M. Ani Hsieh

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ani Hsieh

Office: Curtis Hall 159
Phone: 215-895-5870
Fax: 215-895-1478


Personal Website

Research Website


Multi-agent robotic systems, distributed control, and robotic swarms


CV for M. Ani Hsieh [PDF]

Research Interests

Multi-agent robotic systems, networked robots, robot swarms, and distributed control


M. Ani Hsieh is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics Department and the Director of the Robotics Program at Drexel University.  She received a B.S. in Engineering and B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College in 1999 and her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007.

Her current work in the Scalable Autonomous System Laboratory at Drexel University focuses on bridging the gap between statistical physics, nonlinear dynamics and control, and distributed multi-agent robotic systems.  She was a 2011 ONR Summer Faculty Fellow and received the 2012 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award.

Professional Societies

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Robotics and Automation Society


      M. A. Hsieh, E. Forgoston, T. W. Mather, and I. Schwartz, Robotic Manifold Tracking of

Coherent Structures in Flows”, in the Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2012), St. Paul, MN, May 2012



T. W. Mather, M. A. Hsieh. Ensemble Synthesis of Distributed Control and Communication,” in the Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2012), St.Paul, MN, May 2012



     T. W. Mather and M. A. Hsieh. Distributed Robot Ensemble Control for Deployment to

Multiple Sites”, in the Proc. of the 2011 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference, Jun-Jul 2011, Los Angeles, CA USA



T. W. Mather, C. Braun, and M. A. HsiehDistributed Filtering for Time-Delayed Deployment to Multi-Sites (Winner, Best Paper), in the 10th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotics Systems (DARS 2010), Nov 2010, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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