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About

Background

Dr M.Tomas-Rodriguez currently works as Lecturer in Avionics at the Mathematics and Engineering Department. After graduating as Bsc. Physics and majoring in automatic Calculus in 1998 at the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) she worked as Software Analyst for a private company for two years.

She obtained her Msc Control Systems Eng. in 2001 and PhD in Control Systems in 2005 at The Sheffield University. During 2002 she collaborated with the Space Research Group at The Sheffield University and during 2003-2005 she worked in the area of control of Nonlinear Systems and Repetitive Control as Research Associate. She was a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Control and Power Group at Imperial College from 2005 to 2007.

Qualifications

MPhil Aeronautic Engineering, Imperial College London, 2007
PhD Control systems Engineering, The University of Sheffield, 2005
MSc Control systems Engineering, The University of Sheffield, 2001
BSc Physics, Complutense University, 1999

Employment

2007 - to date City University London
2005 - 2007 Imperial College London, Postdoctoral Researcher
2003 - 2005 The University of Sheffield, Research Assistant
2002 - 2003 The University of Sheffield, Research Assistant
1998 - 2000 Softek Iberica, I.I. Consultant, Meta 4
1998 I.A.C. Astrophysics Centre of Canary Islands, Summer Intern

Other appointments

2007 - to date Imperial College London, Visiting Researcher

Professional memberships

2011 New-ACE (New Academics in Control Engineering), President
2011 UK Automatic Control Council, Member of Committee, Observer, Member
2007 New-ACE (New Academics in Control Engineering), Member

Research

Her research interests include stability and control of helicopters, two-wheeled road vehicles, dynamic system modeling and control. Also she is currently pursuing further Mphil studies at the Aeronautics department at Imperial College in the field of Rotorcraft Dynamics Modelling.

Research Students

Name
Silvia Estelles-Martinez
Attendance
Jan 2016
Thesis Title
Study and suppression of vibrations in rotary-wing UAVs
Name
Ciro Moreno
Attendance
Jul 2015
Thesis Title
Dynamic analysis of alternative suspension systems for sports motorcycles
Name
Salvador Castillo-Rivera
Attendance
Mar 2015
Thesis Title
Advanced Modelling of He- licopter Nonlinear Dynamics and Aerodynam- ics

Publications

Books (3)

  1. Tomás-Rodríguez, M. and Banks, S.P. (2010). Preface. ISBN 978-1-84996-100-4.
  2. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Banks, S.P. (2010). Linear, Time-varying Approximations to Nonlinear Dynamical Systems with Applications in Control and Optimization Introduction to Nonlinear Systems. SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. ISBN 978-1-84996-100-4.
  3. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Hassan, T. (2005). Introduction to nonlinear systems. Abdel Karim Mirghani, (Ed.), Omdurman. Sudan

Chapters (17)

