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Oscar Gonzalez

  • Oscar Gonzalez
  • Associate Professor
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • 231h Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4966
  • ogonzale@odu.edu
  • I teach undergraduate courses in circuits, signals and linear systems, and automatic control systems. At the undergraduate level, I also mentor senior design groups such as the IEEE Autonomous Robotic Car Team. The graduate level courses that I teach include robust multivariable, nonlinear and linear systems, optimal control, estimation theory, and statistical analysis and simulation. My research topics include nonlinear control systems, multivariable system and control theory, fault tolerant control systems, stochastic systems, robust control system design, artificial intelligent applications in control design using neural networks and fuzzy logic, and learning theory in engineering education. Recent applications include magnetic levitation and stochastic analysis of safety critical systems that are operated in harsh environments.
  • Education

    University of Notre Dame, 1987
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of Notre Dame, 1984
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: M.S.E.E.
    University of Idaho, 1982
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • Expertise

    Engineering
    control systems, autonomous, fault tolerant and cyber-security systems
  • ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, NASA Langley/Old Dominion University
  • Most Inspiring Faculty Award, College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University
  • 2011: Outstanding Teacher Award, Electrical and COmputer Engineering Department
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Control analysis and synthesis methods for autonomous fault-tolerant control
    Sponsoring Organization: National Institute of Aerospace / NASA
    Date: March 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
    Investigators:Gonzalez, O.
    Control analysis and synthesis methods for autonomous fault-tolerant control
    Sponsoring Organization: National Institute of Aerospace / NASA
    Date: February 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
    Investigators:Gonzalez, O.
    Design and Analysis of Recoverable Flight Control Systems for Harsh Environments via the SPIDER Architecture
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center Cooperative Agreement NNX07AD52A
    Date: 2007 - 2011
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Gray, W. S.; Gonzalez, O.
    Advanced Concepts for Recoverable Controllers in Safety Critical Systems
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center Cooperative Agreement NNL04AA03A
    Date: 2004 - 2007
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Gray, W. S.; Gonzalez, O.
    System Level Effects of Neutron Induced Single Event Upsets on Recoverable Digital Control Systems
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center Cooperative Agreement NCC-1-03026
    Date: 2003 - 2006
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Gray, W. S.; Gonzalez, O.
    Further Developments of a Magnetic Suspension and Balance System (MSBS) for the Princeton/ONR High Reynolds Number Testing Facility (HRTF)
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Naval Research (ONR) No.: N00014-05-1-0724
    Date: May 16, 2005 - March 31, 2006
    Investigators:Gonzalez, O.; Britcher, C.
    Hybrid Modeling and Analysis of Error Recovery in Safety Critical Flight Control Systems
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation Grant CCR-0209094
    Date: 2002 - 2005
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Gray, W. S.; Gonzalez, O.
    Supplement to ODURF Project #101831
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center NCC-1-392, Supplement
    Date: 2002 - 2003
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Gray, W. S.; Gonzalez, O.
    Stochastic Dynamical Models for Digital Control Systems in Electromagnetic Environments
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center Cooperative Agreement NCC-1-392
    Date: 2000 - 2003
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Gray, W. S.; Gonzalez, O.
    Robust Stability and Performance of a Closed-Loop Computer Control System Subject to Electromagnetic Disturbances
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center Grant NAS-1-99093
    Date: 1999 - 2000
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Gray, W. S.; Gonzalez, O.
    Supplemental Funds for Characterization, Control and Commissioning of the Magnetic Suspension and Balance System for the Princeton/ONR High Reynolds Number Testing Facility
    Sponsoring Organization: Princeton University Grant 150-67555-1
    Date: 1999 - 2000
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Gray, W. S.; Britcher, C. P.; Gonzalez, O.
    Characterization, Control and Commissioning of the Magnetic Suspension and Balance System for the Princeton/ONR High Reynolds Number Testing Facility
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Naval Research Grant N00014-99-1-0298
    Date: 1998 - 2000
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Gray, W. S.; Britcher, C. P.; Gonzalez, O.
    Stability Analysis and Augmentation of a Closed-Loop Computer Control System Subject to Electromagnetic Disturbances
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center Grant NAS-1-19858
    Date: 1997 - 1998
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Gray, W. S.; Gonzalez, O.
    Improving the Performance of Neural Generalized Predictive Control
    Sponsoring Organization: Grant NAS1-19858-86
    Date: June 1, 1996 - May 31, 1998
    Investigators:Gonzalez, O.
    Development of a Microcontroller
    Sponsoring Organization: Siemens/CIT
    Date: November 11, 1996 - May 5, 1997
    Investigators:Gonzalez, O.
    Control System Upset Due to Electromagnetic Radiation (HIRF)
    Sponsoring Organization: Grant NAS1-19858-40
    Date: August 16, 1995 - May 31, 1996
    Investigators:Gonzalez, O.
    Generalization of Neural Network Controllers
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, Grant NAS1-19858-39
    Date: January 1, 1993 - December 31, 1994
    Investigators:Gonzalez, O.
    Robust Two-Degrees-of-Freedom Controller Design for the Phase II SEM..
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, Grant NAS1-19858-7
    Date: January 1, 1993 - June 30, 1994
    Investigators:Gonzalez, O.
    Fuzzy Control Design for Linear Actuator
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, P.O. L20278D
    Date: August 1, 1992 - December 31, 1993
    Investigators:Gonzalez, O.
    Design of Nonlinear Control Systems Using Neural Networks
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, Grant NAS1-18584-147
    Date: August 14, 1992 - August 15, 1993
    Investigators:Gonzalez, O.
    Fiber Optic Microphone Sensitivity and Noise Sources at 2000oF
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, Grant NAS1-18584-143
    Date: May 11, 1992 - December 31, 1992
    Investigators:Gonzalez, O.
    Robust Two-Degrees-of-Freedom Controller Design for Multipayload Space Platforms
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, Grant NAS1-18584-133
    Date: January 27, 1992 - December 31, 1992
    Investigators:Gonzalez, O.
    Identification and Design of Nonlinear Control System Using a Real-Time Neural Network
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center Grant NAS1-18584-140
    Date: March 1, 1992 - August 15, 1992
    Investigators:Gonzalez, O.
    Portable Data Acquisition System for High Temperature Microphone Calibration
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, Grant NAS1-81584-118
    Date: August 16, 1991 - May 15, 1992
    Investigators:Gonzalez, O.
    Implementation of Two Degrees of Freedom Controllers
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University, Faculty Research Fellowship Program
    Date: June 5, 1989 - July 28, 1989
    Investigators:Gonzalez, O.