Dr. Khosrow Rad

Dr. Khosrow Rad
College of Engeering, Computer Science, and Technology
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Office Location: ET A308-B
Phone: (323) 343-5893 Email: krad@exchange.calstatela.edu

 

Classes for Fall 2017 Last Updated: 9/25/17

 

EE 3300,   ELECTRIC MACHINES

T& Th  9:25-10:40 p.m (Room - ET A226)

 

EE 3710,    ELECTRONICS II

M & W 1:40-2:55 p.m (Room - ET A126)

 

EE 5130, SYSTEMS DESIGN AND ANALYSIS

M & W 4:30-5:45 p.m (Room - ET A226)

 

EE 4600, CONTROL SYSTEMS Theory II

T & Th 8:50-10:05 p.m (Room - ET 126)

 

 

 

 

Educational Background 

 

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering

University of Idaho

M.S. Electrical Engineering

California State University, Los Angeles

B.S. Electrical Engineering

California State University, Los Angeles

SPACE University Research Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Interests

 Introduction

Teaching Interests

My areas of interest include Analog Electronic Circuits, Optoelectronics Computer Graphics and Animation, control, digital signal processing and communication. As a professor at Cal State L.A. I have taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in the area of control systems. Since 1994 I have working NASA grants of $5,300,000 to conduct research in the area of Decentralized Control. 

My goal is to teach courses in my areas of interest and make students feel proud that they chose Electrical Engineering as their field of study. Since 1987 I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Cal State University, Los Angeles.

 

Research
 
 
SPACE URC
 
I have worked with JPL, NASA, and Lockheed-Martin to conduct research on the CSULA campus. For the past eight years, more than eighty undergraduate and graduate students have worked with me on research.Structures Pointing And Control Engineering (SPACE) The NASA IRA program has established a Structures Pointing And Control Engineering (SPACE) Laboratory at CSULA for design and fabrication/assembly of a test bed resembling the complex dynamic behavior of a space segmented reflector telescope. Advanced technologies for decentralization, precision pointing, vibration attenuation, fault identification, controller reconfiguration, adaptive/robust control, neuro-fuzzy control, system identification and reflector shape control, will be developed and experimentally validated on the test bed. These new technologies are of immediate interest to NASA, to the aerospace industry, and the commercial sector. I have published several technical papers in national and international conferences.
 
Research at SPACE URC
 
MFDC Laboratory (Multidisciplinary Flight Dynamics & Control Laboratory)  within SPACE University Research Center
MFDC
 
I am currently working with the MFDC Laboratory, SPACE University Research Center. This laboratory is involved in developing state-of-the-art computing tools and techniques for modeling, control and simulation of high-performance and unusual aircraft of the future. The aircraft examples include airbreathing hypersonic flight vehicle, variable geometry aircraft, reusable launch vehicles, and uninhabited aerial vehicles.
MFDC Research
 

SERENADES (Synergetic Education and Research in Enabling NASA Centered Academic Development of Engineers and Space Scientists)

SERENADES Laboratory

California State University (CSULA), Pasadena City College (PCC), both designated as Minority Serving Institutes (MSIs), and University of Southern California (USC) establish partnerships and exchange/joint programs in space science-related education and researches under the NASA�s Minority University and College Education and Research Partnership Initiative (MUCERPI). The associated activities will be conducted mainly under the technical supports from the CSULA Structures Pointing And Control Engineering (SPACE) Laboratory, that has be sponsored by NASA since 1994, and effective March, 2003, is part of the CSULA University Research Center (URC) sponsored by NASA for the next five years. MUCERPI has a modular organizational structure. Education partnership and Research partnership will be conducted in modules called Educational Component and Research Component, respectively.

