ACCESS Laboratory Members


Negasa Cherena Yahi received his Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Engineering degree from the Jimma University, Ethiopia, 2016. He later received his Master of Science in Control and Instrumentation Engineering from Jimma University, Ethiopia, 2019. In 2021, he joined the North Carolina A&T State University to pursue his Ph.D. degree. He is a member of Autonomous Cooperative Control of Emergent Systems of Systems (ACCESS) Lab.


  • M.Sc. in Control and Instrumentation Engineering, Jimma University, Ethiopia, 2019.

  • B.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Jimma University, Ethiopia, 2016.

Research Interests

  • Adaptive Control

  • Motion and Path Planning

  • Flight Control and Urban Air Mobility Traffic Management


  • N. Cherena, A. Feyo, and A. R. Thelkar, “Variable Structure Adaptive Control of LLC Resonant Converter,” Journal of Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 7–28, 2021.