Background and activities
Marialena Vagia (BSc.2005, Ph.D. 2009) is currently a Research Scientist at SINTEF Applied Cybernetics (80%) and a Post Doctoral Researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Dept. of Cybernetics (20%) working in the area of robotics, autonomy and nanopositioning systems respectively. Previously she has has been awarded with numerous research scholarshipslike the one funded by the ERCIM Marie Curie Network (2011-2012) completed at NTNU, the Post Doctoral scholarship from "Greek State Scholarships Foundation" (IKY) (2010-2011) completed at University of Patras, and she was also awarded with the "Post Doctoral Researchers Scholarships" funded by the European Union and General Secretariat Research and Technology, Greece (acceptance rate 200/2500). In the past, she has also served as an Adjunct Lecturer in Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept. University of Patras, Greece (2011). Her research interests include but are not limited to: Robust and Nonlinear Control, Switching Control, Electostatic Micro Actuators, Micro-Cantilever Beams, Nano Structures, Micro Piezo Actuators, nanopositioners, robotic manipulators. She has published 10 journal papers and 20 Conference papers and has received the Best Student Paper Award in IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, 2007. She has also served as an editor of the book "PID Controller Design Approaches - Theory and Application Tuning two Frontier Areas" and as a reviewer in many international Conferences and Journals.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2020) A taxonomy for autonomy in industrial autonomous mobile robots including autonomous merchant ships. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. vol. 929.
- (2019) AJA method and AJA Canvas as a Design Tool for marine Autonomous Operations with a test case scenario: the detection, inspection and tracking of a waste-water plume. Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS). vol. 1357 (1).
- (2019) A taxonomy for autonomous vehicles for different transportation modes. Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS). vol. 1357 (1).
- (2017) Canvas as a Design Tool for Autonomous Operations: : With application to net inspection of a sea based fish farm using an underwater vehicle. OCEANS.
- (2017) Viscoelastic properties of cells: Modeling and identification by atomic force microscopy. Mechatronics (Oxford).
- (2016) Cell Mechanics Modeling and Identification by Atomic Force Microscopy. IFAC-PapersOnLine. vol. 49 (21).
- (2016) Nonlinear Tracking Control Scheme for a Nanopositioner. Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED).
- (2016) A literature review on the levels of automation during the years. What are the different taxonomies that have been proposed?. Applied Ergonomics. vol. 53.
- (2015) SEATONOMY Design, development and validation of marine autonomous systems and operations. OCEANS.
- (2015) Autonomous Job Analysis: A Method for Design of Autonomous Marine Operations. OCEANS.
- (2015) A literature review on the levels of automation during the years. What are the different taxonomies that have been proposed?. Applied Ergonomics. vol. 53 (Part A).
- (2013) Damping and Tracking Control Schemes for Nanopositioning. IEEE/ASME transactions on mechatronics. vol. 19 (2).
- (2013) Fixed-Structure, Low-Order Damping and Tracking Control Schemes for Nanopositioning. Elsevier IFAC Publications / IFAC Proceedings series.
- (2013) How to extend the travel range of a nanobeam with a robust adaptive control scheme: A dynamic surface design approach. ISA transactions. vol. 52 (1).
- (2013) Design of a nonlinear damping control scheme for nanopositioning. IEEE ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics.
- (2012) A frequency independent approximation and a sliding mode control scheme for a system of a micro cantilever beam. ISA transactions. vol. 51 (2).
- (2012) On the design of a Robust Adaptive Tracking Control Scheme for a Nano-Cantilever Beam. American Control Conference (ACC).