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Dr. Hazem Nounou

Dr. Hazem Nounou

Itochu Professor

Office Number: 246N
Office Phone: +974.4423.0261


My research interests are in the areas of control and systems engineering. Specific research topics include:

  • Measurement-based control.
  • System identification and estimation.
  • Monitoring and fault detection.
  • Genomics and bio-systems.
  • Control of time-delay systems.
  • Multi-scale techniques for modeling and control.
  • Adaptive and intelligent control.
  • Fuzzy systems for modeling and control.
  • Model-based predictive control.

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

  • Itochu Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2015-present

  • Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2014-present

  • Associate Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2009-2014

  • Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2007-2009

  • Assistant Professor, United Arab Emirates University, 2002-2007

  • Assistant Professor, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, 2001-2002

  • Development Engineer, PDF Solutions, Inc., 2000-2001

  • Graduate Research Associate, Ohio State University, 1996-2000

Awards

  • Holder of Itochu Professorship, 2015-present.

  • TAMUQ Faculty Excellence Award, 2015.

  • TAMUQ Electrical and Computer Engineering Program Service Award, 2015 and 2016.

  • The IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) Outstanding Chapter Award, where Dr. Nounou serves as the faculty advisor of its Lambda Mu Chapter at TAMUQ, 2015. 

  • TAMU Association of Former Students (AFS) College-level Distinguished Achievement Teaching Award, 2014.

  • Recipient of third best paper award at the IEEE International Workshop on Genomic Signal Processing, 2013.

  • TAMUQ Recognition Award for contribution during the ABET accreditation process, 2009.

  • IEEE Senior Member, 2008.

  • Magna Cum Laude Honor graduate, B.S., Texas A&M University, 1995.

  • Member in honor societies: Golden Key National Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, and Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society, 1994-1995.

  • Undergraduate Scholarships: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Company scholarship and Electrical Engineering Department Scholarship, Texas A&M University, 1994-5.

Publications

  • Mansouri, M., Nounou, H., Nounou, M. and Nazmul Karim, M., "Kernel PCA-based GLRT for nonlinear fault detection of chemical processes", Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, vol. 40, pp. 334-347, 2016.

  • Baklouti, R., Mansouri, M., Nounou, M., Nounou, H., and Ben Hamida, A., "Iterated robust kernel fuzzy principal component analysis and application to fault detection", Journal of Computational Science, vol. 15, pp. 34-49, 2016.

  • Khadraoui, S., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., Datta, A. and Bhattacharyya, S., "Adaptive controller design for unknown systems using measured data", Asian Journal of Control, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 1-14, 2016.

  • Khadraoui, S., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., Datta, A. and Bhattacharyya, S., "A Measurement-based approach for designing fixed-order controllers for systems with unknown closed-loop architecture", Asian Journal of Control, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 1-13, 2016.

  • Botre, C., Mansouri, M., Nounou, M., Nounou, H., and Karim, M., "Kernel PLS -based GLRT Method for Fault Detection of Chemical Processes", Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, vol. 43, pp. 212-224, 2016.

  • Khadraoui, S., Harrou, F., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., Datta, A. and Bhattacharyya, S., "A measurement-based control design approach for efficient cancer chemotherapy", Information Sciences, vol. 333, pp. 108-125, 2016.

  • Mansouri, M., Destain, M.F., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., "Enhanced Monitoring of Environmental Processes", International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, vol. 7, no. 7, pp. 525-531, 2016.

  • Khadraoui, S., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., Datta, A. and Bhattacharyya, S., "A nonparametric approach to design robust controllers for uncertain systems: Application to an air flow heating system", Journal of Process Control, vol. 36, pp. 1-10, 2015.

  • Mansouri, M., Destain, M.F., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., "Nonlinear Fuzzy Robust PCA for Fault Detection of Environmental Processes", Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science, vol. 4, no. 10, pp. 711-724, 2015.

