Saleh Zein-Sabatto

Professor

Dr. Zein-Sabatto is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering since 1991. He received his B.S. degree in Electric Power Systems from the University of Aleppo, Syria in 1979, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee in 1986 and 1990, respectively. He worked for industry for four years in the area of electric power systems and communication.

Dr. Zein-Sabatto has a strong commitment to teaching and research. His area of competency includes teaching and conducting theoretical and experimental research in:

  • intelligent control systems,
  • reconfigurable and distribute control systems,
  • A.I. application to diagnostics and prognostics systems,
  • sensor fusion
  • and layered sensing systems.

He has been PI and Co-PI for more than twenty funded research projects amounting to several million dollars of funding. His research has been continuously funded by various federal agencies including NSF, NASA, industries, and DoD agencies. He has authored and coauthored, including students, over 90 technical refereed and non-refereed papers in the area of his research interest and coauthored one book.

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Office: 214 B Torrence Hall
Phone: 615-963-5369
Fax: 615-963-2165 
Email:mzein@tnstate.edu

 

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, May 1991.
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, May 1986.
B.S., Electrical Power Engineering, University of Aleppo, Syria, May 1979.

EXPERIENCE:

August 2002 – present, Professor, ECE-Department, Tennessee State University.
August 1997 – 2002, Associate Professor, ECE-Department, Tennessee State University.
August 1992 – 1997, Assistant Professor, ECE-Department, Tennessee State University.
August 1990 – 1992, Instructor, ECE-Department, Tennessee State University.

 

PUBLICATIONS (Journal /invited/refereed):

Published over eighty refereed and non-refereed technical papers in the areas of; intelligent systems, control systems, robotics, and diagnostics.

1. "Fuzzy Decision-making in Turbine Engine Controls," Charles D. McCurry, Richard Mgaya, and S. Zein-Sabatto, IEEE SoutheastCon '09, Atlanta, GA. March 5-8, ‘09.

2. W. Chen, A.K.M. Muzahidul Islam, M. Malkani, A. Shirkhodaie, K. Wada, M. Zein-Sabatto, “An Efficient Broadcast/Multicast Protocol for Dynamic Sensor Networks,” submitting to 21st IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium 2007.

3. Hongshen Yu and S. Zein-Sabatto, “Real-time Intelligent Controllers for Systems with Partially Known Dynamic Models,” Proceeding of the 35th Southeastern Symposium on System Theory (SST03), March 2003, Morgantown, West Virginia. USA.

4. Satish, S. Zein-Sabatto and Ali Sekmen, “Bi-Directional Wireless Communication Protocol for Distributed Mobile Robots Applications,” Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications (RA'01), November 2001, Tampa, Florida, USA.

5. Z. Bingul, A. Sekmen, and S. Zein-Sabatto, “Adaptive Genetic Algorithms Applied to Dynamic Multi-Objective Problems,” Proceedings of the ANNIE 2000, November, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

6. " Intelligent Methodology for Turbine Engine Diagnosis and Health Management," Richard Mgaya, Charles D. McCurry, and S. Zein-Sabatto, IEEE SoutheastCon '09, Atlanta GA., March 5-8, ‘09.

7. “Estimation of Micro-Crack Lengths Using Eddy Current C-Scan Images and Neural-Wavelet Transform,” Mohammed Bodruzzaman and S. Zein-Sabatto, IEEE SoutheastCon '08.

8. “Vehicle Identifications Using Acoustic Sensing,” Richard H. Mgaya, Saleh Zein-Sabatto, Amir Shirkhodaie and Wei Chen, Proceedings of the IEEE SoutheastCon '07, March 22-25, ‘07

9. Z. Bingul, A. Sekmen, and S. Zein-Sabatto, “An application of multi dimensional optimization problems using genetic algorithms,” Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference Robotics and Applications (RA'99), October 1999, Santa Barbara, CA, USA.

10. S. Zein-Sabatto, Andersen, K., Karsai, G., and Wells, F. M., "Failure Detection and Isolation for Intelligent Control System Using Neural Network," 4th International Symposium on Intelligent Control, 24-26 Sept. 1989, Albany, NY.

 

 

SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES:

a. Professional Actives

• Director, Intelligent Control System Lab, Tennessee State University, 1993-present
• Conference Vice Chair for the IEEE SoutheastCon-2011 Conference, Nashville, TN March 17-20, '11.
• Local Arrangement Chair, Humanoids Robotics Conference, Dec 6-8, 2010.
• Local Arrangement Chair, IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, IEEE SSCI ’09, March 30 – April 2, 2009.
• Member of the Program Committee for the IASTED International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Control 2001-2008.
• Counselor for the IEEE Student Branch at TSU, 2005-present
• Technical Committee Co-Chair for the SMC-2000 International Conference.
• Technical Committee Chair for the SoutheastCon-2000 IEEE Conference.
• Co-Principal Coordinator, "Workshop on Fuzzy-Neural Systems,'' supported by NSF and AT&T, administrated by Tennessee  State University, May 23-27 1993, $ 50,000.
• Co-Principal Coordinator, "Workshop on Neural Networks,'' May, 1991, $60,000, Sponsored by NSF, directly administered by NSF.
• Program Committee for the International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Control, 2001-05
• Technical Committee Co-Chair for the SMC-2000 International Conference.
• Chairman for the IEEE Nashville Section, 1998-99.
• Vice Chair for the IEEE Nashville Section, 1997-98.
• Secretary for the IEEE Nashville Section, 1996-97.
• Program Director for the IEEE Nashville Section, 1995-96.

b. Program Committee Members

• International Neural Network Society (INNS)
• Robotics and Automation Society (RAS)
• Control Systems Society (CSS).
• Eta-Kappa-Nu, honor society, local chapter.
c. Book Contributions
• “Applications of Fuzzy Neural Genetics in Engineering Systems,” Edited by: M. Bodruzzaman, S. Zein-Sabatto, A. Shirkhodaie, D. Marpaka, S. Devgen, M. Mlakani and M.Essawy. TSU, Nashville, TN, September 1999.
• "Advances in Intelligent Robotics," G.E. Cook, K. Andersan, S. Zein-Sabatto, and R.J. Barnett, (Chapter 10), Edited by George W. Zobrist, 1994.

 

 

COLLABORATORS:

a. Advisor

George Cook-Vanderbilt University, and Francis Wells, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

b. Current graduate students

Ph.D. Students; Charles McCurry, Abdulqadir Khoshnaw, Richard Mgaya and, Maged Mikhail.
M.S. Students: Sita Gudivada, Abdalla Alsalah and, Attulah Alsalah, and Moma Kasniko.

c. Recent collaborators

Kazuhiko Kawamura (Vanderbilt University), Khalid M. Al-Ali (Carnegie Mellon University), David Hall (Pennsylvania State University), John Yen (Pennsylvania State University), Amir Shirkhodaie (Tennessee State University), Wei Chen (Tennessee State University), Ali Sekmen (Tennessee State University), Fingue Yao (Tennessee State University), Mohammed Yeasin (University of Memphis), Robert Kozma (University of Memphis), Khan Iftekharuddin (University of Memphis).






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