News

11/9/2017

EMAN group is very happy to welcome Dr. Ahmed Chemouri. He is a tenured research scientist in Automatic control and Robotics for the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), at the Montpellier Laboratory of Computer Science, Robotics and Microelectronics (LIRMM).​​ His research interests include nonlinear (adaptive and predictive) control and their applications in robotics (underactuated robotics, parallel robotics, underwater robotics, humanoid robotics and wearable robotics).

Dr. Chemouri will give 

  • A seminar in Robotic Control Systems Challenges, Design, and Experiments on Thursday November 9th.
  • A short course in Advanced motion control of marine vehicles​ on Tuesday November 14th.
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11/7/2017

Prof. Meriem will be giving a talk at KAUST-NSF Research Conference on Environmental Monitoring: Foundations and Applications, organized held in KAUST on November 6-8, 2017.


Talk: Towards Sustainable Smart Desalination Systems

The rising population around the world is placing increased pressure on the already limited natural freshwater resources. To satisfy rising demands, many countries rely on seawater desalination to meet their fresh water needs. However, alternatives to the conventional energy intensive thermal desalination methods have to be developed for a sustainable future. Membrane distillation (MD) is an example of emerging technology for sustainable water desalination. In this talk, Prof. Meriem presents feedback strategies that help in optimizing and controlling the MD process and also designing algorithms to automatically detect performance deterioration such as fouling.

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9/29/2017

The accepted paper will be presented by Abderrazak Chahid at the 13th IEEE BioCAS, to be held on October 19-21 in in Turin, Italy. Abderrazak will present a new adaptive enhancement method for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) image. The new method is based on adaptive selection of a filtering parameter by a grid segmentation of the noisy input image. The preliminary results provides very encouraging insight and show good potential in MRI noise removal while preserving the small details.

9/29/2017
The accepted abstract will be presented by Abderrazak Chahid at the 34th Annual Scientific Meeting ESMRMB 2017 CONGRESS, to be held on October 19-21 in Barcelona, Spain. Abderrazak will present the results of his work on water suppression technique. The novel proposed method is based on the Semi-Classical Signal Analysis (SCSA) of the Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) in vivo. The MRS signal is usually dominated by the water peaks, 1000 times stronger comparing to other signals of interest, which limits the detection and quantification of the small metabolites.  ​​​
9/20/2017

 The accepted paper proposes an on-line estimation algorithm of the source term in a first order hyperbolic PDE is proposed. This equation describes heat transport dynamics in concentrated solar collectors where the source term represents the received energy. This energy depends on the solar irradiance intensity and the collector characteristics affected by the environmental changes. Control strategies are usually used to enhance the efficiency of heat production; however, these strategies often depend on the source term which is highly affected by the external working conditions. Hence, efficient source estimation methods are required. The proposed algorithm is based on modulating functions method where a moving horizon strategy is introduced. Numerical results are provided to illustrate the performance of the proposed estimator in open and closed loops. ​​​​

7/1/2017

Please join me in welcoming the new five students who have recently joined our group: Abdullah AlhawajChanglin Shen , Alhashmiah S. Alshareef Dawood Walbi  and Ali Aloufi.

5/31/2017
Dr.  Shahrazed PhD dissertation was about the Control of Hyperbolic Heat Transfer Mechanisms:  Application to the Distributed Concentrated Solar Collectors

5/9/2017

Professor Laleg-Kirati joined KAUST in 2011 after being a postdoc and a researcher at INRIA Bordeaux in France. She received her PhD in Applied Mathematics in 2008 from INRIA and Versailles University. Professor Laleg-Kirati’s work is in the general area of mathematical control theory, systems modeling and their applications...More

4/10/2017
Control of Hyperbolic Heat Transfer Mechanisms: Application to the Distributed Concentrated Solar Collectors.
Date: Thursday 13th Apr 2017
Time:01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location: Building 2, level 5, room 5220

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4/10/2017
Nouha has joined our group as an internship student. ​​
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Mar
3/22/2017

A paper accepted for publication in Automatica 2017.


02
Mar
3/2/2017

Manuscript Accepted for Presentation and  Publication in the in The 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control being held in Toulouse, France in July 2017.

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Mar
3/1/2017

Manuscript Accepted for Publication in the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, March 2017.

2/1/2017
The abstract entitled "Adaptive Magnetic Resonance Image signal enhancement using squared eigenfunctions of the Schrodinger operator" presents a new Magnetic Resonance (MR) image enhancement method using an adaptive technique based on spatial noise level. The proposed method will speed up the existing method, so-called Semi-Classical Signal Analysis (SCSA)​​, especially with the MRI acceleration techniques by reducing the acquisition time and it will ensure better image quality​.
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Jan
1/21/2017
Two research papers from EMANG are accepted for presentation and publication in The American Control Conference 2017 being held in Seattle, WA, USA in May 2017
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Oct
10/3/2016
A manuscript from EMANG is accepted for publication in Journal of Process Control
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Sep
9/19/2016
A manuscript from EMANG is accepted for publication in Inverse Problems in Science & Engineering Journal.
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Sep
9/17/2016
 A manuscript from EMANG is accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology​
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Sep
9/5/2016
​A manuscript from EMANG is accepted for publication in Desalination
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Aug
8/31/2016
​A manuscript from EMANG is accepted for publication in Journal of Process Control
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Aug
8/11/2016

EMANG member Zehor Belkhatir wins The Best Session Presentation Award

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Jul
7/24/2016
​One paper from EMANG is accepted for presentation and publication in 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) 2016
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Jul
7/13/2016
EMANG PI, Prof. Meriem Laleg gives research seminar in Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
10
Jul
7/10/2016
​A manuscript from EMANG is accepted for publication in NMR in Biomedicine journal
09
Jul
7/9/2016
​A paper from EMANG is accepted for presentation and publication at MSC 2016
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May
5/31/2016
A journal paper from EMANG is accepted for publication in International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing
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Mar
3/30/2016

One journal paper from EMANG was accepted for publication in Inverse and Ill-posed Problems Journal.

