Ohio University

Research Faculty

Shawn Ostermann

Shawn Ostermann

Shawn Ostermann

Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies; Associate Professor
Stocker Center 153

Research Interests: network communication in challenging environments, cyber security, computer network performance analysis

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Computer Science, Purdue University, 1993; M.S., Computer Science, Purdue University, 1987; B.S., Computer Science, Purdue University, 1985

Nasseef Abukamail

Nasseef Abukamail

Nasseef Abukamail

Associate Professor of Instruction
Stocker Center 359

Prior to joining Ohio University, Nasseef Abukamail taught at the University of Rio Grande, where he was the program coordinator and system administrator for the computer science program. Abukamail also worked as a consultant for a local company. He currently teaches a variety of undergraduate computer science courses.

Research Interests: mobile application development, web application development, networking and communication

All Degrees Earned: M.S., Mathematics with Computer Science option, Ohio University; B.S., Electrical Engineering, Ohio University

Chris Bartone

Chris Bartone

Chris Bartone

Professor
Stocker Center 349

Prior to joining Ohio University as a professor, Chris Bartone worked for the Naval Air Warfare Center-Aircraft Division from 1983-1998, where he performed research, development, test and evaluation on communication, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) systems. He is a member of the Institute of Navigation, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Association of Old Crows.

Research Interests: electrical engineering and computer science, electronic navigation system, GPS augmentation, electromagnetic wave propagation and antennas

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Ohio University, 1998; M.S., Electrical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School; B.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylania State University

Michael Braasch

Michael Braasch

Michael Braasch

Neil D. Thomas Professor
Stocker Center 313

Michael Braasch has been teaching navigation system courses since 1994 and has been performing navigation system research through the Ohio University Avionics Engineering Center since 1985. He is internationally recognized for his work in characterizing GPS multipath and is one of the originators of the integrated multipath-limiting antenna for GPS. Braasch has served as a visiting scientist at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and has lectured for NATO AGARD. He has co-authored chapters for the AIAA books on GPS in addition to numerous conference papers and journal articles. Braasch is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Ohio and is an instrument-rated commercial pilot.

Research Interests: electronic navigation systems, navigation system simulation, GPS receiver design, GPS multipath analysis and mitigation

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Ohio University, 1992; P.E., Electrical Engineering, State of Ohio, 1999; M.S., Electrical Engineering, Ohio University, 1989; B.S., Electrical Engineering, Ohio University, 1988

Awards:

  • Fellow of the U.S. Institute of Navigation, Senior Member of the IEEE

David Chelberg

David Chelberg

David Chelberg

Associate Professor
Stocker Center 322B

David Chelberg began his career at Purdue University as a faculty member in electrical and computer engineering before joining the faculty at Ohio University in 1996. He teaches introductory courses in computer graphics, algorithms, and computer programming as well as advanced courses in computer vision, scientific visualization, and artificial intelligence. Chelberg is the director of studies for the Honors Tutorial Program in computer science. For several years, he led an interdisciplinary engineering team, the RoBobCats, to national and international RoboCup competitions — autonomous robots playing soccer. He founded the Geometric Modeling and Perceptual Processing Lab and co-founded the VITAL Lab (Virtual Immersive Technologies and Arts for Learning). He has published more than 100 refereed articles in academic journals, conferences, and book chapters.

Research Interests: artificial intelligence, computer graphics and scientific visualization, computer vision, object recognition and medical image processing

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Computer Science, Stanford University, 1989; B.S., Mathematics, Stanford University, 1981

Awards:

  • National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award - 1990-1993, White Teaching Award 2002

Something you may not know about me: I brew my own beer.

