Desineni Subbaram Naidu, PhD, Life Fellow IEEE
Minnesota Power Jack Rowe Endowed Chair
Professor of Electrical Engineering, UMD
URL:http://www.d.umn.edu/~dsnaidu

January–December 2015

Books:
C. H. Chen, D. S. Naidu, Fusion of Hard and Soft Control Strategies for a Robotic Hand, Advanced Study/Research Book, accepted for publication by Wiley - IEEE Press, New York, NY, December 16, 2015.

Andrew P. Sage, Heinz Unbehauen, D.S. Naidu, and Hugues Garnier:  Series Co-Editors, and Ganti Prasada Rao: Series Editor, Multi-Stage Flash Desalination: Modeling, Simulation and Adaptive Control, by Abraha Woldai, Engineering Systems and Sustainability Series, CRC Press, A Taylor & Francis Group,  London, UK, July 2015.

Peer-Reviewed, Archival Journal Articles:

C. Potluri, M. Anugolu, D.S. Naidu, M.P. Schoen, S.C. Chiu, “Real-time embedded frame work for sEMG skeletal muscle force estimation and LQG control algorithms for smart upper extremity prostheses,” Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (Elsevier), Volume 46, Part A, Pages 67–81, November 2015. (doi:10.1016/j.engappai.2015.08.007)

Y. Zhang, D.S. Naidu, C. Cai and Y. Zou, “Composite control of a class of nonlinear singularly perturbed discrete-time systems via D-SDRE,” International Journal of Systems Science (IJSS), pp.~1-10, February 2015. (DOI:10.1080/00207721.2015.1006710)

Peer-Reviewed National or International Conferences or Meetings:

A. Tamimi, D.S. Naidu, and S. Kavianpour, “An Intrusion Detection System Based on NSGA-II Algorithm," The Fourth International Conference on Cyber Security, Cyber Welfare, and Digital Forensic Sampoerna University, Indonesia, Oct. 29–31, 2015.

A. Khamis, H.M. Nguyen and D.S. Naidu, “Nonlinear, Optimal Control of Wind Energy Conversion Systems Using Differential SDRE,” Proceedings of 8th International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems at Resilience Week-2015, Philadelphia, PA, pp.~86-91, Aug.t 18–20, 2015. Paper presented by Dr. D.S. Naidu

S. Jaison, J.P. Gentle, and D.S. Naidu, “Time Scale Analysis and Synthesis for Electrical Transmission Lines in a Smart Grid,” Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability, Ogden, UT, pp.~103-108, July 30–Aug. 1, 2015.

S. Jaison, D.S. Naidu and J.P. Gentle, “Divide and Conquer Strategies for Enhanced Resiliency in Electrical Transmission Lines,” Proc. of the 6th International Symposium on Resilience Engineering, June 22–25, 2015, Lisbon, Portugal, pp.~1-6, 2015. Paper presented by Dr. D.S. Naidu

G. A. Kurina, M.G. Dmitriev and D.S. Naidu, “Discrete singularly perturbed optimal control problems,” Proceedings of The 13th Viennese Workshop on Optimal Control and Dynamic Games, Vienna, Austria,  May 13–16, 2015.

Activities: Recognition, Publicity, etc.:

Driven to Discover campaign launches statewide - featuring Naidu's research on prosthetic hand - U of M Brief , Nov. 4, 2015.

UMN News item “To Better Grasp the Future” Discoveries at the U of M will transform prosthetic hands," dated Nov. 4, 2015.

News item "BHS alum working with UMD team to create prosthetic hand that is more affordable appeared" in Prairie Business - Northern Plains Business Resource on 13 May 2015 - a reprint from the article that appeared in Duluth News Tribune on May 7, 2015.

News item "UMD Strives to Create Prosthetic Hand" regarding the research work-in-progress by undergraduate student Austin Carter and graduate students - Ibrahim Baz Khallouff, Syed Salik Hafeez under the supervision of Professor Naidu, appeared in Duluth News Tribune on May 7, 2015.

