Ahmad Al-Dabbagh

Assistant Professor

Electrical, Manufacturing, Mechanical
Other Titles: Principal's Research Chair in Control Systems (Tier 2)
Office: EME 3233
Email: ahmad.aldabbagh@ubc.ca

Graduate student supervisor



Research Summary

Control systems; fault diagnosis; cyber security; alarm management

Courses & Teaching

MANF 465 Digital Enterprise; ENGR 315 Systems and Control; ENGR 453 Internet of Things

Biography

Dr. Al-Dabbagh (Senior Member, IEEE and ISA) is an Assistant Professor and a Principal’s Research Chair in Control Systems with the School of Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He held postdoctoral fellowships at Imperial College London, the University of Toronto, and the University of Alberta, and received his PhD degree in Control Systems from the University of Alberta.

His research focuses on fault diagnosis, cyber security, and alarm management. He was a recipient of several competitive awards and scholarships, including an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, an NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship, a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship, and a Governor General’s Academic Medal (Gold). Dr. Al-Dabbagh currently severs as an Associate Editor on the IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in British Columbia and Ontario.

Websites

Okanagan Laboratory for Control Systems Research

Degrees

PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Research Interests & Projects

Dr. Al-Dabbagh’s research addresses the design of resilient networked and distributed control systems, by focusing on fault diagnosis, cyber security, and alarm management. Example topics of interest include:

1. Detection and isolation of faults and cyber attacks
2. Control reconfiguration and topological formation
3. Event-triggered control and communication
4. Remote state estimation
5. Alarm systems design and alarm floods mitigation
6. Recommendation systems design for operator actions
7. Causality, prediction, and root cause analysis

Available positions [Updated on November 28, 2022]:

Dr. Al-Dabbagh is currently looking to recruit PhD students to join his research group in September 2023. The students must have a strong background in control theory, ideally demonstrated through: (i) at least one relevant publication and (ii) completion of at least 3 graduate level control courses.

Dr. Al-Dabbagh may also consider recruiting one MASc student.

Interested potential candidates can e-mail Dr. Al-Dabbagh at ahmad.aldabbagh@ubc.ca, and attach their CV and transcript(s) as pdf files. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

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