Advanced Control Theory and Applications
Large-scale systems; hierarchical nonlinear switching control; hybrid and impulsive control for nonlinear systems; thermodynamic modeling and control of mechanical and aerospace systems
Powertrain and emissions control; catalyst modeling and identification and control; knock control; ionization probes; exhaust gas smart sensors; air/fuel ratio control/cyclic and stochastic analysis
Biomedical Systems Modeling and Diagnostics
Medical diagnostics – cardiovascular diagnostics, periventricular leukolamacia, computational intelligence, pediatric ICU; brain EEG modeling and signal analysis – FFT, continuous wavelet analysis, discrete wavelet analysis, nonlinear dynamics, stochastic modeling; mathematical modeling and systems analysis techniques for biological systems
Nonlinear dynamical system theory; magnetic bearings; rotor dynamics; gear dynamics; unmanned systems; robot dynamics; smart valves; design optimization; nonlinear frequency response analysis; biomedical systems; social systems; battery and fuel cell systems
Heterogeneous Autonomous Vehicles Laboratory (HAVLab)
Automatic control, image processing, and data fusion techniques for the development of heterogeneous autonomous vehicles.
Innovations in Robotics
Robotic locomotion; biped robot; spherical robots; sting-ray robot; exoskeleton; smart material actuators; rapid prototyping/automatic code generation; ad hoc networks for mobile agents.
Vision-based measurement; Instrumentation for modeling and control; unmanned vehicles; novel vision sensors
Unmanned Surface and Underwater Vehicles
Coordinated multi-agent control; computationally efficient and integrated obstacle avoidance, trajectory planning, and trajectory tracking subject to underactuated system constraints; ship to ship control; high sea state simulation