News item "UMD Students Design Affordable, Functional Robotic Hand" regarding the research work-in-progress by undergraduate student Austin Carter and graduate students - Ibrahim Baz Khallouff, Syed Salik Hafeez under the supervision of Professor Naidu, appeared in KBJR 6 & Range 11 | KDLH 3, Duluth MN / Superior WI / Northland, on May 6, 2015.

Upon invitation Dr. Naidu taught a graduate level, one-week, short course on selected topics in Optimal Control Systems based his (Naidu's) own book: Optimal Control Systems, (CRC Press (USA)/Taylor & Francis (UK), 2003, a Revised and Expanded Edition in progress)at the Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering (established in the year 1965), College of Engineering (established in 1854), Pune (COEP), Maharashtra, India, during Jan. 5–9, 2015. A plaque was presented by CoPE to Professor Naidu “in gratitude for excellent teaching and presentation on Optimal Control Systems”.

Editorial Boards and other Professor Activities:

Invited (and accepted) to serve as member of International Advisory Editorial Board of the Journal of Russian Electrical Engineering, published by Springer, Germany, since Nov. 2015–present.

Invited (and accepted) to serve as member of Steering Committee of the International Conference on Trends in Automation, Communication and Computing Technologies (ITACT2015), 21st-22nd Dec. 2015, Bangalore, India. 

Invited (and accepted) to serve as member of Steering Committee of the International Conference on Industrial Instrumentation and Control (ICIC 2015),  College of Engineering Pune between May 28–30, 2015.

Invited (and accepted) to serve as member of the Editorial Board of Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (SGRE) Journal, published by Scientific Research: An Academic Publisher (SCIRP), 2015.

Invited (and accepted) to serve on the “(new) Editorial Board of the WSEAS (World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society) Transactions on Circuits and Systems,'' 2015.

Member of the Board of IUCEE (Indo US Collaboration for Engineering Education), 2015.

Member of Editorial Board of ISRN (International Scholarly Research Network), Biomedical Engineering Journal, published by Hindawi Publishing Corporation, New York, NY, USA, 2015.

Member of Editorial Board for the Journal of Optimization (OJOp), Scientific Research Publishing, Irvine, CA, USA, 2015.  

Subject Editor: Optimal Control Theory and Applications, Optimal Control: Applications & Methods, Wily & Sons, New York, NY, 2015.

Recent Reviews for Journals and/or Conferences:

Review of the manuscript, “Necessary Conditions for Control Effort Minimization of Euler-Lagrange Systems,” submitted to AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, was completed on Dec. 11, 2015.

As member of International Advisory Editorial Board of Journal of Russian Electrical Engineering, Review of the manuscript titled “Modeling of a Directly Coupled PV Water Pumping System using Soft Computing techniques,” was completed on Nov. 26, 2015.

Review of the manuscript, “Immune Therapy using Optimal Control with L1 Type Objective,” submitted to 2016 American Control Conference (ACC), July 6–8, 2016, Boston, MA, was completed on Nov. 4, 2015.

Review of the manuscript, “OCAM-14-0093.R1A grid-based tool for optimal performance monitoring of a glycemic regulator," for Optimal Control, Applications and Methods (OCAM), Wiley, on Oct. 18, 2015.

Review of the manuscript, “Position Control of a Robotic Catheter using Experimentally-based Kinematic model," for the Intl. Journal of Mechatronics, was completed on Oct. 8, 2015.

Review of the manuscript, “Observer Design for Singularly Perturbed Systems with Multirate Sampled and Delayed Measurements," submitted to ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, was completed on Sept. 6, 2015.

Review of the manuscript, “Control of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell / Gas microTurbine hybrid system using a unique power converter for rural microgrid integration," submitted to Energy Conversion and Management (Elsevier), was completed on July 19, 2015.

Review of a manuscript, “A Novel Approach to Exact Slow-Fast Decomposition of Linear Singularly Perturbed Systems with Small Delays," submitted to SIAM Journal of Control and Optimization, was completed on July 17, 2015.

