Design, Identification, and Control of Nonlinear Dynamic Systems with High Complexity for Intelligent Mechatronics

Dr. Hicham Chaoui (Assistant Professor Tennessee Tech. University Adjunct Professor at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières)
Monday, May 16, 2016
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mackenzie Building 4124

In mechatronic technology, electrical/electronic, mechanical, control, instrumentation, communication, and embedded systems are brought together to create the next generation of intelligent mechatronic systems. These complex nonlinear dynamic systems face numerous challenges that need to be addressed such as, severe nonlinearities, varying operating conditions,
dynamical uncertainties, and external disturbances. Several modeling and control techniques depend heavily on precise mathematical system models to provide satisfactory performance, which is a difficult undertaking for complex systems due to high nonlinearities and other unpredictable factors. This seminar discusses a variety of mechatronic applications with their design, modeling, and control challenges. Finally, bringing intelligent learning techniques together with adaptive control theory will be introduced as an enabling technology to cope with uncertainties of higher magnitudes for future intelligent mechatronic applications such as, robotics, unmanned aerial systems, piezoactuactors, nanosatellites, and electric machine drives.

Hicham Chaoui is currently an Assistant Professor at Tennessee Tech. University, TN, USA and an Adjunct Professor at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), QC, Canada. His career has spanned both academia and industry in the field of intelligent control, mechatronics and energy systems. Prior to his academic career, he held various engineering and management positions including Vice-President of Innovation and Technology Development at TDE Techno Design, Montreal, QC, Canada.
Dr. Chaoui received the B.Sc., M.A.Sc <http://M.A.Sc&gt;., and Ph.D. degrees (with honors) in electrical engineering in 1999, 2002, and 2011, respectively. He also received the M.Sc. degree in computer science (with honors) and the graduate degree (D.E.S.S) in project management from the University of Quebec, Canada, in 2004, and 2007, respectively. His research interests include adaptive and nonlinear control theory, intelligent control, robotics, mechatronics, electric motor drives, and energy systems. He co-authored more than 75 journal and conference publications. He is a senior member of IEEE and a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Quebec.
Dr. Chaoui was a recipient of the Best Thesis Award (health, natural science, and engineering) and the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal Award for his doctoral dissertation. He was also finalist for the Excellence Award of the ADESAQ (Association des doyens des études supérieures au Québec).

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