of quadrotor UAV under winds 2015-present
      Kalpesh Patil (MS): Telemetry system for ship air wakes 2015-present
      Kanishke Gamagedar (MS): Telemetry system for ship air wakes 2016-present
      Former Students Farhad Goodarzi (Ph.D): Geometric control of quadrotor UAV 2011-2015
      Tse-Huai Wu (Ph.D): Vision-based spacecraft formation control 2013-2015
      Kiren Caldwell (MS): Autonomous flight of quadrotor via DGPS 2014-2015
      John A. Dougherty (MS): Vision-based control of quadrotor UAV 2013-2014
      Tse-Huai Wu (MS): Vision-based spacecraft formation control 2011-2013
      Undergraduate Students Chris Poole : Development of multirotor UAV 2015-present
      Kiren Caldwell : Development of user interface for UAV control 2013-2014
      Ryan Mossbarger: Development of thrust stand 2012-2013
      John Dougherty: Development of i2c interface circuit board 2012-2013

      Teaching Experience

        Average student evaluation : 4.8/5.0

        MAE3145: Orbital Mechanics and Space Dynamics
        MAE6292: Special Topic: Applied Nonlinear Control
        MAE6292: Special Topic: Optimal Control and Estimation
        MAE6277: Spacecraft Attitude Control
        MAE6246: Electromechanical Control Systems
        Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The George Washington University

        Fall 2011-2016
        Spring 2012, 2014, 2016
        Spring 2015
        Spring 2013, 2017
        Spring 2013, Fall 2013-2016
        MAE5690: Special Topic: Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
        MAE5690: Special Topic: Nonlinear Systems
        MAE4600: Engineering Astrodynamics
        MAE4242: Aircraft Stability and Control
        MAE4014: Control Systems
        MAE2082: Dynamics
        Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology

        Spring 2011
        Fall 2010
        Fall 2009
        Fall 2008-2010
        Spring 2009-2011
        Spring 2010

      Outreach

        Introduction to Control System Engineering
        Workshop for Robotics Group at Bell Multicultural High School, DC
        May 2015
        Introduction to Control System Engineering
        Workshop for Robotics Group at Bell Multicultural High School, DC
        May 2014
        Introduction to Control System Engineering
        Engineering Summer Camp for K-12 Students, Florida Institute of Technology
        Jul 2010