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Mar
3/27/2016

Two full papers from EMANG group were accepted for presentation and publication in 2nd IFAC Workshop on Control of Systems Goverened by Partial Differential Equations (CPDE16).

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Mar
3/24/2016

Two abstracts were accepted for communication at SIAM Conference for Non-linear Waves and Coherent Structures 2016.

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Feb
2/1/2016
Paper accepted for publication in ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting and Exhibition proceedings
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Jan
1/28/2016
Two paper from EMANG accepted for publication in prestigious American Control Conference (ACC)
22
Jan
1/22/2016
PhD Candidate from EMANG gives seminar at University of California San Diego (UCSD)
10
Jan
1/10/2016
Two journal papers are accepted for publication in prestigious peer-reviewed journals
03
Dec
12/3/2015
PhD student at EMANG, Zehor Belkhatir presents PhD thesis proposal
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Oct
10/19/2015
Prof Enrique Zuazua from Spain visited EMANG.​ He also gave a three day short course on the control of PDEs.​
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Aug
8/27/2015
Paper accepted for publication in SIAM Scientific Computing Journal​​​
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Aug
8/1/2015
EMAN group got four papers accepted at Multi-conference on Systems and Control (MSC) which will be held in Sydney from September 21st to September 23rd and one Paper accepted at the conference on decision and control (CDC) which will be held in Osaka December 15th to December 18th 2015
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Jun
6/8/2015
Prof. Meriem Laleg has been elevated to the rank of senior member of IEEE
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May
5/27/2015
The paper entitled: An Optimal iterative algorithm to solve Cauchy problem for Laplace equation, by Usman M. Majeed and T.M. Laleg-Kirati won the best paper award at the 3rd International Conference on Control, Engineering & Information Technology sponsored by IEEE.
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Jan
1/18/2015
Three papers have been accepted by prestigious American Control Conference (ACC 2015) being held in Chicago this year.
10
Jan
1/10/2015
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Director, Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics UCSD, visited EMANG​.
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Jun
6/20/2014
Dr. Sarah Mechhood joinded EMAN Group as a post doc ​
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Mar
3/27/2014
​​​Prof Ortigueira visit EMAN Group​ for two week.​​
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Mar
3/23/2014
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Director Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics, UCSD visits EMAN Group at KAUST.
10
Mar
3/10/2014
Two papers accepted by ECC.
10
Mar
3/10/2014
Prof Roger W. Brockett, An Wang Research Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, visits EMAN Group for two week.
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Feb
2/13/2014
Prof. Meriem-Laleg delivers a seminar at California State University Northridge, CSUN.
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Oct
10/7/2013
Prof. Helffer from University of Paris-Sud 11 visits EMAN group for one week.
10
Aug
8/10/2013
One paper has been accepted by the International Conference on Fractional Signals and Systems 2013 (FSS 2013).
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Jul
7/30/2013
One paper has been accepted by the 3rd International Conference on Systems and Control (ICSC'13).
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Apr
4/13/2013
Prof. O.Gibaru from Arts et Métiers ParisTech visits EMAN group for one week.  ​
10
Apr
4/10/2013
Prof. W.Perruquetti from Ecole centrale de Lille visits EMAN group for one week.  ​
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Apr
4/8/2013
Prof. M. Djemaï from University of Valenciennes (France) visits EMAN group for one week.
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Mar
3/6/2013
Dr. A. Chemori from the University of Montpellier 2 and CNRS visits EMAN group for one week.
03
Mar
3/3/2013
Prof. W. Rundell from Texas A&M University visits EMAN group for three days.
02
Mar
3/2/2013
Prof. H. Serrai from the King Abdullah International Research Medical Centre (KAIMRC) visits EMAN group for one day.
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Feb
2/24/2013
One paper has been published by Mathematics of control, signals and systems (MCSS) .
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Feb
2/21/2013
Two papers have been accepted by the 11th International Conference on Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of Waves (WAVES 2013).
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Jan
1/27/2013
Prof. M.D. Ortigueira from Faculty of Science and Technology of New University of Lisboa visits EMAN group for three days.
10
Nov
11/10/2012
Prof. Y.F. Tang from Chinese Academy of Sciences and Dr. J.F. Huang from Qingdao University visit EMAN group for one week.
07
Oct
10/7/2012
Prof. W.Perruquetti from Ecole centrale de Lille and Prof. O.Gibaru form Arts et Métiers ParisTech visit EMAN group for one week.  ​
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Jul
7/29/2012
Ayman Karam defended his MS entitled Nonlinear Neural Network Approach for fMRI Data Analysis ​
23
Jul
7/23/2012
 Fernando Diaz defended his MS thesis entiteled: Detection of Cardiovascular Anomalies: An observer-based approach