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Dan Popa

Name

[Popa, Dan]
  • Assoc Prof

Professional Preparation

    • 1998 Ph.D. in Elec. and Systems Eng.Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    • 1994 M.S. in EngineeringDartmouth College
    • 1993 Unknown degree in EE/Math and CSDartmouth College

Appointments

    • Jan 2010 to Jan 2013 Assoc Prof
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 2005 to Jan 2010 Assist Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 2004 to Jan 2005 Research Faculty
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 1998 to Jan 2004 Senior Research Scientist
      Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Research and Expertise

  • Research Interests
    . . . . . . 1) Multiscale robotics
    - Micro and nano robotics
    - Micro and nano assembly, manipulation and control
    - MEMS Microrobots
    2) Assistive Robotics
    - Human Robot Interaction
    - Adaptive Interfaces
    - Applications for children with special needs
    3) Microsystems packaging:
    - 3D Wafer-Scale Integration
    - Implantable Medical Devices
    - Design for Reliability

Publications

      Book 2012
      • D.O. Popa, R. Murthy, A.N. Das, H.E. Stephanou, "Mutiscale Robotics for MicroSystems: Fundamentals of High Yield Micro and Nano Assembly Cells", to be published by Springer, 2012.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      • Journal Article 2012
        • A.N. Das, R. Murthy, D. O. Popa, H.E. Stephanou, “A Multiscale Assembly & Packaging System for Manufacturing of Complex Micro-nano Devices,” to appear in IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, (T-ASE), 2012.
          {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

          Book 2011
          • K.S. Sreenath, M.F. Mysorewala, D.O. Popa, F.L. Lewis, "Adaptive Sampling with Mobile WSN: Simultaneous Robot Localization & Mapping of Parametric Spatio-Temporal Fields," IET Press, February 2011.
            {Book} [Refereed/Juried]

          • Conference Paper 2011
            • I. Ranatunga, J. Rajruangrabin, D.O. Popa, F. Makedon, “Enhanced Therapeutic Interactivity using Social Robot Zeno and Neptune: Assistive Robotic System for Children with Motor Impairments, “ PETRA 4th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments. ACM, New York, NY, USA, June 2011.
              {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
            • 2011
              • P. Kanajar, I. Ranatunga, J. Rajruangrabin, D.O. Popa, F. Makedon, “Neptune: Assistive Robotic System for Children with Motor Impairments,” PETRA 4th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments. ACM, New York, NY, USA, June 2011.
                {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
              • 2011
                • M.R. Pac, D.O. Popa, “3-DOF Untethered Microrobot Powered by a Single Laser Beam Based on Differential Thermal Dynamics,”, in Prof. of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2011), Shanghai, China, May 2011.
                  {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

                • Journal Article 2011
                  • R. Murthy, A.N. Das, D.O. Popa, “ARRIpede: An Assembled Die Scale Microcrawler,” in RSJ Advanced Robotics, Special Issue on Cordless Technology for Milli/Micro/Nano Robots, 2011.
                    {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                    Book Chapter 2010
                    • D. O. Popa, “High Yield Automated MEMS Assembly: Compliant Snap-Fastener Design, Precision Robotics, and Assembly Evaluation,” in Robotic Microassembly, ed. M. Gauthier, S. Régnier, IEEE Press, October 2010.
                      {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

                    • Conference Paper 2010
                      • Muhammad F. Mysorewala, Lahouari Cheded, Mirza Salman Baig, Dan O. Popa, "A distributed multi-robot adaptive sampling scheme for complex field estimation," in Proc. of International Conference on Robots and Vision (ICARCV) 2010, pp. 2466-2471, December 2010.
                        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                      • 2010
                        • A.N. Das, D. O. Popa, “Precision-Based Robot Path Planning for Microassembly,” in Proc. of IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering,  Toronto, ON, August 2010.
                          {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                        • 2010
                          • R. Murthy, D.O. Popa, “Wafer Scale Factories Using Assembled MEMS Robots,” in Proc. of ASME Micro-Nano Systems Conference (MNS at IDETC 2010), Montreal, QC, August 2010.
                            {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                          • 2010
                            • A.N. Das, D.O. Popa, “Precision-Based Robot Kinematics Design for Microassembly Applications,“ in Proc. of ASME Micro-Nano Systems Conference (MNS at IDETC 2010), Montreal, QC, August 2010.
                              {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                            • 2010
                              • M. Rasid Pac, D.O. Popa, “Laser-Powered Sub-mm Untethered Microrobots,” in Proc. of ASME Micro-Nano Systems Conference (MNS at IDETC 2010), Montreal, QC, August 2010.
                                {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                              • 2010
                                • M. Rasid Pac, D.O. Popa, “Kinematic Analysis of a Five-Legged Mobile Robot,” in Proc. of ASME Micro-Nano Systems Conference (MNS at IDETC 2010), Montreal, QC, August 2010.
                                  {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                • 2010
                                  • A.N. Das, D.O. Popa, H.E. Stephanou, “Automated microassembly using precision based hybrid control,” In Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2010, Page(s): 4106 – 4112.
                                    {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                  • 2010
                                    • R. Murthy, D. O. Popa, “Millimeter-scale microrobots for wafer-level factories,” in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2010, Page(s): 488 – 493.
                                      {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

