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Kim-Doang Nguyen

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Title

Assistant Professor

Office Building

Crothers Engineering Hall

Office

216A

Mailing Address

Crothers Engineering Hall 216A
Mechanical Engineering-Box 2219
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Education

Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2010
B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2007

Academic Responsibilities

ME 321: Fundamentals of Machine Design
ME 492/592: Robotic Systems

Faculty Advisor for the SDSU Robotics Club

Committee Activities

Review panel: NSF, NASA

Awards and Honors

Appeared on the UIUC List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, 2014
Finalist for the Best Student-Paper Award at ASME IDETC/CIE 2013
Gold Award for the best research project, NTU, Singapore, 2007
First Prize – IEEE Hands-on Project Competition on Intelligent Mechatronics and Automation, 2007
Second prize in NTU Technopreneur 21 Competition, 2005

Grants

Research/Scholarship Support Fund FY17
Scholarly Excellence Fund FY18
Raven Industries testbed grant 2019
SDBoR Competitive Research Grant FY19-20

Work Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, South Dakota State University, 2017-present
Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Autonomous Systems, University of Technology Sydney, Australia, 2016-2017
Postdoctoral Scientist, Applied Dynamics Lab, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015-2016
Research and Teaching Assistant, Applied Dynamics Lab, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010-2015
Research Associate, Robotics Research Center, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2007-2010
Research Intern, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Singapore, 2005-2006

Area(s) of Research

Robotics
Controls
Delay systems
Network Science

*Journal papers:

[1] K.D. Nguyen and H. Dankowicz, "Input-Delay Compensation in a Robust Adaptive Control Framework,"
IET Control Theory & Applications, in press, 2019.

[2] K.D. Nguyen, "A Predictor-Based Model Reference Adaptive Controller for Time-Delay Systems",
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, accepted, in press, 2019.

[3] K.D. Nguyen, Y. Li, and H. Dankowicz, "Delay Robustness of an Adaptive Controller for a Class of Systems with Unknown Matched Nonlinearities",
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 63(10) 5485-5491.

[4] K.D. Nguyen and Dikai Liu, "Gibbon-Inspired Robust Asymmetric Brachiation along an Upward Slope",
International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems, in press, 2019.

[5] K.D. Nguyen, "Uniform Continuity and Delay Robustness of an Adaptive Controller for Lagrangian Systems",
IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information, in press, 2019.

[6] K.D. Nguyen, "On the Adaptive Control of Spherical Actuators",
Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, in press, 2018.

[7] K.D. Nguyen and H. Dankowicz, "Cooperative Control of Networked Robots on a Dynamic Platform in the Presence of Communication Delays,"
Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 27(9):1433-1461, Jun. 2017.

[8] K.D. Nguyen and H. Dankowicz, "Delay Robustness and Compensation in L1 Adaptive Control",
Procedia IUTAM (Elsevier), 22:10-15, Aug. 2017.

[9] K.D. Nguyen and H. Dankowicz, "Adaptive control of underactuated robots with unmodeled dynamics,"
Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 64:84-99, Feb. 2015.

[10] K.D. Nguyen, I.M. Chen, Z. Luo, S. Yeo, and H. Duh, "A Wearable Sensing System for Tracking and Monitoring of Functional Arm Movement,"
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 16(2):213-220, Apr. 2011.

[11] K.D. Nguyen, T. Ng, and I.M. Chen, "On Algorithms for Planning S-curve Motion Profiles,"
Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 5(1):99-106, Mar. 2008.
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*Conference papers:

[1] Praneel Acharya, ElHussein Shata, Kim-Doang Nguyen, "Motion Planning for Nonprehensile Manipulation,"
IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, May 2019.

[2] ElHussein Shata, Praneel Acharya, Kim-Doang Nguyen, "Brachiating Robot Analysis and Design,"
IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, May 2019.

[3] ElHussein Shata, Praneel Acharya, Marco Ciarcia, Kim-Doang Nguyen, "Optimization of a Chemical Reaction Using the Modified Quasilinearization Algorithm,"
IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, May 2019.

