Scientia Professor Ian Petersen

Visiting Professorial Fellow
School of Engineering and Information Technology
+61 2 6268 8443


Building 16 Room 222
School of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA


Ian Petersen is a Professor in the ADFA School of Engineering and Information Technology.

Research Experience
Quantum Robust, Nonlinear and Stochastic Control Theory

Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Fellow, Institution of Engineers Australia, Chartered Professional Engineer
Member, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics


Ouyang H; Petersen I; Ugrinovskii V, 2014, H-infinity Methods for Control and State Estimation of Nonlinear Systems, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing,

Petersen IR; Ugrinovskii V; Savkin AV, 2000, Robust control design using H-infinity methods, Original, Springer-Verlag London Limited 2000, UK

Petersen IR; Savkin AV, 1999, Robust Kalman Filtering for Signals and Systems with Large Uncertainties, Original, Birkhauser Verlag, Boston, USA

Book Chapters

Petersen IR, 2018, 'Networked quantum systems', in Systems and Control: Foundations and Applications, pp. 583 - 618,

Das SK; Pota HR; Petersen IR, 2015, 'Advanced vibration control of atomic force microscope scanner', in Handbook of Research on Advanced Intelligent Control Engineering and Automation, pp. 84 - 106,

Das SK; Pota HR; Petersen IR, 2015, 'Intelligent tracking control system for fast image scanning of atomic force microscopes', in Azar A; Vaidyanathan S (ed.), Chaos Modeling and Control Systems Design, Springer Verlag, pp. 351 - 391,

Xiong J; Ugrinovskii V; Petersen IR, 2010, 'Decentralized Output Feedback Guaranteed Cost Control of Uncertain Markovian Jump Large-scale Systems: Local Mode Dependent Control Approach', in Mohammadpour M; Grigoriadis K (ed.), Efficient Modeling and Control of Large-Scale Systems, Springer, New York, pp. 167 - 196,

Savkin AV; Petersen IR, 1996, 'Structured dissipativity and absolute stability of nonlinear systems', in Robust control via variable structure and Lyapunov techniques, edn. Original, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 287 - 307

Journal articles

Tran VP; Garratt MA; Petersen IR, 2020, 'Switching formation strategy with the directed dynamic topology for collision avoidance of a multi-robot system in uncertain environments', IET Control Theory and Applications, vol. 14, pp. 2948 - 2959,

Wang Y; Dong D; Sone A; Petersen IR; Yonezawa H; Cappellaro P, 2020, 'Quantum Hamiltonian Identifiability via a Similarity Transformation Approach and beyond', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 65, pp. 4632 - 4647,

Dannatt J; Petersen IR; Lanzon A, 2020, 'Strictly negative imaginary state feedback control with a prescribed degree of stability', Automatica, vol. 119,

Gao Q; Dong D; Petersen IR; Ding SX, 2020, 'Design of a Quantum Projection Filter', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 65, pp. 3693 - 3700,

Santoso F; Garratt MA; Anavatti SG; Petersen I, 2020, 'Robust Hybrid Nonlinear Control Systems for the Dynamics of a Quadcopter Drone', IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, vol. 50, pp. 3059 - 3071,

Zhang G; Petersen IR; Li J, 2020, 'Structural Characterization of Linear Quantum Systems with Application to Back-Action Evading Measurement', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 65, pp. 3157 - 3163,

Xiang C; Petersen IR; Dong D, 2020, 'Static and dynamic coherent robust control for a class of uncertain quantum systems', Systems and Control Letters, vol. 141,

Qi H; Mu B; Petersen IR; Shi G, 2020, 'Measurement-induced Boolean dynamics and controllability for closed quantum networks', Automatica, vol. 114,

Mu B; Qi H; Petersen IR; Shi G, 2020, 'Quantum tomography by regularized linear regressions', Automatica, vol. 114,

Gao Q; Zhang G; Petersen IR, 2020, 'An improved quantum projection filter', Automatica, vol. 112,

Tran VP; Garratt M; Petersen IR, 2020, 'Switching time-invariant formation control of a collaborative multi-agent system using negative imaginary systems theory', Control Engineering Practice, vol. 95,

Emzir MF; Petersen IR; Woolley MJ, 2020, 'Convergence to pure steady states of linear quantum systems', Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, vol. 53,

Tran VP; Santoso F; Garratt M; Petersen IR, 2020, 'Distributed Formation Control Using Fuzzy Self-Tuning of Strictly Negative Imaginary Consensus Controllers in Aerial Robotics', IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, pp. 1 - 1,

Xue S; Zhang J; Petersen IR, 2019, 'Identification of Non-Markovian Environments for Spin Chains', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 27, pp. 2574 - 2580,

Yu Q; Dong D; Petersen I; Emzir M; Gao Q, 2019, 'Filtering for a Class of Quantum Systems with Classical Stochastic Disturbances', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 27, pp. 2774 - 2780,

Kuang S; Dong D; Petersen IR, 2019, 'Lyapunov Control of Quantum Systems Based on Energy-Level Connectivity Graphs', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 27, pp. 2315 - 2329,

