Matthew Harris

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Assistant Professor


Matt  Harris

Contact Information

Office Location: ENGR 419H
Phone: 435-797-9149
Email: matthew.harris@usu.edu
Website: https://profmattharris.com/

Educational Background

PhD, Aerospace Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2014
Lossless Convexification of Optimal Control Problems
MS, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2010
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2008

Awards

Graduate Dean's Prestigious Fellowship Award, 2012

UT Austin

John V. Breakwell Travel Award, 2012

AIAA

M.J. Thompson Endowed Presidential Graduate Fellowship, 2012

UT Austin

NDSEG Fellow, 2010

American Society for Engineering Education

NSF Fellowship Honorable Mention, 2010

National Science Foundation

Phil Cleary Memorial Scholar, 2010

NASA JSC

Best Paper, 2009

Region IV AIAA Student Conference

Columbia Crew Memoral Scholar, 2009

Texas Space Grant Consortium

Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineer Semi-Finalist, 2008

Texas A&M


Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Harris, M.W, (2019). Abnormal and Singular Solutions for a Two-player Zero-sum Differential Game. Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications
  • Deuri, D., Acikmese, B., Scharf, D., Harris, M.W, (2017). Customized Real-time Interior-point Method for Onboard Powered Descent Guidance. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
  • Acikmese, B., Demir, N., Harris, M.W, (2015). Convex Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Density Safety Constraints in Markov Chain Synthesis. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
  • Harris, M.W, Acikmese, B., (2014). Lossless Convexification of Non-convex Optimal Control Problems for State Constrained Linear Systems. Automatica
  • Harris, M.W, Acikmese, B.W, (2014). Maximum Divert and Soft Landing Using Convex Optimization. Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications
  • Harris, M.W, Acikmese, B., (2014). Minimum Time Rendezvous of Multiple Spacecraft Using Differential Drag. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
  • Harris, M.W, Hull, D.G, (2012). Optimal Solutions for Quasi-planar Ascent over a Spherical Moon. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Other

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Teaching

MAE 6570 - Optimal Spacecraft Guidance, Spring 2020
MAE 5930 - Special Problems, Fall 2019

Graduate Students Mentored

Nathan Woodford, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2020
John Akagi, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2019
Olli Jansson, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2019
Sheril Kunnippurayil, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2019