Marc-Antoine Beaudoin, P.Eng.

PhD student
IA Lab, McGill University
Centre for Intelligent Machines

McConnell Engineering Building, Room 503
3480 University, Montréal, Qc, Canada, H3A 2K6
ma.beaudoin [at] mail.mcgill.ca

I research the data-driven control of dynamical systems, with a focus on electric and autonomous vehicles. I work at the intersection of engineering product development, systems & control, and machine learning.


Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles [scholar]

Improving gearshift controllers for electric vehicles with reinforcement learning

Marc-Antoine Beaudoin, Benoit Boulet

Mechanism and Machine Theory, 169, 104654, 2011. [publisher] [arXiv]


Fundamental limitations to no-jerk gearshifts of multi-speed transmission architectures in electric vehicles
Marc-Antoine Beaudoin, Benoit Boulet
Mechanism and Machine Theory 160, 104290, 2021.
[publisher] [arXiv]

Analytical lump model for the nonlinear dynamic response of bolted flanges in aero-engine casings
Marc-Antoine Beaudoin, Kamran Behdinan
Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing 115, 14-28, 2019. [publisher]

Under review
Learning-based synthesis of robust linear time-invariant controllers
Marc-Antoine Beaudoin, Benoit Boulet
Preprint [arXiv]

Structured learning of safety guarantees for the control of uncertain dynamical systems
Marc-Antoine Beaudoin, Benoit Boulet
Preprint [arXiv]

Theses
Machine learning control of dynamical systems in electric and autonomous vehicles [in progress]
PhD thesis, McGill University, expected by 2022.

Nonlinear dynamic analysis of bolted flanges in aero-engine casings
MASc thesis, University of Toronto, 2018. [repository]

Patents
I am (co)inventor on three patent applications pertaining to electric vehicles.
Web links to come when available.

Education

PhD, McGill University, Electrical and Computer Engineering (Expected 2022).
Intelligent Automation Lab: Prof. Benoit Boulet.
Grad courses: Mathematical
foundations of systems, Linear systems, Robust control, Applied machine learning.

MASc, University of Toronto, Mechanical Engineering (2018).
ARL-MLS: Prof. Kamran Behdinan.
Grad courses: Theory of vibrations, Solid mechanics, Design optimization, New product innovation.

B.ing, Université de Sherbrooke, Mechanical Engineering (2015).
Notable project: in Project Beyond we built an ultra-efficient electric vehicle. We placed first at the Shell Eco Marathon Americas 2016; we also took home the Best Design Award.

Industry

Nordresa (now part of Dana Inc.), Powertrain engineer & Project manager (2018-19)
Managed t
he development of an electric delivery vehicle.

Bombardier Transportation, Structural engineering internships (2013 & 2014)
Designed and analyzed parts for passenger trains
.

Heroux-Devtek, Design engineering internship (2012)
Designed parts for aircraft landing gears.

Engineering design

A sample of my non-industrial engineering design projects can be found here.