Vladimirov IG; Petersen IR; James MR, 2019, 'Parametric randomization, complex symplectic factorizations, and quadratic-exponential functionals for Gaussian quantum states', Infinite Dimensional Analysis, Quantum Probability and Related Topics, vol. 22,

Tran PV; Santoso F; Garratt M; Petersen I, 2019, 'Adaptive Second Order Strictly Negative Imaginary Controllers Based on the Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Self-Tuning Systems For a Hovering Quadrotor with Uncertainties', IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics,

Liu Y; Dong D; Petersen IR; Yonezawa H, 2019, 'Filter-based feedback control for a class of markovian open quantum systems', IEEE Control Systems Letters, vol. 3, pp. 565 - 570,

Habibullah H; Pota HR; Petersen IR, 2019, 'A robust control approach for high-speed nanopositioning applications', Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical, vol. 292, pp. 137 - 148,

Wu L; Pota HR; Petersen IR, 2019, 'Synchronization Conditions for a Multirate Kuramoto Network with an Arbitrary Topology and Nonidentical Oscillators', IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, vol. 49, pp. 2242 - 2254,

Gao Q; Dong D; Petersen IR; Ding SX, 2019, 'Design of a Discrete-Time Fault-Tolerant Quantum Filter and Fault Detector.', IEEE Trans Cybern,

Wang Y; Yin Q; Dong D; Qi B; Petersen IR; Hou Z; Yonezawa H; Xiang GY, 2019, 'Quantum gate identification: Error analysis, numerical results and optical experiment', Automatica, vol. 101, pp. 269 - 279,

Kang S; Wang J; Li G; Shan J; Petersen IR, 2018, 'Optimal Cooperative Guidance Law for Salvo Attack: An MPC-Based Consensus Perspective', IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 54, pp. 2397 - 2410,

Emzir MF; Woolley MJ; Petersen IR, 2018, 'On physical realizability of nonlinear quantum stochastic differential equations', Automatica, vol. 95, pp. 254 - 265,

Petersen IR; Reza Moheimani SO, 2018, 'Special issue on recent emerging technologies in atomic force microscopy', Asian Journal of Control, vol. 20, pp. 1315 - 1316,

Rana MS; Pota HR; Petersen IR, 2018, 'A Survey of Methods Used to Control Piezoelectric Tube Scanners in High-Speed AFM Imaging', Asian Journal of Control, vol. 20, pp. 1379 - 1399,

Habibullah H; Pota HR; Petersen IR, 2018, 'A Novel Application of Minimax LQG Control Technique for High-speed Spiral Imaging', Asian Journal of Control, vol. 20, pp. 1400 - 1412,

Wang Y; Dong D; Qi B; Zhang J; Petersen IR; Yonezawa H, 2018, 'A Quantum Hamiltonian Identification Algorithm: Computational Complexity and Error Analysis', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 63, pp. 1388 - 1403,

Khong SZ; Petersen IR; Rantzer A, 2018, 'Robust stability conditions for feedback interconnections of distributed-parameter negative imaginary systems', Automatica, vol. 90, pp. 310 - 316,

Ma S; Woolley MJ; Petersen IR; Yamamoto N, 2018, 'Cascade and locally dissipative realizations of linear quantum systems for pure Gaussian state covariance assignment', Automatica, vol. 90, pp. 263 - 270,

Grivopoulos S; Petersen IR, 2018, 'Bilinear Hamiltonian interactions between linear quantum systems via feedback', Automatica, vol. 89, pp. 103 - 110,

Zhang G; Grivopoulos S; Petersen IR; Gough JE, 2018, 'The Kalman Decomposition for Linear Quantum Systems', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 63, pp. 331 - 346,

Vladimirov IG; Petersen IR; James MR, 2018, 'Multi-point Gaussian States, Quadratic–Exponential Cost Functionals, and Large Deviations Estimates for Linear Quantum Stochastic Systems', Applied Mathematics and Optimization,

Shen T; Petersen IR, 2018, 'An ultimate state bound for a class of linear systems with delay', Automatica, vol. 87, pp. 447 - 449,

Sichani AK; Petersen IR, 2018, 'A modified frequency domain condition for the physical realizability of linear quantum stochastic systems', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 63, pp. 277 - 282,

Fu S; Shi G; Petersen IR; James MR, 2017, 'Entropy Evolution in Consensus Networks', Scientific Reports, vol. 7,

Sichani AK; Vladimirov IG; Petersen IR, 2017, 'A numerical approach to optimal coherent quantum LQG controller design using gradient descent', Automatica, vol. 85, pp. 314 - 326,

Sichani AK; Petersen IR, 2017, 'Quantum linear coherent controller synthesis: A linear fractional representation approach', Automatica, vol. 85, pp. 264 - 271,

Maalouf AI; Petersen IR, 2017, 'Finite horizon H control for a class of sampled-data linear quantum systems', International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, vol. 27, pp. 2292 - 2302,

Petersen IR, 2017, 'Quantum Popov robust stability analysis of an optical cavity containing a saturated Kerr medium', Quantum Science and Technology, vol. 2,

Xue S; Hush MR; Petersen IR, 2017, 'Feedback Tracking Control of Non-Markovian Quantum Systems', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 25, pp. 1552 - 1563,

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