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. Julian Christopher, MSc candidate
Former students:
  1. Jonny Briggs, MSc, 2016, Degeneracy of velocity constraints in rigid body systems [thesis]
  2. Saber Jafarpour, PhD, 2016, On the role of regularity in mathematical control theory [thesis]
  3. Steven Yang (Researcher, Sunnybrook Research Institute), MSc, 2015, Linearization and stability of nonholonomic mechanical systems [thesis]
  4. Melkior Ornik (Graduate student, The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Toronto), MSc, 2013, Some observations on orbits of driftless bilinear systems [thesis]
  5. Pantelis Isaiah
    1. MSc, 2007, Symmetries of differential equations
    2. PhD, 2012, Feedback stabilisation of locally controllable systems [thesis]
  6. Bennett Kanuka (Data Scientist, Lixar IT), Undergraduate research, summer 2011
  7. César Aguilar (Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, California State University, Bakersfield, 2013), PhD, 2010, Local controllability of affine distributions [thesis]
  8. 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)
  9. Brent Pym (Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Oxford), NSERC USRA student, summer 2007
  10. 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]
  11. John Chapman, MSc, 2003, Problems in nonholonomic mechanics
  12. Ajit Bhand (Assistant 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]
  13. David Tyner (Researcher, 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]
  14. 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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