                                    • Journal Article 2010
                                      • Karajgikar, S., Rao, S., Sin, J., Popa, D.O, Chiao, J.-C and Agonafer, D., "Electro-thermal Analysis of In-plane Micropump, IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies, Vo. 33, No. 2, pp. 329-339, June 2010.
                                        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                      • 2010
                                        • J. Rajruangrabin, D. O. Popa, “Robot Head Motion Control with an Emphasis on Realism of Neck-Eye Coordination during Object Tracking,” in Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 2010.
                                          {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                          Conference Paper 2009
                                          • R. Murthy, D. O. Popa, “A Four Degree Of Freedom Microrobot with Large Work Volume”, in proc. of IEEE ICRA ‘09, Kobe, Japan, May 2009.
                                            {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                          • 2009
                                            • K. Rabenorosoa, A.N. Das, R. Murthy, C. Clevy, D.O. Popa, P. Lutz, “ Precise Motion Control of a Piezoelectric Microgripper for Microspectrometer Assembly,” in Proc. of ASME IDETC’09, Micro-Nano Systems Conference (MNS), San Diego, CA, August 30-September 2, 2009.
                                              {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                            • 2009
                                              • R. Murthy, D.O. Popa, “Articulated MEMS Robot for Microfactory Applications,” in Proc. of ASME IDETC’09, Micro-Nano Systems Conference (MNS), San Diego, CA, August 30-September 2, 2009.
                                                {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                              • 2009
                                                • R. Murthy, D.O. Popa, “Nonholonomic Control for an Assembled Microcrawler,” in Proc. of 9th IFAC Symposium on Robot Control, Gifu, Japan, September 9-12, 2009.
                                                  {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                • 2009
                                                  • J. Rajruangrabin, D.O. Popa, “Control of Head-Eye Coordination of Conversational Robotic Actors,” in Proc. of 9th IFAC Symposium on Robot Control, Gifu, Japan, September 9-12, 2009.
                                                    {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                  • Journal Article 2009
                                                    • M. Mayyas, P. Zhang, W.H. Lee, D.O. Popa, and J C Chiao, “An active micro joining mechanism for 3D assembly,” in  Journal of Micromechatronics and Microengineering 19 035012 (12pp), 2009.
                                                      {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                    • 2009
                                                      • D.O. Popa, R. Murthy, A. N. Das, “M3- Deterministic, Multiscale, Multirobot Platform for Microsystems Packaging:  Design and Quasi-Static Precision Evaluation,” in IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE), April, 2009.
                                                        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                      • 2009
                                                        • A. N. Das, D.O. Popa, J. Sin, and H.E. Stephanou, “Precision Alingnment and Assembly for a Fourier Transform Microspectrometer, “in Journal of Micro-Nano Mechatronics (JMNM), Volume 5, Numbers 1-2, pp 15-28, 2009.
                                                          {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                        • 2009
                                                          • D.O. Popa, M.F. Mysorewala, and F.L. Lewis, “Deployment algorithms and indoor experimental vehicles for studying mobile wireless sensor networks,” in Int. Journal of Sensor Networks, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 28-43, 2009.
                                                            {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                          • 2009
                                                            • A.N. Das, D.O. Popa, P. Ballal, and F.L. Lewis, “Data-logging and supervisory control in wireless sensor networks,” in Int. Journal of Sensor Networks, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 13-27, 2009.
                                                              {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                              Book Chapter 2008
                                                              • D.O. Popa and F.L. Lewis, “Algorithms for robotic deployment of WSN in adaptive sampling applications,” in Wireless Sensor Networks and Applications, ed. Y. Li, M. Thai, and W. Wu, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2008.
                                                                {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                              • Conference Paper 2008
                                                                • M. Mysorewala, D. O. Popa, “Multi-Scale Adaptive Sampling for Mapping Forest Fires,” in Proc. of 2008 IEEE Int’l Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS ’08), Nice, France, Sept. 22-26, 2008.
                                                                  {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                • 2008
                                                                  • J. Rajruangrabin, P. Dang, D. O. Popa, F. L. Lewis, and H. E. Stephanou, “Simultaneous Visual Tracking and Pose Estimation with Applications to Robotic Actors”, in Proc. of 2008 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (WOLDCOMP), July 2008.
                                                                    {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                  • 2008
                                                                    • M. Mysorewala, D. O. Popa, “Multi-scale Adaptive Sampling with Mobile Robots for Mapping of Forest Fires,” in Proc. of 2008 ICWN World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (WOLDCOMP), July 2008.
                                                                      {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                    • 2008
                                                                      • R. Murthy, A.N. Das, D. O. Popa, “High Yield Assembly of Compliant MEMS Snap Fasteners,” in Proc. of ASME Int;l Conf. on Micro and Nano Systems, August 2008.
                                                                        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                      • 2008
                                                                        • R. Murthy, A.N. Das, D. O. Popa, “ARRIpede: An Assembled Micro Crawler”, in proc. of IEEE Int’l Conf. on Nanotechnology, August 2008.
                                                                          {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                        • 2008
                                                                          • A.N. Das, J. Sin, D. O. Popa, H.E. Stephanou, “Design and Manufacturing of a Fourier Transform Microspectrometer,” in Proc. of IEEE Int’l Conf. on Nanotechnology, August 2008.
                                                                            {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                          • 2008
                                                                            • R. Murthy, A.N.Das, D. O. Popa, “ARRIpede: A Stick-Slip Micro Crawler/Conveyer Robot Constructed Via 2 ½D MEMS Assembly,” in Proc. of 2008 IEEE Int’l Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS ’08), Nice, France, Sept. 22-26, 2008.
                                                                              {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                            • Encyclopedia Entry 2008
                                                                              • D.O. Popa, “Microactuators”, in Encyclopedia of Micro and Nano Fluidics, ed. D. Li, Springer, 2008.
                                                                                {Encyclopedia Entry} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                              • Journal Article 2008
                                                                                • B. Borovic, A. Q. Liu, D. Popa, H. Cai, and F. L. Lewis, ,”Light-Intensity-Feedback Waveform Generator Based on MEMS Variable Optical Attenuator,” IEEE Trans. Industrial Electronics, vol. 55, no.1, pp. 417-426, Jan. 2008.
                                                                                  {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                • 2008
                                                                                  • A. Fasoro, M. Mittal, D. O. Popa, D.A. Agonafer, and H. E. Stephanou “Design for Reliability Applied to Packaging of a MOEMS Switch,” in ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, September 2008.
                                                                                    {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                  • 2008
                                                                                    • M. Mysorewala, D. Popa, F.L. Lewis, “Multi-scale Adaptive Sampling with Mobile Agents for Mapping of Forest Fires,” in Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 2008.
                                                                                      {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                      Book 2007
                                                                                      • F.L. Lewis, Lihua Xie, D.O. Popa, Optimal and Robust Estimation, CRC Press, Sept. 2007.
                                                                                        {Book} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                      • Book Chapter 2007
                                                                                        • P. Dang, F.L. Lewis, D. Popa, “Dynamic localization of air-ground wireless sensor networks,” in Advances in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: State of the art and road to autonomy, ed. K. Valavanis, chapter 14, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2007.
                                                                                          {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                        • Conference Paper 2007
                                                                                          • D.O. Popa, R. Murthy, A.N. Das, W.H. Lee, H.E. Stephanou, "High Yield Automated MEMS Assembly," in Proc. of IEEE CASE Conference, September 2007.
                                                                                            {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                          • 2007
                                                                                            • Das, A.N.; Ping Zhang; Lee, W.H.; Popa, D.; Stephanou, H., “µ3: Multiscale, Deterministic Micro-Nano Assembly System for Construction of On-Wafer Microrobots,” Robotics and Automation, 2007 IEEE International Conference on 10-14 April 2007 Page(s):461 – 466.
                                                                                              {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                            • 2007
                                                                                              • Murthy, R.; Das, A.N.; Popa, D.; Stephanou, H.;, “M3: Multiscale, Deterministic and Reconfigurable Macro-Micro Assembly System for Packaging of MEMS,” Robotics and Automation, 2007 IEEE International Conference on 10-14 April 2007 Page(s):668 – 673.
                                                                                                {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                              • 2007
                                                                                                • A. Fasoro, P. Pandojirao-S, D. O. Popa, H. Stephanou and D. Agonafer, “Die and Wafer-Level Hermetic Sealing for MEMS Applications,” ASME InterPACK 2007 Conference, Vancouver, Canada, July 2007.
                                                                                                  {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                • 2007
                                                                                                  • N. Lakhkar, A. Fasoro, A. Patil, W. Lee, D. O. Popa, H. Stephanou, and D. Agonafer, “Process Development and Die Shear Testing in MOEMS Packaging,” ASME InterPACK 2007 Conference, Vancouver, Canada, July 2007.
                                                                                                    {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                  • 2007
                                                                                                    • R. Sawant, Q. Liang, D. O. Popa, F.L. Lewis, “Experimental Path Loss Models for Wireless Sensor Networks,” in Proc. of IEEE MILCOM Conference, October 2007.