MATIES Laboratory (Multimedia Animation Technology Incorporated in Engineering Systems Laboratory)

MATIES  Laboratory

STEER Program (Strengthen Teachers' Education in Engineering and Research)

STEER Program

 

List of Publications

 

  • Mirmirani, M., Boussalis, H.R., K.Rad, Control of a Segmented Reflector Test-bed. The Third IMACS International Conference on Circuits Systems Communications and Computers, June 1999.

  • Kosmatopoulos, E.B., Boussalis, H., Mirmirani, M., Ioannou, P.A.,K. Rad, Adaptive Control of Multivariable Nonlineae Systems with Application to a Large Segmented Reflector, ACC, 1998.

  • Mirmirani, M., Boussalis, H., et al, A Control Oriented Test-Bed for Large Segmented Reflectors, 1998 URC NASA technical Conference.

  • Kosmatopoulos, E.B., Ioannou, P., Mirmirani, M., Boussalis, H., K.Rad, Neural & Adaptive Control Algorithms for Large Segmented Reflectors, NASA URC Technical Conference, Alabama, 1998.

  • Kosmatopoulos E.B., Chassiakos, A., Boussalis, H., Mirmirani, M., Ioannou, P.,K. Rad, Robust, Decentralized, Adaptive, and Neural Control of a Large Segmented Reflector, 37th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Tampa, Florida, December 1998.

  • Kosmatopoulos, E. B., Ioannou, P.A., Chassiakos, A., Boussalis, H.R., Mirmirani, M., Neural Network of Multivariable Nonlinear Systems with Application to a Large Segmented Reflector, ISIAC 98, Alaska, 1998.

  • Ahmed, M., Tuanmu, W., Li, K., Kosmatopoulos, E.B., Mirmirani, M., Boussalis, H., Chassiakos, A., Ioannou, P.A., Time Domain System Identification & Robust Control of a Large Segmented Reflector, 1998 ACC

  • Mirmirani, M., Boussalis, H., Rad, K., Ahmed, M., The Control and Structures Research Laboratory (CSRL) - A Control Oriented Test-Bed for Large Segmented Reflectors, 5th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Systems, Cyprus, 1997.

  • The Use of Decentralized Direct Adaptive Control in Design of a Large Segmented Space Reflector, with Abdullah, A., Khoshafian, A., Rad, K., submitted to International Symposium of Intelligent Control,   October 5-8, Houston, Texas, 2003.

  • The Use of Parallel Processing to Achieve Decentralized Control of a Segmented Reflector Telescope, with  Rad, K., Liu, C., Dong, J., Abdullah, A., Fallorina, S., Khoshafian, A., submitted to International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications,  June 23-26, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2003.

  • 3-D Animation for a Segmented Space Reflector Telescope, with Liu, C., Dong., J., Rad, K., Poulis, C., Chen, L., Fallorina, S.,  the 7th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI 2003), Orlando, USA,  July 27-30, 2003.

  • Performance Comparison of Compression Methods for Segmented Space Reflector Telescope Image, with Dong, J., Liu, C.,  Rad, K., the 7th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI 2003), Orlando, USA, July 27-30, 2003.

  • On The Design And Implementation Of User-Friendly Interface For Scientific And Engineering  Applications, with W. Sun, Y. Chen, C. W. Liu, K. Rad, J. Dong , WSEAS Multiconference 2003, Grecotel Rethymna Beach, Crete Island, Greece, October 2003.

  • Application Of Decentralized Neural Control On Space Reflector, with A. Khoshafian, K. Rad, J. Dong, C. Liu, S. Fallorina A. Chassiakos, E. Kosmatopoulos, WSEAS Multiconference 2003, Grecotel Rethymna Beach, Crete Island, Greece, October 2003.

  • Fault-Tolerant Parallel Implementation of Decentralized Control for a Segmented Telescope Test-bed, with   S. Fallorina, K. Rad, C. Liu, J. Dong, A. Khoshafian, WSEAS Multiconference 2003, Grecotel Rethymna Beach, Crete Island, Greece, October 2003.

