Skip to content

Dr. Seddik M. Djouadi

Professor

Photo of Dr. Seddik M. Djouadi

Contact Information

Email: mdjouadi@utk.edu
Web: EECS
Mailing Address:
Min H. Kao Building, Room 641
1520 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-2250
Office Phone: 865-974-5447
Office Fax: 865-974-5483

Areas of Interest

  • Robust and Distributed Control
  • Control of Biological Processes
  • Modeling of Wireless Systems
  • Networked Control Systems
  • Preferential Image Segmentation and Video Tracking
  • Model Reduction and Control of Fluid Flows

Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1999
  • M.A.S. in Electrical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1992
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Ecole Nationale Polytechnique, Algiers, Algeria, 1989

Background

Patents

  • Patent No.: US 7,030,808 B1, “NonLinear Target Recognition”, granted April 18, 2006, with D.W. Repperger and E. Alderman.
  • AF Invention # AFD-0683, “Highly Sensitive Nonlinear Target Recognition Device Based on Principles of Potential Energy and Force,” granted November 13, 2003, with D.W. Repperger and E. Alderman.

Awards and Honors

  • Selected by Automatica as an outstanding reviewer for 2006-2007 (Automatica is a major journal in the control area. From a pool of 1300 reviewers only 25 were selected as outstanding reviewers.)
  • Best paper award in the 1st Mediterranean Conference on Intelligent Systems and Automation, held from June 30 to July 2, 2008 in Annaba, Algeria.
  • US Air Force Office of Scientific Research Summer Faculty Fellowship, March 2007.
  • US Air Force Office of Scientific Research Summer Faculty Fellowship, March 2006.
  • Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement award 2005
  • Selected by Automatica as an outstanding reviewer for 2003-2004 (Automatica is a major journal in the control area. From a pool of 1350 reviewers only 40 were selected as outstanding reviewers.)
  • National Academy of Science/US Air Force Office of Scientific Research Summer Faculty Fellowship, March 2003
  • National Academy of Science/US Air Force Office of Scientific Research Summer Faculty Fellowship, March 2002
  • National Academy of Science/US Air Force Office of Scientific Research Summer Faculty Fellowship, April 2001
  • National Research Council/Air Force Research Laboratory Associateship Award, January 2000
  • Member of the American Flywheel Systems, Inc. Team Winner of the Tibbets Award, October 1999
  • American Control Conference, Best Student Paper Certificate (best five in competition), June 1998
  • Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, AECSP scholarship (awarded to the three best master students of the year) 1991
  • Scholarship from the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education 1990-1992 (After ranking first in a national screening test in Automatic Control taken by students selected nationwide March 1989.)
  • Ecole Nationale Polytechnique, First Class honors and best student prize in Electrical Engineering in 1987, 1988 and 1989
  • Amara Rachid High School, prize of excellence 1984

Professional Memberships

  • IEEE Control Systems Society, Information Theory, Communications and Signal Processing, and the Image Processing Societies
  • The American Mathematical Society
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • Société Mathématique de France

Publications

  • S.M. Djouadi, Optimal Disturbance Rejection and Robustness for LTV Systems, submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.
  • S.M. Djouadi and C.D. Charalambous, Time-Varying Optimal Disturbance Minimization in the Presence of Plant Uncertainty, in press SIAM Journal on Optimization and Control.
  • S.M. Djouadi, M.M. Olama and Y. Li, Optimal Approximation of the Impulse Response of Wireless Channels by Stochastic Differential Equations, IEEE Signal Processing letters, vol. 15, Nov. 2008, pp. 896-899.
  • C.D. Charalambous, S.M. Djouadi and C. Kourtellaris, Statistical Analysis of Multipath Fading Channels using Generalizations of Shot-Noise, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, , vol. 2008, Article ID 186020, 9 pages.
  • J. Sun and S.M. Djouadi, Robust Stabilization over Communication Channels in the Presence of Unstructured Uncertainty, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 54, No. 4, April 2009, pp. 830-934.
  • S.Z. Denic, C.D. Charalambous and S. M. Djouadi, Information Theoretic Bounds for Compound MIMO Gaussian Channels, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 55, No. 4, April 2009, pp. 1603-1617.
  • Y. Pan, J.D. Birdwell and S.M. Djouadi, Preferential Image Segmentation using the Trees of Shapes, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 18, No. 4, April 2009, pp. 854-866.
  • M. Olama, S.M. Djouadi, C.D. Charalambous, Stochastic Differential Equations for Modeling, Estimation and Identification of Mobile-to-Mobile Communication Channels, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 8, No. 4, April 2009, pp. 1754-1763.
  • S.M. Djouadi, On the Optimality of the Proper Orthogonal Decomposition and Balanced Truncation,Proceedings of the 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Cancun, Mexico, December 2008, pp. 4221- 4226.
  • M. Olama, S.M. Djouadi, C.D. Charalambous, Position and Velocity Tracking in Mobile Networks Using Particle and Kalman Filtering with Comparison, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 57, No. 2, March 2008, pp. 1001-1010.
  • X. Ma, S.M. Djouadi, T. Kuruganti, J. Nutaro, and A. Drira, Estimation over Unreliable Communication Links without Arrival Information of Packet Losses, AIP Conf. Proc. -March 5, 2009 – Volume 1107, pp. 243-248. Intelligent Systems and Automation: 2nd Mediterranean Conference on Intelligent Systems and Automation (CISA’09); doi:10.1063/1.3106480
  • S. Sahyoun, S.M. Djouadi, H. Qi, and A. Drira, Source Localization using Stochastic Approximation and Least Squares Methods, AIP Conf. Proc. – March 5, 2009 – Volume 1107, pp. 59-64, Intelligent Systems and Automation: 2nd Mediterranean Conference on Intelligent Systems and Automation (CISA’09); doi:10.1063/1.3106513.
  • M. Olama, Y. Li, S.M. Djouadi and C.D. Charalambous, Stochastic Wireless Channel Modeling, Estimation and Identification from Measurements, Proceedings of 1st Mediterranean Conference on Intelligent Systems and Automation, June 30-July 2, 2008. (Best paper award.)
  • S.M. Djouadi, R.C. Camphouse and J.H. Myatt,read more

 

The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.