Control of uncertain systems with non-differentiable non-linearities, including control of electro-mechanical systems, such as stabilized platforms, etc.

Robust and Adaptive control, including identification and computer aided control systems design

Optimal control

Control Applications in Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, including greenhouse control and control of water and waste water systems

Process control (paper machines, aero-electric power station)

Control of off-road vehicles, including autonomous vehicles and mobile robots

Traffic control

Curriculum including List of Publications

 

Invitation to Graduate Students:  Some Topics for Thesis Research

  • Control of an autonomous motorcycle
  • Handling and riding control for off-road vehicles
  • Integration of Feedback Control and Statistical Process Control (SPC).
  • Greenhouse control and failure detection in greenhouses
  • Control of quality variables in wine manufacturing
  • Control of an aero-electric power station
  • Control of mechanical systems with non-differentiable non-linearities, e.g.  back-lash compensation for motion control
  • Algorithms for Adaptive Robust Control
  • Computer aided robust control systems design
  • Optimal water allocation
  • Model Predictive Control  for Uncertain Systems with Constraints with Output Feedback
  • Model Predictive Control for piecewise linear systems.
  • Model Reference Adaptive Control of Distributed Systems
  • Control of a stair walking assist robot
  • Traffic flow control, e.g.  control of signalized intersections, or dynamic toll determination.
  • Active earth-quake mitigation control for buildings.

 

Current courses

  • 014004  Systems Analysis.
  • 014928  Automatic Control Laboratory
  • 015019  Introduction to Control
  • 017003  Systems and Control
  • 017004  Control Systems Design. Course description, handouts, and the User Manual for Qsyn – the  Toolbox for Robust Control Systems Design for use with Matlab can be inspected and downloaded here 

 

Academic Degrees

  • B.Sc. (1973),  Lund University, Sweden.
  • M.Sc (1977),  University of California, Los Angeles
  • Ph.D. (1982), Department of Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden

 

Recent Appointments

  • 2009-2010 Ingénieur/Chercheur. Commissariat à l’énergie atomique, CEA-LIST DIASI/Interactive Robotics Laboratory, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France (sabbatical year).
  • 2008 Guest professor Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden. (summer)
  • 1988-2008 Guest professor, Division of Optimization & Systems Theory, Department of Mathematics, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. (1-2 months/year)
  • 2007 – Professor Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
  • 2005-2006 Visiting Professor, Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università del Sannio, Benevento, Italy (sabbatical year).
  • 1995-1996 Directeur de recherche CNRS associé/ Professeur associé, Laboratoire d’Automatique de Grenoble, ENSIEG/INPG, Grenoble, France (sabbatical year)
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