Consulting Professor, Information Systems Laboratory
I advise graduate students, teach graduate courses, and lead projects.
My current work is in mathematical algorithms
for analysis of large data sets, Big Data analytics,
with applications to Industrial Internet of Things problems.
I work on data analytics for computing centers. This includes a collaboration with Yahoo.
I collaborate with Professor Stephen Boyd in optimization-based methods for data processing; they are used in NASA aerospace applications and in electrical utilities industry. I am an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Precourt Institute for Energy. A recent project in Analysis and Control of Smart Electrical Distribution Systems was a collaboration with Professor Sanjay Lall.
A seminar class Industrial Internet of Things will be taught in Spring 2016, jointly with Professor Dan O'Neill. The new class will be an extension of the seminar Intelligent Energy Systems: Big Data taught in Spring of 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011. Past courses include Fault Diagnostics Systems in Spring 2009 as well as Control Engineering in Industry in Spring 2005 and in Winter 2003.
My current interest is in Big Data analytics.
The 'soft' applicatons of Data Science, like advertising, are well established.
The emerging applications deal with 'hard' engineered systems, like jet engines or electrial power systems.
This area is variously known as Industrial Internet, Internet of Things (IoT), and Internet of Everything in US industry.
The NSF cyber-physical systems research area is closely reated. There is also a related European initiative, Industry 4.0.
Analytical processing of industrial system data is often mission critical and is implemented as software for Operational Technology (OT) systems. The emerging trend is convergence of the OT and IT (Information Technology) systems.
My earlier work was in related areas of decision and control systems
and in signal processing that support OT analytical applications. Control systems engineering deals with
interconnected computers and physical systems in a critical setting. In decision systems, the loop is closed through an operator.
My company Mitek Analytics LLC works with US Air Force, NASA, and Fortune 100 companies. Our software processed tens of terabytes of aircraft operational data. Previously, I spent a decade with Honeywell working on aircraft and space systems, turbomachines (jet engines), and process control applications. My earlier application experience includes automotive, robotics (force control of robotics systems, legged locomotion), and biomechanics.