Dr. Djouadi's head shot

 

Dr. Seddik M. Djouadi

Dr. Seddik M. Djouadi is a faculty member of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tenneessee, Knoxville.

Email: djouadi@eecs.utk.edu
Phone: (865) 974-5447
Fax: (865) 974-5483

FH 307
1508 Middle Drive

Knoxville, TN 37996-2100

 


Education



Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering - 1999
McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Field of study: Systems & Control, GPA: 4/4
Thesis: Optimization of Highly Uncertain Feedback Systems in H-infinity
Supervisors: Dr. George Zames (deceased, here is an obituary) (formerly MacDonald Professor of EE, IEEE fellow, Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research, and the Royal Society of Canada) inventor of  H-infinity control theory (here is a nice paper on his legacy), Prof. C.D. Charalambous and Prof. P.E. Caines (James McGill Professor and Macdonald Chair, Fellow IEEE, and Fellow CIAR.) 

M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering - 1992
Ecole Polytechnique, University of Montreal, Montréal, Québec, Canada
GPA: 4/4

B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering - (First Class Honors) 1989
Ecole Nationale Polytechnique, Algiers, Algeria


Experience


Associate Professor                                                                                           08/2009-present
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Assistant Professor                                                                                           08/2003-07/2009 

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 

Assistant Professor                                                                                           01/2001-07/2003
Systems Engineering Department, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AR

National Research Council/AFOSR Postdoctoral Fellow                                   06/2000-12/2000                                          
Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH

Postdoctoral Fellow and Part-time Research Engineer                                        01/1999-05/2000
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, and American Flywheel Systems, Inc., Medina, WA


Research Interests



Robust and distributed control, information theory for uncertain channels, power control, modeling, estimation and identification for wireless systems, control of networked systems, preferential image segmentation and video tracking, model reduction and control of fluid flows. 

My research is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Air Force office of Scientific Research, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Tenessee Valley Authority.   


Teaching


ECE 400 Senior Design: Modeling, Control, and Implementation of a Quad Rotor Helicopter

ECE 400 Senior Design: Android Based Graphical User Interface for Control

ECE 613 Nonlinear Systems

ECE 511 Linear Systems Theory

ECE 512 Multivariable Linear Control System Design

ECE 415 Automatic Control Systems I

ECE 313 Probability and Random Variables

Notes for EF 402


Publications



S.M. Djouadi, Optimal Disturbance Rejection and Robustness for LTV Systems, submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.

S.M. Djouadi and C.D. Charalambous, Time-Varying Optimal Disturbance Minimization in the Presence of Plant Uncertainty, in press SIAM Journal on Optimization and Control.

S.M. Djouadi, M.M. Olama and Y. Li, Optimal Approximation of the Impulse Response of Wireless Channels by Stochastic Differential Equations, IEEE Signal Processing letters, vol. 15, Nov.  2008, pp. 896-899.

C.D. Charalambous, S.M. Djouadi and C. Kourtellaris, Statistical Analysis of Multipath Fading Channels using Generalizations of Shot-Noise, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, , vol. 2008, Article ID 186020, 9 pages.

J. Sun and S.M. Djouadi, Robust Stabilization over Communication Channels in the Presence of Unstructured Uncertainty, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 54, No. 4, April 2009, pp. 830-934.

S.Z. Denic, C.D. Charalambous and S. M. Djouadi, Information Theoretic Bounds for Compound MIMO Gaussian Channels, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 55, No. 4, April 2009, pp. 1603-1617.

Y. Pan, J.D. Birdwell and S.M. Djouadi, Preferential Image Segmentation using the Trees of Shapes, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 18, No. 4, April 2009, pp. 854-866. 

M. Olama, S.M. Djouadi, C.D. Charalambous, Stochastic Differential Equations for Modeling, Estimation and Identification of Mobile-to-Mobile Communication Channels, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 8, No. 4, April 2009, pp. 1754-1763.

S.M. Djouadi, On the Optimality of the Proper Orthogonal Decomposition and Balanced Truncation,Proceedings of the 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Cancun, Mexico, December 2008, pp. 4221- 4226.  

M. Olama, S.M. Djouadi, C.D. Charalambous, Position and Velocity Tracking in Mobile Networks Using Particle and Kalman Filtering with Comparison, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 57, No. 2, March 2008, pp. 1001-1010. 