Harsha Chenji

Hasrha Chenji

Harsha Chenji

Assistant Professor
Stocker Center 351

Research Interests: wireless mobile and sensor networks, mobile computing, cyber-physical systems, systems research

Michael DiBenedetto

Michael DiBenedetto

Michael DiBenedetto

Senior Research Program Engineer
McFarland Avionics Building 131

Michael DiBenedetto is a Senior Research Program Engineer at the Avionics Engineering Center at Ohio University and earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Ohio University in 1999.  He has 35 years of experience in navigation, landing, and surveillance systems development, assessment, implementation, procurement, and modernization.  He has published five journal articles, fifteen conference papers, and over 175 externally sponsored technical reports; many form the basis of, or have influenced, national and international standards and practices for electronic navigation and landing systems.  Mike is a key technical advisor for the FAA Navigation Programs and Aircraft Operations (formerly Flight Inspection Services) Offices.  He is the Chairman for the Technical Working Group of the International Committee for Airspace Standards and Calibration and serves as their Panel Member to the International Civil Aviation Organization Navigation Systems Panel.

Research Interests: precision approach and landing system development and analysis, Microwave Landing System (MLS), Mobile Microwave Landing System (MMLS), CNS Systems Office programs

Jeffrey Dill

Jeffrey Dill

Jeffrey Dill

Professor; Director, Online MSEE Program
Stocker Center 322A

Research Interests: electrical engineering and computer science, communication theory, spread spectrum communications, error correcting codes

Dennis Irwin

Dennis Irwin

Dennis Irwin

Dean Emeritus; Director ORITE; Professor Emeritus Electrical Engineering
Stocker Center 378

An Ohio University faculty member since 1987, Dennis Irwin was dean of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology from 2002 until 2019. During that time, he also was also Moss Professor of Engineering Education, which is held by the standing dean of the College during his or her tenure. During his tenure, he facilitated the largest charitable gift ever given to a public engineering college: a $124 million bequest from the estate of Fritz and Dolores Russ. He also developed the initial vision for the Academic & Research Center; and has led the development of a doctoral program in civil engineering, two new master’s degrees, three online master’s degrees in several disciplines, and a unique fundamentals initiative to equip engineers and technologists of the future with tailored foundational instruction. He was also instrumental in bringing the world’s premiere space education program, International Space University, to Ohio University and serving as chief host for its Summer Space Studies Program 2015.

Prior to becoming dean, he chaired the Russ College’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science for five years. He was selected as the school's Outstanding Graduate Instructor and Outstanding Undergraduate Instructor three times each. From 2001 to 2002, he held the Neil D. and Bernice E. Thomas Professorship in Engineering in honor of his outstanding teaching abilities and rapport with students as well as achievements in the electrical engineering profession. Irwin previously worked for Logicon Control Dynamics Company in Huntsville, Alabama, as a program manager for projects sponsored by NASA, the United States Air Force, and the United States Army.

A registered professional engineer in the state of Ohio, Irwin is also a faculty member of the International Space University. He has chaired the space systems engineering department three times, and has served as a lecturer or workshop leader since 1998. He is recognized in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in Science and Engineering. In May 2001, NASA Glenn Research Center awarded him the honor of Excellence in Project Management for his work on the Advanced Communications Technology Satellite. He currently serves on the nomination committee for the National Academy of Engineering’s Russ Prize, the world’s highest honor in bioengineering. During 2015-2016 he served as president of the Ohio Society Professional Engineers, where he has received numerous awards for engineering management, engineering leadership, and conference organizing. He is a fellow of the National Society of Professional Engineers, where he currently serves on the Board of Directors and the House of Delegates, an associate fellow of AIAA, and senior member of IEEE. He is also a public member of the Ohio General Assembly’s Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technical Committee.

He has received research sponsorship from agencies such as NASA, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Department of Education, for which he served as the U.S. principal investigator for a joint grant from the European Union and the United States.

He is the author or co-author of 40 articles and 15 technical reports and has given numerous national and international presentations in the areas of flexible structure control and the use of remotely accessible laboratories for research and educational purposes.

Research Interests: appropriate technology, energy studies, computer-aided control system design, and algorithm development and robust control design

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 1986

Wojciech Jadwisienczak

Jadwisienczak Wojciech

Wojciech Jadwisienczak

Associate Professor; Graduate Chair
Stocker Center 333

Wojciech Jadwisienczak hails from Torun, Poland, and joined Ohio University in 1996. Since 2001, he has taught with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology. His primary research focuses on fundamental properties and applications of semiconductors for optoelectronics, spintronics and photovoltaics. Specifically, he is involved with spectroscopy of semiconductors doped with lanthanides. His other research interests include nanophotonics, spintronics, and materials and devices for deep-UV light generation and applications. He advises a group of research students working on independent projects sponsored by the NSF, AFOSR and ARO. His advisees received the Fulbright (2007) and DoD (2011) Fellowships in the past. He has published more than 50 scientific papers cited more than 800 times. He is a member of the American Physical Society, Materials Research Society, and Optical Society of America.

