raza samar

Dr. Raza Samar (PhD University of Leicester, UK)

PROFESSOR
QUALIFICATION
Ph.D. Control Systems Engineering Control & Instrumentation Research, Department of Engineering, University of Leicester, UK 1995
M.S Electrical Engineering Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA 1992
B.Sc. Electrical Engineering University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan 1990
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Professor Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad Since – 2020
Adjunct Professor Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad 2007 – 2019
Adjunct Faculty Member Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan 2006 – 2007
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Lifetime & Senior Member American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA).
Member IEEE
Member Graduate Studies and Research Council of the Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Member Board of Study of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology (GIKI), Topi, Pakistan
Member Syndicate of the University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila, Pakistan
Member Academic Council, Air University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Member Board of Studies of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad, Pakistan.
HONORS & AWARDS
1. Awarded the Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the prestigious national civil award, by the President of Pakistan for outstanding contribution to the field of Electrical Engineering in the year 2015
2. Awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, national civil award, by the President of Pakistan for outstanding contribution to the field of Electrical Engineering in the year 2000
3. Awarded merit scholarship by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of Pakistan for Masters and Ph.D. studies under the Human Resource Development in High Technology Fields scheme (awarded to only 10 people in Systems Engineering in the country among hundreds of applicants).
4. Awarded the Overseas Research Students (ORS) Award by the British Government for the second and third years of Ph.D. studies (1993-1994 and 1994-1995)
5. Awarded Gold Medal for securing first position in the B.Sc. Electrical Engineering University Examinations in 1990.
6. Obtained first position in Pakistan in the inter-board competitive examination of talented students conducted by the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan in 1986. Awarded Allama Iqbal Gold Medal & award.
7. Obtained first position in the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in the Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination. Awarded Gold Medal and Nishan-e-Haider scholarship (1986 – 1990).
JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Samar, R., Postlethwaite, I., and Gu, D.-W. Model Reduction with Balanced Realizations. International Journal of Control, Taylor & Francis, 62(1):33–64, 1995, ISSN 1366-5820, 0020-7179
2. Samar, R., Murad, G., Postlethwaite, I., and Gu, D.-W. A Discrete Time H1 Observer- Based Controller and its Application to a Glass Tube Production Process. European Journal of Control, 2:112–125, 1996, ISSN 0947-3580
3. Qaiser, S.H., Bhatti, A.I., Iqbal, M., Samar, R., and Qadir, J. Model Validation and Higher Order Sliding Mode Controller Design for a Research Reactor. Annals of Nuclear Energy, Elsevier, 36(2009):37–45, 2009, ISSN 0306-4549.
4. Qaiser, S.H., Bhatti, A.I., Iqbal, M., Samar, R., and Qadir, J. Estimation of precursor concentration in a research reactor by using second order sliding mode observer. Nuclear Engineering and Design, Elsevier, 239(2009):2134–2140, 2009, ISSN 0029-5493
5. Samar, R., and Postlethwaite, I. Design and Implementation of a Digital Multi-Mode H1 Controller for the Spey Turbofan Engine. Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control – Transactions of the ASME, 132(1), 2010, ISSN 0022-0434.
6. Samar, R., and Zahir, S. Flight Control Using Pin-Protuberances for Blunted Cones. The Aeronautical Journal, Royal Aeronautical Society, 114(1154):245–257, April 2010, ISSN 0001-9240
7. Samar, R., and Rehman, A. Autonomous Terrain-Following for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Mechatronics, Elsevier, 21(5):844–860, 2011, ISSN 0957-4158
8. Samar, R., and Kamal, W.A. Optimal Path Computation for Autonomous Aerial Vehicles. Cognitive Computation, Springer, 4(4):515–525, 2012, ISSN 1866-9956
9. Raja, M.A.Z., Ahmad, S.-I., and Samar, R. Neural Network Optimized with Evolutionary Computing technique for Solving the 2-Dimensional Bratu Problem. Neural Computing and Applications, Springer, 23:2199–2210, 2013, ISSN 0941-0643.
