Graduate Students     (Rev 25 March 2014)

Current Graduate Students [9]

  1. Tamara Bonaci, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Ph.D. student: post-general exam. Research involving security of telerobotic surgery systems and brain-computer interface systems.

  2. Jeffrey Herron, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Ph.D. student: post-qualifying exam. Research involving Deep Brain Stimulators for management of Essential Tremor and as BCI interfaces.

  3. Kevin Huang, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, PhD student, post-qualifying exam. Research involving sensor fusion for haptic navigation and virtual fixtures.

  4. Andrew Haddock, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, PhD student, pre-qualifying exam. Research involving brain-computer interfaces and inverse optimal control.

  5. Junjie Yan, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, PhD student, pre-qualifying exam. Research involving telerobotic security.

  6. Brady Houston, Neurobiology and Behavior Program, University of Washington, PhD student.

  7. Oliver Johnson, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, MS/Ph.D. student.Research involving the detection of circadian rhythms in neuron activity, and its relevance to brain-computer interfaces. M.S. Completion expected Spring 2014. 

  8. Ruth Sims, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, MS. student. Research involving methods to acquire low amplitude, low frequency neural signals from living organs. Completion expected Spring 2014.

  9. Emma Vidarsson, Visiting Student, Chalmers University (Sweden). Research involving a 'smart watchband' platform for sensors for neural system command sources.

     

 Completed Ph.D. Dissertations [23]

     

  1. Charles Matlack, Adaptation for Brain-Computer Interfaces. Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, March 2014.
  2. Fredrik Rydén, Real-Time Haptic Interaction with Remote Environments using Non-contact Sensors. Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, August 2013.
  3. Sina Nia Kosari, Haptic Virtual Fixtures for Robotic Surgery. Electrical Engineering, University of Washington. Co-advised with Blake Hannaford. August 2013.
  4. Nguyen, Tho. H., Hydrological Modeling and Sluice Gate Control in the Mekong River Delta. Electrical Engineering, University of Washington. October 2009.
  5. Xiaolong Yu, Control Methods for Automated Surgery. Electrical Engineering, University of Washington. December 2008.
  6. Chun-I Chen, Tracking Using Randomly Delayed Measurements. Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, August 2008.
  7. Stephen D. Hawley, Adaptive Scale Decomposition for Multiscale Systems. Electrical Engineering and Nanotechnology, University of Washington, March 2008.
  8. Sandy (Sau Kuen) Ng, Automatic Signal Classification Using Time-Varying Wavelet Packets. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University, May 2000.
  9. Seokjoo Chang, System Identification of Electrically Stimulated Muscle Under Inertial Loads. Systems and Control Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, January 1998.
  10. Kyong-Ri Lee, Nonlinear Control of Multi-Link Systems Using Torque and Stiffness Inputs. Systems and Control Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, August 1997.
  11. Gangadhar Jayaraman, Computational Schemes for Exact Linearization of Discrete-Time Systems Using A Geometric Approach. Systems and Control Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, May 1995.
  12. Abraham Galor, The Active Cell Method for Fuzzy Logic Control. Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, January 1994.
  13. James J. Abbas, Neural Network Control of Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation Systems. Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, August 1992.
  14. William Timmons, Constrained Identification for Adaptive Control: Application to Biomedical Systems. Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Co-advised with P. Katona. May 1992.
  15. Yang Dong, Extended Horizon Prediction Control. Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, May 1992.
  16. Ahmed El Bialy, Nonlinear Control of Multiplicative Discrete-Time Systems. Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, August 1990.
  17. Orhan Soykan, Signal Processing for Tactile Sensors. Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, Case Western Reserve University,.Co-advised with Mike Neuman. May 1990
  18. Po Chuan Chow, Recursive Non-Linear Identification of Hammerstein-Type Systems. Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, May 1990.
  19. Ning Lan, Control Strategies for Neuroprostheses Using Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation. Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University,Co-advised with P. Crago. August 1989.
  20. Gyu-In Jee, Optimal Adaptive Control With Input Constraints. Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, May 1989.
  21. Yuandong Ji, Optimal Control of Discrete-time Jump Linear Systems. Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, April 1987.
  22. Greg Voss, A Self -Tuning Controller for Drug Delivery. Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Co-advised with P. Katona. January 1986.
  23. Tien Li Chia, Parameter Identification and State Estimation of Constrained Systems. Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, May 1985.