Research Interests: optical electrical and magnetic properties of wide bandgap semiconductors, optoelectronic devices and lasers, nanotechnology and photonic materials, materials and devices for deep UV-light

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Ohio University, 2001; M.S., Physics, Nicholas Copernicus University, 1995

Publications:

  • H. J. Lozykowski, W. M. Jadwisienczak and I. Brown Visible Cathodoluminescence of GaN doped with Dy, Er and Tm, Appl. Phys. Lett. Vol. 74, 1129 (1999).
  • W. M. Jadwisienczak, H. J. Lozykowski, I. Berishev, A. Bensaoula and I. G. Brown, Visible Emission from AlN Doped with Eu and Tb Ions, J. Appl. Phys. Vol. 89, 4384 (2001).
  • A. Khan, W. M. Jadwisienczak, and M. E. Kordesch, From Zn Microspheres to Hollow ZnO Microspheres: A simple Route to the Growth of Large Scale Metallic Zn Micorspheres and Hollow ZnO Microspheres, Physica E, Vol.33, 331 (2006).
  • K. Wisniewski, W. M. Jadwisienczak, T. Thomas and M. Spencer, High Pressure Luminescence Studies of Europium Doped GaN, J. Rare Earth, Vol. 27, pp.667-670 (2009).
  • J. Wu, R. Palai, W. M. Jadwisienczak, M. S. Shur, Bandgap Engineering in MBE Grown Al(1-x)GaxN Epitaxial Columnar Nanostructures, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 45, 015104 (2012).

David Juedes

David Juedes

David Juedes

Chair, Professor
Stocker Center 330

David Juedes is a tenured professor and chair of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Juedes teaches a range of computer science classes from introductory to advanced graduate-level courses. He is a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Research Interests: algorithms, complexity theory, approximation algorithms, computational biology

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Computer Science, Iowa State University, 1994; M.S., Computer Science, Iowa State University, 1990; B.S., Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 1988

Publications:

Awards:

  • Senior Member ACM 2010, Russ College Outstanding Research Paper Award 2004.

Avinash Karanth

Avinash Karanth

Avinash Karanth

Joseph K. Jachinowski Professor
Stocker Center 322D

Avinash Karanth has been on the faculty of EECS since 2007. He has taught introductory courses in computer engineering, computer organization, and advanced courses such as parallel computer architecture and interconnection networks for high-performance computing. Karanth has published more than 60 publications in IEEE and OSA peer-reviewed conferences and journals in the field of computer architecture and optical interconnection networks. His graduate students have gone on to work at Intel Corporation, Lockheed Martin, and other multinational companies. Karanth has also been the lead faculty for senior design projects involving health management system by developing hardware infrastructure for designing a health kiosk to evaluate the health of an individual.

Research Interests: computer architecture, parallel processing, chip multiprocessors (CMPs), network-on-chips (NoCs)

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona, 2006; M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona, 2003; B.E., Electronics and Communications, Manipal Institute of Technology, Mangalore University, 2000

Publications:

