DeTao Master of Systems and Control

Eyad H. Abed

Nationality: American
Area: Nonlinear Systems and Control
 
Introduction:
Eyad H. Abed is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he is also affiliated with the Institute for Systems Research. His research interests include system and control theory with an emphasis on nonlinear systems, and applications in electric power systems, communication networks, aerospace systems, and social networks. Since 2014, he has been on an intergovernmental appointment as a Program Director in the Energy, Power, Control and Networks (EPCN) Program within the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS) of the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Dr. Abed received the S.B. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1981 and 1982, respectively, from the University of California at Berkeley, all in Electrical Engineering. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and he has been on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and the journal Nonlinear Dynamics. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Control Systems Society, and served as its Vice President for Financial Activities during 2007-2009. He has consulted for several corporations and government agencies in the application of control and dynamic modeling to problems in energy, radar and aircraft engine dynamics.

In applications, he and his co-workers have contributed to the study of oscillations and nonlinear dynamics of electric power systems; oscillations in internet traffic under congestion control protocols such as TCP-RED; redesign of computer network congestion control protocols to extend the regime of acceptable behavior; analysis and design of artificial swarms; nonlinear dynamics and active stall control of gas turbine jet engines; control of tethered satellites in station-keeping and in deployment and retrieval; modeling and control of power electronic circuits using sampled-data methods; nonlinear modeling and control of supercavitating bodies; control of particle accelerators; aircraft stall control; analysis and control design for cardiac arrhythmia; and gated radar tracking system nonlinear modeling and dynamics.

Honors and Awards:
1997, Senior Fulbright Scholar Award from the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars.
1994, O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper award from the American Automatic Control Council.
1992, Alan Berman Research Publication Award from the Naval Research Laboratory.
1990, Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award of the Institute for Systems Research.
1987, Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation.
1984, George Corcoran Award, ECE Department, University of Maryland.
1983, Outstanding Professor Award, IEEE Student Branch, University of Maryland.
1976, Joseph Heidenkamp Child Psychiatry Award at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine the Highest Scholastic Performance in Child Psychiatry.    
 
Membership in Distinguished Organizations:
• Fellow of the IEEE.
• Editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and the journal Nonlinear Dynamics.
• Member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Control Systems Society, Vice President for Financial Activities during 2007-2009.
                        
Work Experience:
1983-Present, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park
2014-2017, Program Director, National Science Foundation (NSF).
2009-2012, Dean of the College of Information Technology at the United Arab Emirates University.
2002-2008, Director of the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland.
 
Education:
1979-1982, PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley.
1981, M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley.
1976-1979, BS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 
Selected Publications:
• E.H. Abed, Editor, Advances in Control, Communication Networks, and Transportation Systems: In Honor of Pravin Varaiya, Systems and Control: Foundations and Applications Series, Birkhauser, Boston, 2005.
• Van Sy Mai and E.H. Abed, "Opinion dynamics with persistent leaders," Proc. 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, December 15-17, 2014, pp. 2907–2913.
• B. Hamzi and E.H. Abed, "Local mode-in-state participation factors for nonlinear systems,'' Proc. 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, December 15-17, 2014, pp. 43 – 48.
• Van Sy Mai and E.H. Abed, "Dynamic consensus measure and optimal selection of direct followers in multiagent networks," Proc. American Control Conference, Boston, July 6-8, 2016, pp. 2880-2886.
• Van Sy Mai and E.H. Abed, "Distributed optimization over weighted directed graphs using row-stochastic matrix," Proc. American Control Conference, Boston, July 6-8, 2016, pp. 7165-7170.
• E.H. Abed, Editor, Advances in Control, Communication Networks, and Transportation Systems: In Honor of Pravin Varaiya, Systems and Control: Foundations and Applications Series, Birkhauser, Boston, 2005.
• W.A. Hashlamoun, M.A. Hassouneh and E.H. Abed, "New results on modal participation factors: Revealing a previously unknown dichotomy," IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, Volume 54, Issue 7, July 2009, pp. 1439-1449.
• P. Ranjan, E.H. Abed and R.J. La, "Nonlinear instabilities in TCP-RED," pp. 279-308 in Complex Dynamics in Communication Networks, Ljupco Kocarev and Gabor Vattay, Eds., Springer Complexity Program Series: Understanding Complex Systems, 2005.
• P. Ranjan, E.H. Abed and R.J. La, "Nonlinear instabilities in TCP-RED," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 12, No. 6, Dec. 2004, pp. 1079-1092.
• P. Ranjan, R.J. La and E.H. Abed, "Global stability conditions for rate control with arbitrary communication delays," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 14, No. 1, Feb. 2006, pp. 94-107.
• P. Ranjan, E.H. Abed and R.J. La, "Global stability with averaged feedback and communication delay," Proc. National Conference on Nonlinear Systems and Dynamics, Aligarh Muslim Univ., India, Feb. 24-26, 2005, paper number 156.
• P. Ranjan, E.H. Abed and R.J. La, "Nonlinear instabilities in TCP-RED," IEEE Infocom 2002, June 23-27, 2002, New York, pp. 249-258.