Joseph Bentsman

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Joseph  Bentsman
Joseph Bentsman

Profile

Education

  • Ph.D. E.E. Illinois Institute of Technology 1984
  • M.S. E.E. Byelorussian Polytechnic Institute, Minsk, USSR 1979

Academic Positions

  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, August 16, 2009-date
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, Aug. 1990-August 15, 2009
  • Departmental Affiliate, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UIUC, Aug. 1992-date
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UIUC, Aug. 1985-Aug. 1990
  • Lecturer and Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Jan. 1985-Aug. 1985
  • Instructor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1984

Other Professional Employment

Control Systems Designer, Design Bureau of Broaching Machine Tools, Minsk, USSR, 1975-1980

Major Consulting Activities

  • Elsevier
  • Cengage Learning
  • Academic Press
  • John Wiley
  • Prentice-Hall
  • PWS Publishers
  • Professional Books reviewed for:

Research Statement

Professor Bentsman's research interests include control of nonlinear and distributed parameter systems, nonlinear oscillations, network control, stability and stochastic multiscale methods. He has introduced a new class of dynamical systems with active singularities that admit control actions during the singular phases of their motion.

He is currently developing a modeling and controller synthesis framework for a new class of dynamical systems he introduced. These systems, which have active singularities that admit control actions during the singular phases of their motion, constitute a new class of hybrid systems characterized by impulsively controlled discrete transitions.

Research Interests

  • Stability theory
  • Wavelet methods
  • Nonlinear oscillations
  • Control theory of nonlinear and distributed parameter systems

