Penn State Harrisburg

Abdelkader Abdessameud, Ph.D.

· Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering; Science, Engineering, and Technology


Dr. Abdelkader Abdessameud is currently an Assistant Professor at Penn State University at Harrisburg, school of science, engineering and technology (SSET). He received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Robotics and Control) at the University of Western Ontario (UWO), Canada, in 2010. Prior joining Penn State Harrisburg, he held several post-doctoral positions at the UWO and Ryerson University, Toronto, and served as a lecturer at the UWO. He was also affiliated to the University of Boumerdes, Algeria, as a full-time Instructor (Maître Assistant Chargé de Cours) and Research Assistant, for more than five years.

Research Interests

  • Position and formation control of VTOL-UAVs
  • Attitude control, estimation, and synchronization
  • Synchronization of Mechanical systems
  • Distribued consensus of multi-agent systems
  • Distributed estimation in sensor networks
  • Vision-based control of UAVs
  • Aerial manipulation
  • Teleoperation

Courses Taught

  • EE483 / EET456 Introduction to Automation and Robotics
  • EE3310L Electronic Devices (lab)

Publications and Research


  • A. Abdessameud and A. Tayebi. Motion Coordination for VTOL Unmanned Aerial vehicles. Attitude synchronization and formation control. Advances in Industrial Control series, Springer, London, 2013. ISBN 978-1-4471-5093-0.

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