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Smart Building and Lighting

  • S. Afsharia, S. Mishrab, A. Julius, F. Lizarralde, J.D. Wason, J.T. Wen, ``Modeling and Control of Color Tunable Lighting Systems Energy and Buildings,'' Energy and Buildings, 68(A), Jan, 2014, pp. 242-253.
  • J.T. Wen, S. Mishra, S. Mukherjee, N. Tantisujjatham, M. Minakais, ``Building Temperature Control with Adaptive Feedforward,'' 2013 Conference on Decision and Control, Florence, Italy, 2013.
  • J. Zhang, J.T. Wen, A. Julius, "Optimal and Feedback Control for Light-Based Circadian Entrainment," Conference on Decision and Control, Florence, Italy, 2013
  • J. Zhang, J.T. Wen, A. Julius, "Adaptive Circadian Argument Estimator and Its Application to Circadian Argument Control," 2013 American Control Conference, Washington, DC, 2013.

Thermal Management



Dual-Arm Robotic Manipulation

  • D. Kruse, J.T. Wen, R.J. Radke, “Sensor-Based Dual-Arm Tele-Robotic System,” IEEE Transaction on Automation Science and Engineering, 2014.
  • D. Kruse, R.J. Radke, J.T. Wen, "A Sensor-based Dual-Arm tele-Robotic Manipulation Platform," IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), Aug, 2013, Madison, WI.

Multi-Robot Coordination

Network Flow Control

Parallel Robots

Motion Control

Large Scale Systems

  • X. Ge, J.T. Wen, "Hybrid Model Reduction for Compressible Flow Controller Design," Conference on Decison and Control, Orlando, FL, 2011.
  • X. Ge, W. Gressick, J.T. Wen, K.E. Jansen, O. Sahni, “Low-Order Nonlinear Models for Active Flow Control of a Low L/D Inlet Duct,” American Control Conference, Baltimore, MD, June, 2010.
  • X. Ge, O. Sahni, W. Gressick, K.E. Jansen, J.T. Wen, “Investigation of a Low L/D Inlet Duct: Modeling, Optimal Sensor Placement and Closed Loop Control,” 5th AIAA Conference on Flow Control, Chicago, IL, June, 2010.
  • W.Gressick, J.T.Wen, J. Fish, “Order Reduction for Large-Scale Finite Element Models: A Systems Perspective," International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering, 3(3), 2005.

Surgical Robots

Process Control

Optimal Control

Smart Structures

Nonholonomic Systems


Attitude Control

Robot Control


  • U.S. Patent # 6,325,808, “Robotic system, docking station, and surgical tool for collaborative control in minimally invasive surgery,” C.J. Bernard, H. Kang, B.L. Sachs, S.K. Singh, J.T. Wen, December 4, 2001.  
  • U.S. Patent # 6,796,447, “Crane control system,” B.Laundry, G. Liu, G. Montemayor, D. Popa, M. Taylor, J.T. Wen, September 28, 2004.  
  • U.S. Patent # 7,028,856: “Crane control apparatus and method,” B.Laundry, G. Liu, G. Montemayor, D. Popa, M. Taylor, J.T. Wen, April 18, 2006.
  • U.S. Patent # 7,253,946: “Microscope with Extended Field of Vision,” Y. Bellouard, B. Potsaid, J.T. Wen, August 7, 2007.
  • U.S. Patent # 7,345,448: “Adaptive Command Filtering for Servomechanism Control Systems,” David Watt, Mehmet Alpay, Mark Unrath, Ben Potsaid, John T. Wen, March 18, 2008.
  • U.S. Patent # 7,742,213 (June 22, 2010) and China Patent # CN ZL 2005 8 0045412.6 (Jan 27, 2010): “Adaptive Scanning Optical Microscope,” Yves Bellouard, Ben Potsaid, John T. Wen.
  • U.S. Patent #8,746,310 (June 10, 2014) "System and method for probe-based high precision spatial orientation control and assembly of parts for microassembly using computer vision" John Wason, John T. Wen, Jason Gorman, Nicholas Dagalakis.
  • U.S. Patent Application (June 4, 2013) "Circadian Phase Estimation, Modeling and Control" Jiaxiang Zhang, John T. Wen, Agung Julius

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