                                                                                                      {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                    • 2007
                                                                                                      • J. Rajruangrabin, D.O. Popa, "Enhancement of Manipulator Interactivity Through Compliant Skin and Extended Kalman Filtering," in Proc. of IEEE CASE Conference, September 2007.
                                                                                                        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                      • Journal Article 2007
                                                                                                        • K. Sreenath, F. L. Lewis, D. O. Popa, “Simultaneous Adaptive Localization of a Wireless Sensor Network,” in ACM SIGMOBILE Mobile Computing and Communications Review, 2007.
                                                                                                          {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                        • 2007
                                                                                                          • P. Dang, P. Ballal, F.L. Lewis, D.O. Popa, “Real Time Relative and Dynamic Localization of Air-Ground Wireless Sensor Networks,” in Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 2007.
                                                                                                            {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                            Conference Paper 2006
                                                                                                            • D. O. P. Fasoro, W. L. Patil, J. Sin, and H. Stephanou. "Fluxless Soldering for Hermetic Packaging of MOEMS," presented at IMAPS International Conference and Exhibition on Device Packaging, Scottsdale, Arizona, March 2006.
                                                                                                              {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                            • 2006
                                                                                                              • M. M. Popa, J. S. Murthy, and H. Stephanou. "Modular Microassembly System for MEMS Packaging," presented at IMAPS International Conference and Exhibition on Device Packaging, Scottsdale, Arizona, March 2006.
                                                                                                                {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                              • 2006
                                                                                                                • Lee, D. O. P., Sin, V. G., & Stephanou, H. E. (2006, February). Compliant Microassembly of MEMS. Paper presented at ANS Conference Sharing Solutions for Emergencies and Hazardous Environments, Salt Lake City, Utah.
                                                                                                                  {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                • 2006
                                                                                                                  • Popa, R. M., Sin, M. M., & Stephanou, H. E. (2006, October). M3-Modular Multi-Scale Assembly System for MEMS Packaging. Paper presented at Of IEEE/RSJ Int'l Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Beijing, China.
                                                                                                                    {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                  • 2006
                                                                                                                    • Popa, M. F. M. & Lewis, F. L. (2006, December). Adaptive Sampling using Nonlinear EKF with Mobile Robotic Wireless Sensor Nodes. Paper presented at Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV), Singapore.
                                                                                                                      {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                    • 2006
                                                                                                                      • Murthy, A. N. D. & Popa, D. O. (2006, December). Multiscale Robotics Framework for MEMS Assembly. Paper presented at Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV), Singapore.
                                                                                                                        {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                      • 2006
                                                                                                                        • Dhaubanjar, S. M. N., Rao, Y. C., Popa, M. C., & Chiao, J. C. (2006, December). A Cantilever-type Electrostatic Zipping Actuator. Paper presented at SPIE International Smart Materials, Nano- & Micro-Smart Systems Symposium, Adelaide, Australia.
                                                                                                                          {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                        • 2006
                                                                                                                          • S. M. N. Dhaubanjar, H. L. C. Rao, D. O. P. Luquire, H. S. Chiao, and J. C. Chiao. "Investigation of Vertical Displacement Thermal Actuators," presented at SPIE International Smart Materials, Nano- & Micro-Smart Systems Symposium, Adelaide, Australia, December 2006.
                                                                                                                            {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                          • 2006
                                                                                                                            • M. M. Zhang, D. O. P. Lee, H. S. Shiakolas, and J. C. Chiao. "An Active Locking Mechanism for Assembling 3D Micro Structures," presented at SPIE International Smart Materials, Nano- & Micro-Smart Systems Symposium, Adelaide, Australia, December 2006.
                                                                                                                              {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                            • 2006
                                                                                                                              • R. D. Pandojirao-Sunkojirao and J. C. C. Popa. "BCB Wafer Bonding with Electrical Interconnects," presented at to appear in proc. Of SMTA IWLPC 3D Wafer-Scale Conference, San Diego, November 2006.
                                                                                                                                {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                              • 2006
                                                                                                                                • A. D. Muthy and M. M. Popa. "M3: Multiscale Assembly and Packaging System for MOEMS," presented at in Proc of SMTA Assembly Conf. and Expo, Chicago, September 2006.
                                                                                                                                  {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                                • 2006
                                                                                                                                  • M. Mayyas, P. Shiakolas, W. H. Lee, D. O. Popa, and E. H. Stephanou. "Static and dynamic modeling of thermal microgripper," presented at MED06-14th Mediterranean Conference in Automation and Control, Ancona, Italy, June 2006.
                                                                                                                                    {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                                  • 2006
                                                                                                                                    • P. Z. Pandojirao-Sunkojirao, D. O. P. Dewan, and J. C. C. Stephanou. "Electrical Interconnects for 3D Wafer Stacks," presented at in proc of IMAPS International Conference and Exhibition on Device Packaging, Scottsdale, Arizona, March 2006.
                                                                                                                                      {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                                    • 2006
                                                                                                                                      • D. O. Popa, M. F. Mysorewala, and F. L. Lewis. "EKF-based Adaptive Sampling with Mobile Robotic Sensor Nodes," presented at Proceedings of International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Beijing, China, October 2006.
                                                                                                                                        {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                                      • 2006
                                                                                                                                        • S. Priya, D. O. Popa, and F. L. Lewis. "Energy efficient Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks," presented at Proc. of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, November 2006.
                                                                                                                                          {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                                        • 2006
                                                                                                                                          • A. N. Das, F. L. Lewis, and D. O. Popa. "Data-logging and Supervisory Control in Wireless Sensor Networks," presented at 2nd ACIS Workshop on Self-Assembly Wireless Networks (SAWN), Las Vegas, USA, 2006.
                                                                                                                                            {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                                          • 2006
                                                                                                                                            • D. O. P. Mysorewala, V and F. L. L. Giordano. "Deployment Algorithms and In-Door Experimental Vehicles for Studying Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks," presented at Proceedings of 2nd ACIS International Workshop on Self-Assembling Wireless Networks (SAWN), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, June 2006.
                                                                                                                                              {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                                            • 2006
                                                                                                                                              • Fasoro, A. P., Popa, H. B., Agonafer, D., & Stephanou, H. (2006, May). Fluxless soldering of MOEMS. Paper presented at ITHERM Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems, San Diego.
                                                                                                                                                {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                                              • 2006
                                                                                                                                                • Kole, A., Sin, J., Lee, W. H., Popa, D. O., Agonafer, D., & Stephanou, H. (2006, May). Design of polymer tube embedded in-plane micropump. Paper presented at The Tenth Intersociety Conference,.
                                                                                                                                                  {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                                                • 2006
                                                                                                                                                  • Popa, J. S., Murthy, M. M., & Stephanou, H. (2006, February). Modular Microassembly System for MEMS Packaging. Paper presented at ANS Conference Sharing Solutions for Elergencies and Hazardous Environments, Salt Lake City, Utah.
                                                                                                                                                    {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                                                  • 2006
                                                                                                                                                    • R. D. Pandojirao-Sunkojirao and J. C. C. Popa. "Electrical Interconnects for 3D Wafer Stacks," presented at to Appear in IMAPS International Conference, San Diego, October 2006.
                                                                                                                                                      {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

