Usman Khan

Spring 2012: EE-194 Networked Estimation and Control

Lectures and Supporting material
Homework and Solution

Monday and Wednesday, 4:30pm - 5:45pm, Halligan 108
First lecture, January 23, 2012
No classes
(President's Day) February 20, 2012, Substitiute Lecture on February 23, 2012 (Thursday)
(Spring Recess) March 19, 2012 and March 21, 2012, (Patriot's Day) April 16, 2012

Prof. Usman Khan
135 Halligan
Email: khan AT ece DOT tufts DOT edu
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Helpful references

Graph Theory: Modeling, Applications, and Algorithms, Agnarsson and Greenlaw, Prentice Hall, 2007.
Network Science, T. G. Lewis, Wiley, 2009.
Modern Graph Theory, B. Bollob?s, Springer, New York, NY, 1998.
Algebraic Graph Theory, C. Godsil and G. F. Royle, Springer, New York, NY, 2001.
Parallel and Distributed Computation: Numerical Methods, J. Tsitsiklis and D. Bertsekas, Prentice-Hall, 1989, available online.
Matrix Computations, G. H. Golub and C. F. Van Loan, Johns Hopkins Press, 1996.

Statistical Signal Processing, L. Scahrf, Addison-Wesley, 1991.
Fundamentals of Statistical Signal Processing: Estimation Theory, S. M. Kay, Prentice Hall, 1993.
Fundamentals of Statistical Signal Processing: Detection Theory, S. M. Kay, Prentice Hall, 1998.
Mathematical Statistics, P. J. Bickel and K. A. Docksum, Prentice Hall, 2001.

A Course in Robust Control Theory: A Convex Approach, G. E. Dullerud and F. Paganini, Springer, 2000.
Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, G. F. Franklin, J. D. Powell and A. Emami-Naieni, Prentice Hall, 2009.

Course structure
HW assignments (30%)
Class participation and presentations (30%): Based on a series of readings comprising of recent research papers related to the course.
Final project (40%): There will be a course project in place of the final exam. The project goals and nature of study has to be approved by the instructor. A team of up to 2 members is required. Deliverable: A 4-page research paper submitted by May. 7th, 2012, 5pm by email.

The final projects resulted into four peer-reviewed publications:

M. Doostmohammadian and U. A. Khan, “Distributed Algorithm for Shortest Path Problem in Undirected Graphs via Randomized Strategy”, in 11th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, Miami, FL, Apr. 2014, accepted for publication.

O. Osechas, L. Grymek, and U. A. Khan, "Networked Collaborative Navigation in an Urban Canyon," in Institute of Navigation Pacific PNT Conference, Honolulu, HI, Apr. 2013, pp. 804-810.

V. Minden, C. Youn, and U. A. Khan, "A distributed self-clustering algorithm for autonomous multi-agent systems," in 50th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing, Monticello, IL, Oct. 2012, pp. 1445-1448.

K. Morrissey, G. Solimini, and U. A. Khan, "Distributed control schemes for wind-farm power regulation," in 44th North American Power Symposium, Champaign, IL, Sep. 2012, pp. 1-6.

Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Engineering
Tufts University