Yasmina Bestaoui Sebbane earned her PhD in Control and Computer Engineering from Ecole Nationale Superieure de Mecanique, Nantes, France, in 1989 (currently Ecole Centrale de Nantes), and the Habilitation to Direct Research in Robotics, from the University of Evry, France, in 2000. She has been with the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Evry since 1999. From 1989 to 1998, she was with the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of NANTES. From September 1997 to July 1998, she was a Visiting Associate Professor in the Computer Science department at the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California, USA. Her research interests include control, planning, and decision making of unmanned systems, particularly unmanned aerial vehicles and robots. She is the author of three other books.