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Jun
6/15/2018
Congratulations to PhD student Mohamed Bahloul for his paper  accepted in the IEEE 61st International Midwest Symposium on Circuits & Systems (MWSCAS). MWSCAS will be held in in Windsor, Canada, August 5-8, 2018. Mohamed will present his work  on "Arterial Viscoelastic Model Using Lumped Parameter Circuit with Fractional-Order Capacitor"
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Jun
6/14/2018
Ph.D student Mohamed A. Bahloul has been selected to atteind the 13th IEEE-EMBS International Summer School on Biomedical Imaging which will be held in Saint-Jacut de la Mer, Emerald Coast, Brittany France, 14-21 June, 2018​. Founded in 1994, the IEEE EMBS International Summer School on Biomedical Imaging has become over the year the worldwide reference in the field and is proud of his 500 alumni. It is resolutely international (around 45 participants from more than twenty countries have participated to the previous editions) and accessible to young scientists. It is an open yet privileged place for exchanges and discussions of major on-going work. Informal and warm, at a location where the sea and the land merge in a time varying relation, this school brings together, every other year for ten days, the world’s greatest researchers and teachers in biomedical imaging. The participants are PhDs, post-doctoral students, engineers from industry, and already involved in some area of biomedical imaging.
6/9/2018
Please join us in congratulating the Ph.D student Mohamed A. Bahloul. He is a Finalist selected for the 2018 EMBS Student Paper Competition! The Finalists will present his papers in special judging sessions on Wednesday 18, July, 2018. 
Best of luck to Mohamed in the final phase of the competition! ​​​​
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4/25/2018
​Congratulation to W. Cai et al for their paper accepted in the 2nd IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications​ which will be hold in Copenhagen, Denmark, August 21-24, 2018. ​​​​​​
​​In this paper authors propose a robust H-infinity approach for free space optical (FSO) beam pointing error systems. First, a deterministic discrete-time model for pointing error loss due to misalignment  is presented. This model  considers detector aperture size and optical beam width. Then, the control problem that guarantees the stability of the closed-loop pointing error and the attenuation of the  disturbance is investigated through a robust H-infinity  control framework. Finally, simulation results of the FSO link under the effects of a controlled weak turbulence condition are performed to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed robust pointing error approach.​
25
Apr
4/25/2018
​Congratulation to  Abderrazak for his paper accepted ithe the IEEE, EMBS 40th International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference which will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii from July 17-21, 2018.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
4/19/2018
Ph.D student, Mohamed A. Bahloul started his PhD with a big publishing at the IEEE, EMBS 40th International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference which will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii from July 17-21, 2018.​
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4/15/2018
 
Last Thursday, Ph.D student Zehor Belkhatir has earned two letters "Dr" in front of her name​. Zehor is now Dr Belkhatir !! 
Many congratulations on this wonderful accomplishment. It has been a pleasure listening to her successfully present her dissertation.  EMAN group members hope to her best wishes for this important milestone in her life and career. May there be many more to come.​

Zehor received her Master degree from Ecole Polytechnique d’Alger, Algeria in 2012. Currently, she is pursued her Ph.D. degree at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia. Her research interests include control and estimation of a class of infinite dimensional systems described by partial differential equations and fractional differential equations.​​​

Congratulations Dr. Zehor !​
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4/12/2018
​​All EMAN group members wish a good luck to our colleague Zehor Belkhatir  in her Ph.D defense which will be next Thursday 12th Apr 2018 from 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM in Building 5, Level 5, Room 5220​.​​​​​​​​​​​
4/9/2018
EMAN group is very happy to welcome Prof. Bassam Bamieh. Prof. Bamieh is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Director of the Center for Control, Dynamical Systems and Computation (CCDC) at at the University of California at Santa Barbara. His research interests are in the fundamentals of Control and Dynamical Systems such as Robust, Optimal and Distributed Control, as well as the applications of systems and feedback techniques in several physical and engineering systems including shear flow transition and turbulence, and the use of feedback in thermoacoustic energy conversion devices. He is a past recipient of the AACC Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award, and the IEEE Control Systems Society G. S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award (twice). He is a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) , and a Fellow of the IEEE.
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Mar
3/27/2018
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Prof. Meriem Laleg gave a talk in Big Data in Biodiversity and Health Workshop which held at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. She presents her research work in the field of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy​ Data Analysis  . ​​​
3/22/2018

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“King Abdullah University is excited to partner with Stanford University to bring the Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference to KAUST, Saudi Arabia. The Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference is an annual one-day technical conference based at Stanford, which brings together data scientists and professionals from around the globe to discuss the latest research and applications of data science in a broad set of domains. 