                                                                                                                                                    • Journal Article 2006
                                                                                                                                                      • Y. Tadesse, S. Priya, H.E. Stephanou, D. O. Popa, D. Hanson, “Piezoelectric actuation and sensing for facial robotics,” in Ferroelectrics, vol. 345, pp. 13-25, 2006.
                                                                                                                                                        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                                      • 2006
                                                                                                                                                        • Borovic, B.; Lewis, F.L.; McCulley, W.; Al Qun Liu; Kolesar, E.S.; Popa, D.O., “Control issues for microelectromechanical systems,” Control Systems Magazine, IEEE, Vol. 26, No. 2, April 2006 Page(s):18 – 21.
                                                                                                                                                          {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                                        • 2006
                                                                                                                                                          • B. Borovic, F. L. Lewis, W. McCulley, A. Q. Liu, E. S. Kolesar, and D. O. Popa. "Control issues for microelectromechanical systems," Control Systems Magazine, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 18-21, April 2006.
                                                                                                                                                            {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                                                            Conference Paper 2005
                                                                                                                                                            • A.S. Kole, J. Sin, W.H. Lee,  D. Popa,  D. Agonafer, H.E. Stephanou, “Polymer tube embedded in-plane micropump: design, analysis and fabrication,” 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 2005.
                                                                                                                                                              {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                                                            • 2005
                                                                                                                                                              • Popa, D.O., Sanderson A., Hombal, V. et. al., “Optimal Sampling using Singular Value Decomposition of the Parameter Variance Space”, in Proc. of IEEE IROS ’05, Edmonton, CA, August 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                                                              • 2005
                                                                                                                                                                • D.O. Popa, K. Sreenath, and F.L. Lewis, “Robotic deployment for environmental sampling applications,” Proc. Int. Conf. Control and Applics., pp. 197-202, Budapest, June 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                  {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                                                                • 2005
                                                                                                                                                                  • B. Borovic, A.Q. Liu, D. O. Popa, Z. Xuming, F. L. Lewis, “Lateral Motion Control of Electrostatic Comb Drive: New Methods in Modeling and Sensing,” 16th IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, May 18-20, 2005, Cancun, Mexico.
                                                                                                                                                                    {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                                                                  • 2005
                                                                                                                                                                    • D.O. Popa, M. Deeds, A. Fasoro, H. Beardsley, J. Sin, W. Lee and R. Fernandez, “Automated Assembly and Hermetic Packaging of MOEMS for Applications Requiring Extended Shelf-Lives,” IMECE2005, 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                      {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