10. Samar, R., Shah, M.Z., and Nzar, M. Lateral Control Implementation for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. ISRN Aerospace Engineering, Article ID 905865, Hindawi, 2013, ISSN 2314-6427
11. Raja, M.A.Z., and Samar, R. Numerical Treatment for nonlinear MHD Jeffery-Hamel problem using Neural Networks Optimized with Interior Point Algorithm. Neurocomputing 124:178–193, 2014, Elsevier ISSN 0925-2312.
12. Uppal, A.A., Bhatti, A.I., Aamir, E., Samar, R., and Khan, S.A. Control oriented modeling and optimization of one dimensional packed bed model of underground coal gasification. Journal of Process Control, 24(1):269–277, January 2014, Elsevier, ISSN 0959-1524.
13. Raja, M.A.Z., and Samar, R. Numerical Treatment of nonlinear MHD Jeffery-Hamel problems using stochastic algorithms. Computers and Fluids 91:28–46, 2014, Elsevier, ISSN 0045-7930
14. Raja, M.A.Z., Samar, R., and Rashidi, M.M. Application of three unsupervised neural network models to singular nonlinear BVP of transformed 2D Bratu Equation. Neural Computing and Applications, 25(7-8):1585–1601, Springer, 2014, ISSN 0941-0643
15. Shah, S.M., Samar, R., Raja, M.A.Z., and Chambers, J.A. Fractional normalized filtered-error least mean squares algorithm for application in active noise control systems. Electronics Letters, 50(14):973–975, IET, 2014, ISSN 0013-5194.
16. Raja, M.A.Z., Ahmad, S.-I., and Samar, R. Solution of the 2-Dimensional Bratu Problem using Neural Network, Swarm Intelligence and Sequential Quadratic Programming. Neural Computing and Applications, 25(7-8):1723–1739, Springer, 2014, ISSN 0941-0643.
17. Shah, M.Z., Ozgoren, M.K., and Samar, R. 3D Guidance of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles using Sliding Mode Approach. International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial and Mechatronics Engineering, 8(10):1644–1650, WASET, 2014
18. Shah, S.M., Samar, R., Naqvi, S.M.R., and Chambers, J.A. Fractional order constant modulus blind algorithms with application to channel equalisation. Electronics Letters, 50(23):1702–1704, IET, 2014, ISSN 0013-5194
19. Raja, M.A.Z., Khan, J.A., Siddiqui, A.M., Behloul, D., Haroon, T., and Samar, R. Exactly Satisfying Initial Conditions Neural Network Models for Numerical Treatment of First Painlev´e Equation. Applied Soft Computing, 26:244–256, Elsevier, 2015, ISSN 1568-4946
20. Shah, M.Z., Samar, R., and Bhatti, A.I. Lateral track control of UAVs using the sliding mode approach: from design to flight testing. Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, 37(4):457–474, 2015, ISSN 0142-3312.
21. Raja, M.A.Z., Manzar, M.A., and Samar, R. An efficient computational intelligence approach for solving fractional order Riccati equations using ANN and SQP. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 39(10-11):3075–3093, Elsevier, 2015, ISSN 0307-904X
22. Raja, M.A.Z., Khan, J.A., Shah, S.M., Samar, R., and Behloul, D. Comparison of Three Un-supervised Neural Network Models for First Painlev´e Transcendent. Neural Computing and Applications, 26(5):1055–1071, Springer, 2015, ISSN 0941-0643
23. Shah, M.Z., Samar, R., and Bhatti, A.I. Guidance of air vehicles: a sliding mode approach. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 23(1):231–244, January 2015, ISSN 1063-6536
24. Uppal, A.A., Bhatti, A.I., Aamer, E., Samar, R., and Khan, S.A. Optimization and control of one dimensional packed bed model of underground coal gasification. Journal of Process Control, 35:11–20, Elsevier, November 2015, ISSN 0959-1524
25. Raja, M.A.Z., Samar, R., Haroon, T., and Shah, S.M. Unsupervised neural network model optimized with evolutionary computations for solving variants of nonlinear MHD Jeffery-Hamel problem. Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 36(12):1611–1638, Springer, December 2015. ISSN 0253-4827.
