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Imraan Faruque

Imraan Faruque


Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering
University of Maryland, 2011

M.S., Aerospace Engineering

University of Maryland, 2010


B.S., Aerospace Engineering
Virginia Tech, 2006

Research Interests

  • Biologically-Inspired Flight Control
  • Engineered Aerial Autonomy
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Sensing and Feedback for Autonomy
  • Human/Autonomy Interaction

Awards and Recognition

  • ONR Young Investigator Award, 2019
  • AIAA Hal Andrews Young Engineer/Scientist of the Year Award 2017
  • Best in Session, Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference 2012
  • Best in Session, American Control Conference 2010
  • Second in Session, Graduate Research Interaction Day at University of Maryland 2010
  • Best in Session, Graduate Research Interaction Day at University of Maryland 2009
  • 1st Place, International Aerial Robotics Championship, 2005

Professional Memberships

  • FAA Integration Pilot Program Choctaw Nation
  • AIAA,
  • ASME,
  • AUVSI,
  • SICB,
  • EAA,
  • AOPA

Recent Publications

  • U. Saxena, M. Dorothy, and I. A. Faruque, “Gust-Aware Flight Control Through DisturbanceGramian Analysis,”AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, Submitted.
  • M. A. Billah and I. A. Faruque, “Bio-Inspired Visuomotor Feedback in a Multi-Agent Group/SwarmContext,”IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2020.
  • I. A. Faruque, F. D. Muijres, K. MacFarlane, A. Kehlenbeck, and J. S. Humbert, “Identificationof Optimal Feedback Control Rules from Micro-Quadrotor and Insect Flight Trajectories,”BiologicalCybernetics, pp. 1–15, 2018.
  • U. Saxena and I. A. Faruque, “A Theoretical Model for the Gust Performance of Closed LoopFlight Control,”Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 40, no. 11, pp. 2971–2975, 2017.
  • K. MacFarlane, I. A. Faruque, and J. S. Humbert, “Power Regulation of Kinematic Control Inputsfor Forward Flying Drosophila,”Acta Mechanica Sinica, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 809–818, 2015.
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