Research at Electrical and Computer Engineering

Recent research grants

  • Nigamanth Sridhar (co-PI), National Science Foundation, S-STEM Award: University Scholars in STEM (PI: Leah Gold), $600,000, Sep 2012 - Aug 2017
  • Nigamanth Sridhar (PI), National Science Foundation, REU Supplement Award (CAREER): Exercise Monitoring using Wearable Sensors, $16,000, May 2012 - Jan 2014
  • Nigamanth Sridhar (co-PI), National Science Foundation, Noyce Award: MUST STEM Fellows (PI: Joanne Goodell), $1,199,998, Jul 2011 - Jun 2016
  • Dan Simon (PI), National Science Foundation, Non-contact ECG Monitoring and Diagnosis, $197,588, August 2010-August 2013
  • Dan Simon (PI), Cleveland Clinic, Rapid Rehabilitation and Return to Function for Amputee Soldiers, $230,706, June 2010-December 2012
  • Dan Simon (PI), Innovative Developments, Wireless Gesture Recognition Using Inertial Navigation Systems, $12,083, January 2011 - August 2011
  • Dan Simon (PI), Ford Motor Company, Automotive Engine Time-to-Torque Optimization, $20,000, January 2012 - August 2012
  • Dan Simon (PI), Ford Motor Company, Automotive Fuel Consumption Minimization, $40,000, January 2013 - December 2014
  • Siu-tung Yau, American Diabetes Association, Stabilization of Immobilized Enzymes for Implantable Glucose Monitoring Devices, $300,000, 2008-2011
  • Chansu Yu (PI), Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Mobility and Security Support in Cyber Physical Systems of Battlefield, $390,000, July 2010~January 2014
  • Wenbing Zhao (PI), National Science Foundation, MRI: Acquisition of Equipment to Establish a Secure and Dependable Computing Infrastructure for Research and Education at Cleveland State University, Sep. 1, 2008~Aug. 31, 2012
  • Ye Zhu (PI), National Science Foundation, Towards Next Generation Anonymous Communication Networks, $129,493, 8/1/2011-7/30/2013.

Faculty Published

2013 2012 2011


  1. Y. Maximenko, N. Elhalawany, K. Mantey, Z. Yamani, S.-T. Yau, and M. H. Nayfeh, "Polyaniline-Si nanoparticle nanocapsules as a dual photovoltaic sensitizer", Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 1500, DOI 10.1557(2013).
  2. H. Sun, Q. Liu, O. Nayfeh, M. Nayfeh, and S.-T. Yau, "Hybrid Nanocomposite materials-based supercapacitors: a cocktail approach to the preparation of nanomaterials for flexible supercapacitor applications", Nano Energy 2, 133-137 (2013).
  3. Eralda Caushaj, Huirong Fu, Ishwar Sethi, Haissam Badih, Dion Watson, Ye Zhu, Supeng Leng, "Theoretical Analysis and Experimental Study: Monitoring Data Privacy in Smartphone Communications", accepted by International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking (IJITN), Special Issue on Network Security, 2013.
  4. L.Dong, J.Edwards, "Robust Controller Design for an Electrostatic Micromechanical Actuator", Journal of control Science and Engineering, vol.3, no.1, pp. 8-21, Mar.2013..
  5. H. Ma, D. Simon, M. Fei, and Z. Xie, "Variations of biogeography-based optimization and Markov analysis," Information Sciences, vol. 220, pp. 492-506, January 2013.
  6. Debbie K. Jackson, Stephen F. Duffy, Nigamanth Sridhar, and Diane E. Burrowbridge. Integrating Engineering in K-12 Science. Proceedings of the NSTA Annual Conference. April 11-14, 2013, San Antonio TX, USA.
  7. T. Wilmot, G. Thomas, B. Montavon, R. Rarick, A. van den Bogert, S. Szatmary, D. Simon, W. Smith, and S. Samorezov, "Biogeography-Based Optimization for Hydraulic Prosthetic Knee Control," Medical Cyber-Physical Systems Workshop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, pp. 18?25, April 2013.
  8. L.Dong, S.You, "Adaptive Back-Stepping Control of Active Magnetic Bearings', accepted, to appear in proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation, Hangzhou, China, Jun.12-14,2013.
  9. K.-H.Jung, Y.-J.Suh, and C.Yu, Joint Rate and Voltage Adaptation to Save Energy of Software Radios in Underutilized WLAN, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), April 2013.
  10. G. Thomas, T. Wilmot, S. Szatmary, D. Simon, and W. Smith, "Evolutionary Optimization of Artificial Neural Networks for Prosthetic Knee Control," in: Efficiency and Scalability Methods for Computational Intellect (B. Igelnik and J. Zurada, editors), Chapter 7, pp. 142?161, IGI Global, 2013.
  11. D. Du and D. Simon, "Biogeography-Based Optimization for Large Scale Combinatorial Problems," in: Efficiency and Scalability Methods for Computational Intellect (B. Igelnik and J. Zurada, editors), Chapter 10, pp. 197?217, IGI Global, 2013.


