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Dr. Hazem Nounou

Dr. Hazem Nounou

Professor and Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Services

Office Number: 253K
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

  • Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Services, 2018-present
  • Itochu Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2015-2017
  • 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, 2015-2017
  • 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
  • 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, 1994-1995

Publications

  • Fazai, R., Abodayeh, K., Mansouri, M., Kouadri, A., Harkat, M.F., Nounou, H.N., Nounou, M.N. and Hassani, M., "Reliable Fault Detection and Diagnosis of Large-Scale Nonlinear Uncertain Systems Using Interval Reduced Kernel PLS", IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 78343- 78353, 2020.
  • Kouadri, A., Hajji, M., Harkat, M.F., Abodayeh, K., Mansouri, M., Nounou, H.N., and Nounou, M.N., “Hidden Markov model based principal component analysis for intelligent fault diagnosis of wind energy converter systems”, Renewable Energy, vol. 150, pp. 598-606, 2020.
  • Fazai, R., Mansouri, M., Abodayeh, K., Nounou, H.N., Nounou, M.N., "Online reduced Gaussian process regression based Generalized likelihood ratio test for fault detection", Journal of Process Control, vol. 85, pp. 30-40, 2020.
  • Fazai, R., Mansouri, M., Abodayeh, K., Nounou, H.N., Nounou, M.N., "Online Reduced Kernel PLS combined with GLRT for Improved Fault Detection in Chemical Systems", Process Safety and Environmental Protection, vol. 128, pp. 228-243, 2019.
  • Fazai, R., Mansouri, Abodayeh, K., Puig, V., Raouf, M., Nounou, H.N, and Nounou M.N., “Multiscale Gaussian process regression-based generalized likelihood ratio test for fault detection in water distribution networks”, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, vol. 85, pp. 474-491, 2019.
  • Fazai, R., Mansouri, M., Trabelsi, M., Nounou, H.N, and Nounou M.N., “Online Reduced Kernel GLRT Technique for Improved Fault Detection in Photovoltaic Systems”, Energy, vol. 179, pp. 1133-1154, 2019.
  • Fazai, R., Abodayeh, K., Mansouri, M., Trabelsi, M., Nounou, H.N, Nounou, M.N, Georghiou, G. E. "Machine Learning-based Statistical Hypothesis Testing for Fault Detection in Photovoltaic Systems", Solar Energy, vol. 190, pp. 405-413, 2019.
  • Harkat, M.F., Mansouri, M., Nounou, M.N., and Nounou, H.N., “Fault detection of uncertain chemical processes using interval partial least squares-based generalized likelihood ratio test”, Information Sciences, vol. 490, pp. 265-284, 2019.
  • Mansouri, M., Nounou, M.N., and Nounou, H.N., “Multiscale Kernel PLS-Based Exponentially Weighted-GLRT and its Application to Fault Detection”, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 49-58, 2019.
  • Baklouti, I., Mansouri, M., Ben Hamida, A., Nounou, H.N. and Nounou, M.N, "Enhanced Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plant using State Estimation-based Fault Detection Strategies", International Journal of Control, pp. 1-12, 2019.
  • Khadraoui, S., Fareh, R., Nounou, H.N., and Nounou, M.N., “A control design Approach for TITO systems using measured data”, Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurements and Control, vol. 141, no. 1, pp. 1-10, 2019.
  • Basha, N., Nounou, M., and Nounou, H., “Multivariate Fault Detection and Classification using Interval Principal Component Analysis”, Journal of Computational Science, vol. 27, pp. 1-9, 2018.
  • Sheriff, M.Z., Karim, M.N., Nounou, H.N., and Nounou, M.N., “Process monitoring using PCA-based GLR methods: a comparative study”, Journal of Computational Science, vol. 27, pp. 227-246, 2018.
  • Mansouri, M., Harkat, M.F., Yin Teh, S., Al‐khazraji, A., Nounou, H.N., and Nounou, M.N., “Model‐based and data‐driven with multiscale sum of squares double EWMA control chart for fault detection in biological systems”, Journal of chemometrics, pp. 1-16, July 2018.
  • Mansouri, M., Hajji, M., Trabelsi, M., Harkat, M.F., Al-khazraji, A., Livera, A.,  Nounou, H.N., and Nounou, M.N., “An effective statistical fault detection technique for grid connected photovoltaic systems based on an improved generalized likelihood ratio test”, Energy, vol. 159, pp. 842-856, 2018.
  • Mansouri, M., Baklouti, R., Harkat, M.F., Nounou, M.N., Nounou, H.N., and  Hamida, A., “Kernel Generalized Likelihood Ratio Test for Fault Detection of Biological Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 498-506, 2018.
  • Mansouri, M., Al-Khazraji, A., Hajji, M., Harkat, M.F., Nounou, H.N., and Nounou, M.N., “Wavelet Optimized EWMA for Fault Detection and Application to Photovoltaic Systems”, Solar Energy, vol. 167, pp. 125-136, 2018.
  • Baklouti, I., M., Mansouri, M., Ben Hamida, A., Nounou, H.N., and Nounou, M.N., “Monitoring of Wastewater Treatment Plants using Improved Univariate Statistical Technique”, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, vol. 116, no. 14, pp. 287-300, 2018.
  • Fnaiech, M.A., Trabelsi, M, Khalil, S., Mansouri, M., Nounou, H., and Abu-Rub, H., “Robust Sliding Mode Control for Three-Phase Rectifier Supplied by Non-Ideal Voltage”, Control Engineering Practice, vol. 77, pp. 73-85, 2018.
  • Mansouri, M., Harkat, M.-F., Nounou, M.N., and Nounou, H.N., “Enhanced Data Validation Strategy of Air Quality Monitoring Network”, Environmental Research, vol. 160, pp. 183-194, 2018.
  • Mansouri, M., Nounou, M.N., and Nounou, H.N., “Improved Statistical Fault Detection Technique and Application to Biological Phenomena Modeled by S-systems”, IEEE Transactions on Nano-Bioscience, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 504-5012, 2017.
  • Sheriff, M.Z., Mansouri, M., Karim, M.N., Nounou, H., and Nounou, M., “Fault Detection using Multiscale PCA-based Moving Window GLRT”, Journal of Process Control, vol. 54, pp. 47-64, 2017.
  • Botre, C., Mansouri, M., Karim, M.N., Nounou, H., and Nounou, M., “Multiscale PLS-based GLRT for fault detection of chemical processes", Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, vol. 46, pp. 143-153, 2017.
  • 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.
  • 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. 4, pp. 1453-1466, 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. 2, pp. 686-698, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, vol. 12, no. 10, pp. 5322-5333, 2013.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, vol. 9, no. 10, pp. 1195-1205, 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.