Mathias Hudoba de Badyn
About Me
I’m a PhD candidate studying the control of networked systems with Mehran Mesbahi. In 2014, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in physics and math. I joined Mehran’s group in fall of the same year.
Outside of my research life, I enjoy playing tennis and drinking coffee. I’m currently working on an Arduinobased coffee roaster with a modelpredictive temperature controller. I also build guitars, and worked at the Larivée guitar factory in Vancouver for a short time when I was in high school.
email: hudomath@uw.edu
Education
 PhD Candidate in Aeronautics and Astronautics (expected 2019)
 Master of Science in Mathematics, Optimization Option (expected 2019)
 BSc. Combined Honours in Physics and Mathematics, University of British Columbia (2014)
Research Interests
Broadly speaking, my research is on the control and estimation of networked dynamical systems. Such systems appear everywhere in both nature and engineering, for example in swarms of robotic vehicles, social networks, gene networks, animal flocking and spacecraft formation flight. My focus is on networked systems that have an intrinsic statedependent graph structure, meaning that the dynamical process on the network changes the communication links between agents in the network. Such processes are highly nonlinear and are difficult to analyze with standard techniques. Pretty much all realworld networked systems are statedependent. The goal of my research is to find methods of analysis that allow one to formulate controllers and estimators for such statedependent networked systems.
In my previous life as an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia, I worked at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics under the supervision of James Owen. We studied how Xray heating contributes to the dispersal of protoplanetary discs. I also had the good fortune to work with Richard Marchand and Richard Sydora at the University of Alberta, where we worked on how to use electrodynamics space tethers for removing radiation belts around the Earth. In my final year, I did two Honours theses. I worked with Greg Martin on the HilbertPólya and paircorrelation conjectures, and with Joanna Karczmarek’s string theory group studying the geometry of membranes emerging from the BerensteinDzienkowski Hamiltonian.
Publications
Papers

 M. H. Matheny, J. Emenheiser, W. Fon, A. Chapman, A. Salova, M. Rohden, J. Li, M. Hudoba de Badyn, M. Pósfai, L. DuenasOsorio, M. Mesbahi, J. P. Crutchfield, M. C. Cross, R. M. D’Souza, M. L. Roukes, “Exotic states in a simple network of nanoelectromechanical oscillators”, Science, (363)6431, 2019
 M. Hudoba de Badyn and M. Mesbahi, “Efficient computation of H2 performance on seriesparallel networks”, To appear in Proc. American Control Conference, Philadelphia, USA, 2019, pp. 1–6. arxiv:1903.05325
 M. Hudoba de Badyn, U. Eren, B. Açıkmeşe, M. Mesbahi. Optimal mass transport and kernel density estimation for statedependent networked dynamic systems. In Proc. of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2018. arxiv:1809.07496
 T. Reynolds, K. Kaycee, B. Barzgaran, M. Hudoba de Badyn, S. Rice, E. Hansen, A. Adler, B. Açıkmeşe, M. Mesbahi. Development of a Generic Guidance Navigation & Control System for Small Satellites: Application to HuskySat1. AIAA SPACE 2018
 M. Hudoba de Badyn, S. Alemzadeh, M. Mesbahi. Controllability and DataDriven Identification of Bipartite Consensus on Nonlinear Signed Networks. In Proc. of the 2017 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. arxiv:1709.06679
 S. Alemzadeh, M. Hudoba de Badyn, M. Mesbahi. Controllability and Stabilizablity Analysis of Signed Consensus Networks. In Proc. of the 2017 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications. arXiv:1707.01964
 U. Lee, T. P. Reynolds, B. Barzgaran, M. Hudoba de Badyn, J. Chrisope, A. Adler, K. Kaycee, M. Mesbahi. Development of Attitude Determination and Control Subsystem for 3U CubeSat with Electric Propulsion. AIAA SPACE 2017.
 M. Hudoba de Badyn, M. Mesbahi. Largescale distributed Kalman filtering via an optimization approach. (2017). IFACPapersOnLine 50.1 (2017): 1074210747. arXiv:1704.03125
 M. Hudoba de Badyn, M. Mesbahi. Growing Controllable Graphs via Whiskering and Submodular Optimization. (2016) In Proc. of the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. arXiv:1609.08733.
 M. Hudoba de Badyn, R. Marchand, R. D. Sydora. Using Orbital Tethers to Remediate Geomagnetic Radiation Belts. (2016) J. Geophys. ResSpace 121: 11141123.
 M. Hudoba de Badyn, A. Chapman, M. Mesbahi. Network Entropy: A SystemTheoretic Perspective. (2015) In Proc. of the 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 55125517.
 M. Hudoba de Badyn, J. L. Karczmarek, P. SabellaGarnier, K. HuaiChe Yeh. Emergent geometry of membranes. (2015) JHEP 2015:89.
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Conference Abstracts

 M. Hudoba de Badyn. Algebraic graph theoretic methods in control theory. 2016 Joint Mathematics Meeting. (January 2016).
 M. Hudoba de Badyn, R. Marchand, R. Sydora. The use of orbital tethers to remediate geomagnetic radiation belts. 56th APS DPP Meeting. (October 2014).
 , . Characterizing thermal sweeping: a rapid disc dispersal mechanism. APS Pacific Northwest Meeting. (May 2014).
 M. Hudoba de Badyn. Two methods of determining the critical β of the 2D Potts model. Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference. (July 2013).
 J. E. Owen, M. Hudoba de Badyn, B. Ercolano, C. J. Clarke. Thermal sweeping: a rapid disc dispersal mechanism. Protostars and Planets VI. (July 2013).
 J. E. Owen, B. Ercolano. The final stages of disc clearing. , Planet Formation and Evolution (Sept. 2012)
Undergraduate Theses

 M. Hudoba de Badyn. On the HilbertPólya and Pair Correlation Conjectures. UBC cIRcle Archive (January 1, 2014)
 M. Hudoba de Badyn. BornInfeld Action Geometries. UBC cIRcle Archive. (May 1, 2014)
Teaching
Teaching Assistantships
 AA/EE/ME 597: Networked Dynamic Systems (UW – Spring 2016)
 AA 448: Control Systems – Sensors and Actuators (UW – Winter 2016)
 AE 519: Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering: Controls – Optimal Control and Estimation (UW – Autumn 2015)
 Math 110: Differential Calculus (UBC – Terms 1&2 2012/13)
 Math 101/207: Integral Calculus with Applications to Physical Sciences and Engineering (UBC – Term 2 2012)
Awards

 NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral (Offered); NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship – Doctoral (Held, 2017)
 Conference on Decision and Control Travel Award (2016)
 Dean’s Fellowship, Faculty of Engineering at the University of Washington (2014). Comprised of:

 Alfred & Geraldine Cohn Fellowship

 Louis & Katherine Marsh Fellowship
 Max E. Gellert Fellowship

 American Physical Society Department of Plasma Physics Travel Grant (2014)
 John Collison Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics and Aeronautics, University of British Columbia (2014)
 University Physics Contest, Bronze Medal (2013)
 Walter Gage Memorial Grant (2013)
 University of Alberta Research Experience Grant in Space & Plasma Physics (2013)
 Summer Student Grant, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (2012)
 Seanna and Nicole Strongman Memorial Scholarship (2010)
 President’s Entrance Scholarship, University of British Columbia (2010)
 Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences Prize, GVRSF (2010)
 Bronze + Silver Medal, Senior Physics and Mathematics, GVRSF (20092010)
 Fermat, Cayley and Euclid Medals. University of Waterloo Mathematics Contests (20082010)