  • Collaboration Between NASA and NSF Sponsored Research Laboratories, with L. Abts, presented at the NASA Research Summit, Orlando, Florida, July 21, 2003.

  • Kosmatopoulos, E.B., Ahmed, M., Ioannou, P.A., Chassiakos, A., Boussalis, H., Mirmirani, M., "Adaptive and Boussalis, H., Mirmirani, M., Rad., K., Morales, M., Velazquez, E., Chassiakos, A.G., Luzardo, J.A., The Use of Decentralized Control in the Design of a Large Segmented Space Reflector, NASA URC Technical Conference, Albuquerque, NM. February, 1997.

  • Boussalis, H., Mirmirani, M., Decentralized Control of Large Flexible Space Telescope Using H2 Control, IASTED International Conf., Austria, 1996.

  • Boussalis, H., Raghavender, M.G., Mirmirani, M., The Application of H-infinity Control Law to a Decentralized Segmented Reflector,IASTED/SCS Conf., Australia, 1996.

  • Boussalis, H., Szeto, C., Mirmirani, M., A Neural Network Controller for Vibration Control of a Large Segmented Space Reflector, IEEE 4th Mediterranean Symposium on Control and Automation, 1996.

  • Boussalis, H., Wei, Z., Mirmirani, M.,K. Rad, Dynamic Performance Modeling and Decentralization of a Segmented Reflector Telescope,IASTED International Conference, Cancun, Mexico, 1995.

  • Hahn, M., Mirmirani, M., Boussalis, H.,K. Rad, Optimal Design of a Truss Structure for a Segmented Reflector, ASME Conference, Boston, 1995.

  • Robust Adaptive Control of Linearizable Systems with Saturated Input, with H. Xu, M. Mirmirani, IFAC Conference, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2001.

  • Robust Adaptive Control of Linearizable Systems with Saturated Input, with H. Xu, M. Mirmirani, IFAC Conference, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2001.

  • Structures, Pointing, and Control Engineering, a Segmented Reflector Test Bed, with Florakis, D., and Mirmirani, M., IASTED International Conference on Control and Application, Cancun, Mexico, June 2002.

  • Decentralized Control of a Segmented Reflector Testbed, A. Khoshafian, H. Boussalis, S. Fallorina, E. Velazquez, K. Rad, C. Liu, D. Cantzos,  IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems,  Hiroshima, Japan, July 2004.

  • Application of Decentralized Control on a Segmented Reflected Testbed, with A. Khoshafian, E. Velazquez, H. Boussalis, C. Liu, 8th WSEAS International Conference on SYSTEMS, Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece, July, 2004.

  •  A Generalized Fault Tolerant Pipeline Task Scheduling for Decentralized Control, with H. Boussalis, P. Thienphrapa, Z. Purnajo, S. Fallorina, C. Lui, Computing, Communication and Control Technologies, CCCT 2004, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, August 14-17, 2004.

  • Frequency-Domain System Identification of a Large Segmented Space Reflector, with E.A. Velazquez, H. Boussalis, T.S. Booker, Computing, Communication and Control Technologies: CCCT 2004, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, August 14-17, 2004.

  • Design and Implementation of FITS Image Viewer with Adaptive Enhancement Technology, with Z. Purnajo, H. Boussalis, C. Liu, J. Dong, WSEAS Multiconference (ICOSSIP 2004), Izmir, Turkey, September 13-16, 2004.

  • A Generic Pipelined Task Scheduling Algorithm for Fault-Tolerant Decentralized Control of a Segmented Refelctor Telescope Testbed,with S. Fallorina, P. Thienphrapa, H. Boussalis, C. Liu, J. Dong, ASME International 24th Computers and Information in Enginerring (CIE) Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, September 28 - October 2, 2004.

  • Frequency-Domain System Identification of a Large Segmented Space Reflector, with E. Velazquez, Space 2004 Conference and Exhibit, San Diego, California, USA, September 28-30, 2004.

