Sensors and Control Systems
- Jeff Frolik (Point Person)
Professor Frolik's area of expertise is wireless sensor networks. He runs the Sensor Networks & Wireless (SN*W) Workgroup which is interested in a wide range of technologies applicable to ad-hoc wireless sensor networks and their applications. Most projects deal with architectures and algorithms to characterize and improve the performance of these systems. Find out more...
- Michael J. Coleman
Professor Coleman's general areas of interest are rigid body dynamics and dynamical systems and simulation. In particular, he has studied discontinuous and impulsive systems. He has applied his expertise most recently to the dynamics and stability of vehicle, robotic, and animal
locomotion. Find out more...
- Mandar Dewoolkar
Professor Dewoolkar's research focuses on: soil dynamics and earthquake engineering; dams and embankments, retaining structures, and foundations; and physical and numerical modeling. He conducts his research in the laboratory, in-situ, as well as performing field testing. Find out more...
- Doug Fletcher
Professor Fletcher's areas of expertise are laser diagnostics of compressible flows, reacting flows, and plasmas, as well as the aerothermodynamics of planetary entry. At the von Karman Institute (VKI) in Belgium, he led research teams that supported the joint US-Europe Mars Sample Return mission (Mars Premiere), the US-Europe mission to Saturn and its moon Titan (Cassini-Huygens), and the development of hypersonic flight vehicles.
- Paul Hines
Professor Hines is interested in the use of cooperative agents to control tightly interconnected systems, particularly electrical power networks. Power networks provide a useful test case for decentralized control methods because components can affect one another over thousands of miles along very short time horizons. Find out more...
- Britt Holmén
Professor Holmén's areas of expertise include particle interface chemistry, airborne particle emissions and processes, herbicide gas/particle partitioning, lidar remote sensing, transportation and air quality, and nonpoint source emissions. Her research focuses on contaminant transport processes in air and soil, with an emphasis on conducting field measurements. Find out more...
- Dryver Huston
Professor Huston is director of the Complex, Adaptive & Precision Systems Engineering Laboratory (CAPSEL). CAPSEL investigates research areas that have yet to evolve into fully matured fields and are all based on complex systems with in-depth factor interactions. Huston's areas of expertise are smart structures, structural health monitoring, whole body vibration, spine mechanics, and precision machines. Find out more...
- Gagan Mirchandani
Professor Mirchandani works in signal processing, image processing and wavelets. He is concerned with problems in data analysis, such as encoding, denoising, fusion, spectral analysis, and pattern recognition. Current work with sensors includes processing and analyzing signals generated from multielectrode basket catheters, fluorescent microscopes, and cryoelectron microscopes. The first has to do with quantifying atrial fibrillation, the second with determination of colocalization of proteins in confocal microscopy, and the last with automation of single particles for structure determination. Presently, he is also looking into a problem in robot vision control. Find out more...
- Kurt Oughstun
Professor Oughstun's current research topics include imaging through complex media and systems, molecular optics, and pulsed inverse optics. His research interests include asymptotic analysis; the frequency-domain and time-domain representations of electromagnetic, optical, and acoustic wave fields; electromagnetic properties of dielectric, conducting, and semiconducting materials; diffraction and scattering theory; coherence theory; the rigorous description of dispersive pulse propagation in both linear and nonlinear media and waveguiding structures; nonlinear optics; and laser physics. Find out more...
- Donna Rizzo
Dr. Rizzo's research uses geostatistics and computational techniques, including artificial neural networks (ANNs), to solve problems in diverse areas such as groundwater remediation, medical imaging, and disease prediction in crops. Find out more...
- Mike Rosen
Clinical Associate Professor
- Steve Titcomb
Professor Titcomb's area of expertise is solid state electronics.
- Walter Varhue
Professor Varhue's area of expertise is plasma processing of thin film materials.
- Tian Xia
Professor Xia's current research focuses on mixed signal circuit design and test, adaptive and multifunctional VLSI design, and reconfigurable FPGA design and test. His research efforts contribute toward low power and robust sensor integrated circuit and system development, as well as computer and communication chip test and verifications. Find out more...