Luis Rodrigues
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Concordia University
1515 St. Catherine W., EV12.111
Montréal, Québec, Canada H3G 2W1
Tel.: (514) 8482424 Ext.3135
Fax.: (514) 8482802
Email: first name dot last name at concordia dot ca



See my research profile at Google Scholar and Research Gate.


L. Rodrigues, B. Samadi, M. Moarref, "Piecewise Affine Control: Continuous Time, Sampled Data, and Networked Systems", SIAM 2019.
A free download of chapter 1 can be found here (just scroll down to sample chapter).


  • summer ELEC482/ENCS6181: System Optimization/Optimization Techniques
  • autumn AERO482/ENGR6461: Avionics Navigation Systems
  • winter AERO483/ENGR6471: Integration of Avionics Systems

Press Releases and Videos

  • Opinion article on "A sustainable post-pandemic future for aerospace", The Hill Times, April 5, 2021.
  • On the 15th of September 2020 the Global Aerospace Campus released a video on its new air mobility course. This course is available for free worldwide through Coursera. I have contributed with content on trajectory optimization, navigation and flight control.
  • ICAO Innovation Webinar: The Ambular Project , August 29, 2020. My contribution starts at minute 18.
  • 4th Space Webinar: The Ambular Drone as Emergency Response, April 15, 2020. This collaborative project with ICAO was listed in the Concordia President's report as one of the innovation highlights of Concordia University in 2020.
  • Opinion article on "The covid-19 pandemic: models, predictions, and aviation", The Hill Times, April 6, 2020.
  • Opinion article on "Automation and safety in aircraft", The Hill Times , April 2019.
  • Opinion article on "Managing the flights of the future", The Hill Times , April 2018.
  • The TedX 2017 Concordia talk I delivered at Place des Arts on drones, art and music here .
  • A video about our work with Wowwee on quadrotors tracking a moving car appeared on Daily Planet on March 2, 2016 and on Fox News in October 2015.
    You can see the video of Fox News here . Our work appears at minute 2:48.
  • The FMS work performed in my research group has appeared in an article of the Aviation Today Magazine in December 2015 (click here) .
  • The work on FMS has also appeared in Global News in November 2015.
  • Our work on quadrotor control in collaboration with Pleiades Robotics has been recognized by Bloomberg as one of the top 3 drones at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2015.
  • Video on control and navigation of a quadrotor responding to music here, and simulation in Python here .
  • Class on navigation delivered at Marianopolis in 2013 click here .