3131 Coover Ames, IA 50011-3060 Phone: 515-294-3579 Fax: 515-294-8432
PhD, Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1996)
Laurea, Electrical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy (1987)
Networked control systems, feedback communication systems, control with limited information
Core Research Area: Systems and controls
Strategic Research Area: Distributed sensing and decision making
Jin, L., R. Kumar, and N. Elia. Model Predictive Control-based Real-time Power Systems Protection Schemes. IEEE Trans. Power Systems, 2010, (forthcoming).
Wang, J. and N. Elia. Consensus Over Networks with Dynamic Channels. Special issue, International Journal of Systems Control and Communications 2, (2010): 275-297.
Liu, Q., V. Vittal, and N. Elia. Expansion of System Operating Range by an Iterpolated LPV FACTS Controller Using Multiple Lyapunov Functions. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 21, no. 3, (2006): 1311-1320.
Liu, J. and N. Elia. Writing on Dirty Paper with Feedback. Communication on Information and Systems 5, no. 4, (2005): 401-422.
Elia, N. Remote Stabilization Over Fading Channels. Systems and Control Letters 54, no. 3, (2005): 238-249.
Associate professor of mechanical engineering Song-Charng Kong is working with engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to study the fundamental physics of fuel spraying into diesel engines. This insight should allow for better predictions of engine performance and could lead to better fuel economy and power. The Defense Department is supporting the work with a five-year grant of $500,000 and one billion supercomputer hours.