Anouck Renee Girard

Anouck Renee Girard

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Ph.D., Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2002
M.S., Ocean Engineering, Florida Atlantic University, 1998
Dipl. Ingenieur, Ales School of Mines, France, 1997

Anouck Girard is a vehicle dynamics and control engineer, whose interests lie in controlling advanced and increasingly autonomous vehicles operating in the space, air, ground and marine domains. These vehicles and vehicle systems exhibit complex nonlinear dynamics, and must function in uncertain environments with limited resources, while satisfying stringent constraints and counteracting the effects of disturbances. Mostly, she addresses problems of optimal decision-making, energy and information-aware trajectory optimization, and control of unusual vehicle configurations. She has co-authored the book Fundamentals of Aerospace Navigation and Guidance (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Dr. Girard has taught aircraft and spacecraft dynamics and control courses at Michigan, and has co-authored more than 200 papers on vehicle dynamics and control.

As a Fulbright scholar in 2021, Girard will carry out research on game theoretic models for vehicle routing and control, with applications to self-driving cars. Girard’s hosts in Greece will be the Technical University of Crete (TUC), and she will be teaching seminars in Chania, Crete on her research. She will leverage the unique large-scale traffic modeling expertise available at TUC to advance the modeling and control of interactive human-autonomous traffic, and make the roadways safer for all.


Scholarships for US and Greek Citizens
Educational Advising / Study in the USA

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