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Ruben, Shalom D Ebner Family Fellow and Senior Instructor

Positions

Research Areas research areas

Research

research overview

  • Dr. Ruben is interested in control and system theory. His focus is in design, modeling, and control of mechatronic systems. Also, he is interested in the application of convex optimization in mechatronics. He is also exploring using GPUs for fast embedded numerical implementation of optimization solvers, control algorithms, and computer vision algorithms needed to attain solutions in real-time. Dr. Ruben is especially interested in using robotics as a mechanism for technology education. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational outreach in K-12 education is a passion of Dr. Ruben's.

keywords

  • Control and system theory, Design modelling and control of mechatronic systems, Optimization theory and embedded optimization, Computer Vision used in feedback control or Visual Servoing, Taking advantage of the GPU for fast embedded algo- rithms, Robotics as a mechanism for technology education

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • MCEN 4043 - System Dynamics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Covers linear dynamic systems and mathematical tools for understanding them, input-output relationships, modeling templates, complex variables, Laplace transform, time-harmonic forcing and response, Fourier series and discrete Fourier transform, and coupled systems.
  • MCEN 4085 - Mechanical Engineering Design Project 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Second part of a two-course capstone design experience in mechanical engineering. Includes refinement of prototype, design optimization, fabrication, testing, and evaluation. Students orally present the final design and prepare a written report and operation manual for the product. GEEN-BS and GEEN-BSEPL students are not required to complete MCEN 4026.
  • MCEN 4125 - Optimal Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020
    Focuses on linear optimization and will introduce non-linear optimization. Formulating Engineering applications as optimization problems that can be solved using industry known solvers will be learned. Some of these applications will include minimum cost mechanical design, wind farm power maximization, minimum energy control, production control, and more. Previous programming experience required. Same as MCEN 5125.
  • MCEN 4228 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Subject matter to be selected from topics of current interest. May be repeated up to 15 credit hours. Same as MCEN 5228.
  • MCEN 5125 - Optimal Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020
    This course focuses on linear optimization and will introduce non-linear optimization. Formulating engineering applications as optimization problems that can be solved using industry known solvers will be learned. Some of these applications will include minimum cost mechanical design, wind farm power maximization, minimum energy control, production control, and more. Previous programming experience required.
  • MCEN 5228 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Subject matter to be selected from topics of current interest. May be repeated up to 15 credit hours. Same as MCEN 4228.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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