  1. Moreno-Ramírez, C., García-Fernández, P., de-Juan, A. and Tomas-Rodríguez, M. (2014). Interconnected suspension system on sport motorcycles. Mechanisms and Machine Science (pp. 9–16). ISBN 978-94-007-7484-1.
  2. Evangelou, S.A. and Tomas-Rodriguez, M. (2014). Motorcycle Dynamic Modes and Passive Steering Compensation. Modelling, Simulation and Control of Two-Wheeled Vehicles (pp. 221–241). ISBN 978-1-118-53639-1.
  3. Ramirez, C.M., Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Evangelou, S.A. (2012). Dynamical analysis of a duolever suspension system. Proceedings of the 2012 UKACC International Conference on Control, CONTROL 2012 (pp. 1106–1111). ISBN 978-1-4673-1560-9.
  4. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Banks, S.P. (2010). The Structure and Stability of Linear, Time-varying Systems. (pp. 29–60). SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. ISBN 978-1-84996-100-4.
  5. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Banks, S.P. (2010). Spectral Assignment in Linear, Time-varying Systems. (pp. 75–100). SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. ISBN 978-1-84996-100-4.
  6. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Banks, S.P. (2010). Sliding Mode Control for Nonlinear Systems. (pp. 123–139). SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. ISBN 978-1-84996-100-4.
  7. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Banks, S.P. (2010). Optimal Control. (pp. 101–121). SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. ISBN 978-1-84996-100-4.
  8. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Banks, S.P. (2010). Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations. (pp. 151–167). SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. ISBN 978-1-84996-100-4.
  9. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Banks, S.P. (2010). Linear Approximations to Nonlinear Dynamical Systems. (pp. 11–28). SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. ISBN 978-1-84996-100-4.
  10. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Banks, S.P. (2010). Linear Algebra. (pp. 229–237). SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. ISBN 978-1-84996-100-4.
  11. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Banks, S.P. (2010). Lie Algebras. (pp. 239–255). SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. ISBN 978-1-84996-100-4.
  12. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Banks, S.P. (2010). Lie Algebraic Methods. (pp. 169–194). SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. ISBN 978-1-84996-100-4.
  13. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Banks, S.P. (2010). Global Analysis on Manifolds. (pp. 195–217). SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. ISBN 978-1-84996-100-4.
  14. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Banks, S.P. (2010). General Spectral Theory of Nonlinear Systems. (pp. 61–74). SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. ISBN 978-1-84996-100-4.
  15. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Banks, S.P. (2010). Functional Analysis. (pp. 271–293). SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. ISBN 978-1-84996-100-4.
  16. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Banks, S.P. (2010). Fixed Point Theory and Induction. (pp. 141–150). SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. ISBN 978-1-84996-100-4.
  17. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Banks, S.P. (2010). Differential Geometry. (pp. 257–269). SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. ISBN 978-1-84996-100-4.

Conference Papers and Proceedings (17)

  1. Moreno-Ramirez, C. and Tomas-Rodriguez, M. (2014). Non linear optimization of a sport motorcycle's suspension interconnection system. .
  2. Evangelou, S.A., Limebeer, D.J.N. and Tomas-Rodriguez, M. (2010). Suppression of burst oscillations in racing motorcycles. CDC Conferences Atlanta, USA.
  3. Evangelou, S. and Tomas-Rodriguez, M. (2008). Influence of road camber on motorcycle stability. 12-14 March, St. Julians, Malta.
  4. Toma s-Rodri guez, M. and Sharp, R.S. (2007). Automated modeling of rotorcraft dynamics with special reference to autosim. 22-25 September, Scottsdale, AZ, USA.
  5. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Banks, S.P. (2006). An Iterative Approach to Pole-Placement for Nonlinear Systems. December, San Diego, USA..
  6. Tomas-Rodriguez, M., Banks, S.P. and Salamci, M.U. (2006). An Iterative Approach to Sliding mode control for nonlinear systems. December, San Diego, USA..
  7. Owens, D.H., Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Hätönen, J.J. (2006). Limiting Behaviour in Parameter Optimal Iterative Learning Control. International Conference Control 2006 September, Glasgow, Scotland.
  8. Tomas-Rodriguez, M., Navarro-Hernandez, C. and Banks, S.P. (2006). New infinite- dimensional representations of linear, time-varying systems, explicit solutions and stability. ICCC 2006 29-31 May, Czech Republic.
  9. Tomas-Rodriguez, M., Navarro-Hernande, C. and Banks, S.P. (2005). Parametric approach to optimal nonlinear control problem using orthogonal expansions. July, Prague.
  10. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Banks, S.P. (2004). Pole placement for nonlinear systems. NOLCOS 2004 September, Stuttgart, Germany.
  11. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Banks, S.P. (2004). Tecnica de iteracion para sistemas no lineales. June, Toledo University, Spain.
  12. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Banks, S.P. (2004). On a nonlinear pole placement algorithm. May, ICCS Krakow, Poland.
  13. Tomas-Rodríguez, M., Banks, S.P., Hätönen, J.J. and Alleyne, H.S.C.K. (2004). A new approach to parameter identification for nonlinear systems. .
  14. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Banks, S.P. (2003). The dynamical inverse problem for a nonlinear Schrodinger equation using boundary control. 20-22 August, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
  15. Tomas-Rodriguez, M., Owens, D.H. and Hätönen, J.J. (2003). Analysis for nonlinear systems in MIMO multi-periodic repetitive control. 15-18 May, Guelph, Canada.
  16. Tomas-Rodriguez, M., Banks, S.P., Hatonen, J.J. and Alleyn, H.S.C. (2003). New approach to nonlinear systems identification. AGU-EGS Congress April, Nice, France.
  17. Banks, S.P. and Tomas-Rodriguez, M. (2001). Optimal Control of nonlinear systems by orthogonal expansion. December, Hong Kong.

