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Sid Ahmed Attia

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Dr. Sid Ahmed Attia

Technische Universität Berlin
Fachgebiet Regelungssysteme
Sekretariat EN11
Einsteinufer 17
D-10587 Berlin

Office: EN 240 (Elektrotechnik Neubau)
Phone: +49 (0)30 314-23573
Fax: +49 (0)30 314-21137
Email: Attia(at)ieee(dot)org


Optimal control with engineering applications.

Office hours: Tuesdays 10-12 am.


My main research interests are in the field of computational optimal control, hybrid systems and cooperative control with application to automotive, aerospace and power engineering.

Undergraduate students supervision

If you are interested in joining our group as a student (Bachelor, Studienarbeit, Diplomarbeit or Masterarbeit) do not hesitate to contact me. I am particularly interested in establishing collaborations with industry.

Master thesis (Sener A. Kaya): Optimal Operation of the Open-Plate Reactor, (HyCon Project, Mar 2007-Dec 2007, Dalarna university-Sweden)

Diplomarbeit (Patrick Schweitzer): On fast consensus convergence, (Sep 2008-Jan 2009).

Studienarbeit (Pengfei Wang): Implementation of consensus algorithms in wireless sensor networks, (Sep 2008-Jan 2009).

Diplomarbeit (Behrang M. Nejad): Coordinated feedback control and consensus design, (Aug 2008-Dec 2008).

Studienarbeit (Darina Goldin): Feasible communication topologies for mobile agents, (Sep 2008-Jan 2009).

Diplomarbeit (Darina Goldin): Optimal control of a linear system with mixed constraints, (May 2009-Aug 2009).

Diplomarbeit (Theodor Borsche): On leader election in multi-agent control systems, (Mar 2009-Sep 2009).

Diplomarbeit (Ariel Pratomo): Coordinated attitude control of a swarm of picosatellites, (Sep 2009-Mar 2010).

Diplomarbeit (Mohamad Meri): Design and optimization of a specific operating strategy for parallel hybrid vehicles (Collaboration with IAV-Berlin, Sep 2009-Mar 2010).

Diplomarbeit (René Schneider): On distributed time rendezvous problems, (Apr 2009-Sep 2009, Magdeburg university- Germany).


Cooperative control

S. A. Attia and A. Pratomo, Attitude Synchronization for swarms of Pico-Satellites using Consensus Algorithms, submitted.

T. Borsche, S. A. Attia, On Leader Election in Multi-Agent Control Systems, to appear in the 22nd Chinese Control and Decision Conference 2010, Xuzhou, China.

B. M. Nejad, S. A. Attia and J. Raisch, Max-Consensus in a Max-Plus Algebraic Setting: The Case of Switching Communication Topologies, submitted.

B. M. Nejad, S. A. Attia and J. Raisch, Max-Consensus in a Max-Plus Algebraic Setting: The Case of Fixed Communication Topologies, in XXII International Symposium on Information, Communication and Automation Technologies, ICAT-2009, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Communication technologies best paper award).

D. Goldin, S. A. Attia, Unit Disk Graph Based Modeling of a Network of Mobile Agents, in the 1st IFAC Workshop on Estimation and Control of Networked Systems, Venice, Italy, 24-26th Sept 2009.

Optimization, optimal control and hybrid dynamical systems

S.A. Attia, V. Azhmyakov and J. Raisch, On an Optimization Problem for a class of Impulsive Hybrid Systems, Special issue on Optimization of Hybrid Systems, Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications, Volume 20, Number 2 / May 2010, pp.215-231.

M. Barkhordari Yazdi, M.R. Jahed-Motlagh, S. A. Attia and J. Raisch, Switched Feedback Equivalence of a Class of Planar Switched Nonlinear Systems, the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and 28th Chinese Control Conference.

M. Barkhordari Yazdi, M.R. Jahed-Motlagh, S. A. Attia and J. Raisch, Modal Exact Linearization of a Class of Second- Order Switched Nonlinear Systems, in Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications.

S. A. Kaya, S.A. Attia and J. Raisch, A Suboptimal Control Strategy for the Startup of the Open Plate Reactor, IEEE ICARCV, International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2008.

V. Azhmyakov, S.A. Attia and J. Raisch, On the Maximum Principle for Impulsive Hybrid Systems, Chapter in Springer- Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 11th Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control HSCC, St-Louis, USA, 22-24 Apr 2008.

S.A. Attia, V. Azhmyakov and J. Raisch, State Jump Optimization for a Class of Hybrid Autonomous Systems, in the proceedings of the IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control, Singapore, 1-3 Oct 2007.

V. Azhmyakov, S.A. Attia and J. Raisch, On the Maximum Principle for Impulsive Hybrid Systems, in the 13th Czech-French-German Conference on Optimization, Heidelberg, Germany, 17-21 September 2007.

V. Azhmyakov, S.A. Attia, D. Gromov and J. Raisch, Necessary Optimality Conditions for a Class of Hybrid Optimal Control Problems, Chapter in Springer-Lecture notes in Computer Science, 10th Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control HSCC, Pisa, Italy, 3-5 Apr 2007.

S.A. Attia, M. Alamir, A Predictive Control Strategy for Switched Nonlinear Systems, 1st IFAC Workshop on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control for Fast Systems, NMPC for Fast Systems, Grenoble, France, 9-11 Oct 2006.

S.A. Attia, M. Alamir and C. Canudas de Wit, Sub optimal control of switched Nonlinear systems under location and switching constraints, in the proceedings of the 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, Czech Republic 4-8 July 2005.

M. Alamir, S.A. Attia, On Solving Optimal Control Problems for Switched Nonlinear Systems by Strong Variations Algorithms, 6th IFAC symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems, NOLCOS, Stuttgart, Germany, September 1-3, 2004.

M. Alamir, S.A. Attia, "Discussion on: An optimal control approach for hybrid systems, European Journal of Control, vol. 9, Number 5, 2003, pp. 461-462.

Power systems, electrical drives control and operation

M. Mohamad, S. A. Attia, T. Offer and L. Große-Siestrup, Model-Based Design of Disturbance Observer for Hybrid Powertrain, 7. Braunschweiger Symposium Hybridfahrzeuge und Energiemanagement, Poster Session, February 24-25th, 2010.

M. Mohamad, S. A. Attia, T. Offer and L. Große-Siestrup, Modellbasierter Entwurf eines Störungsbeobachters für Hybridantriebe, to appear in the 4th Conference Simulation and Testing, 2010, Berlin, Germany.

S.A. Attia, M. Alamir and C. Canudas de Wit, Voltage Collapse Avoidance in Power Systems : a Receding Horizon Approach, Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing Journal, special issue on Automation in Power Systems, 2006.

S.A. Attia, M. Alamir, On Complexity Reduction of MPC Voltage Stabilization Schemes by Partial Explicit Feedbacks, in the Proceedings of the IEEE CDC-ECC conference, Seville, Spain, December 12-16th, 2005.

M. Alamir, S.A. Attia and C. Canudas de Wit, Nonlinear predictive controller for the simplified ABB test power system stabilization problem, invited session, World Automation Congress, Seville, Spain, 28th June-1st July 2004.

M.A. Denai, S.A. Attia, Fuzzy and neural control of an induction motor, International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, 2002, vol.12, Number 2, pp. 221-233.

M.A. Denai, S.A. Attia, Intelligent control of an induction motor, Electric power components and systems, 2002, vol.30, Number 2, pp. 409-427.

M.A. Denai, S.A. Attia, Robust fuzzy state feedback control of a field oriented induction motor, 6th IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Motion Control, AMC 2000, Nagoya, Japan.

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