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Muhammad Usman Majeed is a Ph.D. candidate in the Division of Computer, Electrical & Mathematical Sciences & Engineering (CEMSE) at KAUST.
Previously he has a Bachelors Degree (B.S.) in Electrical Engineering (EE) from University
of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore, Pakistan and a Masters Degree (M.S.) in
Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences (AMCS) from KAUST. He is enthusiastic to work on challenging problems in control design for complex physical systems modeled by partial differential equations (PDEs).

- Control Design for Complex Physical Systems
- Robust Iterative Observer for PDEs
- Source and Boundary Data Estimation Problems
- Kalman Filter Design
- Energy Field Estimation Techniques
- Inverse Problems
- Optimization

Journal Publications:

- M. U. Majeed and T. M. Laleg-Kirati, “A dimension decomposition approach based on iterative observer design for an elliptic Cauchy problem”, KAUST Online Repository, 2016.
- M. U. Majeed and T. M. Laleg-Kirati, “Iterative Observer for Boundary Estimation for Elliptic Equations”, ArXive Preprint, 2015.
- M. U. Majeed and T. M. Laleg-Kirati, “Iterative Observers for Distributed Source Estimation for Poisson Equation”, 2017. (submitted)

Reviewed Conference Papers and Proceedings:

- M. U. Majeed and T. M. Laleg-Kirati, “Iterative Observer Based Method for Source Localization Problem for Poisson Equation in 3D”, The 2017 American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, USA 2017.
- M. U. Majeed and T. M. Laleg-Kirati, “Robust Iterative Observer for Source Localization for Poisson Equation”, 55th Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2016), Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2016.
- M. U. Majeed and T. M. Laleg-Kirati, “Localization of Point Sources for Poisson Equation using State Observers”, 2nd IFAC Workshop on Control of Systems Governed by Partial Differential Equations (CPDE’16), Bertinoro, Italy, 2016.
- M. U. Majeed and T. M. Laleg-Kirati, “An optimal iterative algorithm to solve Cauchy problem for Laplace equation”, 3rd International Conference on Control Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT), 2015. (BEST PAPER AWARD)
- M. U. Majeed and T. M. Laleg-Kirati, “Boundary Estimation Problem for An Infinite Dimensional Elliptic Cauchy Problem”, SIAM Conference on Control and It’s Applications (CT15), Paris, France, 2015.
- M. U. Majeed and T. M. Laleg-Kirati, “Two-step observer approach to solve Cauchy problem for Laplace equation”, (PICOF’14) Inverse Problems, Control and Shape Optimization, Tunisia, 2014.
- M. U. Majeed and T. M. Laleg-Kirati, “Cauchy Problem for Laplace Equation on a Square Domain using Observers”, 8th International Conference on Inverse Problems in Engineering (ICIPE), Krakow, Poland, 2014.
- M. U. Majeed, C. Zayane-Aissa and T. M. Laleg-Kirati, “Cauchy Problem for the Laplace’s Equation: An Observer based Approach”, The 3rd International Conference on Systems and Control (ICSC’13), Algiers, Algeria, 2013.

Ph.D. Candidate

Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE),

King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST), KSA, Jan 2013-

Master of Science (M.S.)

Applied Mathematics & Computational Sciences (AMCS),

King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST), KSA, 2011-2012.

Bachelor of Science (B.S. with Honors)Electrical Engineering (EE)University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, 2005-2009.

- Best paper award at IEEE conference (out of 800 submissions), 2015.
- KAUST Fellowship Award for M.S./Ph.D., 2011
- Gwangju Institute of Sceicne and Technology (GIST) Ph.D. Scholarship Award, 2011
- Runners up in countrywide "Battle of Minds" by British American Tobacco Company (BAT), Pakistan, 2009.
- Graduated at the top of electrical engineering class (60 students), 2009.
- Punjab Board Outstanding Talent Scholarship, 2005.
- Certificate of Distinction in Pre-Engineering (A-Levels), 2005.
- Certificate of Distinction (O-Levels), 2002.