  • Randy Morris, Avinash Kodi and Ahmed Louri, “Reconfiguration of 3D Photonic On-chip Interconnects for Maximizing Performance and Improving Fault Tolerance,” 45th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO-45), Vancouver, BC, Canada, Dec 1-5, 2012.
  • Randy Morris and Avinash Kodi, “Exploring the Design of 64 & 256-core Power-Efficient Nanophotonic Interconnects,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 1386-1393, September/October 2010.
  • Dominic DiTomaso, Avinash Kodi, Savas Kaya and David Matolak, “iWISE: Inter-router Wireless Scalable Express Channels for Network-on-Chips (NoCs) Architecture”, 19th Annual IEEE Symposium on High-Performance Interconnects (Hot Interconnects), Santa Clara, California, August 24-25, 2011.
  • Avinash Kodi, Ashwini Sarathy, and Ahmed Louri, “iDEAL: Inter-router Dual-function Energy- and Area-Efficient Link design for Network-on-Chip (NoC) Architecture,” Proceedings of the 35th International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA-35), pp. 241-250, Beijing, China, June 21-25, 2008.
  • Avinash Kodi and Ahmed Louri, “Performance Adaptive Power-Aware Reconfigurable Optical Interconnects for HPC Systems,” Proceedings on ACM/IEEE Conference on High-Performance Networking and Computing, SuperComputing (SC’07), Reno, Nevada, November 10-16, 2007.

Awards:

  • NSF CAREER (2011-2016)

Savas Kaya

Savas Kaya

Savas Kaya

Professor
Stocker Center 361

From 1998 to 2001, Savas Kaya was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, carrying out research in transport and scaling in Si/SiGe MOSFETs, and fluctuation phenomena in decanano MOSFETs. He has served as Air Force Office of Scientific Research summer faculty fellow in 2006, 2007, and 2008. He has published more than 40 journal papers and 50 conference proceedings. His other interests include nanoelectronic devices and circuits, TCAD, transport theory, nanostructures, process integration, ionic transport, and biomolecular modelling in trans-membrane proteins. Kaya was a member of the organizing committee for IWCE 7 in 2000, IEEE Nanotech 6 in 2006, and SPIE Photonics East 2007.

Research Interests: electron transport, membrane protien structure, silicon devices, nanoelectronics

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., SiGe Quantum Electronic Devices, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, University of London, 1998; M.Phil., Semiconductor Physics and Microelectronic Engineering, University of Cambridge, 1994; B.S., Electronics and Communication Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, 1992

Douglas Lawrence

Douglas Lawrence

Douglas Lawrence

Professor
Stocker Center 347

Douglas Lawrence joined the Ohio University faculty in 1991. His teaching and research interests lie in the area of systems and control theory with application to flight control systems. His current interests focus on a geometric approach for impulsive control systems and nonlinear control methods for unmanned air vehicles. Past research projects, sponsored by NASA and the U.S. Air Force, include the development of integrated guidance and control technology for reusable launch vehicles and reduced-order modeling for active flow control systems.

Research Interests: systems and control theory, flight control systems

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1991; M.S., Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1988; B.S., Computer Engineering, Lehigh University, 1983

Chang Liu

Chang Liu

Chang Liu

Professor
Stocker Center 321C

Chang Liu's current research focus is to turn software engineering big data into actionable knowledge for software developers and apply software engineering principles in learning and health applications.

Research Interests: software engineering, mobile health, 3D immersive learning apps

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, 2002

Jundong Liu

Jundong Liu

Jundong Liu

Associate Professor
Stocker Center 321A

Jundong Liu is an associate professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Ohio University, and the director of the Medical Image Analysis (MedIA) Lab at Ohio University. He researches medical image analysis, machine learning, computer vision, human motion detection and classification, and shape modeling.

Research Interests: electrical engineering and computer science, medical image analysis, computer vision, computer graphics

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Computer Information Science and Engineering, University of Florida; M.S., Computer Science, Peking University

Chad Mourning

Faiz Rahman

James Gordon Stewart

James Gordon Stewart

James Gordon Stewart

Assistant Professor
Stocker Center 355

Gordon Stewart joined the electrical engineering and computer science faculty of Ohio University in 2015. His research uses programming languages theory and formal methods to make it easier for programmers to build correct and secure software systems. He regularly teaches courses in programming languages, compilers, and software verification.

Research Interests: programming languages, software verification, software security

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Computer Science, Princeton University, 2015; M.A., Computer Science, Princeton University, 2011; A.B., Harvard University, 2006

Awards:

Wu Prize for Excellence, Princeton School of Engineering and Applied Science, 2013.

Sabrina Ugazio

Sabrina Ugazio

Sabrina Ugazio

Assistant Professor
Stocker Center 321E

Sabrina Ugazio has been involved with navigation-related research since 2009 as a member of the NavSAS group in Torino, Italy.