26. Ali, S.U., Samar, R., Shah, M.Z., Bhatti, A.I., and Munawar, K. Higher-order Sliding Mode based Lateral Guidance for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, 2015, ISSN 0142-3312. Published online
27. Ali, S.U., Samar, R., Shah, M.Z., Bhatti, A.I., Munawar, K., and Al-Sggaf, U.M. Lateral guidance and control of UAVs using second order sliding modes. Aerospace Science and Technology, 49:88–100, Elsevier, 2016. ISSN 1270-9638.
28. Raja, M.A.Z., Samar, R., Alaidarous, E.S., and Shivanian, E. Bio-inspired computing platform for reliable solution of Bratu-type equations arising in the modeling of electrically conducting solids. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 40(11-12):5964–5977, Elsevier, 2016, ISSN 0307-904X
29. Shah, S.M., Samar, R., Khan, N.M., and Raja, M.A.Z. Fractional-order adaptive signal processing strategies for active noise control systems. Nonlinear Dynamics, 2016, Springer, ISSN 0924-090X. Published online
30. Raja, M.A.Z., Samar, R., Manzar, M.A., and Shah, S.M. Design of unsupervised fractional neural network model optimized with interior point algorithm for solving Bagley-Torvik equation. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 2016, Elsevier, ISSN 0378-4754. Published online
31. Masood, Z., Majeed, K., Samar, R., and Raja, M.A.Z. Design of Mexican HatWavelet Neural Networks for solving Bratu type Nonlinear Systems. Neurocomputing, 2016, Elsevier, ISSN 0925-2312. Published online
CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS
1. Samar, R., and Postlethwaite, I. Multivariable Controller Design for a High Performance Aero-Engine. In Proceedings of the IEE International Conference on Control ’94, pages 1312–1317, Univeristy of Warwick, Coventry, UK, 1994, ISBN 0-85296-612-1
2. Gu, D.-W., Samar, R., Choi, B.-W., and Postlethwaite, I. Model Reduction in Aero-Engine Control. In Proceedings of the 1st Asian Control Conference, pages 457–460, Tokyo, 1994, ISBN 9900275-0-7
3. Samar, R., Postlethwaite, I., and Gu, D.-W. Applications of the Singular Perturbation Approximation of Balanced Systems. In Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE Conference on Control Applications, pages 1823–1828, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK, 1994, ISBN 0-7803-1872-2.
4. Samar, R., Murad, G., Postlethwaite, I., and Gu, D.-W. A Discrete Time H1 Observer-Based Controller & Its Application to an Aero-Engine. In Proceedings of American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, USA, 1995, ISBN 0-7803-2445-5.
5. Postlethwaite, I., Samar, R., Choi, B.-W., and Gu, D.-W. A Digital Multi-Mode H1 Controller for the Spey Turbofan Engine. In Proceedings of the 3rd European Control Conference, 1995
6. Murad, G., Postlethwaite, I., Gu, D.-W., and Samar, R. On the Structure of anH1 Two-Degree-of-Freedom Internal
Model-Based Controller & Its Application to a Glass Tube Production Process. In Proceedings of the 3rd European
Control Conference, 1995
7. Hoorani, H.R., Munir, A., Samar, R., and Zahir, S. Editors for Proceedings of International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences & Technology, June 10–16, 2002, ISBN 969-8741-00-3, NCP Press, 2003
8. Samar, R., Mughal, M., and Shahzad, M. Linearized Flight Dynamics of Vertical Lift-off High Speed Vehicles. AIAA Paper 2003-5462. In Proceedings of the AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference and Exhibit, Austin, TX, USA, 2003, Paper AIAA-2003-5462, ISBN 1-56347-604-5.