Review of a manuscript, “review of a manuscript entitled Demand-supply Balancing using Multi-agent System for Bus-oriented Microgrids," submitted to International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems of 2015 Resilience Week, Philadelphia, PA, August 18–20, 2015, was completed on June 5, 2015.

Review of a manuscript “Exploratory Analysis of Modbus and general IT network flows in Water SCADA System,” submitted to International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems of 2015 Resilience Week, Philadelphia, PA, August 18–20, 2015, was completed on June 5, 2015.

Review of the manuscript, “ELL-2015-0854.R1 'New Method for Accurate Prediction of CO2 in the Smart Home calculated from the temperature and relative humidity,” submitted to IET Electronic Letters, was completed on May 28, 2015.

Review of the manuscript, “Blood Glucose Regulation of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Using SDRE-SMC Approach for Optimal Control, Applications and Methods,, submitted to Wiley Optimal Control: Applications and Methods, was completed on Apr. 30, 2015.

Review of the manuscript, “Statistical Analysis of Wind Characteristics and Wind Energy Potential in Hong Kong," submitted to Energy Conversion and Management, was completed on Apr. 29, 2015.

Review of the manuscript, “Design and analysis of different types of rotors for Pico-turbine," submitted to Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, Scientific Research Publishing Inc, was completed on Apr. 28, 2015.

Review of the manuscript, “An analytical approach to optimal control of nonlinear systems with input constraints,” submitted to ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, was completed on Apr. 24, 2015.

Review of the proposal, “CFA-15-8549: Information, Instrumentation and Control Systems (IIC): Computer Vision and Image Processing Technologies for Nuclear Power Plant Workers" for Nuclear Engineering University Program (NEUP) of the DOE-NE's Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research FOA (Funding Opportunity Announcement), was completed on Apr. 15, 2015.

Review of the manuscript, “A Multi - Agent Decentralized Energy Management System based on Distributed Intelligence for the design and control of Autonomous Polygeneration Microgrids," submitted to Energy Conversion and Management (Elsevier), was completed on Apr. 1, 2015.

Review of the manuscript, “Chang Transformation for Decoupling of Singularly Perturbed Linear Time-Varying Systems," submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, was completed on Apr. 1, 2015.

Review of the manuscript, “A grid-based tool for optimal performance monitoring of a glycemic regulator," submitted to the International Journal - Optimal Control: Applications and Methods (Wiley), was completed on Mar. 25, 2015.

Review of the manuscript, “MPPT of Magnus Wind System," submitted for publication in Journal of Wind Energy published by Hindawi Publishing Corporation, was completed on Mar. 17, 2015.

Review of the manuscript, “Robust state estimation for Singularly Perturbed Systems," submitted for publication in IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology, London, UK) Control Theory and Applications (CTA), was completed on Feb. 2, 2015

Conferences/Workshops/Meetings:

Attended half-day (June 30, 2015) workshop titled, “Enabling the Grid of the Future,” Organizers: Brian Johnson (NREL), Srinivasa Salapaka (UIUC), Blake Lundstorm (NREL), Matt Wytock (CUM), Zico Kolter (CUM), Murti V. Salapaka (UMN), held at the American Control Conference (ACC), Chicago, IL, June 30–July 3, 2015.

Attended (as Subject Editor) the Editorial Board meeting of the International Journal of Optimal Control: Applications and Methods, Wiley, UK, held at the American Control Conference (ACC), Chicago, IL, June 30–July 3, 2015.

Attended the IEEE SmartTech Metro Area Workshop Series on the technology areas of Power and Energy; Cyber Security, at Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn, MN, during Apr. 17–18, 2015.

Service/Outreach to Other/Outside Organizations:

Wrote a letter of recommendation to a graduate student (from Idaho State University) for admission to PhD program in the University California Santa Cruz, CA, on Dec. 31, 2015.

Wrote a letter of support indicating the willingness to serve as Faculty Mentor for the proposed Engineers Without Borders (EWB) chapter at UMD, on Dec. 31, 2015.

Wrote a letter of recommendation to a graduate student (from Idaho State University) for admission to PhD program at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal,  Saudi Arabia, on Dec. 30, 2015.