  • 7th Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, "Frequency-Domain System Identification Of A Large Segmented Space Reflector," with E. Velazquez, H. Boussalis, A. Pujari, K. Rad, Tuskegee, Alabama, March 20-22, 2005.

  • Third International Conference on Systems, Signals & Devices SSD-05, Sousse,"Frequency-Domain System Identification Of A Large Segmented Space Reflector," with E. Velazquez, H. Boussalis, A. Pujari, Tunisia March 21-24, 2005.

  • 8th US National Conference On Earthquake Engineering & 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference, "Seismic Performance of Old Concrete" with S. Levtchitch, H. Boussalis, V. Kvasha, V., Chassiakos, A., Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, CA, April 18 - 22, 2006.

  • Joint 2005 International Symposium on Intelligent Control & 13th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (2005 ISIC-MED), "Pointing Control of Segmented Refelctor Testbed," with A. Khoshafian, H. Boussalis, Y. Komandyan, Limassol, Cyprus, June, 2005

  • Joint 2005 International Symposium On Intelligent Control & 13th Mediterranean Conference On Control And Automation (2005 ISIC-MED),"Frequency-Domain System Identification Of A Large Segmented Space Reflector," with E. Velazquez, H. Boussalis, A. Pujari, Limassol, Cyprus, June, 2005

  • Joint 2005 International Symposium on Intelligent Control & 13th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (2005 ISIC-MED),"Integrated Embedded Architectures and Parallel Algorithms for a Decentralized Control System," with C. Liu, H. Boussalis, S. Fallorina, Limassol, Cyprus, June, 2005

  • ICINCO 2005, 2nd International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, "A Fault-Tolerant Distributed Data Flow Architecture for Real-time Decentralized Control", with S. Fallorina, P. Thienphrapa, R. Luna, V. Khuong, H. Boussalis, C. Liu, J. Dong, Barcelona, Spain, September 14-17, 2005

  • Satellite and Education Conference XVIII NOAA "Optimization of Astronomical Image Transmission under Network Constraints", with R. Jonathan, Los Angeles, CA, August, 2005

  • SPIE International Symposium on Optics East 2005, "Content-Based Retransmission with Error Concealment for Astronomical Images", with P. Thienphrapa, H. Boussalis, C. Liu, and J. Dong, Boston, MA, October 23-26, 2005

  • "A General Data-Based Approach for Developing Reduced-Order Models of Nonlinear MDOF Systems", with S. Masri, J. Caffrey, T. Caughey, A. Smyth, and A. Chassiakos, Nonlinear Dynamics, vol 39, pp 95-112, 2005.

  • Identification and Prediction of Stochastic Dynamical Systems in a Polynomial Chaos Basis," with R. Ghanem, S. Masri, M. Pellissetti, and R. Wolfe, Comput. Methods Appl. Mech. Engrg. 194, pp 1641-1654, 2005

  • "Implementation of a robust transmission system for astronomical images over error-prone links", with Paul Thienphrapa, Helen Boussalis, Charles Liu, and Jane Dong, in Proc. Of Multimedia Systems and Applications, SPIE Optical East, ITCom-06. Boston, Oct. 1-4, 2006

  • "On the design and implementation of automated astronomical image analyzer", with Lei Zhao, Gabe Sharif, Sonny Orellana, Helen Boussalis, Charles Liu, and Jane Dong, in Proc. Of Multimedia Systems and Applications, SPIE Optical East, ITCom-06. Boston, Oct. 1-4, 2006

  • 8th US National Conference On Earthquake Engineering & 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference, "Seismic Performance of Old Concrete", with S. Levtchitch, H. Boussalis, V. Kvasha, V., Chassiakos, A., Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, CA, April 18 - 22, 2006