Research Interests: satellite navigation, signal propagation, remote sensing, time and frequency transfer

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Politecnico di Torino, Italy, 2013; M.S., Electronic Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, 2009; B.S. , Electronic Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, 2007

Frank Van Graas

Frank Van Graas

Frank Van Graas

Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Professor
Stocker Center 345

Frank van Graas has been involved with satellite-based navigation research since 1984, in addition to many other positioning and timing technologies. He is a principal investigator with the Avionics Engineering Center, director of the Consortium of Ohio Universities on Navigation and Timekeeping (COUNT), a past president of the US Institute of Navigation (ION), and a fellow of the ION. In 2009, he served as the ION Executive Branch Fellow at NASA's Space Communications and Navigation Office, Washington, DC.

Research Interests: satellite navigation, time and frequency transfer, flight test, signal propagation

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Ohio University, 1988; M.S., Electrical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, 1985; B.S., Electrical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, 1983

Publications:

  • Van Graas, F., Craig, S., Pelgrum, W., “Laboratory and Flight-Test Analysis of Rubidium Frequency Reference Performance Under Dynamics,” Proceedings of the 24th International Technical Meeting of The Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS 2011), Portland, OR, September 2011, pp. 2950-.
  • Bruckner, D. C., Van Graas, F., Skidmore, T., Algorithm and Flight Test Results to Exchange Code Noise and Multipath for Biases in Dual Frequency Differential GPS for Precision Approach, NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 57, No. 3, 2010.
  • Van Graas, F., Soloviev, A., Uijt de Haag, M., Gunawardena, S., Closed-Loop Sequential Signal Processing and Open-Loop Batch Processing Approaches for GNSS Receiver Design, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Special Issue on: Advanced Signal Processing for GNSS and Robust Navigation, Vol. 3, Issue 4, August 2009.
  • Van Graas, F., Soloviev, A. Precise Velocity Estimation Using a Stand-Alone GPS Receiver, NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 51, No. 4, 2004.
  • Van Graas, F., Diggle, D. W., Hueschen, R. M., Interferometric GPS Flight Reference/Autoland System: Flight Test Results, NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 41, No.1, Spring 1994.

Patents:

  • Systems and Methods for Acquisition and Tracking of Low CNR GPS Signals, F. van Graas, A. Soloviev, S. Gunawardena, UK Patent No.: GB2435755, Filing date: 5 October 2005, Date of Patent: 28 April 2009; US Filing date: 22 September 2005. US Patent No.: 8013789, Filing date: 22 September 2005, Date of Patent: 6 September 2011.
  • Precision Approach Guidance System and Associated Method, J. Campbell, F. van Graas, M. Uijt de Haag, US Patent No.: 7920943, Filing date: 24 January 2006, Date of Patent: 5 April 2011.

Awards:

  • Johannes Kepler Award for ""sustained and significant contributions to satellite navigation,"" from the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation, 20 September 1996.
  • Fellow, The Institute of Navigation, June 2001.
  • Colonel Thomas L. Thurlow Award for ""outstanding contribution to the science of navigation,"" from The Institute of Navigation, June 2002. 2010 Dr. Samual Burka Award from the Institute of Navigation to recognize outstanding achievement in the preparation of papers contributing to the advancement of navigation and space guidance for the journal paper “Algorithm and Flight Test Results to Exchange Code Noise and Multipath for Biases in Dual Frequency Differential GPS for Precision Approach” published in the Fall 2010 issue of NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 57, No. 3, pp 213.
  • 2010 John Ruth Avionics Award from American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) “For Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in the Area of GPS Navigation, presented on October 19, 2011.

Konstantinos Vasiliadis

Konstantinos Vassiliadis

Konstantinos Vasiliadis

Assistant Chair and Associate Professor
Stocker Center 357

Konstantinos Vasiliadis started his teaching career at the age of 12, working as a substitute teacher at First Elementary school. Inspired by great teachers and military leaders, he followed an academic career at Mississippi State University and Starkville Academy covering ages K-22. He joined Ohio University in 1988 and got involved with dozens of projects ranging from consulting with U.S. and International companies to editing national engineering competitions. His one and only concern remains the professional success of his students. This includes good grades, lots of working experiences and plenty of participation in extracurricular activities.