 

Completed M.S. Theses [29]

  1. Leon S. Kofman, Digital Feedback Control System Design for Electrically Activated Muscle, Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, May 1984.
  2. Wendy (Ching­Wen) Chang, Stiffness Regulation Via Feedback Control, Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, August 1984.
  3. Rick Lalonde,  Discrete­ time Jump Linear Quadratic Controllers with Semi­Markov Transitions, Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, August 1984.
  4. Joseph A. Rosenthal, Control of Electrically ­Stimulated Standing for Paraplegics, Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, August 1984.
  5. Pierre Selwan, A Foot Pressure Sensor For Use In Neuro­Orthotics,  Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, Case Western Reserve University, (co-­advised with F. Merat), January 1985.
  6. Linda Streeter, Control of Electrically Stimulated Muscle Using Simultaneous Pulse Width and Frequency Modulation, Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, May 1986.
  7. Wael El Sakka, An adaptive Controller for Hydrocephalus, Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, May 1986.
  8. Mary Karpen, Algebraic Systems and the Structure of DNA, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, August 1986.
  9. Irah Donner, Electrical Stabilization of the Hip in the Lateral Plane Via a Feedback Controller, Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, January 1987.
  10. Mitchell Trott, Finite State Algebraic Systems and Trellis Codes, Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, May 1988.
  11. Yang Dong, A Unified Approach to Predictive Control, Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, May 1988.
  12. Ely Simon, A Discrete­ Event Model of Paraplegic FNS Gait, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, August 1988.
  13. William Timmons, Offset Estimation for the Adaptive Control of Physiological Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, January 1989.
  14. James J. Abbas, Feedback Control of Coronal Plane Hip and Trunk Angles in Paraplegic Subjects Using Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, May 1989.
  15. Kejian Geng, Real-time Parameter Identification of a Class of Nonlinear Discrete-time Models of Electrically Stimulated Muscle, Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, January 1990.
  16. Megan Moynahan, Characterization of Paraplegic Disturbance Response During FNS Standing, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, May 1990.
  17. Milind Bhanoo, Optimal Real-Time Identification: Application to the Diagnosis of Intraoperative Bronchospasm, Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, January 1991.
  18. Diane Willemin, Feedback Control of Knee Angles To Improve Weight Transfer In Paraplegic FNS Walking, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, August 1991.
  19. Roderick Gauss, Recursive Input Signal Selection for System Identification, Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, January 1992.
  20. Kyong-Ri Lee, Application of Jump Linear Quadratic Control Methods to Nonlinear Systems, Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, August 1992.
  21. Santanu Chatterjee, Nonlinear Model Identification and Control of Steel Strip Coiling Temperature Profile, Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, August 1993.
  22. Sau Kuen (Sandy) Ng, Gait Event Detection of Electrically Stimulated Paraplegic Gait Using Fuzzy Logic, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, August 1994.
  23. Jeong-Min Chen, Use of the Pattern Shaper Neural Net for System Identification of Dynamical Systems, Systems and Control Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, August 1996
  24. Hamid Rategh, Interactions Between Isometrically Co-stimulated Muscles, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, August 1996.
  25. Margaret Skelly, Step to Step Automatic Adjustment of FNS Gait, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, May 1997.
  26. Charu Lata Jain, An Analysis of Patent Opportunities of Safety Features in a Pediatric Smart Wheelchair, Systems and Control Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, August 1998.
  27. Troy Prince, Simulation of the Lower Extremity Shank for FES Control, Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, August 1998.
  28. Stephen Hawley, Parameter Estimation for Algebraic System Models: Application to the Sequence Dependent Structure of DNA, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, December 2003.
  29. Justin Tran, Test Bed for Performance of Single Degree Freedom Movement, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, June 2012.

 

Completed M.S. Projects

  1. Katherine Barnicle, Hybrid Orthosis for Paraplegic Stance, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, May 1990.
  2. Seokjoo Chang, Simulation Study of a Musculotendon Muscle Model, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, May 1991.
  3. Hesham Tashkandi,  Computer Simulation Study of Co-Stimulated Muscles, Systems and Control Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, May 1998.
  4. Joel Chenu, Evaluating Functional Electrical Stimulation, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, August 2001.
  5. Eddie Ferré, Bilateral Control of Master-Slave System Simulations, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, January 2004.