Education and Curriculum Development

    1. OSU Courses: Course development/revisions for ECE 551, ECE 650, ECE 758/5557, ECE 759/5759, ECE 851, ECE 852, ECE 854. Course development for ECE 7858 Intelligent Control, a previous course on Intelligent Control (fuzzy, neural, genetic), and for a graduate level course on discrete event systems. Course development and instruction was used to leverage the writing a several books.
    2. Undergraduate design courses: I have developed and taught a variety of undergraduate capstone design courses over the years. In particular, I ran design classes on temperature control, magnetic levitation, synchronized electronic fireflies, distributed attentional systems, and an electronic "juggler" (see Distributed Dynamical Systems Laboratory). For more information on undergraduate design projects, several of which were supported by the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), click here.
    3. Short courses and tutorials: I have developed and taught a range of short courses/tutorials, primarily in my research area, and delivered them at conferences, universities, and companies around the world. For more information, click here.
    1. Hierarchical, networked, and distributed control system design and implementation laboratories: Experimental/laboratory development in our Distributed Dynamical Systems Laboratory that is used in our EE 758/5557 Control Systems Implementation Laboratory, and via the NIST Real Time Control System (RCS) software library. This was supported primarily by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) but some equipment funds came from the Ohio Board of Regents.
    2. Intelligent systems and control laboratories: The National Science Foundation supported a project "A Research-Curriculum Development Program for Enhancement of U.S. Competitiveness in Intelligent Systems and Control" (co-PI: S. Yurkovich) provided general support for research in intelligent control at OSU in a variety of areas (e.g., from stability analysis to applications) and supported the development of the Intelligent Systems and Digital Control Laboratory. This project also led to the publication: S. Yurkovich and K.M. Passino, "A Laboratory Course on Fuzzy Control", IEEE Trans. on Education, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 15-21, Feb. 1999.
    3. Low-cost engineering laboratory development: I have for a number of years been working to provide low-cost high-quality laboratory experiences, primarily in the area of feedback control systems and experimental biomimicry. For more information, click here.

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