9. Mughal, M.A., Khan, M.A., and Samar, R. Modeling and Simulation of Flexibility Induced Disturbances for a Flying Rocket. In Automatic Control in Aerospace 2004, proceedings volume from the 16th International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Symposium, Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford, UK, 2005, ISBN 0-08-044013-4.
10. Mughal, M., and Samar, R. Aircraft Aerodynamics Model for Simulation and Control. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences & Technology, Control & Simulation session, pages 58–66, June 7–12, 2004, ISBN 969-8741-02-X, NCP Press, 2005.
11. Hoorani, H.R., Munir, A., Samar, R., Kayani, J.K., and Zahir, S. Editors for Proceedings of International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences & Technology, June 16–21, 2003, ISBN 969-8714-01-1, NCP Press, 2004.
12. Hoorani, H.R., Munir, A., Samar, R., Kayani, J.K., and Khan, M.A. Editors for Proceedings of International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences & Technology, June 7–12, 2004, ISBN 969-8741-02-X, NCP Press, 2005.
13. Hussain, S.I., Munir, A., Kayani, J., Samar, R., and Khan, M.A. Editors for Proceedings of 4th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences & Technology, June 13–18, 2005, ISBN 969-8741-03-08, NESCOM Press, 2006.
14. Samar, R., Ahmed, S., and Aftab, F. Lateral Control with Improved Performance for UAVs. In Proceedings of the 17th International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, Toulouse, France, June 2007
15. Ahmed, S., and Samar, R. Comparative Study of Speed Control Algorithms for UAV Applications. In Proceedings of the International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences & Technology, Control & Simulation session, Islamabad, January 2007, IEEE Catalog no. 07EX1534, ISBN 978-969-8741-04-4.
16. Rehman, A., Shahzad, A., Kamal, W.A., and Samar, R. Techniques for Terrain Following of Autonomous Vehicle. In Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference for Aerospace Sciences (EUCASS), Brussels, Belgium, July 2007.
17. Hussain, S.I., Munir, A., Kayani, J., Samar, R., and Khan, M.A. Editors for Proceedings of 5th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences & Technology, January 13–18, 2007, IEEE Catalog no. 07EX1534, ISBN 978-969-8741-04-4.
18. Samar, R. Digital Filters for Gain Stabilization of Flexible Vehicle Dynamics. In Proceedings of the 17th International Federation of Automatic Control World Congress, Seoul, South Korea, 2008, Vol 17, ISBN 978-3-902661-00-5.
19. Samar, R., Ahmed, S., and Nzar, M. Lateral Guidance & Control Design for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. In Proceedings of the 17th International Federation of Automatic Control World Congress, Seoul, South Korea, 2008, Vol 17, ISBN 978-3-902661-00-5.
20. Kamal,W.A., and Samar, R. A Mission Planning Approach for UAV Applications. In Proceedings of the 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp 3101–3106, Mexico, 2008, ISBN 978-1-4244-3124-3.
21. Qaiser, S.H., Bhatti, A.I., Samar, R., Iqbal, M., and Qadir, J. Higher Order Sliding Mode Observer Based Estimation of Precursor Concentration in a Research Reactor. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Emerging Technologies, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, 2008, IEEE Catalog No CFP08617, ISBN 978-1-4244-2211-1, Library of Congress 2008901427
22. Qaiser, S.H., Bhatti, A.I., Iqbal, M., Samar, R., and Qadir, J. Non Linear Model Validation and Second Order Sliding Mode Controller Design for a Research Reactor. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology ICIT, February 10–13, Australia, 2009, ISBN 978-1-4244-3506-7
23. Baig, F., Amir, A., and Samar, R. Design and Experimental Validation of a DC Drive for an Electromechanical Actuator Sytem. In Proceedings of 6th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences & Technology, January 19–22, 2009, IEEE Catalog no. CFP0844B, ISBN 978-969-8741-07-5.
24. Shah, M.Z., Samar, R., and Bhatti, A.I. Adaptive Sliding Mode Roll Control of a Canard-Controlled Missile. In Proceedings of the 22nd Chinese Control and Decision Conference, Xuzhou, China, May 2010, ISBN 978-1-4244-5181-4.