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Natarajan, V. and J. Bentsman, "Adaptive Projection-Based Observers and L1 Adaptive Controllers for Infinite Dimensional Systems With Full-State Measurement," Transactions of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Automatic Control, 59:3, 585-598,2014.
  • Zhang, S., C. W. Taft, J. Bentsman, A. Hussey, and B. Petrus,"Simultaneous Gains Tuning in Boiler/Turbine PID-Based Controller Clusters Using Iterative Feedback Tuning Methodology," Instrument Society of America Transactions, 51:5, 609-621, September 2012.
  • Bentsman, J., B. M. Miller, E. Y. Rubinovich, and S. K. Mazumder, "Modeling and Control of Systems with Active Singularities Under Energy Constraints: Single- and Multi-Impact Sequences," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control,57:7,1854-1859, July 2012.
  • Petrus, B., K. Zheng, X. Zhou, B. G. Thomas, and J. Bentsman, "Real-time Model-Based Spray-Cooling Control System for Steel Continuous Casting," Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 42:1, 87-103, 2011.
  • Kim, J., V. Natarajan, S. D. Kelley, and J. Bentsman, "Disturbance Rejection in Robust PdE-Based MRAC Laws for Uncertain Heterogeneous Multiagent Networks under Boundary Reference," Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems and Applications, 4:3, 484-495, 2010.
  • Kim, Y., V. Natarajan, S. D. Kelly, and J. Bentsman, "Partial Difference Equations Based Model Reference Control of a Multiagent Network of the Underactuated Aquatic Vehicles with Strongly Nonlinear Dynamics," 4:3, 513-523, Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems and Applications, 2010.
  • Zheng, K. and J. Bentsman, "Input/Output Structure of the Infinite Horizon LQ Bumpless Transfer and Its Implications for Transfer Operator Synthesis," International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 20:8,923-938, 2010.
  • Ye, D., V. Natarajan, B. Petrus, S. Zhang, and J. Bentsman, "Modeling, Controller Design, and Computational Tools for the Closed-Loop Control of the Cold Flow Fluidized Bed Riser," Nonlinear Phenomena in Complex Systems, An Interdisciplinary Journal, 12:2, 119-129, 2009.
  • Zheng, K, T. Basar, and J. Bentsman, "H-infinity Bumpless Transfer under Controller Uncertainty," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 54:7, 1718-1723, 2009.
  • Kim, J. and J. Bentsman, "Disturbance Rejection in a Class of Adaptive Control Laws for Distributed Parameter Systems," International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, 23:2, 166-192, 2009.
  • Zheng, K. and J. Bentsman, "Decentralized Compensation of Controller Uncertainty in the Steady-State Bumpless Transfer Under the State/Output Feedback," International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 19:10, 1083-1104, 2009.
  • Kim, J., J.-D. Kim, V. Natarajan, S. D. Kelly, and J. Bentsman, "PdE-Based Model Reference Adaptive Control of Uncertain Heterogeneous Multiagent Networks," Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems and Applications, 2:4, 1152-1167, 2008.
  • Zheng, K., J. Bentsman, and C. W. Taft, "Full Operating Range Robust Hybrid Control of a Coal-Fired Boiler/Turbine Unit," Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 130:4, 041011-1, 041011-14, 2008.
  • Bentsman, J., B. M. Miller, and E. Y. Rubinovich, "Dynamical Systems with Active Singularities: Input/State/Output Modeling and Control," Automatica, 44, 1741-1752, 2008.
  • Bentsman, J., B. M. Miller, E. Y. Rubinovich, and K. Zheng, "Hybrid Dynamical Systems with Controlled Discrete Transitions," Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems and Applications, 1:4, 466-481, 2007.
  • Miller, B. M. and J. Bentsman, "Generalized Solutions in Systems with Active Unilateral Constraints," Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems and Applications, 1:4, 510-526, 2007.
  • Bentsman, J. and B. M. Miller, "Dynamical Systems with Active Singularities of Elastic Type: a Modeling and Controller Synthesis Framework," Transactions of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers on Automatic Control, 52:1, 39-55, 2007.
  • Zheng, K., A. H. Lee, J. Bentsman, and P. T. Krein, "High Performance Robust Linear Controller Synthesis for an Induction Motor Using a Multi-Objective Hybrid Control Strategy," Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems and Applications, 65:11, 2061-2081, 2006.
  • Miller, B. M. and J. Bentsman, "Optimal Control Problems in Hybrid Systems with Active Singularities," Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems and Applications, 65, 999-1017, 2006.
  • Zheng, K., A. H. Lee, J. Bentsman, and C. W. Taft, "Steady-state Bumpless Transfer under Controller Uncertainty Using the State/Output Feedback Topology," Transactions of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers on Control System Technology, 14:1, 3-17, 2006.