                                                                                                                                                                    • Journal Article 2005
                                                                                                                                                                      • B. Borovic, F. L. Lewis, D. Agonafer, E. S. Kolesar, M. M. Hossain, D. O. Popa, Method for Determining a Dynamical State-Space Model for Control of Thermal MEMS Devices, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 14, Issue 5, Nov. 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                                                      • 2005
                                                                                                                                                                        • B. Borovic, A.Q. Liu, D. O. Popa, H. Cai, and F.L. Lewis “Open-loop vs closed-loop control of MEMS devices: choices and issues,“ in Journal of Micromech. Microeng. 15 (2005) 1917-1924.
                                                                                                                                                                          {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                                                        • 2005
                                                                                                                                                                          • B. Borovic, F. L. Lewis, D. Agonafer, E. S. Kolesar, M. M. Hossain, D. O. Popa, Method for Determining a Dynamical State-Space Model for Control of Thermal MEMS Devices, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 14, Issue 5, Nov. 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                            {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                                                          • 2005
                                                                                                                                                                            • B. Borovic et. al., Open-loop vs closed-loop control of MEMS devices: choices and issues, J. Micromech. Microeng. 15 (2005) 1917-1924.
                                                                                                                                                                              {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                                                                              Conference Paper 2004
                                                                                                                                                                              • Popa, D.O.,  A. Sanderson, R. Komerska, S. Mupparapu, R. Blidberg, S. Chappel, “Adaptive Sampling Algorithms for Multiple Autonomous Underwater Vehicles”, in Proc. of 2004 Workshop on Underwater Vehicles, Sebasco Estates, ME, June 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                                                                              • 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                • Popa, D.O.,  A. Sanderson, R. Komerska, S. Mupparapu, R. Blidberg, S. Chappel, “Autonomous Monitoring and Control (ASMAC) - An AUV Fleet Controller”, in Proc. of 2004 Workshop on  Underwater Vehicles, Sebasco Estates, ME, June 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                  {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                                                                                • 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Popa, D.O., Helm, C., Stephanou, H.E., Sanderson, A,“Robotic Deployment of Sensor Networks using Potential Fields”, in Proc. Of International Robotics and Automation Conference, April 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                    {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                                                                                  • 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                    • T.J. Hwang, D. O. Popa, Y. Oh, J. Sin, and H. Stephanou, “BCB as a Protective and Bonding Layer on Photosensitive Glass”, in Proceedings of the SPIE Conference on Micromachining and Microfabrication, January 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                      {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Journal Article 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                      • D.O. Popa, H. E. Stephanou, “Micro and Meso Scale Robotic Assembly”, in SME Journal of Manufacturing Processes, vol. 6 No. 1, 2004, 52-71.
                                                                                                                                                                                        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                                                                      • 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                        • D.O. Popa, H. E. Stephanou, “Micro and Meso Scale Robotic Assembly”, in SME Journal of Manufacturing Processes, vol. 6 No. 1, 2004, 52-71.
                                                                                                                                                                                          {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                                                                                          Conference Paper 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Popa, D.O.; Kang, B. H.; Wen, J.T.; Stephanou, H.E.; Skidmore, G.; Geisberger, A.;, “Dynamic Modeling and Open-Loop Control Of Thermal Bimorph MEMS Actuators,” in Proc. IEEE Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Taipei, Taiwan, 2003.
                                                                                                                                                                                            {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                                                                                          • 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                            • D. O. Popa, T.J. Hwang, J.Q. Lu, B.H. Kang, and H. Stephanou, “BCB Wafer Bonding Compatible with Bulk Micro machining”, in Proc. of Int’l Electronic Packaging Technical Conference and Exhibition, INTERPACK ’03, Maui, Hawaii, July 2003.
                                                                                                                                                                                              {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

