Anouck Girard



3012 François-Xavier Bagnoud Aerospace Building
1320 Beal Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2140

Additional Title(s)

Undergraduate Program Chair, Aerospace Engineering

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University of California, Berkeley
PhD Engineering ’02

Florida Atlantic University
MS Ocean Engineering ’98

École des Mines d’Alès
Diplôme d’Ingénieur Computer Science ’97


Professional Service

IEEE, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics


Professor Girard’s interests include the dynamics, control, and optimization of advanced, increasingly autonomous vehicles operating in space, air, ground or marine domains. She is a co-director of the Vehicle Optimization, Dynamics, Control and Autonomy Laboratory. In addition to modeling and control of the mechanical motions of such vehicles, Professor Girard, and the lab consider the related problems of trajectory optimization, increasing autonomy, optimal energy and heat management, and information collection. Recent applications include spacecraft, UAVs, fighter jets, autonomous cars and America’s Cup foiling catamarans.


Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (2012 – present)
Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (2006 – 2012)


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