Hossein Rastgoftar

Assistant Research Scientist
Aerospace Engineering

2022 FXB – hosseinr@umich.edu

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About Hossein

Hossein Rastgoftar is currently an assistant research scientist in the Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Michigan. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan Autonomous and Aerospace Systems Laboratory, directed by Professor Atkins, from 2015-2017.  He has received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University in 2015. Hossein has two MS degrees (one in Mechanical Systems and the other in Solid Mechanics) and a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering-Thermo-Fluids.

Hossein is currently collaborating with Professor Ella M. Atkins on cooperative aerial payload transport by autonomous Multi-UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) System (MUS) as an application for MAS continuum deformation. The project goal is to manage a cooperative MUS transport mission through task-level autonomy given a fixed set of MUS leaders and followers. An underlying cooperative control strategy motivated by continuum deformation will enhance the resilience, scalability, and safety of the transport mission.

Research Interests

  • Dynamics and Control
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Large-Scale Robotics
  • Sensor Fusion and State Estimation
  • Aerial Robotics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Mechanics

Recent Publications

Book:

Journal Papers:

  • Hossein Rastgoftar and Ella M. Atkins, 2017, “A Graph-Theoretic Based Technique for Analyzing Conduction Problems,” Springer Journal of Engineering Mathematics, DOI: 10.1109/TASE.2016.2547885.
  •  Hossein Rastgoftar, Harry G. Kwatny, and Ella M. Atkins, 2016, “Asymptotic Tracking and Robustness of MAS Transitions under a New Communication Topology,” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering , Volume: PP, Issue: 99.  DOI: 10.1109/TASE.2016.2547885
  • Hossein Rastgoftar and Suhada Jayasuriya,  2015, “Swarm Motion as Particles of a Continuum with Communication Delays,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and ControlVolume: 1337.  Doi: 10.1115/1.4030757
  • Hossein Rastgoftar and Suhada Jayasuriya, 2014, “Evolution of Multi-Agent Systems as Continua,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and Control Volume: 136, Issue: 4. Doi: 10.1115/1.4026659
  • Hossein Rastgoftar and Suhada Jayasuriya, 2014, “An Alignment Strategy for Evolution of Multi-Agent Systems,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and Control Volume: 137, Issue: 2. Doi: 10.1115/1.4028147
  • Hossein Rastgoftar, M. Eghtesad and A. Khayatian, “Boundary Control of Temperature Distribution in a Spherical Shell With Spatially Varying Parameters,” ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Volume: 134, Issue: 1. Doi: 10.1115/1.1636199
  • Hossein Rastgoftar, M. Eghtesad and A. Khayatian, “Boundary Control of Temperature Distribution in a Rectangular Functionally Graded Material Plate,” ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Volume: 133, Issue: 2. Doi: 10.1115/1.4002437
  • Hossein Rastgoftar, M. Eghtesad and A. Khayatian, “Boundary Control of Large Amplitude Vibration of Anisotropic Composite Laminated Plates,” ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Volume: 132, Issue: 6. Doi:10.1115/1.4000984

Selected Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers:

  • Mia Stevens, Hossein Rastgoftar, and Ella M. Atkins, 2017, ”Specification and evaluation of Geofence Boundary Violation Detection Algorithms”International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Miami, FL, USA.2017
  • Hossein Rastgoftar, Ehsan Taheri, Amir H. Ghasemi, Ella M. Atkins, and Anouk Girard, 2017, “Continuum Deformation of a Multi-Quadcopter System in a payload Delivery Mission,” IFAC World Congress, Toulouse, France.
  • Hossein Rastgoftar and Ella M. Atkins, 2017, “Long-Duration Mission Planning Given Limited Sensory Information,” American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, USA.
  • Hossein Rastgoftar, Xiangyu Ni, and Ella M. Atkins, 2017,“Nonlinear System Finite-Time Output Reachability for Flight Control given Uncertain Airspeed,” AIAA SCITECH forum Gaylord Texas, Grapevine, Texas, USA.
  • Hossein Rastgoftar, 2016, Xiangyu Ni and Ella M. Atkins,” Autonomous Collision Avoidance as a Markov Decision Process” ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
  • Hossein Rastgoftar and Ella M. Atkins, 2016,” Deployment of an Arbitrary Distribution of a Multi-Agent System with Finite-Size on a Desired Formation” ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
  • Hossein Rastgoftar and Suhada Jayasuriya, 2014, “Continuum Evolution of Multi-Agent Systems under a Polyhedral Communication Topology,” American Control Conference, Portland, Oregon, USA.
  • Matthew Michini, Hossein Rastgoftar, M. Ani Hsieh and Suhada Jayasuriya, 2014, “Distributed Formation Control for Collaborative Tracking of Manifolds in Flows,” American Control Conference, Portland, Oregon, USA.
  • Hossein Rastgoftar and Suhada Jayasuriya, 2014, “Alignment as Biological Inspiration for Control of Multi-Agent Systems,” 2014 ASME Dynamic System and Control Conference, San-Antonio, Texas, USA.
  • Hossein Rastgoftar and Suhada Jayasuriya, 2014, “Evolution of Multi-Agent Systems under a New Communication Topology,” ASME Dynamic System and Control Conference, San-Antonio, Texas, USA.
  • Hossein Rastgoftar and Suhada Jayasuriya, 2013, “Preserving Stability under Communication Delays in Multi-Agent Systems,” ASME Dynamic System and Control Conference, Palo Alto, California, USA.
  • Hossein Rastgoftar and Suhada Jayasuriya, 2013, “Multi-Agent Deployment based on Homogeneous Maps and a Special Inter-Agent Communication Protocol,” 6th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Hangzhou, China.
  • Hossein Rastgoftar and Suhada Jayasuriya, 2013, “Distributed Control of Swarm Motions as Continua using Homogeneous Maps and Agent Triangulation,” European Control Conference, Zurich, Switzerland.