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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
Electrical Engineering, Associate Professor
Department of Engineering
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Tooran Emami is an Electrical Engineering faculty member in the Department of Engineering at the U. S. Coast Guard Academy. She was an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Wichita State University for three semesters before joining the Academy. Her research interests is in control systems and particularly are Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) controller design, robust control, time delay, compensator design for continuous-time and discrete-time systems, and analog or digital filter design.  

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

Courses Taught:
  • Electrical Engineering Lab
  • Computer Control Systems and Lab
  • Linear Circuits and Lab
  • Signals, Systems and Transforms Lab
  • Electrical Circuits and Machines and Lab
  • Automatic Control Systems and Lab
  • Principle of Electronic Communication Systems Lab
  • Directed Studies in Electrical Engineering

Selected Publications and Presentations:
  • T. Emami and J. Benin “Computer Support for Teaching Routh Hurwitz Criterion,” Proceedings of the 2016 American Control Conference, Boston, MA, July, 2016.
  • T. Emami, A. Tsai, and D. Tucker “Robust PID Controller Design of a Solid Oxide fuel Cell Gas Turbine,” Proceedings of the 2016 ASME POWER AND ENERGY Conference and Exhibition, Charlotte, NC, June 2016.
  • A. Tsai, D. Tucker, and T. Emami, “Multiple-Model Adaptive Estimation of a Hybrid Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Gas Turbine Power Plant Simulator,” Proceedings of the 2016 ASME POWER AND ENERGY Conference and Exhibition, Charlotte, NC, June 2016.
  • S. A. Palmieri, A. D. Kline, T. Emami, A. Reza, and P. Swaszek, “Multithreaded Sensor Analysis for a Redundant Dynamic Positioning 2 Project,” 2016 ASEE Northeast Section Conference, Kingston, RI, April 28-30, 2016.
  • T. Emami, “A Common Structure for H-Infinity Complementary Sensitivity Design of DTCT-PID Controller Parameters,” WSEAS Transactions on Systems and Control, Vol. 10, pp. 350-359, 2015.
  • Tsai, D. Tucker, T. Emami, “Adaptive Control of a Nonlinear Fuel Cell-Gas Turbine Balance of Plant Simulation Facility,” ASME DC, the Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, Vol.11, December 2014.
  • K. Lee, T. Emami, S. Lee, W. Jang, H. Kim, S. Moon, and I. Hyun, “Amplify-and-Forward SIMO/MISO Distributed Relay Networks under Power Constraints,” International Journal of Simulation- Systems, Science and Technology- IJSSST, Vol. 14, No. 5, October 2013.
  • T. Emami, “Computer Simulation Modeling of a Real System in an Undergraduate Computer Control Systems Laboratory,” 2015 ASEE Northeast Section Conference, Boston, MA, April 30- May 2, 2015.
  • J. Meyers, A. Hoburg, T. Emami, P. Swaszek, R. Hartnett and P. Crilly, “A Capstone Project on Robust Dynamic Positioning and Data Acquisition Systems,” 2015 ASEE Northeast Section Conference, Boston, MA, April 30-May 2, 2015. Awarded the 2nd Prize for Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award.
  • Tsai, D. Tucker, and T. Emami, “Adaptive Control of a Nonlinear FC-GT Balance of Plant Simulation Facility,” Proceedings of the ASME 2014 12th Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, Boston, MA, June 30-July 2, 2014.
  • J. Paquette, T. Cogley, T. Emami, A. Dahlen, R. J. Hartnett, “Architecture of a Dynamic Position Autonomous Vessel,” Proceedings of the 121 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 15 - 18, 2014.
  • T. Emami and R. J. Hartnett “Discrete Time Robust Stability Design of PID Controllers Autonomous Sailing Vessel Application,” Proceedings of the 2014 American Control Conference, Portland, OR, June 4-6, 2014. Awarded the Best Paper Presentation in The Robust Stability Session.
  • C. Palmieri, J. Hooymans, C. Gingrich, T. Emami, A. Dahlen, J. Staier, “Electrical Engineering Capstone Project Dynamic Position System,” 2014 ASEE Zone 1 Conference, Bridgeboard, CT, April 3-5, 2014. Awarded the 2nd Prize for Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award.
  • S. R. Veeramachaneni, J. M. Watkins, and T. Emami, “Robust Stabilization of Time Delay Systems using PID Controller with a Smith Predictor,” Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control, Hyderabad, India, August 2013.
  • T. Emami, R. J. Hartnett, “Real-World vs. Ideal Op-Amps: Developing Student Insight into Finite Gain-Bandwidth Limitations and Compensation,” Proceedings of the 2013 ASEE Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, June 2013.
  • T. Emami, R. J. Hartnett, and J. M. Watkins, “Estimate of Discrete-Time PID Controller Parameters for H-Infinity Complementary Sensitivity Design: Autonomous Sailboat Application,” Proceedings of the 2013 American Control Conference, Washington DC, Maryland, June 2013, pp. 1737-1743.
  • S. R. Veeramachaneni, J. M. Watkins, and T. Emami, “Determination of all Stabilizing PID Controllers for Time Delay Systems with Smith Predictors,” Proceedings of the 2012 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference,” Fort Lauderdale, Florida, October 2012.
  • T. Emami, R. J. Hartnett, “Measurement of Op-Amp Parameters Using Vector Signal Analyzers in an Undergraduate Linear Circuits Laboratory,” Proceedings of the 2012 ASEE Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, June 2012.
  • T. Emami, J. M. Watkins, and T. Lee, “Determination of All Stabilizing Analog and Digital PID Controllers,” Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control, Denver, Colorado, September 2011.
  • M. Jo, Y. Ibdah, K. Lee, T. Emami, and I. Hyun, “Channel Uncertainty Effects on Multihop Nonregenerative Amplify-and-Forward Wireless Relay Network,” 2011 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Modeling and Simulation, pp. 379-383, Langkawi, Malaysia, September 2011.
  • K. Lee, H. M. Kwon, Y. Ibdah, M. Jo, T. Emami, and I. Hyun, “Multibranch Regenerative DF Wireless Relay Networks under Channel Uncertainty and Node Geometry,” 2011 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Modeling and Simulation, pp.367-372, Langkawi, Malaysia, September 2011.
  • K. Lee, H. M. Kwon, Y. Ibdah, M. Jo, T. Emami, and I. Hyun, “Cooperative Distributed AF Wireless Relay Network in Adverse Communication Environments with Power Constraint,” 2011 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Modeling & Simulation, CIMSim2011, pp.329-333, Langkawi, Malaysia, September 2011.
  • K. Lee, T. Emami, Y. Ibdah, Y. Bi, S. Argade “Noncooperative Distributed MMSE Schemes for AF SIMO Wireless Relay Networks,” 2011 IEEE Third International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Communication Systems and Networks, pp. 89-94, Bali, Indonesia, July 2011.
  • K. Lee, T. Emami, Y. Ibdah, Y. Bi, and L. Li, “Cooperative Distributed MISO Wireless Relay Networks Under Jamming Environments with Power Constraints,” 2011 IEEE Third International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Communication Systems and Networks, pp. 84-88, Bali, Indonesia, July 2011.
  • 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 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.

Honors/Awards:
  • 2016 Spirit of The Bear Award
  • The Commandant of the United State Coast Guard in Presenting the Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation to: The 2014 and 2015 Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) Team
  • Center for Advance Study Summer Fellowship Award, Summer 2012
  • 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