25. Askri, H., Samar, R., and Akhtar, S. Aircraft True Heading Estimation with Low-Cost GPS/INS and Aerial Images. In Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, Xiamen, China, June 2010, ISBN 978-1-4244-5195-1
26. Shah, M.Z., Samar, R., and Bhatti, A.I. Sliding Mode based Lateral Control for UAVs using Piecewise Linear Sliding Surface. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Communications, Computing and Control Applications, Hammamet, Tunisia, March 2011
27. Shah, M.Z., Samar, R., and Bhatti, A.I. Lateral Control for UAVs using Sliding Mode Technique. In Proceedings of the 18th International Federation of Automatic Control World Congress, Milano, Italy, 2011
28. Shah, S.M., and Samar, R. Cooperative communication in 3-UAVs: performance analysis with BICM transmission. In Proceedings of 9th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences & Technology, January 2012, ISBN 978-1-4577-1928-8, INSPEC 12640389, IEEE
29. Ali, U., Shah, M.Z., Samar, R., and Bhatti, A.I. Robust Level Flight Control Design for Scaled YAK-54 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle using Single Sliding Surface. In Proceedings of the 24th Chinese Control and Decision Conference, May 2012.
30. Arshad, A., Bhatti, A.I., Samar, R., Qadeer, A. and Aamir, E. Model Development of UCG and Calorific Value Maintenance via Sliding Mode Control. In Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies, Islamabad, October 2012
31. Shah, M.Z., Samar, R., and Bhatti, A.I. Cross-track Control of UAVs during Circular and Straight Path Following Using the Sliding Mode Approach. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS), Korea, 2012.
32. Ali, U., Shah, M.Z., Samar, R., and Bhatti, A.I. UAVs Trajectory Tracking via Higher Order Sliding Modes. In Proceedings of the 9th Asian Control Conference, Istanbul, June 2013.
33. Uppal, A., Bhatti, A.I., Aamer, E., Samar, R., and Khan, S. Optimization of 1-D Packed Bed Model of Underground Coal Gasification. In Proceedings of the 5th World Engineering Congress, Islamabad, September 2013
34. Babar, M.Z., Ali, S.U., Shah, Z., and Samar, R. Robust Control of UAVs using H1 Control Paradigm. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Emerging Technologies, Islamabad, December 2013.
35. Ali, U., Shah, M.Z., Bhatti, A.I., and Samar, R. Robust Nonlinear Control Design for Scaled Yak-54 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. In Proceedings of the 26th Chinese Control and Decision Conference, Changsha, China, May-June 2014.
36. Shah, M.Z., Ozgoren, M.K., and Samar, R. Longitudinal guidance of UAVs using sliding mode approach. In Proceedings of the UKACC 10th International Conference on Control (Control 2014), Loughborough, July 2014
37. Ali, M., and Samar, R. Data Driven Fixed Structure Linear Parameter Varying Controller Design. In Proceedings of the 34th Chinese Control Conference, Hangzhou, China, July 2015
38. Babar, M.Z., Samar, R., Bhatti, A.I., and Baglietto, M. Robust Integrated Lateral Guidance and Control of UAVs. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Methods & Models in Automation & Robotics, Poland, August 2015
39. Shah, M.Z., and Samar, R. Altitude Controller Design and Flight Demonstration for a Research UAV. In Proceedings of the 8th Ankara International Aerospace Conference, Turkey, September 2015.
40. Ali, S.U., Shah, M.Z., Samar, R., and Waseem, A. Wind estimation for lateral path following of UAVs using higher order sliding mode. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Systems Engineering, Islamabad, January 2016. ISBN 978-1-4673-8752-1, INSPEC 16005258, IEEE
41. Ali, S.U., Shah, M.Z., and Samar, R. Sliding mode based roll control law design for a research UAV and its flight validation. In Proceedings of the 13th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST), Islamabad, January 2016. ISBN 978-1-4673-9126-9, INSPEC 15839074, IEEE

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