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Dr. Mohamed Nounou

Dr. Mohamed Nounou

Professor

Office Number: 219G
Office Phone: +974.4423.0208


Dr. Nounou’s research interests are in the area of process systems engineering with a particular emphasis on process modeling, estimation, fault detection, and control. The algorithms and tools developed in Dr. Nounou’s research are utilized in many applications to improve the operation of various chemical, environmental, biological, and electrical systems.

Dr. Nounou joined the Chemical Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar in 2006 bringing in both academic and industrial experiences. He has published numerous contributions in the form of journal and conference papers and book chapters. He also served as an associate editor, guest editor, and in technical committees of several international journals and conferences. Dr. Nounou received numerous awards at both the college and university levels. He is a member of AIChE and a senior member of IEEE.

Dr. Nounou’s current research projects include:

 

  • Enhanced modeling of chemical and environmental processes using multiscale estimation.
  • Modeling, estimation, and intervention in biological phenomena.
  • Statistical process monitoring and applications in chemical and environmental processes.
  • Model-free control system design and applications in chemical and electrical systems.

 

Education

  • ​Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 2000
  • Master of Science, Ohio State University, 1997
  • Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, Texas A&M University, 1995

Experience

  • ​2014 - Present      Professor, Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar.
  • 2009 - 2014          Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar.
  • 2006 - 2009          Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar.    
  • 2002 - 2006          Assistant Professor, United Arab Emirates University, UAE.
  • 2000 - 2002          Development Engineer, PDF Solutions, Inc., USA
  • 1996 - 2000          Research Associate, Ohio State University, USA.  
  • 1997 - 2000          Teaching Associate, Ohio State University, USA.

Awards

  • TAMUQ Chemical Engineering Faculty of the Year Award, 2014.
  • TAMUQ Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award, 2014.
  • TAMUQ Faculty Excellence Award, 2013.
  • TAMUQ Chemical Engineering Faculty of the Year Award, 2013.
  • Recipient of the third best paper award at the IEEE International Workshop on Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics, 2013.
  • TAMU Association of Former Students (AFS) University-level Distinguished Achievement Teaching Award, 2012.
  • TAMU Association of Former Students (AFS) College-level Distinguished Achievement Teaching Award, 2011.
  • TAMUQ Recognition Award for contribution during the ABET accreditation process, 2009.
  • TAMUQ AIChE Chapter Appreciation Award, 2008.
  • His undergraduate student researcher received the TAMU Richard E. Ewing Undergraduate Research Award, 2008.

Honors

  • Member in Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2013.
  • IEEE Senior member, 2008.
  • University graduate fellow, The Ohio State University, 1996
  • Magna Cum Laude Honor graduate at Texas A&M University, 1995.
  • Member in Golden Key National Honor Society, 1995.
  • Member in Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, 1995.
  • Member in Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering Honor Society, 1995.
  • Undergraduate Scholarships: Amoco Company scholarship and the chemical engineering department scholarship, TAMU, 1994-5.
 