  • European Control Conference 2007 (ECC'07), "Frequency-Domain System Identification of a Large Segmented Space Reflector", with Abhishek Pujari, Helen Boussalis, Christian Torres, Kos, Greece, July 2-5, 2007

  • European Control Conference 2007 (ECC'07), "Reconfigurable Fault-Tolerant Control System for a Segmented Telescope Testbed", with Yeva Komandyan, Helen Boussalis, Jose D. Covarrrubias, Kos, Greece, July 2-5, 2007

  • 2007 IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control (2007 MSC), "System Identification of a Segmented Space Reflector in the Frequency Domain", with Abhishek Pujari, Helen Boussalis, Christian Torres, Suntec City Convention Centre, Singapore, October 1-3, 2007

  • 2007 IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control (2007 MSC), "Fault-Tolerant Control System for a Segmented Reflector Testbed", with Yeva Komandyan, Helen Boussalis, Jose D. Covarrrubias, Suntec City Convention Centre, Singapore, October 1-3, 2007.

  • 2007 European Control Conference (ECC'07), "Frequency-Domain System Identification of a Large Segmented Space Reflector", with A. Pujari, H. C. Torres, 2007

  • 2008 International Journal of Factory, Automation, Robotics, and Soft Computing "Decentralized Reconfigurable Fault-Tolerant Control System for a Segmented Telescope Testbed," with Y. Komandyan, J. D. Covarrrubias

  • "LabVIEW Calibration Linearity Visualization for Precision Sensors Used in Shaping Control of a Segmented Reflector Test Bed", with Alok Desai, Jessica Alvarenga, Harshit Tarsaria, Helen R. Boussalis, 6th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications,China, 2011

  • "LabVIEW Ray Tracing Visualization for Precision Pointing Architecture of A Segmented Reflector Testbed", with Harshit Tarsaria, Jessica Alvarenga, Alok Desai, Helen R. Boussalis, Control, Automation and Robotics, Singapore, 2011

  • "Calibration Linearity Check Using LabVIEW for Inductive Sensors Used In Shaping control Of A Segmented Reflector Test Bed", with Alok Desai, Jessica Alvarenga, Harshit Tarsaria, Helen R. Boussalis, Control, Automation and Robotics, Singapore, 2011

  • "Ray Tracing Visualization For Precision Pointing Architecture Of A Segmented Reflector Testbed Using Labview", with Harshit Tarsaria, Jessica Alvarenga, Alok Desai, Helen R. Boussalis, 5th WSEAS International Conference on Circuits, Systems, Signal and Telecommunications, Puerto Morelos, Mexico 2011

  • "Labview Visualization for Inductive Sensors Used In Shaping Control Of A Segmented Reflector Test Bed", with Alok Desai, Jessica Alvarenga, Harshit Tarsaria, Helen R. Boussalis, 5th WSEAS International Conference on Circuits, Systems, Signal and Telecommunications, Puerto Morelos, Mexico 2011

  • "Ray Tracing And Sensor Calibration Visualization Using Labview For A Segmented Reflector Testbed", with Alok Desai, Jessica Alvarenga, Harshit Tarsaria, Helen R. Boussalis, 5th International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Techinologies -2011, Istunbul, Turkiye.

  • "Sensors Calibration and Ray Tracing Visualization Using LabVIEW of a Segmented Reflector Testbedv with Harshit Tarsaria, Jessica Alvarenga, Alok Desai, Helen R. Boussalis, International conference on Instrumentation, Measurement, Circuits and Sytems, 2011 Venice, Italy.

  • "An Actuated Platform FEA Model used for Precision Pointing Control", with G. Zarate, E. Diaz, J. Alvarenga, H. Boussalis20th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Barcelona, Spain, 3 July, 2012.