  • Zhao, H. and J. Bentsman, "Block Diagram Reduction of the Interconnected Linear Time-Varying Systems in the Time-Frequency Domain," Journal of Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing," 13, 7-34, 2002.
  • Bentsman, J. and Y. Orlov, "Reduced Spatial Order Model Reference Adaptive Control of Spatially Varying Distributed Parameter Systems of Parabolic and Hyperbolic Types," International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, 15, 679-696, 2001.
  • Zhao, H. and J. Bentsman, "Biorthogonal Wavelet Based Identification of Fast Linear Time-Varying Systems-Part II: Algorithms and Performance Analysis," Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 123, 593-600, 2001.
  • Zhao, H. and J. Bentsman, "Biorthogonal Wavelet Based Identification of Fast Linear Time-Varying Systems-Part I: System Representations," Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 123, 585-592, 2001.
  • Bentsman, J., I. V. Dardynskaya, G. Pellegrinetti, V. Shadyro, R. Blauwkamp, and G. Gloushonok, "Mathematical Modeling and Stochastic H-infinity Identification of the Dynamics of the MF-Influenced Oxidation of Hexane," Mathematical Biosciences, An International Journal, 169, 129-151, 2001.
  • Zhao, H., W. Li, and J. Bentsman, "H-infinity Prediction and Unconstrained H-infinity Predictive Control: Multi-Input-Multi-Output Case," International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 11, 59-86, 2001.
  • Pellegrinetti, G., H. Zhao, and J. Bentsman, "Unconstrained H-infinity Predictive Control with H-infinity Prediction: Single-Input-Single-Output Case," International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 10, 1279-1316, 2000.
  • Orlov, Y. and J. Bentsman, "Adaptive Distributed Parameter Systems Identification with Enforceable Identifiability Conditions and Reduced-Order Spatial Differentiation," Transactions of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers on Automatic Control, 45:2, 203-216, Feb. 2000.
  • Zhao, H., W. Li, C. Taft, and J. Bentsman, "Robust Controller Design for Simultaneous Control of Throttle Pressure and Megawatt Output in a Power Plant Unit," International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 9, 425-446, 1999.
  • Panasyuk, A. I. and J. Bentsman, "Application of Quasidifferential Equations to the Description of Discontinuous Processes," Differential Equations, 33:10, 1346-1355, 1997.
  • Bentsman, J. and B. Miller, "Control of Distributed Systems with Generalized Input," Automation and Remote Control, 58:7, 1119 -1131, 1997.
  • Aubrecht, J., A. F. Vakakis, T. C. Tsao, and J. Bentsman, "Experimental Study of Non-Linear Transient Motion Confinement in a System of Coupled Beams," Journal of Sound and Vibration, 195:4, 629-648, 1996.
  • Manayathara, T. J., T. C. Tsao, and J. Bentsman, "Rejection of Unknown Periodic Load Disturbances in Continuous Steel Casting Process Using Learning Repetitive Control Approach," Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 4:3, 259-265, May 1996.
  • Pellegrinetti, G. and J. Bentsman, "Nonlinear Control Oriented Boiler Modeling - A Benchmark Problem for Controller Design," Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 4:1, 57-64, 1996.
  • Lehman, B. and J. Bentsman, "Vibrational Stabilization and Calculation Formulas for Nonlinear Time Delay Systems: Linear Multiplicative Vibrations," Automatica, 30:7, 1207-1211, 1994.
  • Hong, K. S. and J. Bentsman, "Direct Adaptive Control of Parabolic Systems: Algorithm Synthesis and Convergence and Stability Analysis," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 39:10, 2018-2033, 1994.
  • Hong, K. S. and J. Bentsman, "Application of Averaging Method for Integro-differential Equations to Model Reference Adaptive Control of Parabolic Systems," Automatica, 30:9, 1415-1419, Sept. 1994.
  • Lehman, B., J. Bentsman, S. V. Lunel, and E. I. Verriest, "Vibrational Control of Nonlinear Time Lag Systems with Bounded Delay: Averaging Theory, Stabilizability, and Transient Behavior," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 39:5, 898-912, 1994.
  • Pellegrinetti, G. and J. Bentsman, "H-infinity Controller Design for Boilers," International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 4:5, 645-671, 1994.
  • Bentsman, J. and K. S. Hong, "Transient Behavior Analysis of Vibrationally Controlled Nonlinear Parabolic Systems with Neumann Boundary Conditions," Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Transactions on Automatic Control, 38:10, 1603-1607, 1993.
  • Zhang, Q., J. B. Litchfield, and J. Bentsman, "Fuzzy Prediction of Maize Breakage," Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research, 52, 77-90, 1992.
