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Welcome to the FD&C/HS Lab!

The research in the FD&C/HS Lab (Lab Director: Professor Inseok Hwang) focuses on two directions: fundamental research on the Cyber-Physical System (CPS), which is a complex (networked) system with interacting physical and logical components, using hybrid systems theory, and its applications to safety-critical aerospace systems such as aircraft, spacecraft, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), and Air Traffic Control (ATC), and multiple-vehicle systems (e.g., swarm of UAS). Note that aerospace systems are good examples of the CPS. For example, a UAS (similarly, aircraft and spacecraft) is composed of an autopilot which is a logical element and a vehicle that is a physical element, thus it is a CPS. Read more

Spotlights

04/19/2017

Prof. Inseok Hwang named University Faculty Scholar!

Prof. Inseok Hwang has been named a University Faculty Scholar. The University Faculty Scholar program was created at Purdue in 1998. Recipients of this honor are tenured associate professors and full professors who have been in that rank for no more than five years and are named in recognition of their scholarship.

University Faculty Scholars are nominated by their academic areas, reviewed by a committee of named and distinguished professors in the College of Engineering that makes a recommendation to the dean, and approved by the provost. They receive funding to support their research. The newly named University Faculty Scholars will begin their five-year terms in the fall of 2017.

 

03/10/2017

Prof. Hwang gave a talk titled "Steps Toward UTM: Concepts and Technologies" in Drone Conference held by Korean government (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation), on March 10, 2017, in Seoul, Republic of Korea. In this talk, the efforts in the United States for research, development, testing, and implementation on UAS Traffic Management (UTM) systems were briefly discussed with the discussion on our lab's research activities on UAS and ATM, both of which could contribute to the development of UTM.

 

02/24/2017

Jayaprakash Suraj Nandiganahalli (Ph.D. Student) was awarded “Hugh W. and Edna M. Donnan Fellowship” for 2017-2018, which is one of the fellowships administered by Purdue College of Engineering. Congratulations, Suraj!

11/04/2016

Our lab members have been selected to finalists for the Best Graduate Student Paper Award in the AIAA SciTech 2017 conferences.

  • H. Lyu, J.S. Nandiganahalli and I. Hwang, “Human Automation Interaction Issue Detection Using a Generalized Fuzzy Hidden Markov Model,” AIAA SciTech 2017: Intelligent Systems, Gaylord, TX, January 2017. (selected to Finalist for the Best Graduate Student Paper Award
  •  J.S. Nandiganahalli, S. Lee, and I. Hwang, “Flight Deck Mode Confusion Detection using Intent-based Probabilistic Model Checking,” AIAA SciTech 2017: Intelligent Systems, Gaylord, TX, January 2017. (selected to Finalist for the Best Graduate Student Paper Award
  • C. Zhang and I. Hwang, “Gaussian Sum-based Maneuvering Target Tracking Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle,” AIAA SciTech 2017: AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Gaylord, TX, January 2017. (selected to Finalist for the Best Graduate Student Paper Award)

04/08/2016

Congratulations to Prof. Hwang!

Dr. Inseok Hwang has been promoted to a full professor, as approved by the Purdue University Board of Trustees at a meeting April 8. The promotions are effective Aug. 15, 2016

02/25/2016

Jayaprakash Suraj Nandiganahalli (Ph.D. Student) has won the Best Graduate Student Paper Award in the 2016 AIAA Infotech @ Aerospace Conference.

  • J.S. Nandiganahalli, S. Lee, and I. Hwang, “Intent-based Abstraction for Formal Verification of Flight Deck Mode Confusion,” AIAA SciTech 2016: AIAA Infotech@Aerospace, San Diego, CA, January 2016 (Best Graduate Student Paper Award)

02/25/2016

Cheolhyeon Kwon (Ph.D. Student) has been awarded Bisland Dissertation Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • The Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship, administered by Purdue's Graduate School, provides support to outstanding Ph.D. candidates in their final year of doctoral degree completion. Bilsland Fellows are expected to devote full-time effort to the completion of all doctoral degree requirements to receive their degree at the conclusion of the fellowship tenure.

02/25/2016

Jooyoung Lee (Ph.D. Student) has been awarded Magoon Teaching Assistant Award for 2015-2016 academic year.

  • This award recognizes outstanding teaching assistants and instructors through funds generated by a trust established by Estes H. and Vashti L. Magoon. Mrs. Magoon died in 1986, just prior to her 103rd birthday. Through this award, they have influenced the careers of many engineering educators.

11/09/2015

Sangjin Lee (Ph.D. Student) and David Kun (MS, 2015) have been selected as finalists in the 2016 AIAA GNC Conference Graduate Student Paper Competition.

  • S.Lee and I.Hwang, "State Dependent Adaptive Estimation for Impulsively Maneuvering Spacecraft Tracking," AIAA SciTech 2016: AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, San Diego, CA, January 2016
  • D.Kun and I.Hwang, "Nonlinear Adaptive Robust Control with Linear Matrix Inequalities Applied to a Quadrotor," AIAA SciTech 2016: AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, San Diego, CA, January 2016

11/09/2015

Jayaprakash Suraj Nandiganahalli (Ph.D. Student) has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 AIAA Infotech @ Aerospace Conference Graduate Student Paper Competition.

  • J.S. Nandiganahalli, S. Lee, and I. Hwang, “Intent-based Abstraction for Formal Verification of Flight Deck Mode Confusion,” AIAA SciTech 2016: AIAA Infotech@Aerospace, San Diego, CA, January 2016

Fall 2015

Sangjin Lee (Ph.D. Student) has been awarded the Bisland Dissertation Fellowship for the 2015-16 academic year.

  • The Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship, administered by Purdue’s Graduate School, provides support to outstanding Ph.D. candidates in their final year of doctoral degree completion. Bilsland Fellows are expected to devote full-time effort to the completion of all doctoral degree requirements to receive their degree at the conclusion of the fellowship tenure.

Fall 2015

Scott Yantek (Master's Student) has received the Arvin-Calspan research fellowship. Yantek is studying with Professor Inseok Hwang in the research areas of UAS Security Analysis and Unmanned Vehicles.

  • The Arvin-Calspan fellowship is a two year fellowship that is awarded on a rotating basis between AAE, IE, ECE and ME. The candidate must be a U.S.citizen with a "well-defined research project in areas relevant to the design and manufacture of land based vehicle systems". The student can be an M.S. or Ph.D. student.

Fall 2013

Graduate student James Goppert received Best Paper Award in the International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications 2013.

  • J. Goppert, J.C. Gallagher, I. Hwang, and E. Matson, “Model Checking of a Flapping-Wing Micro-Air-Vehicle Trajectory Tracking Controller Subject to Disturbances," International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications 2013, Denver, CO, December 18-20, 2013.

Summer 2013

Graduate student Cheolhyeon Kwon’s paper was selected as a finalist in the Best Graduate Student Paper Competition at the 2013 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference.

  • C. Kwon and I. Hwang, "Analytical Analysis of Cyber Attacks on Unmanned Aerial Systems," 2013 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference, Boston, MA August, 2013.