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Dr. Tooran Emami
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Engineering Department
27 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320

Tooran.Emami@uscga.edu
(860) 444‐8548
Dr. Tooran Emami
Assistant Professor
Engineering Department
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Tooran Emami received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University in 2006 and 2009, respectively. She is currently an assistant professor in the department of engineering at the U. S. Coast Guard Academy. She was an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Wichita State University for three semesters. Her research interests are Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) controllers, robust control, time delay, and compensator design for continuous-time and discrete-time systems.  

Education:
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Wichita State University, 2009
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Wichita State University, 2006

Courses Taught:
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Introductory Control System Concepts
  • Applied Digital Control
  • Digital Control Systems

Journal Publications:
  • T. Emami and J. M. Watkins, “A Unified Approach for Sensitivity Design of PID Controllers in the Frequency Domain,” WSEAS Transactions on Systems and Control, Vol. 4, No. 5, pp. 221-231, May 2009.
  • T. Emami and J. M. Watkins, “Robust Performance Characterization of PID Controllers in the Frequency Domain,” WSEAS Transactions on Systems and Control, Vol. 4, No. 5, pp. 232-242, May 2009.

Selected Conference Papers/Presentations:
  • T. Emami and J. M. Watkins, “Robust Performance Design of PID Controllers with Inverse Multiplicative Uncertainty” Proceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference, San Francisco, California, June 2011.
  • M. Gogoi, T. Emami, and J. M. Watkins, “Robust Stability Design of PI Controllers for a Non-Reheat Steam Generator Unit,” Proceedings of the 2010 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 2010.
  • T. Emami and J. M. Watkins, “A Unified Approach for Robust Stability Design of PID Controllers” Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, June 2010.
  • T. Emami, T. Lee, and J. M. Watkins, “Stability Regions in the Parameter Space for a Unified PID Controller” Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, June 2010.
  • T. Emami and J. M. Watkins, “A Unified Approach for H-Infinity Complementary Sensitivity Design of PID Controllers Applied to a DC Motor with Communication Delay,” Proceedings of the 2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, November 2009.
  • T. Emami and J. M. Watkins, “A Unified Approach for Weighted Sensitivity Design of PID Controllers,” Proceedings of the 2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Hollywood, California, October 2009.
  • T. Emami and J. M. Watkins, “Robust Performance Characterization of PID Controllers in the Frequency Domain,” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Applications of Electrical Engineering, pp. 121-127, Houston, Texas, April 2009. Awarded best paper.
  • T. Emami and J. M. Watkins, “A Unified Approach for Sensitivity Design of PID Controllers in the Frequency Domain,” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Applications of Electrical Engineering, Houston, Texas, April 2009.
  • T. Emami and J. M. Watkins, “Robust Stability Design of PID Controllers for Arbitrary Order Transfer Functions with Uncertain Time Delay,” Proceedings of the 41st Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, pp. 184-189, Tullahoma, Tennessee, March 2009.
  • T. Emami and J. M. Watkins, “Weighted Sensitivity Design of PID Controller for Arbitrary Order Transfer Function with Time Delay,” Proceedings of the Eleventh IASTED International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Control, pp. 20-25, Orlando, Florida, November 2008.
  • T. Emami and J. M. Watkins, “Complementary Sensitivity Design of PID Controller for Arbitrary Order Transfer Function with Time Delay,” Proceedings of the 2008 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 2008.
  • T. Emami and J. M. Watkins, “Sensitivity Design of PID Controllers for Arbitrary Order Transfer Functions with Time-Delay Applied to a DC Motor with Communication Delay,” Proceedings of the IEEE Multi Conference on Systems and Control, San Antonio, Texas, September 2008.
  • T. Lee, J. M. Watkins, T. Emami, and S. Sujoldzic, “A Unified Approach for Stabilization of Arbitrary Order Continuous-Time and Discrete-Time Transfer Functions with Time Delay Using a PID Controller,” Proceedings of the 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 2100-2105, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 2007.
  • T. Emami, J. M. Watkins, R. T. O’Brien, “A Unified Procedure for Continuous-Time and Discrete-Time Root-Locus and Bode Design,” Proceedings of the 2007 American Control Conference, pp. 2509-2514, New York City, New York, July 2007.

Honors/Awards:
  • Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award at Wichita State University, Spring 2010
  • Highest Distinction Graduate Student at Wichita State University, December 2007, 2008, 2009, and March 2008
  • Dr. Michael P. Tilford Graduate Fellowship, Fall 2007 and Fall 2009
  • Summer Research Assistantship, 2009
  • Ollie A and Jo Heskett Fellowship, Summer 2008, Fall 2008, and Spring 2009
  • E.L. Cord Foundation Fellowship, Fall 2008
  • Boeing Integrated Defense System Graduate Fellowship, 2007-2008
  • Spirit Aerosystems, Inc. Graduate Fellowship, 2006-2008
  • Best Paper Award for The 8th International Conference on Applications of Electrical Engineering (AEE’09), April 2009, “Robust Performance Characterization of PID Controllers in the Frequency Domain,” Houston, Texas

Professional Memberships:
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE)
  • IEEE Control System Society (IEEE-CSS)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering- Dynamic System Control (ASME-DSC)
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Eta Kappa Nu