WiDS KAUST event will take place this year on the 22nd of March and feature vision talks by distinguished speakers from academia; panel discussions with female data scientists and researchers, and networking opportunities throughout the day.​

Professor Meriem Laleg is a memeber of WiDS team and she is participating in this event.
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22
Mar
3/22/2018
Dr. Bacem Ben Nasser got a paper accepted, last February.​ His paper entitled "Razumikhin-type Theorems on Practical Stability of Dynamic Equations on Time Scales" was accepted at by IFAC Conference on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems
(ADHS 18),  Oxford, UK, July 11-13, 2018
Congratulations​ Dr. Bacem!​
21
Mar
3/21/2018
Doctoral student Zehor Belkhatir continues her excellent work. She got a IEEE Control Systems Letters​ accepted, last January. In this letter Zehor et. all proposed an estimation algorithm for the characterization of multiple point inputs for linear fractional order systems. First, using polynomial modulating functions method and a suitable change of variables the problem of estimating the locations and the amplitudes of a multi-pointwise input is decoupled into two algebraic systems of equations. The first system is nonlinear and solves for the time locations iteratively, whereas the second system is linear and solves for the input's amplitudes. Second, closed form formulas for both the time location and the amplitude are provided in the particular case of single point input. Finally, numerical examples are given to illustrate the performance of the proposed technique in both noise-free and noisy cases. The joint estimation of pointwise input and fractional differentiation orders is also presented. Furthermore, a discussion on the performance of the proposed algorithm is provided.​​​
04
Mar
3/4/2018
Dr. Mohamed Ghattassi got a paper accepted on January 25 2018.​ His paper entitled "State observer design for Direct Contact Membrane Distillation Parabolic systems" was accepted at the  2018 AMERICAN CONTROL CONFERENCE. 
Congratulations​ Dr. Mohamed.
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01
Mar
3/1/2018

In July 2017, Associate Professor Taous Meriem Laleg Kirati joined the Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC). Her expertise in applied mathematics, control systems and signal analysis is a welcome addition to the interdisciplinary nature of the Center. Since joining CBRC, she has been closely working with other CBRC faculty to answer questions from in the biological domain. Currently, she is collaborating with Professor Vladimir Bajic on developing novel computational methods for identification of genomic signals based on signal processing and machine learning.​ 

2/11/2018
​EMAN group is very happy to welcome Pro. Yacine Chitour. He has been associate professor at University Paris Sud between 1997 and 2004 and full professor there since then. He is the head of the iCODE institute, initiative of research  in science of University Paris-Saclay since 2014. His interests are in geometric control, switching systems, control of PDEs and subriemannian and applied differential geometry.

Prof. Yacine Chitour will give a talk about: Stabil​​isation of linear control systems subject to persistent excitation.
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1/3/2018
 
 





Muhammad is an applied math #KAUSTclass2017 Ph.D. graduate was glad to come all the way from California, where he now works for a startup, to attend the ceremony and to see his advisor, colleagues, and friends. 
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. ​​
22
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.

01
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​.
21
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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03
Oct
10/3/2016
A manuscript from EMANG is accepted for publication in Journal of Process Control
19
Sep
9/19/2016
A manuscript from EMANG is accepted for publication in Inverse Problems in Science & Engineering Journal.
17
Sep
9/17/2016
 A manuscript from EMANG is accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology​
05
Sep
9/5/2016
​A manuscript from EMANG is accepted for publication in Desalination
31
Aug
8/31/2016
​A manuscript from EMANG is accepted for publication in Journal of Process Control
11
Aug
8/11/2016

EMANG member Zehor Belkhatir wins The Best Session Presentation Award

24
Jul
7/24/2016
​One paper from EMANG is accepted for presentation and publication in 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) 2016
13
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
31
May
5/31/2016
A journal paper from EMANG is accepted for publication in International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing
30
Mar
3/30/2016

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

27
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).

24
Mar
3/24/2016

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

01
Feb
2/1/2016
Paper accepted for publication in ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting and Exhibition proceedings
28
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
19
Oct
10/19/2015
Prof Enrique Zuazua from Spain visited EMANG.​ He also gave a three day short course on the control of PDEs.​
27
Aug
8/27/2015
Paper accepted for publication in SIAM Scientific Computing Journal​​​
01
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
08
Jun
6/8/2015
Prof. Meriem Laleg has been elevated to the rank of senior member of IEEE
27
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.
18
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​.
20
Jun
6/20/2014
Dr. Sarah Mechhood joinded EMAN Group as a post doc ​
27
Mar
3/27/2014
​​​Prof Ortigueira visit EMAN Group​ for two week.​​
23
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.
13
Feb
2/13/2014
Prof. Meriem-Laleg delivers a seminar at California State University Northridge, CSUN.
07
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).
30
Jul
7/30/2013
One paper has been accepted by the 3rd International Conference on Systems and Control (ICSC'13).
13
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.  ​
08
Apr
4/8/2013
Prof. M. Djemaï from University of Valenciennes (France) visits EMAN group for one week.
06
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.
24
Feb
2/24/2013
One paper has been published by Mathematics of control, signals and systems (MCSS) .
21
Feb
2/21/2013
Two papers have been accepted by the 11th International Conference on Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of Waves (WAVES 2013).
27
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.  ​
29
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