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Kim-Doang Nguyen

Assistant Professor | Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Contact Information

knguyen@fit.edu
(321) 309-3031
F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, 258

Educational Background

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

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, 2022-ongoing

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, South Dakota State University, 2017-2022

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

Current Courses

MEE2082: Applied Mechanics: Dynamics

Selected Publications

*Patent:

K.D. Nguyen, P. Acharya, T. Burgers, Determination of Droplet Characteristics, U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 63/278,773.

*Selected Journal Papers:

  1. P. Acharya, T. Burgers, K.D. Nguyen, "AI-Enabled Droplet Detection and Tracking for Agricultural Spraying Systems,"
    Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Accepted, 2022.
  2. P. Acharya, K.D. Nguyen, H. La, D.K. Liu I.M. Chen, “Nonprehensile Manipulation: a Trajectory-Planning Perspective,”
    IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 26 (1), 527-538, 2021.
  3. K.D. Nguyen, “An Adaptive Compensator for Uncertain Nonlinear Systems with Multiple Time Delays”
    Automatica, 117, p.108976, 2020.
  4. K.D. Nguyen and H. Dankowicz, "Input-Delay Compensation in a Robust Adaptive Control Framework,"
    IET Control Theory & Applications, 13(11) 1718 – 1727, 2020.
  5. K.D. Nguyen, "A Predictor-Based Model Reference Adaptive Controller for Time-Delay Systems",
    IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 63(12) 4375 - 4382.
  6. 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.
  7. E. Shata, K.D. Nguyen, P. Acharya, J. Doom, "A Series-Elastic Robot for Back-Pain Rehabilitation",
    International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, 19 (2), 1054-1064, 2021.
  8. A. Reina, K.D. Nguyen, H. Dankowicz, “Experimental Validation of an Adaptive Controller for Manipulators on a Dynamic Platform”,
    Robotica 39 (4), 582-605, 2021.
  9. K.D. Nguyen, "Uniform Continuity and Delay Robustness of an Adaptive Controller for Lagrangian Systems",
    IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information, 37 (2), 559-588, 2020.
  10. K.D. Nguyen and Dikai Liu, "Gibbon-Inspired Robust Asymmetric Brachiation along an Upward Slope",
    International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, 17, pp. 2647–2654, 2019.
  11. K.D. Nguyen, "On the Adaptive Control of Spherical Actuators",
    Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, 41(3) 816-827, 2018.
  12. 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, 2017.
  13. K.D. Nguyen and H. Dankowicz, "Delay Robustness and Compensation in L1 Adaptive Control",
    Procedia IUTAM (Elsevier), 22:10-15, 2017.
  14. K.D. Nguyen and H. Dankowicz, "Adaptive control of underactuated robots with unmodeled dynamics,"
    Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 64:84-99, 2015.
  15. 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, 2011.
  16. 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, 2008.

Research

PI: Research/Scholarship Support Fund FY17

PI: Scholarly Excellence Fund FY18

Co-PI: Raven Industries, Testbed Grant 2019-2020

PI: SDBoR Competitive Research Grant 2019-2020

PI: SDBoR Competitive Research Grant 2020-2021

PI: NASA Project Innovation Grant Award 2021-2022

PI: USDA NIFA Food and Agriculture Cyber informatics Tools (FACT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Precision Agriculture grant 2021-2023, NIFA link

PI: General Mills, Collaborative Robotics Grant, 2021-2022

PI: USDA NIFA Data Science for Food and Agricultural Systems (DSFAS), Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Precision Agriculture grant 2022-2024, NIFA link

PI: NSF Engineering Education and Centers (EEC) grant, 2022-2024, NSF link

Professional services:
 
Review panel: NSF, NASA

Associate Editor for the Frontiers in Control Engineering journal
Associate Editor for the 2021 IEEE Int'l Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), Melbourne, Australia
Associate Editor for the 2022 IEEE Int'l Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), Prague, Czech Republic
Associate Editor for the 2022 IEEE Int'l Conference on Human-Machine Systems (ICHMS), Orlando, Florida
Editorial Board member for the Frontiers in Robotics and AI journal
 
 
Openings:
 
The robotics and machine learning group at the Florida Institute of Technology has multiple openings for fully funded Ph.D. positions. Research in the group focuses on innovating machine learning, image processing, and computer vision techniques for a wide range of applications including human-robot interaction, motion planning, healthcare, and precision agriculture. Selected Ph.D. candidates are expected to start in Spring 2023.
 
Students with Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees from all science and engineering majors, especially Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Data Science, or Computer Science are encouraged to apply. Self-motivated candidates with a strong foundation are particularly welcome.
 
Interested candidates should contact Dr. Kim-Doang Nguyen at knguyen@fit.edu with transcripts and a CV detailing academic and/or research achievements. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
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