Systems & Control Labs College Department B C Chang

VITAE

Bor -Chin Chang

Department of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 895-1790
bchang@coe.drexel.edu

Education

Experience

Professional activities

Awards

Publications

Funded research contracts

1. Education

Ph.D. Degree (Aug. 1980 - July 1983)
Thesis Advisor: Dr. J. B. Pearson
Department of Electrical Engineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas.

M.S.E.E. Degree (Aug. 1970 - June 1972)
Department of Electrical Engineering, Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

B.S. Degree (Aug. 1965 - June 1969)
Department of Control Engineering, Chiao-Tung University, Hsin-chu, Taiwan, R.O.C.

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2. Experience

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Sept. 1994 -- Present )

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (July 1987 -- Aug. 1994 )

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois. (June 1986 -- June 1987)

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois. (Aug. 1983 -- May 1986)

Research Assistant for Professor J. B. Pearson, E.E. Department, Rice University. Project funded by NSF to develop design methods for linear multivariable control systems. (June 1981 - July 1983)

Teaching Assistant, E.E. Department, Rice University. Graduate level control systems and advanced linear systems, senior level control systems, and junior level network and systems theory. (Aug. 1980 - May 1983)

Instructor, E.E. Department, Taipei Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.
Undergraduate level courses: control systems, electronic circuits, and computer system architecture. (Aug. 1976 - July 1980)

Chief Engineer, Electro Magnetic Devices Inc.,Taipei, Taiwan. Developed new CATV/MATV products. (Aug. 1974 - July 1976)

Application Engineer, Philips Taiwan Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan. Circuit Design for TV receivers, AM/FM radios and tape recorders. (July 1972 - Aug. 1974)

Head of Transmitter Department, a Navy communication station in Taiwan. Supervised technicians in maintaining the transmitters. (Military Service, July 1969 - July 1970)

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3. Scientific And Professional Activities

Member of IEEE.

Reviewer of papers for several journals: IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Automatica, International Journal of Control, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, & Dynamics, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering.

NSF Panel Reviewer of proposals.

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4. Honors And Awards

Recipient (with J. B. Pearson) of the 1985 IEEE Control Systems Society Award for the Outstanding Automatic Control Transactions Paper.

1986 USAF Summer Research Fellow at Flight Dynamics Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio. Sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

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5. Publications       List of Publications
 

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6. Funded Research Projects

"Control of Flying Munitions using DSP Microprocessors,"

Principal Investigator

Funding Agency: U.S. Army Research Laboratory

September 2007 -  December 2009

Contract Number:  W911QX-07-C-0090

 

"Real-Tie Embedded Solutions for Digital Signal Processing On DSP Microprocessors,"

Principal Investigator (with Co-Investigator, Harry G. Kwatny)

Funding Agency: U.S. Army Research Laboratory

May 2003 - September 2006

Contract Number:  DAAD17-03-P-0422

"Reconfigurable Control of Aircraft in Nonlinear Flight Regimes,"

Principal Investigator (with Co-Investigator, Harry G. Kwatny)

Funding Agency: NASA Langley Research Center

September 2001 - December 2006

Contract Number:  NAG-1-01118

"Effects of Electromagnetic-Induced Failure Modes: Modeling and Analysis,"
Co-Principal Investigator with Alan C. Lau
Funding Agency: NASA Langley Research Center
January 1998 - December 2000
Contract Number: NCC-1-278

"Aerodynamic Performance Guidance and Flight Controls,"
Principal Investigator, with Co-PI Harry Kwatny
Funding Agency: The Boeing Company
May 1997 - December 2001
Contract Number: NAS1-20220.

"Robust Control of Nonlinear and Parameter Dependent Systems,"
Principal Investigator, with Co-PI Harry Kwatny
Funding Agency: NASA Langley Research Center
April 1996 - November 1998
Contract Number: NCC-1-224.

"Robust Control of Systems with Real Parameter Uncertainty and Unmodelled Dynamics",
Principal Investigator, with Co-PI Robert Fischl
Funding Agency: NASA Langley Research Center
February 1990 - Aug 1993
Contract Number: NAG-1-1102. 

"Design of Robust Optimal Control Systems and Stability Analysis of Real Structured Uncertainties",
Principal Investigator, with Co-PI Ajmal Yousuff
Funding Agency: Air Force Office of Scientific Research
August 1990 - March 1994
Contract Number: F33615-90-C-3613.

"Multivariable Control of Hot Stripe Cooling",
Co-Principal Investigator with A. Yousuff and H. Kwatny
Funding Agency: Association of Iron and Steel Engineers, under the 1988-89
Ben Franklin Partnership Program of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
September 1988 - August 1990.

"Design of Robust Multivariable Controllers",
Principal Investigator,
Funding Agency: Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Contract Number: F33615-88-C-3600
April 1988 - March 1990.

"Robust Multivariable Control System Design Using H Infinity Optimization",
Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Award Number: ECS-8604122 (ECS-8796269),
October 1986 - March 1989.

"Design of H Infinity Multivariable Optimal Control Systems", Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Contract Number: F49620-85-C-0013/SB5851-0360
December 1986 - November 1987.

"Computational Algorithms for H Infinity Norm Optimization Problems",
Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation, Award Number: ECS-8404143
June 1984 - November 1986. 

"Computer Aided Design of H Infinity Control Systems", Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Caterpillar Tractor Co., Peoria, IL. June 1984 -- August 1984.

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