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Rafael Fierro    homepage | email

B.S.E.E. - National Polytechnic School; M.S.C.E. - University of Bradford, UK; Ph.D. - Univeristy of Texas.


Rafael Fierro is an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  At Oklahoma
State University, he has been working in the areas of embedded software, and adaptive networks of
distributed mobile sensors.  Before coming to OSU, he was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of
Pennsylvania where he worked on DARPA MARS and MoBIES projects.  Under the DARPA MARS program,
he participated in the development of a vision-based multi-robot formation control framework.  Dr. Fierro's
research interests include hybrid and embedded systems, networked dynamic systems, and distributed
control of autonomous vehicles.  Dr. Fierro has recieved the British Council Scholarship, the Fulbright
Scholarship, and the Organization of American States Scholarship.
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Tom Gedra      homepage | email

B.E.S.. – Johns Hopkins University; M.S. – Ibid. ; Ph.D. – U.C. Berkeley

Thomas W. Gedra is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Oklahoma StateUniversity. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D. at U.C. Berkeley, he worked at Westinghouse Electric Corporation on algorithms for synthetic aperture radar. His current research primarily involves power systems and power system economics. This involves both numerical optimization of large nonlinear systems and the analysis and control of the nonlinear dynamics of large systems. He is also interested in system theory, probability and stochastic processes, and stochastic control, including applications to portfolio optimization and financial derivative pricing models. He is an active member of IEEE, and chairs the Pricing Strategies and Methodologies Working Group in the IEEE Power Engineering Society. He is a frequent paper reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and a frequent proposal reviewer for the Nation Science Foundation. Dr.Gedra received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Initiation Award for 1992-1995. He is also a recipient of NSF's Early Career Development Award for 1995-1999.
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Martin T. Hagan      homepage | email

B.S.E.E. – Notre Dame University; M.S.I.C.S. – Georgia Tech; Ph.D. – University of Kansas

Martin T. Hagan is a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Interim Director of the Master of Control Systems Engineering program. He has taught and conducted research in the area of automatic control systems for the last twenty years. Some of the application areas in his control research have been: flight simulators, precision pointing systems, diesel engines, adaptive flight control, and friction compensation. He has received grants from Boeing, Texas Instruments, Halliburton Energy Services, Cummins Engine Company, National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research and Flight Safety International. For the last 10 years his research has focused on the use of neural networks for control, filtering and prediction. He is the principal author of a recent textbook, Neural Network Design, with Howard Demuth and Mark Beale.
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Karen A. High      homepage | email

B.S.Ch.E. - University of Michigan; M.S.Ch.E. - Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. - Ibid.

Dr. High is currently an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering at OSU. She obtained her B. S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1985 and both her M. S. in 1988 and Ph.D. in 1991 in Chemical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. High started at OSU in the Fall of 1991 in the School of Chemical Engineering. She has been active in both the American Institute of Chemical Engineering (currently she is on the national executive board of one AIChE's 15 divisions) and the Society of Women Engineers (she has served as the local student section advisor since 1991). Dr. High has published technical articles in the Computers in Chemical Engineering and the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry journals. Dr. High has been active in research involving process optimization particularly in industrial projects with Conoco and Phillips Petroleum. She currently teaches a Chemical Engineering modeling class and an optimization course that are included in the MS Control System Engineering Program. Dr. High is currently the site director of the OSU Measurement and Control Engineering Center (MCEC) that is affiliated with the University of Tennessee MCEC. Research projects with the center involve advanced control and optimization issues.
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Manjunath Kamath   homepage | email

B.Tech - Indian Institute of Technology, Madras; M.E. - Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Ph.D. - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Manjunath Kamath is an Associate Professor in the School of Industrial Engineering and Management and Director of the Center for Computer Integrated Manufacturing at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. His primary areas of interest are stochastic modeling and queueing theory, analytical performance modeling of manufacturing systems, object-oriented modeling and simulation of discrete-event systems, and Petri nets. He has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on several projects funded by the National Science Foundation and the AT&T Foundation involving the design and development of advanced modeling environments and integrated production management systems. Dr. Kamath has authored or co-authored two handbook/book chapters and over 25 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings in the areas of simulation, queueing, and production systems modeling and analysis. He has organized and chaired several invited sessions at INFORMS and IE Research Conferences. In 1997, he was a Co-Guest Editor for a special issue on Competitive Manufacturing Systems of Sadhana, a journal published by the Indian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Kamath is a member of IEEE, IIE and INFORMS.
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Eduardo A. Misawa      homepage | email

B.S.M.E. - University of Sao Paulo; M.S.M.E - Ibid.; Ph.D. - MIT

Dr. Eduardo A. Misawa is an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, with research interest on robust estimation and control of complex uncertain nonlinear systems in the presence of state and control constraints. Design techniques are developed based on existing mathematical stability theories, focusing on approaches that lead to control algorithms that can be used in embedded control applications. Research is motivated by joint projects with industries that range from oil service to disk drive manufacturers. Dr. Misawa has been teaching control related courses at both undergraduate and graduate level, while he has been advising B.Sc., masters and doctoral students. He has also been active in professional societies in several positions, such as chairman of system theory panel of the dynamic systems and control division in the ASME, invited session organizer at several American Control Conferences, IEEE Conference on Control Applications and ASME's Winter Annual Meeting, publication chair for the 1997 IEEE Conference on Control Applications, ASME division representative for the American Control Conference (1997 and 1998), vice-chair for contributed papers for the 1999 American Control Conference and program chair for the 2002 American Control Conference. Dr. Misawa is also an associate editor of the ASME's Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control.
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Prabhakar R. Pagilla       homepage | email

B.Engg. - Osmania University; M.S.M.E – U.C. Berkeley; Ph.D. - Ibid.