                                                                                                                                                                                              Conference Paper 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                              • D. O. Popa, B. J. Kang, J. Sin, and J. Zou, “Reconfigurable Micro-Assembly System for Photonics Applications”, IEEE International Conference for Robotics and Automation, Washington, D.C., June, 2002.
                                                                                                                                                                                                {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

                                                                                                                                                                                                Conference Paper 2001
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wen, J.T.; Popa, D.O.; Montemayor, G.; Liu, P.L.; “Human assisted impedance control of overhead cranes,“ Control Applications, 2001. (CCA '01). Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE International Conference on 5-7 Sept. 2001 Page(s):383 - 387  “Human Assisted Impedance Control of Overhead Cranes”, in Proc. of Int’l Conference on Control Applications, Mexico City, September 2001.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Journal Article 2000
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • D.O. Popa, J.T. Wen, “Feedback Stabilization and Trajectory Tracking of Nonlinear Affine Systems”, Proceedings of Asian Control Journal, May, 2000, pp. 57-75.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Conference Paper 1999
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Popa, D.O.; Wen, J.T.;” Feedback stabilization of nonlinear affine systems,” Decision and Control, 1999. Proceedings of the 38th IEEE Conference on Volume 2,  7-10 Dec. 1999 Page(s):1290 - 1295 vol.2.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1999
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Popa, D.O.; Singh, S.K.; Wen, J.T.; Szczerba, R.J.; “Sub-optimal 3D volume convergence with time and fuel constraints,” Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 1999. IEEE SMC '99 Conference Proceedings. 1999 IEEE International Conference on Volume 6,  12-15 Oct. 1999 Page(s):669 - 674 vol.6.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Conference Paper 1998
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Popa, D.O.; Singh, D.K.;” Creating realistic force sensations in a virtual environment:experimental system, fundamental issues and results,” Robotics and Automation, 1998. Proceedings. 1998 IEEE International Conference on Volume 1,  16-20 May 1998 Page(s):59 - 64 vol.1.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Conference Paper 1996
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • D.O. Popa, J.T. Wen, “Characterization of Singular Controls for nonholonomic motion planning", in Proc. of IFAC World Congress, San Francisco, June 1996.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1996
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Popa, D.O.; Wen, J.T.;” Nonholonomic path-planning with obstacle avoidance: a path-space approach,” Robotics and Automation, 1996. Proceedings., 1996 IEEE International Conference on Volume 3,  22-28 April 1996 Page(s):2662 - 2667 vol.3.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Journal Article 1995
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • S. K. Singh, D. O. Popa, “An Analysis of Some Fundamental Problems in Adaptive Control of Force and Impedance Behaviour: Theory and Experiments” IEEE Journal of Robotics and Automation, Dec. 1995, pp. 912-921.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1995
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • S. K. Singh, D. O. Popa, “An Analysis of Some Fundamental Problems in Adaptive Control of Force and Impedance Behaviour: Theory and Experiments” IEEE Journal of Robotics and Automation, Dec. 1995, pp. 912-921.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Conference Paper 1994
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Singh, S.K.; Bostrom, M.; Popa, D.O.; Wiley, C.W.; “Design of an interactive lumbar puncture simulator with tactile feedback,” Robotics and Automation, 1994. Proceedings., 1994 IEEE International Conference on 8-13 May 1994 Page(s):1734 - 1739 vol.2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Conference Paper 1993
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Singh, S.K.; Pieper, S.D.; Popa, D.O.; Guinness, J.; “Control and coordination of head, eyes and facial expressions of virtual actors in virtual environments,” Robot and Human Communication, 1993. Proceedings., 2nd IEEE International Workshop on 3-5 Nov. 1993 Page(s):335 – 339.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Courses