Journal Articles (23)

  1. Castillo-Rivera, S. and Tomas-Rodriguez, M. (2017). Helicopter flap/lag energy exchange study. Nonlinear Dynamics pp. 1–14. doi:10.1007/s11071-017-3422-4.
  2. Castillo-Rivera, S. and Tomas-Rodriguez, M. (2016). Helicopter nonlinear aerodynamics modelling using VehicleSim. Advances in Engineering Software, 100, pp. 252–265. doi:10.1016/j.advengsoft.2016.08.001.
  3. Estelles, S. and Tomas-Rodriguez, M. (2015). Quadrotor multibody modelling by vehiclesim: adaptive technique for oscillations in a PVA control system. Journal of Vibration and Control . doi:10.1177/1077546315619776.
  4. Revestido Herrero, E., Tomás-Rodríguez, M. and Velasco, F.J. (2015). Nonlinear iterative control of manoeuvring models for transport over water. Operations Research/ Computer Science Interfaces Series, 58, pp. 369–388. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16133-4_19.
  5. Barambones, O., Irigoyen, E. and Tomás-Rodríguez, M. (2015). Introduction to the special section "techniques of stability of fuzzy control systems". RIAI - Revista Iberoamericana de Automatica e Informatica Industrial, 12(4), pp. 432–433.
  6. Herrero, E.R., Tomás-Rodríguez, M. and Velasco, F.J. (2014). Iterative lead compensation control of nonlinear marine vessels manoeuvring models. Applied Ocean Research, 48, pp. 266–276. doi:10.1016/j.apor.2014.08.010.
  7. Estelles Martinez, S. and Tomas-Rodriguez, M. (2014). Seguimiento de trayectorias tridimensionales de un quadrotor mediante control PVA. Revista Iberoamericana de Automática e Informática Industrial, 11(1), pp. 54–67.
  8. Martínez, S.E. and Tomás-Rodríguez, M. (2014). Three-dimensional trajectory tracking of a quadrotor through PVA control. RIAI - Revista Iberoamericana de Automatica e Informatica Industrial, 11(1), pp. 54–67. doi:10.1016/j.riai.2013.11.004.
  9. Marichal, G.N., Tomás-Rodríguez, M., Hernández López, Á., Castillo-Rivera, S. and Campoy, P. (2014). Vibration reduction for vision systems on board unmanned aerial vehicles using a neuro-fuzzy controller. JVC/Journal of Vibration and Control, 20(15), pp. 2243–2253. doi:10.1177/1077546313479632.
  10. Marichal, N., Tomas-Rodriguez, M., Hernandez, A., Castillo, S. and Campoy, P. (2013). Vibration reduction for vision systems on board UAV using a neuro-fuzzy controller. Journal of Vibration and Control pp. 1–12.
  11. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Banks, S.P. (2013). An iterative approach to eigenvalue assignment for nonlinear systems. International Journal of Control, 86(5), pp. 883–892. doi:10.1080/00207179.2013.765037.
  12. Revestido, E., Tomás-Rodríguez, M. and González, F.J.V. (2013). Iterated nonlinear control of ship's manoeuvring models. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control pp. 6168–6175. doi:10.1109/CDC.2013.6760864.
  13. Marichal, N., Tomas-Rodriguez, M., Hernandez, A. and Castillo Rivera, S. (2012). Modelling and Analysis of Vibrations in a UAV Helicopter with a Vision System. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 9, p. 220.
  14. Tomas-Rodriguez, M., Evangelou, S. and Limebeer, D.J.N. (2011). Suppression of Burst Oscillations in Racing Motorcycles. ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics pp. 5578–5585.
  15. Banks, S.P. and Tomás-Rodríguez, M. (2008). From local to global control. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control pp. 4426–4430. doi:10.1109/CDC.2008.4739231.
  16. Evangelou, S., Limebeer, D.J.N. and Tomas-Rodriguez, M. (2008). Influence of Road Camber on Motorcycle Stability. Transactions of ASME, J. Appl. Mech, 75(6) .
  17. Tomas-Rodriguez, M., OWENS, D.H. and DALEY, S. (2008). Limit sets and switching strategies in parameter-optimal iterative learning control. International Journal of Control, 81, pp. 626–640.
  18. Owens, D.H., Tomas-Rodriguez, M., Hatönen, J.J. and Li, L.M. (2006). Discrete time linear optimal multi-periodic repetitive control: A benchmark tracking solution. International Journal of Control, 79(9), pp. 991–1001. doi:10.1080/00207170500507506.
  19. Owens, D.H., Tomas-Rodriguez, M., Hätönen, J.J. and Li, L. (2006). Discrete Time Optimal multiperiodic repetitive control: a benchmark tracking solution. International Journal of Control, 79, pp. 991–1001.
  20. Owens, D.H., Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Hätönen, J.J. (2006). On the properties of limit behaviour in ILC. International Journal of Automation and Computing .
  21. Tomas-Rodriguez, M., Banks, S.P., Hatonen, J.J. and Alleyne, H.S.C. (2004). New approach to nonlinear systems identification. The American Journal of Physics, Physics of Plasmas, 11(4), pp. 1300–1307.
  22. Banks, S.P. and Tomas-Rodriguez, M. (2003). Frequency Analysis of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and the Control of Vibration. Archives of Control Sciences, 13(XLIX), pp. 269–279.
  23. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Banks, S.P. (2003). Linear approximations to nonlinear dynamical systems with applications to stability and spectral theory. IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information, 20(1), pp. 89–103.