Research Interests: medical computer apps, intelligent technologies

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 1988; M.S., Electrical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 1982; B.S., Physics, Univeristy of Patras, 1977

Something you may not know about me: I have lived at the top of a mountain for 6 months with 2 mules and no running water

Lonnie Welch

Lonnie Welch

Lonnie Welch

Charles R. Jr. and Marilyn Stuckey Professor
Stocker Center 354

Professor Lonnie R. Welch is the Stuckey Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Ohio University, a member of the Graduate Faculties of the Biomedical Engineering Program and of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, director of the Bioinformatics Laboratory at Ohio University, and the founder and Chair of the Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference (an official conference of the International Society on Computational Biology). His research has been sponsored by the National Human Genome Research Institute, the Ohio Plant Biotechnology Consortium, NASA, the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the Ohio Board of Regents. He is the principal investigator of the $9M Bioinformatics Program of the Ohio Board of Regents. Dr. Welch is founder and co-chair of the ISMB Special Interest Group on Bioinformatics for Regulatory Genomics (BioRegSIG).

Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Computational regulatory genomics, Machine learning, High performance computing

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., 1990, M.S.1987, B.S. 1985, Computer and Information Science, the Ohio State University.

Patents:

  • Program Control For Resource Management Architecture and Corresponding Programs, US patent application 09/864821, US patent no. 7,096,248, patent issued 08-2006.
  • System for Monitoring and Reporting Performance of Hosts and Applications and Selectively Configuring Applications in a Resource Managed System, US patent application 09/864830, US patent number 7,051,098, patent issued 5-2006.
  • Resource Allocation Decision Function for Resource Management Architecture and Corresponding Programs, US patent application 09/864825, pending approval.

Awards:

  • 2010 Alumnus of the Year, Claymont High School (for demonstrated lifetime leadership and abilities in chosen field)
  • 2001 Stuckey Professorship, Ohio University (for outstanding accomplishments in research and teaching)
  • 1998 Outstanding Young Faculty Member, University of Texas at Arlington
  • 1998 Aegis Excellence Award, United States Navy (for contributions in dynamic resource management to the Navy's High Performance Distributed Computing (HiPer-D) and AdCon-21 projects)

Jim Zhu

Jim Zhu

Jim Zhu

Professor
Stocker Center 353

Dr. J. Jim Zhu is a professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the Ohio University (OU) since 2000. His main research area and contribution is in time-varying linear and nonlinear systems theory and nonlinear control system design, with a focus on advanced control systems for autonomous vehicles, such as unmanned airplanes, drones, cars, marine vehicles and mobile robots, and reusable launch vehicles for space transportation. To date he has published more than 150 papers and has conducted sponsored research of more than $6M for NASA, US Air Force, NSF, etc. In particular, he served as the PI of a $4.3M contract on advanced guidance and control algorithm development for NASA’s 2nd-Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle in 2001. Holds several US and International patents on advanced flight control systems and robotic designs.

Dr. Zhu is an Associate Fellow of AIAA and Senior Member of IEEE. He received the NSF Research Initiation Award in 1991. He was an AFOSR Summer Faculty Associate in 1995, a NASA Summer Research Fellow in 1999 and 2008, and a National Research Council/AFRL Summer Research Fellow in 2002 and 2005. He was a Technical Associate Editor of the Control Systems Magazine from 1996-1997, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Control System Society (CSS) Conference Editorial Board (CEB) from 1994-1997. He was the 34th CDC Program Committee Vice-Chairman for Short Papers, and the General Chair for the 28th IEEE Southeastern Symposium on System Theory (SSST). He was the Chairman/Editor of the IEEE CSS CEB and a member of the IEEE CSS Conference Activities Board from 1998-2001, and an Elected Member of the IEEE CSS Board of Governors from 2001-2003.

Research Interests: nonlinear and linear time varying system theory, flight control systems, robotics

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1989