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Bruce Walcott, Ph.D.

Professor

Research Area

Appointments

9/03 – 6/13: Engineering Alumni Association Professor

7/03 – 12/12: Associate Dean for New Economy Initiatives and Innovations Management

7/07 – 6/10: Director of UK Center for Manufacturing

1/04 – 7/07: Co-Founder and Interim Director of UK Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments

7/03 – : College of Engineering Alumni Professor at the University of Kentucky.

7/02 – : Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Kentucky.

7/99 – : Associate Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky.

1/96 – : President and Co-founder of Infinite Horizon, LLC.

7/91 – 7/02: Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Kentucky.

7/92 ‑ 8/95: Director of Graduate Studies in Electrical Engineering at the University of Kentucky.

7/87 ‑ 6/91: Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Kentucky.

6/89 ‑ 8/89, 6/90 ‑ 8/90: Summer Faculty Fellow at NASA’s MSFC in Huntsville, Alabama.

1/87 ‑ 6/87: Visiting Assistant Professor at Purdue University.


Education

Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, December 1986

MSEE, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, August 1982

BSEE, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, May 1981 (with Highest Distinction)


Publications

  • “Precision instrument for characterizing shape memory alloy wires in bias spring actuation,” Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol 76, pp. 065105-1 to 065105-5, June 2005 (with S. Chikkamaranahalii, R. Vallance, E. Marsh, OA. Rawashdeh, and J.E. Lumpp).

  • “Wideband image supression in low-IF receivers,” Proc. of  IEEE 48th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, pp. 345-348, August  7-10,  2005 (with E. Seagraves).

  • “Adaptive Interval Control of Arc Welding Processes,” IEEE Trans. on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 14,  No. 6 pp. 1127-1134, November 2006 (with J. Zhang).

  • “Equalization of Volterra systems using a multilinear SVD based pseudo p th order inverse,”Proc. of  IEEE 50th Midwest Symposium on Circuits, 2007.

  • “Immersing High School Students in Engineering and Entrepreneurship,” in  Proc. of 114thASEE  Annual Conference,  Honolulu, HI, June 24-27,  2007.


Research Interests:

All-Digital Control Design

Deterministic Control of Uncertain Systems

Deterministic Estimation of Uncertain Systems

Modeling of Flexible Systems by Uncertain Methods

Nonlinear Systems

Output Feedback Stabilization of Nonlinear Systems

Symbolic Control