  1. C.Yu, R.Fiske, S-M. Park and W-T. Kim, Many-to-One Communication Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, International Journal of Sensor Networks, Vol.13, No.3, November 2012.
  2. J. Rajwade, L. Miller, and D. Simon, "Partial-Data interpolation Method for Arc Handling in a Computed Tomography Scanner," Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, vol. 36, no. 5, pp. 387-395, July 2012.
  3. Y. Zhu, Y. Lu and A. Vikram, "On Privacy of Encrypted Speech Communications", IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 470-481, July-Aug. 2012. (Impact Factor: 2.093).
  4. L.Dong, Y.Zhang, Z.Gao, "A Robust Decentralized Load Frequency Controller for Interconnected Power System", ISA Transactions, vol.51, no.3.
  5. N. Elhalawany, K. Mantey, Z. Yamani, S.-T. Yau, and M. H. Nayfeh, "Highly luminescent PANI-Si nanoparticle capsules using miniemulsion", Journal of Materials Research 28, 210-215 (2012). (Impact factor 1.434).
  6. S.Lim, C.Yu and C.R.Das, Cache Invalidation Strategies for Internet-based Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, Computer Communications, Elsevier, Vol.35, Issue 3, February 2012.
  7. Kalyan C. Regula, Hampton Smith, Heather H. Keown, Jason O. Hallstrom, Nigamanth Sridhar, and Murali Sitaraman. A Case Study in Verification of Embedded Network Software. Proceedings of the 4th NASA Formal Methods Symposium (NFM 2012). April 3-5, Norfolk Virginia, USA.
  8. Sriram Sanka, Prashanth Reddy, Amber Alt, Ann Reinthal, and Nigamanth Sridhar. Utilization of a Wrist-Mounted Accelerometer to Count Movement Repetitions. Proceedings of the 2nd COMSNETS Workshop on Networked Healthcare (NetHealth'12). January 3, Bangalore, India. (Acceptance rate: 35%).
  9. G. Thomas and D. Simon, "Intertial Thigh Angle Sensing for a Semi-Active Knee Prosthesis," IASTED Conference on Imaging and Signal Processing in Health Care and Technology, Baltimore, MD, pp. 119?124, May 2012.
  10. B. Montavon, M. Ergezer, P. Lozovyy, A. Venkatesan, and D. Simon, "Adaptive Filtering for Detecting Myocardial Infarction Using Noninvasive Conducting Polymer Composite Sensors," IASTED Conference on Imaging and Signal Processing in Health Care and Technology, Baltimore, MD, pp. 143?149, May 2012.
  11. A. Shah, D. Simon, and H. Richter, "Constrained Biogeography-Based Optimization for Invariant Set Computation," American Control Conference, Montreal, Canada, pp. 2639-2644, June 2012.
  12. Y. Zhu, Anil Vikram, and Huirong Fu, "On Tracking Multiple Indistinguishable Targets," The Ninth IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (IEEE MASS 2012), 2012, accepted.
  13. J. Oluoch, A. Younang, B. Tri-Tran, H. Fu, Y.Zhu, "A Simulation Study of Impacts of Collaborative Worm Hole Attacks In Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs)", 2012 Information Security Curriculum Development Conference (InfoSecCD 2012), accepted.
  14. E. Caushaj, H. Fu, H. Badih, I. Sethi, Y. Zhu, and S. Leng, "Attacks and Countermeasures in Wireless Cellular Networks", 2012 Information Security 2012-13 Curriculum Development Conference (InfoSecCD 2012), accepted.
  15. L.Dong, K.Zhang, "Sensing and Control of MEMS Accelerometers Using Kalman Filter", in IEEE Proceedings of the 24th Chinese Conference on Decision and Control.
  16. Sally K. Wahba, Jason O. Hallstrom, and Nigamanth Sridhar. (2012). Testing and Debugging Sensor Network Applications, Distributed Sensor Networks, Second Edition: Image and Sensor Signal Process- ing (pp. 711-727). CRC Press.
  17. Embedded SoPC Design with Nios II Processor and Verilog Examples, by Wiley & Sons Inc., 782 pages, ISBN 978-1118011034 , 2012. -Pong Chu.
  18. B. Vyakaranam and F. E. Villaseca, Dynamic Modeling and Analysis of Facts: Dynamic Harmonic Evolution of FACTS, LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2012, ISBN 978-365929587


