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 , 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.), Studies in Computational Intelligence, Springer Verlag, pp. 351 - 391,

Xiong J; Ugrinovskii VA; Petersen IR, 2010, 'Decentralized output feedback guaranteed cost control of uncertain markovian jump large-scale systems: Local mode dependent control approach', in Efficient modeling and control of large-scale systems, 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 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,

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

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,

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,

Xue S; Zhang J; Petersen IR, 2018, 'Identification of Non-Markovian Environments for Spin Chains', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology,

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,

Yu Q; Dong D; Petersen IR; Emzir MF; Gao Q, 2018, 'Filtering for a Class of Quantum Systems With Classical Stochastic Disturbances', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology,

Kuang S; Dong D; Petersen IR, 2018, 'Lyapunov Control of Quantum Systems Based on Energy-Level Connectivity Graphs', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology,

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,

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

Santoso F; Garratt MA; Anavatti SG; Petersen I, 2018, 'Robust Hybrid Nonlinear Control Systems for the Dynamics of a Quadcopter Drone', IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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

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,

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,

Zhang W; Dong D; Petersen IR, 2017, 'Adaptive Target Scheme for Learning Control of Quantum Systems', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 26,

Chen C; Dong D; Qi B; Petersen IR; Rabitz H, 2017, 'Quantum Ensemble Classification: A Sampling-Based Learning Control Approach', IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, vol. 28, pp. 1345 - 1359,

Zhang W; Dong D; Petersen IR; Rabitz HA, 2017, 'Robust control of photoassociation of slow O + H collision', Chemical Physics, vol. 483-484, pp. 149 - 155,

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

Petersen IR, 2017, 'A Survey of Riccati Equation Results in Negative Imaginary Systems Theory and Quantum Control Theory', IFAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 50, pp. 9561 - 9566,

Petersen IR, 2017, 'Time averaged consensus in a direct coupled coherent quantum observer network', Control Theory and Technology, vol. 15, pp. 163 - 176,

Petersen IR; Huntington EH, 2017, 'A Direct Coupling Coherent Quantum Observer for a Qubit, including Observer Measurements', IFAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 50, pp. 4968 - 4972,

Ghallab AG; Mabrok MA; Petersen IR, 2017, 'Lyapunov-based Stability of Feedback Interconnections of Negative Imaginary Systems', IFAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 50, pp. 3424 - 3428,

Gupta TD; Habibullah H; Pota HR; Petersen IR, 2017, 'Data Driven Controller Design for Positioning Control of an AFM Scanner', IFAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 50, pp. 10889 - 10894,

Th. Nguyen K; Habibullah H; Pota HR; Hattori HT; Petersen IR, 2017, 'A Negative Imaginary Theory-based Controller Synthesis for Vibration Control of a Piezoelectric Tube Scanner', IFAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 50, pp. 3202 - 3207,

Pan Y; Dong D; Petersen IR, 2017, 'Dark Modes of Quantum Linear Systems', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 62, pp. 4180 - 4186,

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,

Roy S; Berry DW; Petersen IR; Huntington EH, 2017, 'Robust guaranteed-cost adaptive quantum phase estimation', Physical Review A, vol. 95,

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

Roy S; Petersen IR; Huntington EH, 2017, 'Coherent-classical estimation for linear quantum systems', Automatica, vol. 82, pp. 109 - 117,

Emzir MF; Woolley MJ; Petersen IR, 2017, 'A quantum extended Kalman filter', Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, vol. 50,

Shu CC; Yuan KJ; Dong D; Petersen IR; Bandrauk AD, 2017, 'Identifying Strong-Field Effects in Indirect Photofragmentation Reactions', Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, vol. 8, pp. 1 - 6,

Shi G; Fu S; Petersen IR, 2017, 'Consensus of Quantum Networks with Directed Interactions: Fixed and Switching Structures', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 62, pp. 2014 - 2019,

Xiang C; Petersen IR; Dong D, 2017, 'Coherent robust H control of linear quantum systems with uncertainties in the Hamiltonian and coupling operators', Automatica, vol. 81, pp. 8 - 21,

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