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M. Ani Hsieh

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
Drexel University


M. Ani Hsieh is an Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics Department. She received a B.S. in Engineering and B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College in 1999 and her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. Her current work in the Scalable Autonomous System Laboratory at Drexel University focuses on bridging the gap between geophysical fluid dynamics, nonlinear dynamics and control, and distributed multi-agent robotic systems. She is a 2011 ONR Summer Faculty Fellow, the recipient of a 2012 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award, and the recipient of of 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award.

Office Hours & Contact


Office Hours (Winter 2015)
Tue 4:30-6pm in my office
Or by appointment

Mailing Address
Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics, Drexel University
3141 Chestnut St, Randell 115
Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA

By Phone
(215) 895 - 5870 (Office, but please try email first)
(215) 895 - 1481 (Dept Office)
(215) 895 - 1478 (Fax)

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Research Interests
Networked robotics, Robot swarms, Distributed control, Task allocation, Distributed assembly, Geophysical fluid dynamics, Nonlinear dynamics and control

For more information, see my lab's research page.

A full listing of my publications can be found here.

My CV.

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Winter 2015

Previous Courses at Drexel
MEM666: Advanced Dynamics, Fall 2014
MEM355: Performance Enhancement of Dynamic Systems, Spring 2014
MEM800: ST: App Autonomous Robots, Win 2014
MEM355: Performance Enhancement of Dynamic Systems, Fall 2013
MEM800: Math Fundamentals in Robotics
MEM380/800: App Autonomous Robots II
MEM380: Applied Autonomous Robots I
MEM355: Performance Enhancement of Dynamic Systems
MEM380: Mobile Robots I & II
MEM380: Fundamental Robotics I & II
MEM456/MEM800: RoboticsII/Advance Robotics
MEM455: Introduction to Robotics

Previous Courses at Swarthmore
E15/CPSC24: Fundamentals of Digital Systems
E91: Dynamics
E28/CPSC82: Mobile Robotics
E58: Control Theory

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