  1. Y. Choi and S.-T. Yau, "Field-controlled electron transfer and reaction kinetics of the biological catalytic system of microperoxidase-11 and hydrogen peroxide", AIP Advances 1, 042175 (2011) (new journal).
  2. J. Wang and S.-T. Yau, "Field-effect amperometric immuno-detection of biomarker", Biosensor and Bioelectronics 29, 210- 214 (2011). (Impact factor 5.361).
  3. Q. Liu, M. H. Nayfeh and S.-T. Yau, "A silicon nanoparticle-based polymeric nano-composite material for glucose sensing", Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 657, 172-175 (2011). (Impact factor 2.667).
  4. Y. Choi and S.-T. Yau, "Ultrasensitive Biosensing with Zepto-Molar Detection Limit and Resolution", Biosensor and Bioelectronics, 26, 3386-3390 (2011). (Impact factor 5.361).
  5. D. Simon, "A Probabilistic Analysis of a Simplified Biogeography-Based Optimization Algorithm," Evolutionary Computation, vol. 19, no. 2, Pages 167?188, Summer 2011.
  6. H. Ma and D. Simon, "Blended biogeography-based optimization for constrained optimization," Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 517?525, April 2011.
  7. D. Simon, R. Rarick, M. Ergezer, and D. Du, "Analytical and Numerical Comparisons of Biogeography-Based Optimization and Genetic Algorithms," Information Sciences, vol. 181, no. 7, pp. 1224?1248, April 2011.
  8. D. Simon, M. Ergezer, D. Du, and R. Rarick, "Markov models for biogeography-based optimization," IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part B, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 299-306, February 2011.
  9. D. Simon, "A Dynamic System Model of Biogeography-Based Optimization," Applied Soft Computing, vol. 11, no. 8, pp. 5652?5661, December 2011.
  10. H. Ma and D. Simon, "Analysis of migration models of biogeography-based optimization using Markov theory," Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 1052?1060, September 2011.
  11. B. Igelnik and D. Simon, "The eigenvalues of a tridiagonal matrix in biogeography," Applied Mathematics and Computing, vol. 218, no. 1, pp. 195?201, September 2011.
  12. D. Simon, "A Probabilistic Analysis of a Simplified Biogeography-Based Optimization Algorithm," Evolutionary Computation, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 167?188, Summer 2011.
  13. "On active disturbance rejection based control design for superconducting RF cavities", J. Vincent, D. Morris, N. Usher, Z. Gao, S. Zhao, A. Nicholleti, Q. Zheng, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, Vol. 643, Issue 1, July 2011.
  14. García, H., M. Madrigal, B. Vyakaranam, R. Rarick, and F. E. Villaseca, "Dynamic Companion Harmonic Circuit Models Power Systems with Embedded Power Electronics Devices", Electric Power Systems Research Vol. 81, 2010.
  15. Y. Zhu, Y. Fu and H. Fu, "Preserving Privacy in Time Series Data Mining", International Journal of Data Warehousing and Mining (IJDWM), Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 64-86, 2011.
  16. Y. Zhu and H. Fu, "Traffic Analysis Attacks on Skype VoIP Calls", Computer Communications, Vol. 34, No. 10, pp1202-1212, Elsevier, 2011.
  17. L.Dong, J.Edwards, "Active Disturbance Rejection Control for an Electro-Statically Acuated MEMS Device", Journal of Intelligent Control and Systems, Vol, 16, no.3.
  18. W.Wanalertlak, B.Lee, C.Yu, M.Kim, Seungmin Park, Won-Tae Kim, Behaviour-based Mobility Prediction for Seamless Handoffs in Mobile Wireless Networks, Wireless Networks (WINET), Vol.17, No.3, April 2011.
  19. S.Moh and C.Yu, "A cooperative Diversity based Robust MAC Protocol in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, "IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Vol.22, No.3, March 2011.
  20. William P. McCartney and Nigamanth Sridhar. Stackless Preemptive Multi-Threading for TinyOS. Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS'11). June 27-29, Barcelona, Spain. (Acceptance rate: 30%).
  21. Madhu M. Mudigonda, Trisul Kanipakam, Adam M. Dutko, Manohar Bathula, Nigamanth Sridhar, Srini Seetharaman, and Jason O. Hallstrom. A Mobility Management Framework for Optimizing the Trajectory of a Mobile Base-Station. Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN'11). February 23-25, Bonn, Germany.
  22. C. Scheidegger, A. Shah, and D. Simon, "Distributed Learning with Biogeography-Based Optimization," International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, Syracuse, NY, pp. 203?215, June 2011.
  23. G. Thomas, P. Lozovyy, and D. Simon, "Fuzzy Robot Controller Tuning with Biogeography-Based Optimization," International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, Syracuse, NY, pp. 319?327, June 2011.
  24. M. Ergezer and D. Simon, "Oppositional biogeography-based optimization for combinatorial problems," IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, New Orleans, LA, pp. 1496-1503, June 2011.
  25. Y. Zhu, A. Vikram, and H.Fu, "On Topology of Sensor Networks Deployed for Tracking", The 6th International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA 2011), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Vol. 6843, pp.60-71, 2011.
  26. H. Weerasinghe, H. Fu, S. Leng, and Y. Zhu, "Enhancing Unlink ability in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks", IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI 2011), pp.161-166, 10-12 July 2011.
  27. S Jeon, C.Yu, Y.-J. Suh, J.-H. Moon and S.-H.Lee, Analysis of Body Communication parameters Using Software Radio Platform, 2011 Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), November 2011.
  28. P. Lozovyy, G. Thomas, and D. Simon, "Biogeography-Based Optimization for Robot Controller Tuning," in Computational Modeling and Simulation of Intellect (B. Igelnik, ed.) IGI Global, pp. 162?181, 2011 .
  29. Embedded SoPC Design with Nios II Processor and VHDL Examples, by Wiley & Sons Inc., 736 pages, ISBN 978-1118008881, 2011. -Pong Chu
  30. M. Ovreiu and D. Simon, "Cardiomyopathy Detection from Electrocardiogram Features," in Cardiomyopathies - From Basic Research to Clinical Management (J. Veselka, editor) InTech, pp. 117-134, 2012.