  • Mansouri, M., Avci, O., Nounou, H.N., and Nounou, M.N., "Iterated Square Root Unscented Kalman Filter for Nonlinear States and Parameters Estimation: Three DOF Damped System", Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 493-508, 2015.

  • Harrou, F., Nounou, M., and Nounou, H., " PLS-based EWMA Fault Detection Strategy for Process Monitoring," Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, vol. 36, pp. 108-119, 2015.

  • Mansouri, M., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., Mohamed-Seghir, M., and Abu-Rub, H., "Bayesian Methods for Time-Varying States and Parameters Estimation in Induction Machine," International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, vol. 29, no. 7, pp. 905-924, 2015.

  • Mohsenizadeh, N., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., Datta, A. and Bhattacharyya, S., "Linear Circuits: A Measurement Based Approach," International Journal Circuit Theory and Applications, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 205-232, 2015.

  • Fnaiech, M., Khadraoui, S., Nounou, H.N., Nounou, M.N., Guzinski, J., Abu-Rub, H., Datta, A. and Bhattacharyya, S.P., "Model-Free Controller Tuning based on DFT Processing: Application to Induction Motor Drives", IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 1013-1023, 2014.

  • Khadraoui, S., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., Datta, A. and Bhattacharyya, S., "A Model-free Design of Reduced-Order Controllers and Application to a DC Servomotor", Automatica, vol. 50, no. 8, pp. 2142-2149, 2014.

  • Khadraoui, S., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., Datta, A. and Bhattacharyya, S., "A measurement-based technique for designing fixed-order RST controllers and application to a coupled water tank system", Systems Science and Control Engineering, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 484-492, 2014.

  • Mansouri, M., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., and Datta, A., "Modeling of Nonlinear Biological Phenomena Modeled by S-systems", Mathematical Biosciences, vol. 249, pp. 75-91, 2014.

  • Mansouri, M., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., and Datta, A., "State and Parameter Estimation for Nonlinear Biological Phenomena Modeled by S-systems", Digital Signal Processing, vol. 28, pp. 1-17, 2014.

  • Fnaiech, M., Khadraoui, S., Nounou, H.N., Nounou, M.N., Guzinski, J., Abu-Rub, H., Datta, A. and Bhattacharyya, S.P., "A Measurement-Based Approach for Speed Control of Induction Machines", IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 308-318, 2014.

  • Noor, A., Ahmed, A., Serpedin, E., Nounou, M., and Nounou, H., "ROBNCA: Robust Network Component Analysis for Recovering Transcription Factor Activities", Bioinformatics, vol. 29, no. 19, pp. 2410-2418, 2013.

  • 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, vol. 86, no. 9, pp. 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, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 109-121, 2013.

  • Meskin, N., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., and Datta, A., "Parameter Estimation of Biological Phenomena: An Unscented Kalman Filter Approach", IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 537-543, 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, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 129-139, 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, vol. 27, pp. 122-135, 2013.

  • 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, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 327-347, 2012.

  • 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.

  • Nounou, H., Nounou, M., Meskin, N., Datta, A., and Dougherty, E., "Fuzzy Intervention in Biological Phenomena", IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, vol. 9, no.6, pp. 1819-1825, 2012.

  • Nounou, M., Nounou, H., Meskin, N., Datta, A., and Dougherty, E., "Multiscale Denoising of Biological Data: A Comparative Analysis", IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, vol. 9, no.5, pp. 1539-1545, 2012.

  • Noor, A., Serpedin, E., Nounou, M. and Nounou, H., "Inferring Gene Regulatory Networks via Nonlinear State-Space Models and Exploiting Sparsity," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 1203-1211, 2012.

  • Meskin, N., Nounou, H., Nounou, M., Datta, A., and Dougherty, E., "Intervention in Biological Phenomena Modeled by S-systems", IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 58, no. 5, pp. 1260-1267, 2011.