Publications

  • Khadraoui, S., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., Datta, A., and Bhattacharyya, S., “A Measurement-Based Approach for Designing Reduced-Order controllers with Guaranteed Bounded Error”, International Journal of Control, 86, 9, 1586-1596, 2013.
  • Nounou, M., Nounou, H., and Mansouri, M., “Model-Based and Model-Free Filtering of Genomic Data”, Network Modeling Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics, 2, 3, 109-121, 2013.
  • Meskin, N., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., and Datta, A., “Parameter Estimation of Biological Phenomena: An Unscented Kalman Filter Approach”, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 10, 2, 537-543, 2013.
  • Noor, A., Ahmed, A., Serpedin, E., Nounou, M., and Nounou, H., “ROBNCA: Robust Network Component Analysis for Recovering Transcription Factor Activities”, Bioinformatics, 29, 19, 2410-2418, 2013.
  • Ahmed, A., Serpedin, E., Nounou, H., and Nounou, M., “Joint Node Localization and Time-Varying Clock Synchronization in Wireless Sensor Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 12, 10, 5322-5333, 2013.
  • Mohsenizadeh, N, Nounou, H., Nounou, M., Datta, A. and Bhattacharyya, S., “Linear Circuits: A Measurement Based Approach,” International Journal Circuit Theory and Applications, DOI: 10.1002/cta.1934, July 2013.
  • Harrou, F., Nounou, M., Nounou, H., and Madakyaru, M., “Statistical Fault Detection using PCA-based GLR Hypothesis Testing”, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 26, 1, 129-139, 2013.
  • Zennaro, D., Ahmed, A., Vangelista, L., Serpedin, E., Nounou, H., and Nounou, M., “Network-Wide Clock Synchronization via Message Passing with Exponentially Distributed Link Delays”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 61, 5, 2012-2024, 2013.
  • Nounou, M., Nounou, H., Serpedin, E., Datta, A., and Huang, Y., “Computational and Statistical Approaches for Modeling Proteomic and Genetic Networks”, Advances in Bioinformatics, vol. 2013, Article ID 561968, 2013.
  • Noor, A., Serpedin, E., Nounou, M., and Nounou, H., “Reverse Engineering Sparse Gene Regulatory Networks using Cubature Kalman Filter and Compressed Sensing”, Advances in Bioinformatics, vol. 2013, Article ID 205763, 2013.
  • Mansouri, M., Nounou, H., and Nounou, M., “Genetic Algorithm-based Adaptive Optimization for Target Tracking in Wireless Sensor Networks”, Journal of Signal Processing Systems, in press, 2013.
  • Madakyaru, M, Nounou, M., and Nounou, H., “Integrated Multiscale Latent Variable Regression and Application to Distillation Columns”, Modeling and Simulation in Engineering, vol. 2013, article ID 730456, 2013.
  • Noor, A., Serpedin, E., Nounou, M., Nounou, H., Mohamed, N. and Chouchane, L., “An Overview of the Statistical Methods Used for Inferring Gene Regulatory Networks and Protein-Protein Interaction Networks,” Advances in Bioinformatics, vol. 2013, article ID 953814, 2013.
  • Datta, A., Layek, R., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., Mohsenizadeh, N., and Bhattacharyya, S., “Towards Data Based Adaptive Control,” International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, 21, 122-135, 2013.
  • Mansouri, M., Khoukhi, L., Nounou, H. and Nounou, M., “Secure and Robust Clustering for Quantized Target Tracking in Wireless Sensor Networks,” Journal of Communications and Networks, 15, 2, 164-172, 2013.
  • Wajid, B., Serpedin, E., Nounou, M., and Nounou, H., “Optimal Reference Sequence Selection for Genome Assembly using Minimum Description Length Principle”, EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, 2012:18, 2012.
  • Harrou, F., Nounou, M., and Nounou, H., “Statistical Detection of Abnormal Ozone Levels using Principal Component Analysis”, International Journal of Engineering and Technology, 12, 6, 54-59, 2012.
  • Fnaiech, M., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., and Datta, A., “Intervention in Biological Phenomena: A Variable Structure Approach”, Journal of Biological Systems, Special issue on Genomic Signal Processing, 20, 4, 327-347, 2012.
  • Fnaiech, M., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., and Datta, A., “Intervention in Biological Phenomena via Feedback Linearization”, Advances in Bioinformatics Journal, vol. 2012, article ID 534810, 2012.
  • Nounou, H., Nounou, M., Meskin, N., Datta, A., and Dougherty, E., “Fuzzy Intervention in Biological Phenomena”, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 9, 6, 1819-1825, 2012.
  • Madakyaru, M., Nounou, M., and Nounou, H., “Linear Inferential Modeling: Theoretical Perspectives, Extensions, and Comparative Analysis”, Intelligent Control and Automation Journal, 3, 376-389, 2012.
  • Nounou, M., Nounou, H., Meskin, N., Datta, A., and Dougherty, E., “Multiscale Denoising of Biological Data: A Comparative Analysis”, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 9, 5, 1539-1544, 2012.
  • Mansouri, M., Hnaien, F., Nounou, H. and Nounou, M., Snoussi, H., and Richard, C., “Multi-objective Optimization for Target Tracking in Quantized Sensor Networks,” Journal of Communication and Computer, 9, 10, 1195-1205, 2012.
  • Noor, A., Serpedin, E., Nounou, M., Nounou, H., “Inferring Gene Regulatory Networks via Nonlinear State-Space Models and Exploiting Sparsity”, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 9, 4, 1203-1211, 2012.