X. Ma, S.M. Djouadi, T. Kuruganti, J. Nutaro, and A. Drira, Estimation over Unreliable Communication Links without Arrival Information of Packet Losses, AIP Conf. Proc. -March 5, 2009 -- Volume 1107, pp. 243-248.  Intelligent Systems and Automation: 2nd Mediterranean Conference on Intelligent Systems and Automation (CISA'09); doi:10.1063/1.3106480

S. Sahyoun, S.M. Djouadi, H. Qi, and A. Drira,  Source Localization using Stochastic Approximation and Least Squares Methods, AIP Conf. Proc. - March 5, 2009 - Volume 1107, pp. 59-64, Intelligent Systems and Automation: 2nd Mediterranean Conference on Intelligent Systems and Automation (CISA'09); doi:10.1063/1.3106513.

M. Olama, Y. Li, S.M. Djouadi and C.D. Charalambous, Stochastic Wireless Channel Modeling, Estimation and Identification from Measurements, Proceedings of 1st Mediterranean Conference on Intelligent Systems and Automation, June 30-July 2, 2008.   (Best paper award.)

S.M. Djouadi, R.C. Camphouse and J.H. Myatt, Empirical Reduced Order Modeling for Boundary Feedback Flow Control,  Journal of Control Science and Engineering  Volume 2008 (2008), Article ID 154956, 11 pages. doi:10.1155/2008/154956.

S.M. Djouadi, On Robustness in the Gap Metric and Coprime Factor Uncertainty for LTV Systems, submitted for publication to Systems & Control Letters.

Y. Li, M. Olama, S.M. Djouadi, A. Fathy, S.M. Djouadi and T. Kuruganti, , UWB Indoor Wireless Channel Modeling and Estimation from Received Signal Measurements, Proceedings of the IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, pp. 195-198, 2009.

S.M. Djouadi and J.D. Birdwell, J.D. Duality Theory of the Optimal Two-Block H-infinity Problem, International Journal of Robust and Non-linear Control. Volume 18, issue 12, Date: August 2008, Pages: 1302-1316.

C.D. Charalambous and S.M. Djouadi, Stochastic H-infinity Control of Nonlinear Discrete-Time Partially Observable Systems and Dissipation Inequalities: An Action Functional Approach, submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.

C. D. Charalambous, S.Z. Denic and S. M. Djouadi, Capacity of a Gaussian Noise Channel with H-infinity Normed Channel and Noise Uncertainties, submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.

Y. Pan, J.D. Birdwell and S.M. Djouadi, Efficient Bottom-Up Image Segmentation Using Region Competition and the Mumford-Shah Model for Color and Textured Images, submitted International Journal of Image and Graphics. 

S.M. Djouadi and Y. Li, On Optimal Robustness in the Gap Metric for LTV Systems, Systems & Control Letters.   Vol. 56, Issues 11-12, November-December 2007, pp. 753-758.

M. Olama, K.K. Jaladhi, S.M. Djouadi and C.D. Charalambous, Recursive Estimation and Identification of Time-Varying Long-Term Fading Channels, Research Letters in Signal Processing, vol. 2007, Article ID 17206, 5 pages, 2007.

M. Olama, S.M. Djouadi, C.D. Charalambous, Stochastic Power Control for Time-Varying Long-Term Fading Wireless Networks, EURASIP journal on Applied Signal Processing.  Volume 2006, Article ID 89864, Pages 1–13.

 

C.D. Charalambous, S.M. Djouadi and S.Z. Denic, Stochastic Power Control for Wireless Networks via SDE's:  Probabilistic QoS  Measures, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 4396-4401, December 2005.

 

S.M. Djouadi, R.C. Camphouse and J.H. Myatt, Reduced Order Models for Boundary Feedback Flow Control,  Proceedings of the 2008 American Control Conference, Seattle, June 11-13, 2008, pp. 4005-4010.

S.M. Djouadi, Robustness in the Gap Metric and Coprime Factor Perturbations for LTV Systems, IEEE Control and Decision Conference, New Orleans, December 12-14, 2007, pp. 6400 - 6405.

M. Olama, S.M. Djouadi and C.D. Charalambous, I.G. Papageorgiou, Estimation of Position and Velocity in Multipath Wireless Networks from Received Signal Measurements, accepted for presentation in the IEEE Control and Decision Conference 2007.