  • Hong, K. S. and J. Bentsman, "Stability Criterion for Linear Oscillatory Parabolic Systems," Transactions of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 114:1, 175-178, March 1992.
  • Lehman, B. and J. Bentsman, "Vibrational Control of Linear Time Lag Systems with Arbitrarily Large but Bounded Delays," Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Transactions on Automatic Control, 37:10, 1576-1582, Oct. 1992.
  • Bentsman, J., K. S. Hong, and J. Fakhfakh, "Vibrational Control of Nonlinear Time Lag Systems: Vibrational Stabilization and Transient Behavior," Automatica, 27:3, 491-500, April 1991.
  • Bentsman, J. and K. S. Hong, "Vibrational Stabilization of Nonlinear Parabolic Systems with Neumann Boundary Conditions," Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Transactions on Automatic Control, 36:4, 501-507, April 1991.
  • Bentsman, J., "Oscillations-Induced Transitions and Their Application in Control of Dynamical Systems," Transactions of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 112:3, 313-319, Sept. 1990.
  • Krein, P. T., J. Bentsman, R. M. Bass, and B. L. Lesieutre, "On the Use of Averaging for the Analysis of Power Electronic Systems," Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Transactions on Power Electronics, 5:2, 182-190, April 1990.
  • Fakhfakh, J. and J. Bentsman, "Experiment with Vibrational Control of a Laser-Illuminated Thermochemical System, Transactions of American Society of Mechanical Engineers," Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 112, 42-47, March 1990.
  • Bentsman, J. and B. Lehman, "Calculation Formula for Vibrational Control of a Class of Linear Time Lag Systems," International Journal, Control-Theory and Advanced Technology, 5:2, 105-118, 1989.
  • Bentsman, J., J. Fakhfakh, and B. Lehman, "Vibrational Stabilization of Linear Time Delay Systems and its Robustness with Respect to the Delay Size," Systems and Control Letters, 12:3, 267-272, 1989.
  • Bentsman, J., J. Fakhfakh, H. Hvostov, and B. Lehman, "Stability of Fast Periodic Systems with Time Lags," Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Transactions on Automatic Control, 34:4, 462-465, April 1989.
  • Bentsman, J. and H. Hvostov, "Vibrational Control of a Laser Illuminated Thermochemical System," American Society of Mechanical Engineers Transactions, Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 110:2, 109-113, June 1988.
  • Bentsman, J. and B. Hannon, "Cyclic Control in Ecosystems, Mathematical Biosciences," 87:1, 47-62, Nov. 1987.
  • Bentsman, J., "Vibrational Control of a Class of Nonlinear Systems by Nonlinear Multiplicative Vibrations," Transactions of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Automatic Control, AC-32:8, 711-716, Aug. 1987.
  • Bellman, R. E., J. Bentsman, and S. M. Meerkov, "Vibrational Control of Nonlinear Systems: Vibrational Controllability and Transient Behavior," Transactions of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Automatic Control, AC-31:8, 717-724, Aug. 1986.
  • Bellman, R. E., J. Bentsman, and S. M. Meerkov, "Vibrational Control of Nonlinear Systems: Vibrational Stabilizability," Transactions of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Automatic Control, AC-31:8, 710-716, Aug. 1986.
  • Bellman, R., J. Bentsman, and S. M. Meerkov, "On Vibrational Stabilizability of Nonlinear Systems," Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 46:4, 421-430, Aug. 1985.
  • Bellman, R., J. Bentsman, and S. M. Meerkov, "Stability of Fast Periodic Systems," Transactions of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Automatic Control, AC-30, 289-291, March 1985.
  • Bellman, R., J. Bentsman, and S. M. Meerkov, "Nonlinear Systems with Fast Parametric Oscillations," Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 97, 572-589, Dec. 1983.
  • Bellman, R., J. Bentsman, and S. M. Meerkov, "Vibrational Control of Systems with Arrhenius Dynamics," Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 91, 152-191, Jan. 1983.

Professional Societies

  • Member, Power Generation Control Committee, Fossil Division, IEEE
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Teaching Honors

Andersen Consulting Award for Excellence in Advising, College of Engineering, UIUC, 1990

Research Honors

  • Selection as a Leader in subcommittee on control of fossil-based power systems in IEEE committee on power generation, 2010.
  • Inclusion of results on oscillatory control into IEEE/CRC Control Handbook (Advanced Methods), W. Levine, ed., 1996, 2011 (revision), the most prestigious compendium of fundamental results in control. Selected from the entire body of the archival contributions in the field.
  • NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1989

Courses Taught