My primary research interest is the constrained control of nonlinear systems. This fairly broad subject provides a variety of meaningful challenges that combine both theory and applications. My theoretic research is aimed at the development of systematic, reliable, and efficient control tools capable of addressing a wide array of problems. My applied research employs these tools to solve relevant problems in modern engineering practice.
ECEN 2310 - Programming with Mathematical Software
Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
Applies mathematical software to the solution of engineering applications, using numerical and symbolic techniques. Typical applications include the manipulation of acoustic signals and the study of the dynamics of simple continuous and discrete systems.
ECEN 4638 - Control Systems Laboratory
Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
Provides experience in control system design and analysis, using both real hardware and computer simulation. Covers the entire control system design cycle: modeling the system, synthesizing a controller, conducting simulations, analyzing the design to suggest modifications and improvements, and implementing the design for actual testing. Same as ECEN 5638.
ECEN 7438 - Theory of Nonlinear Systems
Nonlinear systems and control. Introduction to nonlinear phenomena: multiple equilibria, limit cycles, bifurcations, complex dynamical behavior. Planar dynamical systems, analysis using phase plane techniques. Input-output analysis and stability. Passivity. Lyapunov stability theory. Feedback linearization. Exploration of examples and applications. Formerly ECEN 7438.