S.M. Djouadi, R. Chris Camphouse and James H. Myatt, On the Optimality of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition and Balanced Truncation with Application to the 2-D Burgers' Equation, IEEE Control and Decision Conference, New Orleans, December 12-14, 2007, pp. 3507 - 3512.

M. Olama, S.M. Djouadi and C.D. Charalambous, A General Framework for Continuous Time Power Control in Time Varying Long term Fading Wireless Networks, Proc. of the 9th  IASTED International Conference on Control and Applications, Montreal, pp. 69-74, 2007. 

S.M. Djouadi ad C.D. Charalambous, Time-Varying Optimal Disturbance Rejection in Presence of Plant Uncertainty, Proceedings of the European Control Conference 2007, Kos, Greece, July 2-5, 2007, pp. 2395-2401.

M. Olama, K. Jaladhi, S.M. Djouadi, C.D. Charalambous, Estimation and Identification of Time-Varying Long-Term Fading Wireless Channels with Application to Power ControlProceedings of the European Control Conference 2007, Kos, Greece, July 2-5, 2007, pp. 1886-1893.

S.Z. Denic, C.D. Charalambous and S. M. Djouadi, Channel Capacity Subject to Frequency Domain Normed Uncertainties - SISO and MIMO Cases, 17th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, July 24-28, 2006, Kyoto, Japan.

S.M. Djouadi and Y. Li, On Robust Stabilization in the Gap Metric for LTV Systems, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San-Diego December 2006.

R.C. Camphouse, S.M. Djouadi and J.H. Myatt, Feedback Control for Aerodynamics, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San-Diego December 2006.

M.M. Olama, S.M. Djouadi, and C.D. Charalambous, Position and Velocity Tracking in Cellular Networks Using Particle and Kalman Filtering with Comparison, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San-Diego December 2006.

S.M. Djouadi, Disturbance Rejection and Robustness for LTV Systems, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pp. 3648-2653-6080, June 14-26, 2006.

J. Sun and S.M. Djouadi, On Robust Stabilization Over Communication Channels in the Presence of Unstructured Uncertainty, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pp. 3648-2653-6080, June 14-26, 2006, pp. 3488-3493.

M. Olama, S.M. Djouadi, C.D. Charalambous, Stochastic Channel Modeling for Ad Hoc Mobile Wireless Networks, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pp. 6075-6080, June 2006.

M. Olama, S.M. Djouadi, C.D. Charalambous, Time Varying Channel Modeling for Ad-hoc Mobile Wireless Networks, Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, Volume 3,  April 3-6,  2006, pp. 1277 – 1282.

 M. Olama, S.M. Djouadi, C. Pendley, Position and Velocity Tracking in Mobile Cellular Networks Using the Particle Filter, Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, April 3-6, 2006, pp. 165 - 170.

Y. Pan, J.D. Birdwell and S.M. Djouadi, Bottom-Up Hierarchical Image Segmentation Using Region Competition and the Mumford-Shah Functional. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR’06), Volume 2,  20-24 Aug. 2006 Page(s):117 - 121.

Y. Pan, Douglas J. Birdwell, Seddik M, Djouadi, Efficient Bottom-Up Image Segmentation Using Region Competition and the Mumford-Shah Model for Color and Textured Images,  International Symposium on Multimedia 2006,  San Diego, CA, USA, Dec. 11-13, 2006.

Y. Pan, J.D. Birdwell and S.M. Djouadi, An Efficient Bottom-Up Image Segmentation Method Based on Region Growing, Region Competition and the Mumford Shah Functional, Proceedings of the International Workshop On Multimedia Signal  Processing 2006, Victoria, BC, Canada, Oct. 03-06, 2006.

Y. Pan, J.D. Birdwell and S.M. Djouadi, Efficient Implementation of the Chan-Vese Models Without Solving PDEs, Proceedings of the   International Workshop On Multimedia Signal Processing 2006, Victoria, BC, Canada, Oct. 03-06, 2006.

Y. Pan, J.D. Birdwell, and S.M. Djouadi, Image Segmentation Using Curve Evolution and Anisotropic Diffusion, IEEE International  Symposium of Multimedia (ISM2005) Irvine, California, pp. 387-394, December 2005.