      • EE 3417-001 CONTINUOUS SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS
        This is the core course on signals and systems for Electrical Engineers
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus 1 Link
      • EE 3317-001 LINEAR SYSTEMS
        This is the Signals and Systems core course for non- Electrical Engineering majors. 
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus 1 Link
      • EE 5323-001 Nonlinear Control Systems
        This is a follow-up systems course, containing both introductory as well as some more advanced concepts in nonlinear systems and control. It presents an overview of nonlinear systems, discusses nonlinear stability and control methods, adaptive control and applications ranging from robotic manipulators to fractals.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 20121 Link
      • EE 5325-003 ROBOTICS
        This is an introductory++ robotics course, containing both fundamental as well as some more advanced concepts. It presents a broad overview of robotics with focus on manipulator kinematics, dynamic, and control , but also covers some aspects of mobile robotics.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 20111 Link
      • EE 4315-001 INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
        This is an introductory robotics course, containing both introductory as well as some more advanced concepts. It presents a broad overview of robotics and also focuses on fundamentals such as robot kinematics, dynamics, control and planning. The course will present more topics related to mobile robotics and a more modest emphasis on industrial applications. The course is divided between the following areas: Robot kinematics & dynamics, planning and control.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus 1 Link
      • EE 4314-002 Control Systems