Technical Reports

2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2002


  • Ye Zhu, Compromising Anonymous Communication Systems Using Blind Source Separation.


  • Ye Zhu, Optimizing red control to maximize utility.
  • Ye Zhu and Anil Vikram, Tracking Multiple Targets Using Blind Source Separation Algorithms.


  • Rajul Chokshi and Chansu Yu, Study on VLAN in Wireless Networks.
  • Ye Zhu and Yongjian Fu, On Privacy in Time Series Data Mining.


  • H. A. Zia, N. Sridhar, and S. Sastry, Decentralized Failure Containment in Dynamic Wireless Sensor-Actuator Networks.
  • A. Dalton, J. O. Hallstrom, H. A. Zia, and N. Sridhar, Improving Network Link Quality in Embedded Wireless Systems.
  • K. Tatapudi and C. Yu, SMAC Implementation for ETRI SSN-based Sensor Networks.
  • Chansu Yu, Kang G. Shin, Kiran Tatapudi, and Sridhar Kalubandi, Design and Analysis of Bulk Synchronous Medium Access Protocol..
  • Wenbing Zhao, Failure Resilient Distributed Commit for Web Services Atomic Transactions.
  • Wenbing Zhao, Byzantine Fault Tolerance for Nondeterministic Applications.


  • S. Kalubandi, Bulk Synchronous Medium Access (BSMA) for Mote-based Sensor Networks. Jan 2005.


  • S. Yugender and C. Yu, Experimental Study of an Ad-hoc Positioning System based on IEEE 802.11-based PDA Network.


  • W. Chedid and C. Yu, Survey on Power Management Techniques for Energy Efficient Computer Systems.
  • K. Kalepu and C. Yu, Experiment and Evaluation of a Mobile Ad Hoc Network with AODV Routing Protocol.


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