Dr. Desineni "Subbaram" Naidu's work to use 3D printing to create prosthetic hands.  Greater MN Billboard Campaign - Placement Plan - UMD November 2–December (2015): Mar-May Carleton near Hwy 33/Cloquet; In-City Rotation Nov: I35/19th Ave; Dec: I35/Helm Street Mar-May: Miller Trunk Hwy, Nov. 2, 2015.

Wrote three letters of recommendation to a graduate student in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for admission to PhD program in University of Louisville, West Virginia University and Colorado School of Mines, on Dec. 14, 2015.

Wrote seven letters of recommendation to a graduate student in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for admission to PhD program in University of Nebraska, Lincoln, University of Colorado, Denver, University of Central Florida, Case Western Reserve University, New Mexico State University, Louisiana State University, and University of Denver, Denver, on Dec.4, 2015.

Wrote a letter of recommendation to a faculty member in the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics at the University of Washington, ASEE McGraw Research Award, on Dec. 4, 2015.

Interviewed by U of M Legacy Magazine (give.umn.edu/legacy), a University of Minnesota publication that goes to the University's biggest donors, regarding my research on Prosthetic Hand, on Nov. 30, 2015.

Wrote two letters of recommendation to a graduate student (from Idaho State University) for admission to PhD program in Oregon State University, and Washington State University, on Nov. 13, 2015.

Wrote three letters of recommendation to a graduate student (from Idaho State University) for admission to PhD program in Duke University, Oklahoma State University, University of Central Florida, University of Washington, on Nov. 6, 2015.

Made a presentation titled, “My Journey of Educational Experiences in Control Systems Engineering from IIT to UMD", (IIT: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and UMD, to IEEE Arrowhead Section, Duluth, MN, on Oct. 15, 2015.

Worked as faculty volunteer during UMD Campus Preview: Recruiting Event with Minnesota public schools, in Garden Room, Kirby Center, UMD, held on Oct.16, 2015.

Made a presentation on “Prosthetic Hand - Convergence Between Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering and Beyond", for Graduate Breakfasts & Speed Research Topics, Graduate School, UMD, on Oct.14, 2015. 

“Prosthetic Project with the robotic hand has been picked to be featured in a stage wide billboard campaign…..” Director of Photography, University Marketing and Public Relations, UMD, Sept. 23 & Reshooting on Oct. 12, 2015.

Visited and held discussion regarding “identifying industrial partner for robotic/prosthetic hand," with Saad J Bedros, PhD, Industrial Relations Director, MNDrive: Robotics, Sensors, and Advance Manufacturing, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, on Sept. 11, 2015.

Visited and held discussions on “Robotic/Prosthetic Hand Technology Commercialization," with Eric Olson, Technology Strategy Manager, Office for Technology Commercialization, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, on Aug. 11, 2015. 

Visited and held discussion regarding “Robotic/Prosthetic Hand Research Commercialization," with Carla Pavone, Ph.D., Associate Director, Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, on Aug. 7, 2015.

Survey in response to being selected to participate in a National Science Foundation (NSF) survey that seeks user feedback on proposal preparation and submission functionality via FastLane, was completed on June 18, 2015.

Visited UMD Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) and held discussions with Dr. Rolf Weberg, NRRI director, for possible collaboration in various fields, particularly Power and Energy, 3:00 to 5:00 PM, on Monday, June 1, 2015.

Made a presentation on Biomedical signals and sensors for prosthetic robotic hand, under the program "Bird of Feather" luncheon and presentation on research theme: Sensor}, on May 5, 2015.

Review of the proposal, “Instrumentation and Control Design for Small Modular Reactors," for the US Dept. of Energy (DoE), for the Department of Energy (DoE), Office of Science, SBIR/STTR (Small Business Innovative Research/Small Business Technology Transfer) FY 2015 Phase II, was completed on Apr. 29, 2015.

Served and made a presentation as a panel member on the topic of Success in Research (Writing, Collaborating and interdisciplinary research, Securing grants etc.) for the Employees of Color of UMD, on Mar. 26, 2015.








 
 
 
 
 
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