Andrew D. Lewis's Students

Positions available: At the present time, I am interested in acquiring a PhD student to start in September 2016. I welcome students with an applied background, but with a sincere desire and substantial ability to do mathematical research, possibly in applied areas. Look at my recent publications to see if you really think I am a good fit for you.

Here are some links of interest:
[Department graduate studies page] [Apply for graduate studies]

Current students:

  1. Kaly Zhang, PhD candidate
  2. Ahmed Shaltut, MSc Candidate
Former students:
  1. Scott Kyle (Programme Associate, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University), MASc, 2019, Control of nonholonomic mechanical systems using virtual surfaces [thesis]
  2. Julian Christopher, MSc, 2019, Nonholonomic and constrained variational methods applied to a rolling disc [thesis]
  3. Connor Boyd, MSc, 2018, Nonholonomic and variational equations of motion for mechanical systems
  4. Jonny Briggs (Mechanical Designer at Hepburn Engineering Inc.), MSc, 2016, Degeneracy of velocity constraints in rigid body systems [thesis]
  5. Curtis McDonald (PhD student, Princeton University), NSERC USRA student, summer 2016
  6. Saber Jafarpour (Postdoctoral researcher, University of California, Santa Barbara), PhD, 2016, On the role of regularity in mathematical control theory [thesis]
  7. Steven Yang (Researcher, Sunnybrook Research Institute), MSc, 2015, Linearization and stability of nonholonomic mechanical systems [thesis]
  8. Melkior Ornik (Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), MSc, 2013, Some observations on orbits of driftless bilinear systems [thesis]
  9. Pantelis Isaiah (Senior Quantitative Analyst, BMO Financial Group, 2016)
    1. MSc, 2007, Symmetries of differential equations
    2. PhD, 2012, Feedback stabilisation of locally controllable systems [thesis]
  10. Bennett Kanuka (Founder of Not-so-secret startup), Undergraduate research, summer 2011
  11. César Aguilar (Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, State University of New York, Genesco, 2016), PhD, 2010, Local controllability of affine distributions [thesis]
  12. Bahman Gharesifard (Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University, 2013), PhD, 2009, A geometric approach to energy shaping [thesis] (joint with Abdol-Reza Mansouri)
  13. Brent Pym (Assistant Professor, McGill University), NSERC USRA student, summer 2007
  14. Elsa Hansen (Research Associate, Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University), MSc, 2004, Coordinate-free derivation of the Euler-Lagrange equations and identification of global solutions via local behavior [thesis]
  15. John Chapman (Stipend instructor, University of New Brunswick, Saint John), MSc, 2003, Problems in nonholonomic mechanics
  16. Ajit Bhand (Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal, 2010)
    1. MSc, 2002, Rigid body mechanics in Galilean spacetimes [thesis]
    2. PhD, 2007, Geodesic reduction via frame bundle geometry [thesis]
  17. David Tyner (Research Associate, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, 2011)
    1. MSc, 2002, Linearization of affine connection control systems [thesis]
    2. PhD, 2007, Geometric Jacobian linearisation [thesis]
  18. A. Theo Coombs (IBM, Peoplesoft Systems Analyst), MSc, 2000, Time-optimal control of two simple mechanical systems with three degrees of freedom and two inputs [thesis]

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