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Benito R. Fernandez

Dr. Fernandez was born in Venezuela where he studied Chemical (1979) and Materials (1981) Engineering. In 1981 came as a Visiting Scholar to the USA for graduate work at MIT where he received a MS (1985) and PhD (1988) in Mechanical Engineering (Majoring in Systems Engineering). Dr. Fernandez is an specialist in Applied Intelligence: the use of different technologies (that include: Artificial Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems, Genetic Algorithms, Artificial Immune Systems, Robust Control, Robust Fault Diagnosis and Prognosis, Automated Modeling, Mechatronics, Evolutionary Design, etc.) to bring about intelligent devices and systems. He is also and expert in Nonlinear Robust Control and Mechatronics. In 1995 he taught with Dr. Bryant the first Mechatronics course for industry in the US. The application areas of his research include: Manufacturing Automation, Industrial Equipment Diagnostics and Prognosis, Evolutionary Robotics, Hybrid (Mixed-Signal) Processors, eXtreme (Resilient) Devices, Underwater ROV Maneuvering, Smart Energy Systems, and Mechatronic Design. Dr. Fernandez is the founder and Director of the NERDLab (Neuro-Engineering Research & Development Laboratory) and the LIME (Laboratory for Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering).

Selected Publications

  1. Timothy M. Josserand and Benito R. Fernandez, "Optimally Robust Control of a Class of Robotic Underwater Vehicles", ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, (Fall 2006)
  2. Timothy M. Josserand and Benito R. Fernandez, "Optimally Robust Control of a Class of Robotic Underwater Vehicles", ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, (Fall 2006)
  3. Jeff T. Krol, Chirag Gupta, Benito R. Fernandez, "About eXtreme Control: The Emergent Behavior of Robust-Optimal Adaptation Synergy using Sliding Modes and Machine Learning", ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, (2010)
  4. Bryant, M.D., S. Yan, R. Tsang, B.R. Fernandez, and K.K.Kumar, "A Mixed-Signal (Analog-Digital) Integrator Design", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, (2012), V. 59 (7) July, pp. 1409 - 1417
  5. Ali Raza, Benito R. Fernandez, "HUMERS: Heterogeneous Unmanned Mobile Evolutionary Robotic Systems - An Artificial Immune System Approach", Evolutionary Computation, (2012)

Most Recent Publications

  1. Bryant, M.D., S. Yan, R. Tsang, B.R. Fernandez, and K.K.Kumar, "A Mixed-Signal (Analog-Digital) Integrator Design," IEEE Transactions On Circuits And Systems I, (2012), V. 59 (7) July, pp. 1409 - 1417
  2. Ivan Castillo, Thomas F. Edgar, and Benito R. Fernandez, "Robust Model-based Fault Detection and Isolation for Nonlinear Processes Using Sliding modes," International Journal Of Robust And Nonlinear Control, Vol. 22, (2011), 1, pp. 89–104
  3. Zhaohong, Wu, Campbell, Matthew, and Benito R. Fernández, "BOND GRAPH BASED AUTOMATED MODELING FOR COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS ," Journal Of Mechanical Design, Vol. 130, (2008), 4, pp. 11 pages (041102-1--11)
  4. Cecilia Temponi, Michael D. Bryant, and Benito Fernandez, "Integration of Business Unit Models into an Aggregate Enterprise Systems Model," European Journal Of Operational Research, (2008), August 2008, pp. doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2008.08.007
  5. Buckner, G.D., B. Fernández, and G.Y. Masada, "Intelligent sliding mode control of cutting force during single-point turning operations," ASME Journal Of Manufacturing Science And Engineering, Vol. 132, (2001), 2, pp. 206-213
  6. Dunia, R., T. Edgar, and B. Fernandez, "Effect of Process Uncertainties on Generic Mode Control: A Geometric Approach," Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 52, (1997), 14, pp. 2205-2222
  7. Lester, W. T., R. V. Gonzalez, B. Fernández, and R. E. Barr, "A Neural Network Approach to Electromyographic Signal Processing for a Motor Control Task," ASME Journal Of Dynamic Systems, Measurement And Control, (1996)
  8. Parlos, A. G., M. Jayakumar, A. F. Atiya, W. K. Tsai, and B. Fernández, "An accelerated Learning Algorithm for Backpropagation Networks," IEEE Transactions On Neural Networks, Vol. 5, (1994), 3, pp. 493-497
  9. Bryant, M. D., B. Fernández, N. Wang, V.V. Murty, V. Vadlamani, and T. S. West, "Active Vibration Control in Structures Using Magnetostrictive Terfenol with Feedback and/or Neural Networks," J. Of Intelligent Material Systems And Structures, Vol. 4, (October, 1993), 4, pp. 484–489
  10. Verghese, G., B. Fernández, and J. K. Hedrick, "Stable Robust Tracking by Sliding Mode Control," System & Control Letters, (1988), 10, pp. 27-74