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 4638 - Control Systems Laboratory
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.
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.