Tomoki Ohsawa

Tomoki Ohsawa

Associate Professor – Mathematical Sciences
FO 3.704C
Personal webpage
Tags: geometric control mathematical physics geometric mechanics Hamiltonian dynamics geometric numerical integration

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Applied Mathematics
University of Michigan - 2010
M.S. - Physics
University of Michigan - 2008
M.A.Sc. - Aerospace Engineering
University of Toronto - 2005
M.Eng. - Aeronautics & Astronautics
Kyoto University - 2003
B.Eng. - Aeronautics & Astronautics
Kyoto University - 2001

Research Areas

Hamiltonian dynamics, geometric mechanics, mathematical physics, geometric control, geometric numerical integration


Controlled Lagrangians and stabilization of Euler–Poincaré mechanical systems with broken symmetry II: potential shaping 2021 - Journal Article
Approximation of semiclassical expectation values by symplectic Gaussian wave packet dynamics 2021 - Journal Article
Hamiltonian dynamics of semiclassical Gaussian wave packets in electromagnetic potentials 2020 - Journal Article
Geometric Kinematic Control of a Spherical Rolling Robot 2020 - Journal Article
Hamiltonian Dynamics of Semiclassical Gaussian Wave Packets in Electromagnetic Potentials 2020 - Journal Article
Symplectic reduction and the Lie–Poisson shape dynamics of N point vortices on the plane 2019 - Journal Article
The symmetric representation of the generalized rigid body equations and symplectic reduction 2019 - Journal Article
Symplectic semiclassical wave packet dynamics II: Non-Gaussian states 2018 - Journal Article


Notable Paper Award - The 23rd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics [2020]
Simons Visiting Professorship - Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach and Simons Foundation [2015]
Government of Canada Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (declined) - Government of Canada [2012]


Stabilization of mechanical systems with broken symmetry
$240,574 - NSF [2018/08–2022/07]
Shape Dynamics of Vortices: Theory and Numerics
$164,965 - NSF [2020/08]