Professor Inna Sharf
, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Expertise: unmanned aerial vehicles, robot manipulators, dynamics, control, state estimation, motion planning, space robotics, space debris removal, mechatronics
Inna Sharf is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the co-founder of the Aerospace Mechatronics Laboratory at McGill University. Her research expertise lies in dynamics and control of robotic, mechatronic and autonomous systems, and over her 20-year career in academia, Prof. Sharf has addressed numerous problems associated with the development and control of autonomous systems. Her focus in the last several years has been specifically in the areas of dynamics and control of small highly maneuverable unmanned (i.e. remotely piloted) aerial vehicles. Prof. Sharf has been involved in many collaborative projects with industry, including MDA Inc., Quanser Consulting Inc., CSA, and DRDC, four NCFRN partners, as well as academic partners in the US, Europe and Israel. These collaborations and the work of her research group resulted in numerous publications in leading conferences and journals. Prof. Sharf’s work is currently funded by NSERC and FQRNT.