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MS Faculty - Robert N. Lea

Robert N. Lea

Adjunct Faculty

Office: S609
713-221-8532
lear@uhd.edu

​Received the PhD from U of H.  Worked at NASA from 1962 until I retired in 1993.  Did research and development in automation and robotics for space missions.  Worked for Lincom Corp from 1993-1995 supporting NASA and working on SBIR funded research on energy efficient controllers, particularly air conditioners.  Worked at Ortech Engineering from 1996-1999 working principally on SBIR projects to developing controllers for bioreactors for controlling nitrogen in fish tanks. Taught as adjunct mathematics lecturer both before retiring and since retiring at the U of H and other colleges in the Houston area. Taught full time as a lecturer in mathematics at the U of H from 2003-2007. Taught as adjunct lecturer in the computer science department in the U of H computer science department from 1995-present.

  • ​​​Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Houston
  • Master of Science in Mathematics, Louisiana State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Louisiana State University

Selected Journal Publications
• "Denitrification in Aquaculture Systems: An Example of a Fuzzy Logic Control Problem," Aquacultrual Engineering Journal, Elsevier Press, 1999 . (co-authors P.G. Lee, J. Whitson, P. Turk, H. Ying, E. Dohmann, W. Prebilsky)
• "Proximity Operations Spacecraft Controller: A Case Study in Fuzzy Logic Control," Handbook of Fuzzy Computations, Oxford University Press, ed. E. Ruspini, Chapter G1.1, 1999. (co-author Y. Jani)
• "General Characteristics of Hardware Implementation," Handbook of Fuzzy Computations, Oxford University Press, ed. E. Ruspini, Chapter E2.1, 1999. (co-author Y. Jani)
• "Fuzzy Logic: Basics and Applications," The Industrial Electronics Handbook, CRC Press, ed. J. David Irwin, ch. 86, 1996. (co-authors Y. Jani and J. Mica)
• "Reinforcement Learning," The Industrial Electronics Handbook, CRC Press, ed. J. David Irwin, ch. 90, 1996. (co-author Y. Jani)
• "Applications of Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks in Space Applications," Industrial Applications of Fuzzy Technology in the World, World Scientific Publishing Co., pp. 297-368, 1995. (co-authors Y. Jani and R. Brown)
• "Intelligent Sensor System for Space Operations," Industrial Applications of Fuzzy Control and Intelligent Systems, IEEE Press, Ch. 11, pp. 207-225, 1995. (co-author Y. Jani)
• "Tether Operations in Space Using Fuzzy Logic Based Length Control," Neural and Fuzzy Systems: The Emerging Science of Intelligent Computing, S. Mitra, M. Gupta and W. Kraske, Eds. February 1994. (co-author Y. Jani)
• "The Object Recognition Problem when features fail to be homogeneous," International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, vol.8, number 2, February 1993. (co-authors A. deKorvin and R. Kleyle)
• "Fuzzy Logic in Autonomous Orbital Operations," International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, vol. 6, number 2, Feb. 1992 . (co-author Y. Jani)
• "Fuzzy Logic captures human skills," Aerospace America, pp. 25-27,  Oct. 1991. (co-author Y. Jani)
• "An Evidential Approach to Problem Solving When a Large Number of Knowledge Systems is Available,"  International Journal of Intelligent Systems, vol.5, 293-306, 1990. (co-authors  A. deKorvin and R. Kleyle)
• "Uncertainty in Expert Systems Sets of Expert Decision Makers and the Dempster-Shafer Approach,"  Stochastic Analysis and Applications, 8(3), 315-327, 1990. (co-authors  A. deKorvin and R. Kleyle)
• "Applications of Fuzzy Sets to Rule-Based Expert System Development," Informatics and Telematics: An International Journal, Pergammon Press, Vol. 6, No.3/4, pp. 403-406, 1989.
• "Automated Space Vehicle Control for Rendezvous Proximity Operations," Informatics and Telematics: An International Journal, Pergammon Press, Vol. 5, No.3, pp. 179-185, 1988.

Publications 

  • "Denitrification in Aquaculture Systems: An Example of a Fuzzy Logic Control Problem," Aquacultrual Engineering Journal, Elsevier Press, 1999 . (co-authors P.G. Lee, J. Whitson, P. Turk, H. Ying, E. Dohmann, W. Prebilsky)

  • "Proximity Operations Spacecraft Controller: A Case Study in Fuzzy Logic Control," Handbook of Fuzzy Computations, Oxford University Press, ed. E. Ruspini, Chapter G1.1, 1999. (co-author Y. Jani)

  • "General Characteristics of Hardware Implementation," Handbook of Fuzzy Computations, Oxford University Press, ed. E. Ruspini, Chapter E2.1, 1999. (co-author Y. Jani)

  • "Fuzzy Logic: Basics and Applications," The Industrial Electronics Handbook, CRC Press, ed. J. David Irwin, ch. 86, 1996. (co-authors Y. Jani and J. Mica)

  • "Reinforcement Learning," The Industrial Electronics Handbook, CRC Press, ed. J. David Irwin, ch. 90, 1996. (co-author Y. Jani)

  • "Applications of Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks in Space Applications," Industrial Applications of Fuzzy Technology in the World, World Scientific Publishing Co., pp. 297-368, 1995. (co-authors Y. Jani and R. Brown)

  • "Intelligent Sensor System for Space Operations," Industrial Applications of Fuzzy Control and Intelligent Systems, IEEE Press, Ch. 11, pp. 207-225, 1995. (co-author Y. Jani)

  • "Tether Operations in Space Using Fuzzy Logic Based Length Control," Neural and Fuzzy Systems: The Emerging Science of Intelligent Computing, S. Mitra, M. Gupta and W. Kraske, Eds. February 1994. (co-author Y. Jani)

  • "The Object Recognition Problem when features fail to be homogeneous," International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, vol.8, number 2, February 1993. (co-authors A. deKorvin and R. Kleyle)

  • "Fuzzy Logic in Autonomous Orbital Operations," International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, vol. 6, number 2, Feb. 1992 . (co-author Y. Jani)

  • "Fuzzy Logic captures human skills," Aerospace America, pp. 25-27,  Oct. 1991. (co-author Y. Jani)

  • "An Evidential Approach to Problem Solving When a Large Number of Knowledge Systems is Available,"  International Journal of Intelligent Systems, vol.5, 293-306, 1990. (co-authors  A. deKorvin and R. Kleyle)

  • "Uncertainty in Expert Systems Sets of Expert Decision Makers and the Dempster-Shafer Approach,"  Stochastic Analysis and Applications, 8(3), 315-327, 1990. (co-authors  A. deKorvin and R. Kleyle)

  • "Applications of Fuzzy Sets to Rule-Based Expert System Development," Informatics and Telematics: An International Journal, Pergammon Press, Vol. 6, No.3/4, pp. 403-406, 1989.

  • "Automated Space Vehicle Control for Rendezvous Proximity Operations," Informatics and Telematics: An International Journal, Pergammon Press, Vol. 5, No.3, pp. 179-185, 1988. ​

Academic Interest

Control systems and applications of technologies such as fuzzy logic, neural networks, and genetic algorithms.

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