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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Samer Saab

Samer S. Saab currently holds the position of Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon. From 1993 to 1995, he was a consulting engineer at Union Switch and Signal, Pittsburgh, PA, and from 1995 to 1996, he was a system engineer, at ABB Daimler-Benz Transportation, Inc. in Pittsburgh, PA, where he was involved in the design of automatic train control and positioning systems. He received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical engineering in 1988, 1989 and 1992, respectively, and the M.A. degree in Applied Mathematics in 1990 all from the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests include Iterative Learning Control, Kalman Filtering, Inertial Navigation Systems, and development of Map Matching algorithms. Dr. Saab is on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. He is also serving as a member of the IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board.

Selected Publications:

[J1]      S. S. Saab, Jad Houbeika, and Iyad Ouaiss, “A Novel Pseudo-Random Noise and Band Jammer Generator Using a Composite Sinusoidal Function,” in the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 58, no 2, February 2010.
 
[J2]      S. Saab, W. Mhanna, S. Saliba, “Conceptualization Study for Using RFID as a Stand-Alone Vehicle Positioning System,” International Journal of Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications, 2009.
[J3]      S. S. Saab, and Joud Khoury, “An Alternative Setup for a Base Station Cellular Antenna,” in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 56, no 1, January 2007, pp.35-42.
 
[J4]      S. S. Saab, “Optimality of First Order ILC among Higher Order ILC,” in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 51 no. 8, August 2006, pp. 1332-1336.
 
[J5]      S. S. Saab, and Zaher Kassas, “Power Matching Approach for GPS Coverage Extension,” in the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 7, no. 2, June 2006, pp. 156-166.
 
[J6]      S. S. Saab, “Optimal Selection of the Forgetting Matrix into an Iterative Learning Control Algorithm,” in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control., Control, vol. 50, no. 12, December 2005, pp. 2039-2043.
 
[J7]      S. S. Saab, “Selection of the Learning Gain Matrix of an Iterative Learning Control Algorithm in Presence of Measurement Noise,” in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 50, no. 11, November 2005, pp. 1761-1774.
 
[J8]      S. S. Saab, “A Discrete-time Stochastic Iterative Learning Control Algorithm for a Class of Nonlinear Systems,” Control and Intelligent Systems Journal, ACTA Press, vol. 33, no 2, pp. 95-101, 2005.
 
[J9]      S. S. Saab, “A Heuristic Kalman Filter for a Class of Nonlinear Systems”, in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 49, no 12, pp. 2261-2265, December, 2004.
 
[J10] S. S. Saab, “A Stochastic Iterative Learning Control Algorithm with Application to an Induction Motor,” the International Journal of Control, pp., vol. 77, pp. 144-163, January, 2004.
 
[J11] S. S. Saab, “Stochastic P-type/D-type Iterative Learning Control Algorithms,” the International Journal of Control, pp. 139-148, vol. 76, no 2, February, 2003.
 
[J12] S. S. Saab, G. E. Nasr, and E. A. Badr, “Compensation of Axle-Generator Errors Due to Wheel Slip and Slide,” the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 51, no. 3, pp 577-587, May 2002.
 
[J13] S. S. Saab and P. Zouein, “Forecasting passenger load for a fixed planning horizon,” the Journal of Air Transport Management, vol. 7, no. 6, pp 361-372, November 2001.
 
[J14] S. S. Saab, “On a Discrete-Time Stochastic Learning Control Algorithm,”the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 46, August 2001, pp. 1333-1336.
 
[J15] S. S. Saab, “A Discrete-Time Stochastic Learning Control Algorithm,”the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 46. no. 6, pp. 877-887, June 2001.
 
[J16] S. S. Saab, E. A. Badr, and G. E. Nasr, “Univariate Modeling and Forecasting of Energy Consumption: The Case of Electricity in Lebanon,” the Energy, the International Journal, vol. 26, no. 1, February 2001, pp. 1-14.
 
[J17] S. S. Saab, “A Map Matching Approach for Train Positioning. Part I: Development and Analysis,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 49, no. 2, March 2000, pp. 467-475.
 
[J18]                                    S. S. Saab, “A Map Matching Approach for Train Positioning. Part II: Application and Experimentation,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 49, no. 2, March 2000, pp. 476-484.
 
[J19] S. S. Saab, and G. E. Nasr, “Sensitivity of Discrete-Time Kalman Filter to Statistical Modeling Errors,” Optimal Control: Application and Methods, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 249-259, Sept./Oct. 1999.
 
[J20] S. S. Saab, “Robustness and Convergence Rate of a Discrete-Time Learning Control Algorithm for a Class of Nonlinear Systems, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 559-571, July 1999.
 
[J21] S. S. Saab, W. G. Vogt, and M. H. Mickle, “Learning Control Algorithms for Tracking Slowly Varying Trajectories,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, vol. 27 Part B, no. 4, pp. 657-670, August 1997.
 
[J22]  S. S. Saab, “A Discrete-Time Learning Control Algorithm for a Class of Linear Time-Invariant Systems,”IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 40. no. 6, pp. 1138-1142, June 1995.
 
[J23] S. S. Saab, “On the P-type Learning Control,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Con­trol. vol. 39, no. 11, pp. 2298-2302, November 1994.
 

 


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