Prabhakar R. Pagilla is an assistant professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His research interests include dynamics and control of nonlinear systems, adaptive control, mechatronics, control of large-scale interconnected systems with applications to web handling systems, and robotics. Dr. Pagilla has been teaching dynamics and control related courses in the college of engineering at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Specifically, he has taught courses in Multivariable Control Theory, Digital Control Systems, Dynamics and Control of Robot Manipulators, and Dynamic Systems. He has current research projects funded by NSF, OCAST, and web handling industry such as ALCOA and Fife Corporation. Dr. Pagilla is a member of IEEE and ASME. He is currently serving as the Chair of the Systems Theory Panel of the Dynamic Systems and Control Division of the ASME.
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Rama Ramakumar      homepage | email

B.S.E.E.- University of Madras; M.S.E.E.- Indian Institute of Technology; Ph.D. - Cornell University

Rama Ramakumar has been a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oklahoma State University since 1976 and the PSO/Albrecht Naeter Professor since 1991. He has been the Director of the OSU Engineering Energy Laboratory since 1987. His research and teaching interests are in energy conversion, renewable energy, power electronics, and system reliability. His textbook, Engineering Reliability: Fundamentals and Applications, was published by Prentice Hall in 1993. He is a Fellow of IEEE and holds memberships in several professional and honorary societies.
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R. Russell Rhinehart   homepage | email

B.S.Ch.E. - University of Maryland; M.S.N.E - Ibid.; Ph.D. - North Carolina State University

R. Russell Rhinehart is the Head of the School of Chemical Engineering at OSU. Formerly he was professor and graduate administrator for chemical engineering at Texas Tech University. His research interest in the practical application of advanced technology for automated process management, is the product of his former 13-year career in the chemical industry. He holds several professional society positions: Editor-in-Chief of ISA Transactions, Vice Chair for Industry and Applications for the 1999 American Control Conference, General Chair for the 2002 American Control Conference, alternate ISA Delegate to the American Automatic Control Council, membership on the Technical Advisory Board for Pavilion Technologies, Inc., and the Editorial Advisory Board for Control Magazine.
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Marvin Stone  homepage | email

A.A.E. - Otero Junior College; B.S.A.E. - Colorado State University; M.S.A.E. - Colorado State University; Ph.D. Eng Sci.,  - Washington State University

Dr. Stone currently teaches courses in automatic controls and sensor systems. He conducts research in the area of Sensor Systems, Electronic Communication Systems and Control systems and specializes in the area of Sensors and Controls for Biological Systems. He is a member of the following professional association: American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) Gamma Sigma Delta, Alpha Epsilon, Society of Automotive Engineers, American Society of Engineering Educators
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James R. (Rob) Whiteley      homepage | email

B.S.Ch.E. - Oklahoma State University; M.S.Ch.E. - Ohio State University in ; Ph.D. - Ibid.

Dr. James R. (Rob) Whiteley is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at OSU. His research is focused on development and application of advanced information processing techniques for monitoring, control, and optimization in the process industries. He earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1977. After working 10 years in the chemical industry, he returned to graduate school and earned his MS and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Ohio State University in 1989 and 1991, respectively. Dr. Whiteley is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Chemical Society. He serves as session chair/co-chair for process control related sessions at various professional society meetings and consults in the area of process control for Phillips Petroleum Co. and Conoco, Inc.
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Gary Yen      homepage | email

B.S.- National Taipei Institute of Technology; M.S.E.E.- Marquette University; Ph.D.- University of Notre Dame

Gary Yen is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at OSU. His research interests include intelligent system and control, predictive machinery diagnosis and multiple sensor data fusion. Dr. Yen has received continuous support from DoD, NASA and DoE Laboratories since 1992. He is an IEEE senior member and has served as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and the IEEE Control Systems Magazine since 1995. He was Publicity Chair for the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 1997, and is Finance Chair for the IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control 1998, IEEE Liaison for the International Joint Conference on Neural Network 1999, and Local Arrangement Chair for 1999 American Control Conference. During his civil service (system engineer and program manager) at the Air Force Research Laboratory, he has successfully directed a group of acoustic scientists, aerospace engineers and RLV policy makers to accomplish an adaptive neural control design for space structure vibration suppression.
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Gary E. Young     homepage | email

B.S.M.E. - U. C. Davis; M.S.M.E. Ibid., Ph.D. – U. C. Berkeley

Gary E. Young is a Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. His professional experience includes Staff Engineer, University of California Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, 1976-1978. Dr. Young has interest in the broad area of dynamic systems and control. This includes modeling and understanding complex nonlinear behavior, designing control system algorithms to obtain acceptable system behavior, and implementing these algorithms on experimental apparatus. He works with industry to apply state-of-the-art digital control methods to industrial problems and has special interest in understanding nonlinear systems where parameter uncertainty is inherent to the process. He was one of the founders of the Real-Time Distributed Systems Laboratory at OSU, which is concerned with the software design and implementation of engineering systems that have been connected using a network.

 

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