The conclusions of the Ph.D. thesis was that one gets a much more controllable AD-1 if one modifies the wing / fuselage configuration as follows:
1. Tilt the pivot axis a few degrees away from the side of the aircraft that has the forward sweep of the wing.
2. The wing needs to be mounted a few percent off its centerline (that's right, an asymmetric configuration).
3. A couple other conclusions that I can not recall (anhedral / dihedral; spanwise changing airfoil; etc)?.
Note: This was an analysis of the AD-1. The fuselage / wing interactions drove quite a bit of the specific stability / control based modifications. If one has a different fuselage (for example, the illustration in the CNN article), the specifics will change.