[4] K.D. Nguyen and Dikai Liu, "Robust Control of a Brachiating Robot,"
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2017), Vancouver, Canada, Sep. 2017.

[5] K.D. Nguyen and H. Dankowicz, "Robustness to time delays in a nonlinear control framework,"
IUTAM Symposium on Nonlinear and Delayed Dynamics of Mechatronic Systems, 2016. (Keynote speech delivered by Dr. Dankowicz)

[6] Y. Li, K.D. Nguyen, H. Dankowicz, "A Robust Adaptive Controller for a Seed Refilling System on a Moving Platform",
IFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation Technologies for Agriculture, Seattle, WA, IFAC-PapersOnLine, 49(16), 341-346, 2016.

[7] K.D. Nguyen and H. Dankowicz, "Synchronization and Consensus of a Robot Network on an Underactuated Dynamic Platform,"
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2014), pp. 117-122, Chicago, IL, 2014.

[8] K.D. Nguyen and H. Dankowicz, "Principles of Dynamics for Design Applied to a BrushBelt Material-Transfer System,"
ASME IDETC/CIE, International Conference on Dynamics for Design, paper no. DETC2014-34431, Buffalo, NY, 2014.

[9] K.D. Nguyen, H. Dankowicz, and N. Hovakimyan, "Marginal Stability in L1 Adaptive Control of Manipulators,"
ASME IDETC/CIE, International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control, paper no. DETC2013-12744, Portland, OR, 2013
(Finalist for the Best Student-Paper Award).

[10] Z. Luo, C. Lim, W. Yang, K. Tee, K. Li, C. Gu. K.D. Nguyen, I.M. Chen, S.H. Yeo, "An interactive therapy system for arm and hand rehabilitation,"
IEEE Conf. Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, pp. 9-14, Singapore, 2010.

[11] K.D. Nguyen and I.M. Chen, "A Body Sensor Network for Arm Motion Tracking and Monitoring,"
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2009), pp. 3862-3867, St. Louis, MO, 2009.

[12] Z. Luo, I.M. Chen, K.D. Nguyen, W. Ni, K. Li, C. Gu, C. Lim, S. Yeo, and H. Duh, "A wearable sensor network for the control of virtual characters,"
IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM2009), pp. 1707-1712, Singapore, 2009.

[13] W. Dong, K. Lim, Y. Goh, K.D. Nguyen, I.M. Chen, S. Yeo, and H. Duh, "A Low-cost Motion Tracker and Its Error Analysis,"
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2008), pp. 311-316, Pasadena, CA, 2008.

[14] K. Lim, Y. Goh, W. Dong, K.D. Nguyen, I.M. Chen, S. Yeo, H. Duh, and C. Kim, "A Wearable, Self{Calibrating, Wireless Sensor Network for Body Motion Processing,"
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2008), pp. 1017-1022, Pasadena, CA, 2008.

[15] K. Lim, W. Dong, Y. Goh, K.D. Nguyen, I.M. Chen, S. Yeo, and H. Duh, "A preliminary study on the accuracy of wireless sensor fusion for biomotion capture,"
IEEE International Conference on Medical Devices and Biosensors, pp. 99-102, Hong Kong, 2008.

[16] K.D. Nguyen and I.M. Chen, "Toward a Dynamic Model of Robotic Marionettes,"
IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, pp. 488-493, 2008.

[17] K.D. Nguyen, I.M. Chen, S. Yeo, and H. Duh, "Motion Control of a Robotic Puppet through a Hybrid Motion Capture Device,"
IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE2007), pp. 753-758, Scottsdale, AZ, 2007.

[18] K.D. Nguyen, I.M. Chen, and T. Ng, "Planning Algorithms for S-curve Trajectories,"
IEEE/ ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM2007), ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2007.

Applications of Research

Physical rehabilitation; Agriculture; Construction; Infrastructure inspection and maintenance

Department(s)

Links

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=U1QGAuQAAAAJ