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ECE101 - Ethics and the Engineering Profession
ECE102 - Engineering Problem Solving
ECE201 - Circuit Analysis I
ECE221 - Digital Logic Circuits
ECE302 - Signals and Systems (long time ago)
ECE431 - Analog and Digital Communications
ECE451 - Control Systems
ECE461/462 - Senior Design Project
ECE471 - Digital Signal Processing
ECE473 - Neural Networks (a while ago)
ECE651 - Optimal Control
ECE671 - Advanced DSP
Random Signal Processing
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Ph. D., May 2000, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre
Dissertation: Qualitative analysis of discontinuous deterministic and stochastic dynamical systems
Advisor: Prof. Anthony N. Michel
BS, December 1993, Department of Mathematics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, P.R. China
Professor (8/08 - present), St. Cloud State University
Associate Professor (8/05-5/08), St. Cloud State University
Assistant Professor (8/00-5/05), St. Cloud State University
Engineer (3/00-7/00), Yazaki North America, INC
Assistant Engineer (4/97-9/97, 2/98-7/98), Argonne National Laboratory
Research interests include
Modeling and stability analysis of hybrid/discontinuous dynamical systems with applications to various classes of discontinuous dynamical systems such as switched systems, nonlinear digital feedback control systems (with or without quantization), pulse-width-modulated feedback systems (with linear or nonlinear plant), systems with impulse effects, and the like;
Modeling and stability analysis of stochastic dynamical systems. The research takes two directions: stochastic stability for general stochastic dynamical systems and moment stability for discontinuous stochastic dynamical systems; and
Qualitative analysis of systems with saturation constraints. The topics addressed include existence and uniqueness of solutions, global asymptotic stability, robustness, and uniqueness of equilibrium
L. Hou and Anthony N. Michel, “Stability of Continuous, Discontinuous and Discrete-Time Dynamical Systems: Unifying Results (global results)”, to appear in the proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (to be held July 24-28, 2006, in Kyoto, Japan).
Anthony N. Michel and L. Hou, “Stability of Continuous, Discontinuous and Discrete-Time Dynamical Systems: Unifying Results”, to appear in the proceedings of the 2006 American Control Conference (to be held to June 14 to June 16, 2006, in Minneapolis, Minnesota).
L. Hou and Anthony N. Michel, “Unifying Theory for Stability of Continuous, Discontinuous, and Discrete-Time Dynamical Systems”, accepted by the International Conference of Hybrid Systems and Applications, which will be held in Lafayette, LA, May 22-26, 2006. This paper is also accepted to appear in a special issue of the journal Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems and Applications.
L. Hou and Anthony N. Michel, , “On the Continuity of the Lyapunov Functions in the Converse Stability Theorems for Discontinuous Dynamical Systems”, submitted to the 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control.
L. Hou, "Stability Analysis of Pulse-Width-Modulated Feedback Systems with Type 2 Modulation, the Critical Case", Proceedings of the 2005 International Symposium of Circuits and Systems, Kyoto, Japan, 2005.
L. Hou, "Stability Analysis of Pulse-Width-Modulated Feedback Systems with Type 2 Modulation", Proceedings of the 2004 Conference on Decision and Control, the Bahamas, 2004.
A complete list of publications can be found here.