Y. Pan, J.D. Birdwell, and S.M. Djouadi, Probabilistic Curve Evolution Using the Particle Filter, joint IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and Europen Control Conference, Seville, Spain, pp. 6335-6340, December 2005.

S.M Djouadi, MIMO Disturbance and Plant Uncertainty Attenuation by Feedback, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 49, No. 12, 14 pages, December 2004.

S.M. Djouadi, Operator Theoretic Approach to the Optimal Two-Disk Problem, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 49, No. 10, pp. 1607-1622, October 2004.

M. Olama, S.M. Shajaat, S.M. Djouadi and C.D. Charalambous, Stochastic Power Control for Time-Varying Long Term Fading Wireless Channels, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pp. 1817-1822 June 2005. 

M. M. Olama, S.M. Djouadi, C.D. Charalambous, Stochastic Power Control for Time- Varying Wireless Fading Communication Networks, Proceedings of the Joint 13th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation and the 20th IEEE ISIC’05 held in Limassol, June, 2005..

M. M. Olama; S. M. Shajaat; S. M. Djouadi; C. D. CharalambousStochastic Power Control for Time-Varying Short Term Flat Fading Wireless Channels, Proceedings of the 16th IFAC World Congress held in Prague, from July 4 to July 8, 2005.

C. D. Charalambous, S.Z. Denic; S. M. Djouadi, Robust Capacity for Additive Colored Gaussian Uncertain Channels, Proceedings of the 16th IFAC World Congress held in Prague, from July 4 to July 8, 2005.

S.M. Djouadi and J.D. Birdwell, J.D. On the Optimal Two-Block H-infinity Problem, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pp. 4289-4294, June 2005.

C. D. Charalambous, S.Z. Denic; S. M. Djouadi, Robust Capacity of a Gaussian Noise Channel with Channel and Noise Uncertainty, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pp. 1829-1834 June 2005.

S.M. Djouadi, Optimal Robust Disturbance Attenuation for Continuous Time-Varying Systems, International journal of robust and non-linear control, Volume 13, pp.1181-1193, 2003.

C. D. Charalambous, S.Z. Denic; S. M. Djouadi, Robust Capacity of White Gaussian Noise Channels with Uncertainty, Proc. of the IEEE 43th Conference on Decision and Control, Paradise Island, Bahamas, pp. 4880-4884, December 14-17, 2004.

Y. Pan, J.D. Birdwell, and S.M. Djouadi, A New Gradient and Region Based Geometric Snake, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing. Vol. II, pp. 745-748, 2005

S.M Djouadi, Comments on “Is the Frobenius Matrix Norm Induced”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume: 48 Issue: 3, pp. 518-519, 2003.

S.M. Djouadi and G. Zames, On Optimal Robust Disturbance Attenuation, Systems & Control Letters, vol. 46, pp. 343-351, 2002.

S.M. Djouadi and C.D. Charalambous, On Optimal Performance for Linear-Time Varying Systems, Proc. of the IEEE 43th Conference on Decision and Control, Paradise Island, Bahamas, pp. 875-880, December 14-17, 2004.

S.Z. Denic and C.D. Charalambous and S.M. Djouadi, “Capacity of Gaussian Channels with Noise Uncertainty”, Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Niagara Falls, May 2-5, pp. 421-424, 2004.

C.D. Charalambous, R. Farzad and S.M. Djouadi, Characterization of the Optimal Disturbance Attenuation for Nonlinear Stochastic Uncertain Systems, in the Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, vol. 4, pp. 4260-4264, December 2003.

S.M Djouadi, Operator Theoretic Solution to the MIMO Extension of ORDAP, in the Proceedings of the European Control Conference, September 2003.

C.D. Charalambous and S. Djouadi, “Burkers Model of Turbulence: Probabilistic Representations Free Energy and Relative Entropy,” 11th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Rodos, Greece, June 18-20, 2003.

C.D. Charalambous and S.M. Djouadi, Large Deviations and Deterministic Measures of Information, In the Proceedings of the European Control Conference, September 2003

S.M. Djouadi, Optimal Robust Disturbance Attenuation for Continuous Time-Varying Systems, International journal of robust and non-linear control, Vol.13, pp.1181-1193, 2003.

C.D. Charalambous, S.M. Djouadi and A. Farhadi, Action Functional Stochastic H-infinity Estimation for NonLinear Discrete Time Systems, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 1028-1033, December 2002.

