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Jacopo Tani

Postdoctoral Associate

Dynamic systems modeling and control in the context of the Search for Extraterrestrial Genome Project (SETG). Previously studied the benefits of motion blur in system identification, state estimation, signal reconstruction and feedback control problems, in particular for high performance, safety-critical, optomechatronic applications.


J. Tani, S. Mishra, and J. Wen, “Motion-blur based state estimation,” Control System Technology, IEEE Transactions on, In print. DOI: 10.1109/TCST.2015.2473004.

J. Tani, S. Mishra, and J. T. Wen, “Identification of fast-rate systems using slow-rate image sensor measurements,” Mechatronics, IEEE/ASME Transactions on, vol. 19, iss. 4, pp. 1343-1351, 2014.  DOI: 10.1109/TMECH.2013.2280819

J. Tani, S. Mishra, and J. Wen, “On derivative sampling from image blur for reconstruction of band-limited signals,” in ASME 2014 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, 2014, p. V003T45A004–V003T45A014. DOI: 10.1115/DSCC2014-6180

J. Tani, S. Mishra, and J. Wen, “State estimation of fast-rate systems using slow-rate image sensors,” in American Control Conference (ACC), 2013, pp. 6193-6198.  DOI: 10.1109/ACC.2013.6580809

 J. Tani, S. Mishra, and J. Wen, “On multirate control of a fast-rate beam steering system using slow-rate image sensor feedback,” in Decision and Control (CDC), 2013 IEEE 52nd Annual Conference on, 2013, pp. 7654-7659. DOI: 10.1109/CDC.2013.6761104

J. Tani, S. Mishra, and W. J., “On the identification of fast dynamics using slow rate camera measurements,” in Decision and Control (CDC), 2012 IEEE 51st Annual Conference on, 2012, pp. 913-918. DOI: 10.1109/CDC.2012.6426364


2013-14 School of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, RPI

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MIT: 54-511 | Off-Campus: MGH: CCIB 40-A1


Ph. D., Aeronautical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY, 2015
Master course in Space Institutions and Policies, SIOI, Rome, Italy, 2010
Laurea Specialistica (M.S.), Space Engineering, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, 2009