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Professor and Director
School of Industrial & Systems Engineering College of Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0205

Phone: (404) 894-2323
FAX: (404) 894-2301
Email: augustine.esogbue@isye.gatech.edu
URL: http://www.isye.gatech.edu/~aesogbue

B.S. University of California, Los Angeles 1964
M.S. Columbia University, New York 1965
Ph.D. University of Southern California, Los Angeles 1968

Picture of Augustine O. Esogbue
Augustine O. Esogbue

Description of Research
A new fuzzy adaptive neural network on line controller with certain unique features not present in other competitive controllers was developed in Dr. Esogbue's laboratory recently. He is now investigating its properties via several experiments with testbed problems and perturbations induced by statistical design of experiments considerations and certain theoretical exercises. Continuing research is being conducted on design aspects of the controller, its implementation, and its application to practical and complex nonlinear processes. Dr. Esogbue is also currently exploring the use of certain optimization techniques, principally dynamic programming and high level computational methods, to enhance the capabilities of this neuro-fuzzy adaptive controller. Work in this area has led to the development of a new type of fuzzy clustering named fuzzy criterion clustering. This is based on the concept of fuzzy prototype as opposed to crisp prototype. Its utility in improving the operation of the controller and application to a wide array of clustering and pattern recognition problems are of special interest. Successful applications to power systems stabilization problems and some space craft docking and tether control problems have been recently demonstrated.
Recent Papers or Publications
Liu, B. and Esogbue, A. O., Decision Criteria and Optimal Inventory Processes, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, MA, 1999

Esogbue, A. O., "Neuro-Fuzzy Adaptive Control: Structure, Algorithms and Performance", Applied Mathematical Reviews, Volume 1, 2000

Esogbue, A. O. Qiang Song, and Warren E. Hearnes II, "Defuzzification Filters and Applications to Power Systems Stabilization Problems", Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, In Print . 2000.

Special Honors or Awards
1. Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, (Elected 1972)

2. Chancellor's Distinguished Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and Management Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1988

3. Distinguished Service and Leadership Award, Operations Research Society of America, Health Applications Technical Section, October, 1993.

4. Upward Thrust Award, for 20 Years of Continuous Leadership, Excellence and History to the College of Engineering Through the National Society of Black Engineers, Georgia Institute of Technology, February 1996.

5. First Recipient, Mentor of the Decade Award, Office of Minority Education, Georgia Institute of Technology, May 1996

6. First Recipient, Golden Torch Award for Lifetime Achievement in Education, National Society of Black Engineers, Kansas City, Mo., March 1999.

7. First Recipient of the Andrew P. Sage Best IEEE Transactions Paper of the Year Award, November, 1999.

8. Fellow, IEEE (Elected , only 0.1 of 1% of eligible 340,000 IEEE members world-wide, 1999, Class of 2000).

9. Fellow, Nigerian Academy of Sciences, (Elected One of only Five world-wide, Jan 2000, Class of 2000)

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