S.M. Djouadi and C.D. Charalambous, MIMO Disturbance and Plant Uncertainty Attenuation by Feedback, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 1040-1045, December 2002.

 C.D. Charalambous, S.M. Djouadi and N. Ahmed, Stochastic H-infinity  Control of Nonlinear Discrete Time Partially Observable Systems and Dissipative Inequalities, Estimation for NonLinear Discrete Time Systems, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 592-597, December 2002

S.M. Djouadi and G. Zames, On Optimal Robust Disturbance Attenuation, Systems & Control Letters, vol. 46, pp. 343-351, 2002.

S.M. Djouadi, C.D. Charalambous and D.W. Repperger, A Convex Programming Approach to the Multiobjective H2/H-infinity  Problem, Proceedings of the ACC, pp. 4315-4320, 2002.

S.M. Djouadi, C.D. Charalambous, and D.W. Repperger, Multiobjective H2/ Hinfinity  by Banach Space Operator Theory, Proceedings of the 40th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 3982-3984, December 2001.

C. D. Charalambous, S. Z. Denic, S.M. Djouadi and N. Menemenlis, Stochastic Power Control for Short-Term Flat Fading Wireless Networks: Almost Sure QoS  Measures, in Proceedings of the 40th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 1049-1052, December 2001.

C.D. Charalambous and S.M. Djouadi, Stochastic Nonlinear Minimax Linear Filtering in Continuous Time, " in Proceedings of the 40th IEEE Conference on   Decision and Control, pp. 2520-2525, December 2001.

C. D. Charalambous, S. Z. Denic, and S.M. Djouadi, N. Menemenlis, Stochastic Power Control for Large Scale Shadowing Wireless Networks: An Average Power Measure, in Proceedings of the 40th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 1049-1052, December 2001.

S.M. Djouadi, D.W. Repperger, J.E. Berlin, Gain-Scheduling H-infinity  Control of a Pneumatic Muscle Using Wireless MEMS Sensors, 44th   IEEE’s Midwest Symposium of Circuits and Systems, Dayton, Ohio 2001.

S.M. Djouadi, C.D. Charalambous and D. W. Repperger, On Multiobjective H2/ H-infinity  Optimal Control,  in Proceedings of the 2001 American Control Conference,  pp. 4091-4096, 2001.

K. Iqbal and S.M. Djouadi, Coordination between a human arm and a robot manipulator, Proceeding 32nd International Symposium on Robotics (ISR 2001), Seoul Korea, 19-21 April 2001.

D.W. Repperger and S.M. Djouadi, An Adaptive Learning System Yielding Unbiased Parameter Estimates, Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Symposium On Intelligent Control, pp.139 –144, (ISIC 2000.)

R. Bartlett, J. Coyner, S.M. Djouadi, E. Zorzi, P. Allaire, E. Hilton, J. Luo, P. Tsiotras, F. Maher, R. Strunce, A Simulation of Spacecraft Energy Momentum Wheels Using Advanced Magnetic Bearing Controllers, Aerospace Flywheel Workshop, NASA Glenn Research center, Cleveland, Ohio, October 19-20, 1999.

S.M. Djouadi, MIMO Disturbance Rejection for Uncertain Plants, Proceedings of the 38th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 4050 -4055 vol.4, 1999.

S.M. Djouadi, Optimal Robust Disturbance Attenuation for MIMO Uncertain Systems in H-infinity , in Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pp. 1856 –1860 vol.3, June 1999.

S.M. Djouadi, Exact Solution to the Non-Standard H-infinity  Problem, Proceedings of the 37th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, vol. 3, pp. 2843-2848, December 1998.

S.M. Djouadi, Optimal Robust Disturbance Attenuation for Continuous Linear Time-Varying Systems, in Proceedings of the 37th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 3819 -3824 vol.4, December 1998.

S.M. Djouadi, Performance Optimization of Uncertain Unstable systems: An Operator Theoretic Approach, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automatic Control Conference on System Structure and Control, Nantes, France, June 1998

S.M. Djouadi and G. Zames, On Optimal Robust Disturbance Minimization,  in Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pp.1531 -1535 vol.3, June 1998.

S.M. Djouadi and G. Zames, Operator Theoretic Solution to the Optimal Robust Disturbance Attenuation Problem, Proceedings of the World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Caracas, Venezuela, July 1997.

