Doctoral Candidate

Alex Andrien


Alex Andriën is a PhD Candidate at the Control Systems Technology (CST) group of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) under the supervision of Duarte Antunes and Maurice Heemels. He is investigating new control and sensor fusion algorithms for robotics, and applying them on experimental (quadcopter) environments. These algorithms are based on classical modelling insights, such as Model Predictive Control (MPC) and Markov systems, as well as modern learning algorithms including Iterative Learning Control (ILC) and Reinforcement Learning (RL). He has been a coach in the High Tech Systems (HTS) track of the Honors Academy for several years and has supervised several Bachelors' and Masters' final projects as well as internships. He recently got awarded the course certificate of the Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC), by completing a course program of 27 ECTS worth of PhD level courses on control related topics.

The field of robotics provides a challenge due to the high variety of environments, requiring a combination of learning in order to adapt and control to ensure safe and stable behavior.


A.R.P. (Alex) Andriën received the M.Sc. degree (with great appreciation) in Systems and Control in 2016 at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in the Control Systems Technology group within the department of Mechanical Engineering at the TU/e. His current research interests include reinforcement and machine learning, control systems, robotics and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). At present, he is working on the ‘Drone Safety Cluster’ project, focusing on the connection between robotics and learning in the fields of control and sensor fusion.

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