Demetris Coleman, a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University, gave a keynote talk at the 2020 American Control Conference (ACC) on July 3, 2020. ACC (http://acc2020.a2c2.org/) is a major international conference in controls, and Demetris was one of the six keynote speakers (and the only student speaker): http://acc2020.a2c2.org/ri-keynote-speakers/. His talk was titled “Backstepping control of gliding robotic fish for trajectory tracking in 3D space”.
Demetris earned bachelor’s degrees in applied math and science from Berea College (2017) and in electrical engineering from Auburn University (2017), during which time he was inducted into the IEEE Eta Kapp Nu honor society and the Mortar Board honor society. His dissertation research is focused on control of underwater vehicles.