Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science


COURSES TAUGHT & DEVELOPED
 

EGN1006 Introduction to Engineering Profession
Course Description: Overview of academic and professional requirements in various engineering disciplines.

EGN1932 Introduction to Engineering
Course materials: instructors' materials, lab setups, and students' kits.

EGN3373 Principles of Electrical Engineering
Course Description: Fundamentals of electrical circuits and analysis; fundamentals of electronics and AC power systems, transformers, electromechanics and rotating machines.
Textbook: Introduction to Electrical Engineering by Paul, Nasar

EEL3657 Linear Control Systems
Course Description: Control theory, transfer function modeling, Nyquist criteria, root locus, Bode plots, and Design of lead and lag compensation.
Textbook: Feedback Control Systems by C.L.Phillips and R.D.Harbor

EEL4612 Introduction to Modern and Robust Control (Developed @ UCF by Dr. Qu)
Course Description: Introduction to modern control theory; emphasis on state space method and robustness concepts of SISO systems. Stability concepts in state space model, pole placement feedback control and observer design, analysis of signals and systems, robustness measures, control design based on performance optimization.
Textbook: Feedback Control Theory by J.C.Doyle, B.Francis, and A.Tannenbaum

EEL4664 Introduction to Intelligent and Autonomous Robotic Systems (Developed @ UCF by Dr. Qu)
Course Description: Introduction to robotics, with emphasis on trajectory planning, control, formation, and cooperation algorithms of robotic vehicles. Kinematics, dynamics, vehicle dynamics, state space stability concepts and control design methods, trajectory planning, regulation and tracking, formation, cooperative rules and behaviors.
Textbook: Cooperative Control of Dynamical Systems: Applications to Autonomous Vehicles by Z. Qu

EEL4932 Introduction to Smart Grids (Developed @ UCF by Dr. Qu)
Course Description: Fundamentals of electric power systems, distributed generation and smart grid components, voltage control and VAR compensation, demand response, leader-follower optimization, resiliency.  

EEL5173 Linear Systems Theory (Developed @ UCF by Dr. Qu)
Course Description: Models and properties of linear systems, transformation, controllability and observability, control and observer designs, MFD, and realization theory
Textbook: Linear Systems by T.Kailath

EEL5255 Power Systems Analysis and Electrical Machinery
Textbook: Elements of Power System Analysis by W.D.Stevenson, Jr.

EEL5291 Distributed Control and Optimization for Smart Grids (Developed @ UCF by Dr. Qu)
Course Description: Electric power systems, transmission and distribution networks, distributed generation and smart grid components, voltage stability and VAR control, dispatch of distributed generation, distributed optimization for loss minimization, frequency control, electricity markets and incentive controls.

EEL5630 Digital Control Systems
Course Description: Real-time digital control system analysis and design, Z-transforms, sampling and reconstruction, time and frequency response, stability analysis, digital controller design.
Textbook: Digital Control Systems: Analysis and Design by C.L.Phillips and H.T.Nagle

EEL5690 Introduction to Medical Robotics and Tele-Operation (Developed @ UCF by Dr. Qu and taught jointly with College of Medicine)
Course Description: Medical robots for minimally invasive surgery, kinematics, constrained workspace and dexterity, vision feedback, dynamics, physical modeling of elastic objects, force feedback and control, haptics, tele-operation and network based control, minimally invasive surgery, need for MIS, indications, basics of laparoscopic surgery, pneumo-peritonium, ports, energy usage, ergonomics
Texbooks: John J. Craig, Introduction to Robotics: Mechanics and Control, Prentice Hall, 2004; Sajeesh Kumar and Jacques Marescaux (Eds.), Telesurgery, Springer 2008

EEL6255 Power Systems Analysis and Electrical Machinery
Course Description: Topics to include symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault analysis, power system estimation and control and power system stability.
Textbook: Power System Analysis by J.J.Grainger and W.D.Stevenson

EEL6621 Nonlinear Control Systems (Developed @ UCF by Dr. Qu)
Course Description: Phase plane descriptions of nonlinear phenomena, limit cycles, jump conditions, stability, describing functions, Liapunov and Popov theory, time and frequency domain analysis for nonlinear systems.
Textbook: Nonlinear Systems by H.K.Khalil

EEL6616 Adaptive Control (Developed @ UCF by Dr. Qu)
Course Description: System identification and adaptive control design, including identification algorithms, MRAC, STR, and stochastic adaptive control. Lyapunov stability and input-output stability.
Textbook: Stable Adaptive Systems by K.S.Narendra and A.M.Annaswamy

EEL6617 Fundamentals of Modern Multivariable Control
Course Description: Emphasis on stability and performance analysis in time and frequency domains and on design tools for optimal performance and robustness.
Textbook: Multivariable Feedback Design by J.M. Maciejowski (Addison Wesley)

EEL6619 Nonlinear Robust Control (Developed @ UCF by Dr. Qu)
Course Description: Stability, performance and robustness of nonlinear systems with uncertainties, Lyapunov-based designs, recursive designs and nonlinear optimal designs.
Textbook: Robust Control Designs for Nonlinear Uncertain Systems by Z.Qu (John Wiley & Sons, Interscience Division)

EEL6625 Advanced Power Systems Analysis
Textbook: Power System Analysis by J.J.Grainger and W.D.Stevenson

EEL6662 Design of Robot Control Systems (Developed @ UCF by Dr. Qu)
Course Description: Coordinate transformation, differential equation of motion, trajectory planning, trajectory control, classical controls, advanced controls, force control, constrained motions, and redundancy
Textbook 1: Robotics: Basic Analysis and Design by W.A.Wolovich (Oxford University Press)
Textbook 2: Robust Tracking Control of Robot Manipulators by Z.Qu and D.M.Dawson (IEEE Press)

EEL6667 Planning and Control for Mobile Robotic Systems (Developed at UCF by Dr.Qu)
Course Description: Non-holonomic systems, kinematics and dynamics, trajectory planning and obstacle avoidance, canonical terms, control design, stability, performance, robustness.
Textbook: A Mathematical Introduction to Robotic Manipulation by R.M.Murry, Z.Li and S.S.Sastry (CRC Press)

EEL6671 Modern and Optimal Control Systems
Course Description: The optimal control problem. Necessary conditions for constrained minimums in finite dimensional space. Application to discrete time control problems. Pontryagin conditions and Hamilton-Jacobi equations. Computational considerations.
Textbook: Optimal Control by F.L.Lewis and V.L.Syrmos (Wiley Interscience)

EEL6683 Cooperative Control of Networked Autonomous Systems (Developed @ UCF by Dr. Qu)
Course Description: Cooperative control of heterogeneous dynamical systems sharing a sensing and communication network of intermittently changing topologies
Textbook: Cooperative Control of Dynamical Systems: Applications to Autonomous Vehicles by Z. Qu

EEL6680 Advanced Topics in Controls
Course Description: Introduces students to present-day issues in control systems analysis, design, and implementation.
Textbook: Notes, handouts, and research articles

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