Posters (4)

  1. Tomas-Rodriguez, M., Ciro Moreno Ramirez, and Simos A. Evangelou, Efecto de una suspension Hossack en l estabilidad de motocicletas de carreras. XXXII Jornadas de Automatica,Sevilla, Spain., 2011.
  2. Tomas-Rodriguez, M., Marichal, G.N., Campoy, P., Castillo, S. and Hernandez, A. Vibraciones a partir de la simulacion de un helicoptero para el estudio de sus efectos sobre el sistema de vision. XXXII Jornadas de Automatica, Sevilla, Spain, 2011.
  3. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Evangelou, S. Motorcycle Burst Oscillation Phenomena. Workshop on Dynamics and Control of Mechanical & Aerospace Systems, Dept. of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Imperial College, London, 2009.
  4. Tomas-Rodriguez, M., Banks, S.P., Hatonen, J.J. and Alleyne, H.S.C. Spectral Theory for nonlinear systems: Applications to Plasma Dynamics. Magnetosphere Response to Solar Activity Conference,Prague, 2003.

Report

  1. Tomas-Rodriguez, M. and Hassan Ali, T. Statistical Comparison of Optimization Methods for UAV Path Planning and Collision Avoidance..

Other Activities

Editorial Activity

  1. Associated Editor to RIAI, Revista Iberoamericana de Automatizacion Industrial.

Keynote Lectures/Speeches (5)

  1. Modelado y estudio de la estabilidad de Motocicletas de Competición: relaciones con la industria. Reunión grupo de Modelado y simulación CEA. XXXIII Jornadas de Automática, Vigo, Spain. (2012).
  2. Modelado, Análisis de Estabilidad y Control para Motocicletas de Competición Marco del programa de movilidad del Master Ingeniería Informática de la UCM, Madrid. Spain.
  3. High-Performance Motorcycle unstable modes: Contributing factors and design of Steering Compensators. YAMAHA MOTOR Co, Japon. Japan
  4. Multibladed Rotor Modeling. The Sheffield University. (2006).
  5. New Academics in Control Engineering. Loughborough University (2014). Invited talk to a pre-conference workshop

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