Izzet Kagan Erunsal



GR A2 465 (Batiment GR)
Station 2
CH-1015 Lausanne
Phone: +41 21 693 57 38
[email protected]

Short Biography

I am PhD student in EPFL-IST joint doctoral program (RBCog) and currently working at DISAL on developing a model predictive approach for robust quadrotor formation control. I am co-advised by Prof. Rodrigo Ventura from IST (Portugal). I have received my MSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU) with control systems option. My master thesis was related to the autonomous control and system identification of sea-surface vehicles. I have obtained my BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from METU. I am also holding a minor degree in Mechatronics from METU. More information about me can be found here:

Research Interests and Projects

My research interests include field robotics, multi-robot systems, optimal control strategies and aerial vehicles. My aim is to deploy multi-rotor Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) in real-world environments with a suitable formation such that they are able to carry out high-level tasks optimally and robustly with a satisfactory performance. By performing these tasks, I am paying attention to use on-board resources as much as possible. More information about my research can be found here.

Teaching and Service Activities

I participate in teaching activities for Distributed Intelligent Systems (DIS) and Signals, Instruments and Systems (SIS) courses given at DISAL.


Decentralized Nonlinear Model Predictive Control for 3D Formation of Multirotor Micro Aerial Vehicles with Relative Sensing and Estimation

I. K. Erunsal; A. Martinoli; R. Ventura 

2019-11-14. 2019 International Symposium on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems (MRS), New Brunswick, NJ, USA, August 22-23, 2019. p. 176-178. DOI : 10.1109/MRS.2019.8901098.

An approach for system identification in unmanned surface vehicles

I. K. Erünsal; K. Ahiska; M. Kumru; M. K. Leblebicioglu 

2017-12-14. 17. International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS 2017)), Jeju, South Korea, 18-21 October 2017. DOI : 10.23919/ICCAS.2017.8204440.

A survey on tactical control algorithms for path tracking unmanned surface vehicles

M. Kumru; I. K. Erunsal; K. Ahiska; M. K. Leblebicioglu 

2017-02-02. International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV), Phuket, Thailand, 13-15 November 2016. DOI : 10.1109/ICARCV.2016.7838568.