Control

Photo courtesy Shamil Morar

The Centre for Systems and Control is a research group that resides within the School of Electrical and Information Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment. The activities of the group range from classical control to modern linear and non-linear control. All aspects of systems and signals namely, modelling, synthesis, control analysis and design pertaining to linear and non-linear, time-invariant as well as time varying systems and signals form part of the focus.

Research Group Staff and Their Research Interests

Anton van Wyk (PhD) – Carl & Emily Fuchs Professor of Systems & Control Engineering and Group leader

His current research interest is in mathematical modelling of non-linear and non-stationary systems which includes chaotic behaviour of systems. In addition Anton is active in radar and image processing and applications thereof.

Brian Wigdorowitz(PhD) – Associate Professor

Brian’s current interest is in developing and applying a system dynamics modelling methodology to all types of systems. Arising from this will be to develop a control design based methodology based on energy considerations which should be equally applicable to both non-linear and linear systems. Brian is also collaborating with Prof David Rubin of the Biomedical Group in applying system dynamics modelling to biological systems.

Otis Nyandoro (MSc(Eng)) – Lecturer

Amongst other the research interests of Otis include classic and optimal control. Otis is currently working towards his PhD.

Control Research Staff

PUBLICATIONS

Title Publication Name Authors Year published
Comparison of Fuzzy and MLP for Evaluation of HV Bushings SAUPEC Conference 2006
Dhlamini SM
Marwala T
Majozi T
2006
Medical image segmentation and localization using deformable templates World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Spiller JM
Marwala TM
2006
Enhancement of noisy planar nuclear medicine images using mean field annealing World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Falk DL
Rubin DM
Marwala T
2006
Medical image segmentation and localization using deformable templates World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Starfield DM
Rubin DM
Marwala T
2006
Computational intelligence methods for risk assessment of HIV World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2006
Tim T
Marwala T
2006
Neural networks, fuzzy inference systems and adaptive-neuro fuzzy inference systems for financial decision making 13th International Conference, ICONIP 2006
Patel P
Marwala T
2006
Neuro-fuzzy modelling and fuzzy rule extraction applied to conflict management 13th International Conference, ICONIP 2006, Part III
Tettey T,
Marwala T
2006
Online forecasting of stock market movement direction using the improved incremental algorithm 13th International Conference, ICONIP 2006, Part III
Lunga D
Marwala T
2006
Neural network applications in advanced aircraft flight control system, a hybrid system, a light test demonstration 13th International Conference, ICONIP 2006
Marwala T
Soares F
Burken J
2006
Prediction of HIV status from demographic data using neural networks 2006 IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Leke-Betechuoh B
Tim T
Marwala T
Lagazio M
2006