S.M. Djouadi, D. Dochain, A.B. Turgeon, Adaptive Generalized Predictive Control of Internally Delayed Systems. Proceedings of the European Control Conference,  pp. 1279-1284, 1993.

 


Patents


 

Patent No.: US 7,030,808 B1, "NonLinear Target Recognition", granted  April 18, 2006, with D.W. Repperger and E. Alderman.

AF Invention # AFD-0683, "Highly Sensitive Nonlinear Target Recognition Device Based on Principles of Potential Energy and Force,” granted November 13, 2003, with D.W. Repperger and E. Alderman.

 


Awards and Honors



Graduate Students 


Mr. Xiao Ma, Ph.D. Topic: Dual Design of Networked Control Systems.

Mr. Anis Drira, (with Dr. Abidi) Ph.D. Topic: Controlled Video Tracking.

Mr. Jin Dong, Ph.D. Topic: Model Reduction for Aerodynamic Flow Control

Mr. Christopher Briere, Ph.D. Topic: Optimal Distributed Control with Applications in Computing Systems

Mr. Ouassim Bara, (with Dr. Day) Ph.D. Topic: Modeling and Adaptive Control of Complex Immune Responses

Mr. Samir Sahyoun, Ph.D. Topic:  Model Reduction and Boundary Control of Fluid Flows.

Mr. Teja P. Kurugunti, Ph.D. Topic: Analysis of Control-Communication Integration for Future Resilient Control Systems.

Mr. Cale Nelson, M.Sc. Topic: Control for Energey Efficient Buildings.

Mr. Krishna C Kalavacharla, M.Sc., Topic: Control and Coordination of a Networked Robotic Platform.


Former Students 


Ms. Tasha Fernandez, M.Sc. Thesis: Analytical Computation of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Modes and n-Width Approximations for the Heat Equation with Boundary Control, August 2010.

Mr. Samir Sahyoun, M.Sc. Thesis: Plume Source Localization and Boundary Prediction, May 2009. Currently a Ph.D. candidate with the University of Tennessee.

Mr. Mohammed Dkhiri, M.Sc. Project: Finite Element Galerkin Approach To The Two-Dimensional Burgers, Equation, April 2009. Cutrrently with the Tennessee Valley Authority. 

Ms. Yanyan Li, Ph.D. Thesis: Stochastic Modeling and Estimation of Wireless Channels with Application to Ultra Wide Band Systems, August 2008. Currently with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Mr. Mohammed Olama, Ph.D. Thesis: Stochastic Signal Processing and Power Control for Wireless Communication Systems, October 2007. Currently with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Mr. Yongsheng Pan, (with Dr. Birdwell) Ph.D. Thesis: Image Segmentation using PDE, Variational, Morphological and Probabilistic Methods, November 2007. Currently with University of Utah.

Mr. Jason Foster, M.Sc. Thesis: Model Reduction Techniques for Fluid Dynamical Flow Based PDE Control Problems, August 2007. Currently with Dynetics.

Mr. Kiran Jaladhi, M.Sc. Project: Stochastic Modeling, Estimation and Adaptive Power Control For Time Varying Long Term Fading Wireless Channels. November 2006. Currently with Motorola.

 Mr. Shoaib Shajaat, M.Sc. Thesis: Optimal Power Control For Stochastic Wireless Fading Channels, April 2004. Works for a software company in Pakistan.

Undergraduate Student


Mr. Chris Pendley, B.Sc. Research Experience for undergraduates (REU) Project:  Mobile Location Estimation Using the Particle Filter.  Here is a presentation by Chris.


Postdotoral Research Fellow


Viktor Chupryna, Ph.D., Computational Fulid Dynamics.

Professional Membership



IEEE Control Systems Society, Information Theory, Communications and Signal Processing, and the Image Processing Societies.

The American Mathematical Society.  

Mathematical Association of America

Société Mathématique de France.


Academic Genealogy


 

My academic genealogy . 

 


Hobbies



 Chess player (formerly a member of the Algerian National chess team.) 

Soccer and Swimming

One of my favorite plaques (from Faversham, Kent, U.K.


Quote: "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds" Albert Einstein

Quote: "If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed" Albert Einstein. 


Quote: "I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right"  Albert Einstein.

 

Quote about research: "If it's fun, it's not worth it" George Zames.