  • "Finite-Element modeling and Modal Analysis of an Actuated Platform used for Precision Pointing Control", with G. Zarate, E. Diaz, J. Alvarenga, H. Boussalis, 2nd International Conference on Systems and Control, Marrakech, Morocco, 20 - 22 June, 2012

  • "Precision Pointing Control of a Large Segmented Space Telescope Testbed", with E. Diaz, G. Zarate, J. Alvarenga, H. Boussalis, The 63rd International Astronautical Congress, Naples, Italy, 1 - 5 October, 2012

  • "Mechanical Modeling of an Actuated Platform for Precision Pointing Control via Finite-Element Analysis and Normal Mode Analysis", with G. Zarate, E. Diaz, J. Alvarenga, H. Boussalis The 9th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2012), Rome, Italy, July 28 - 31, 2012

  • "Modeling and Analysis of An Actuated Platform used for Precision Pointing Control", with G. Zarate, E. Diaz, J. Alvarenga, H. Boussalis, The 14th International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) International Conference on Control and Applications (CA 2012), Crete, Greece, June 18 - 20, 2012

  • "Rapid Autonomous Sensor Network Linearity Validation for a Segmented Reflector Testbed," with E. Diaz, J. Alvarenga, G. Zarate, J. Espinosa, H. Boussalis, International Conference on Mechanics, Simulation and Control, Hong Kong, 2 -3 June, 2012

  • "Implementation of a Network Sensor Validation System for a Segmented Reflector Testbed," with E. Diaz, J. Alvarenga, G. Zarate, J. Espinosa, H. Boussalis, "Implementation of a Network Sensor Validation System for a Segmented Reflector Testbed," World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science/International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Control (WCECS 2012/ICMSC 2012), San Francisco, CA, October 24 - 26, 2012

  • "Development of the Peripheral Pointing Architecture Using Finite-Element Analysis and Normal Mode Analysis", with C. Balboa, A. Sarkesian, H. Boussalis. World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS), March 2013.

  • "Sensor Network Linearity Verification in Figure Maintenance Control of Segmented Reflector Testbed", with Z. Espano, M.Garcia, H. Boussalis. World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS) March 2013

  • "Linearization of a Nonlinear Geometric System Model for Robust Controller Design", with E. Diaz, C. Balboa, Z. Espano, M. Garcia, J.Escobar, H. Boussalis. Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED'13) Platanias-Chania, Crete - Greece, June 2013.

  • "Virtual Reality Head-Tracking Observation System for Mobile Robot", with A. Lin, A. Milshteyn, G. Herman, M. Garcia, D. Guillaume, C. Liu, H. Boussalis. 3rd Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing (MECO) 2014, Budva, Montenegro, June 15-19, 2014.

  • "Cooperative Semi-Autonomous Robotic Network for Search and Rescue Operations", with G. Herman, A. Milshteyn, A. Lin, M. Garcia, D. Guillaume, C. Liu, H. Boussalis. 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) 2014, Heraklion, Crete - Greece, June 22-27, 2014.

  • "Implementation of Direction Cosine Matrix on a PSoC-5 Microcontroller for Robot Localization on Inclined Terrains", with G. Herman, A. Milshteyn, A. Lin, M. Garcia, D. Guillaume, C. Liu, H. Boussalis. 8th International Conference on Circuits, Systems, Communications and Computers (CSCC 2014), Santorini Island, Greece. July 17-21, 2014.

  • "Hybrid Routing Algorithms for Navigation Control of the Semi-Autonomous Robotic Platform", with A. Milshteyn, G. Herman, A. Lin, M. Garcia, D. Guillaume, C. Liu, H. Boussalis. 65th International Aeronautical Congress 2014 (IAC 2014), Toronto, Canada. September 29 - October 3, 2014.​

  • "Utilization of PSoC-5 for Sensor Data Acquisition in a Semi-Autonomous Robotic Platform", with A. Lin, A. Milshteyn, G. Herman, M. Garcia, D. Guillaume, C. Liu, H. Boussalis. SAI Intelligent Systems Conference 2015 (SAI 2015), London, United Kingdom. November 10-11, 2015.