        Catalog description: EE 4314. CONTROL SYSTEMS (3-0) Analyses of closed loop systems using frequency response, root locus, and state variable techniques. System design based on analytic and computer methods.

        This is an introductory control systems course. It presents a broad overview of control techniques for continuous and discrete linear systems, and focuses on fundamentals such as modeling and identification of systems in frequency and state-space domains, stability analysis, graphical and analytical controller design methods.

        The course material is divided between several areas:

        • Control Systems: classification, modeling, and identification
        • Basics of Feedback: performance and stability
        • Control Design Methods: frequency domain, root locus, state-space
        • Programming excercises using MATLAB and Simulink
        • Laboratory experiments
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus 1 Link
      • EE 5320-001 Control System Design
        Catalog description: EE 5320. CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN (3-0) Design, analysis, and computer simulation of digital and continuous control systems. Controller design using classical techniques and modern state-variable techniques, including linear quadratic regulator, polynomial, and observer design. Discrete systems and Z-transform theory. Use of high-level computer programs in system analysis and design will be emphasized.

        This is a graduate-level control systems course. It presents a broad overview of control techniques for continuous and discrete linear systems, and focuses on fundamentals such as modeling and identification of systems in frequency and state-space domains, stability analysis, graphical and analytical controller design methods.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus 1 Link
      • EE 5329-001 Distributed Decision and Control
        This is a new course dedicated to system identification. Identification of dynamical systems is a fundamental engineering analysis and modeling method. This course will introduce students to a range of parametric and non-parametric, linear and nonlinear identification methods with applications in most engineering fields. Fundamentally, identification methods in engineering revolve around quantitatively describing the relationship between system inputs and outputs. Identification methods lead to reduced order models that can be used later for prediction, control or optimization.  The concepts covered in this course can be used in many applications such as modeling of robots and mechatronic systems, MEMS and NEMS, fluid flow and heat transport phenomena in bio-chemistry, etc.  
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 20061 Link

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      ·Head of the Next Generation Systems Group (NGS), and director of the Multiscale Robotics and Systems Lab (MuRSeL), http://ngs.uta.edu ·Lead Member, Human-Centered Computing Laboratory, UT Arlington, 2009-present, http://heracleia.uta.edu ·Lead Member, Texas Microfactory, Automation & Robotics Research Institute, UT Arlington, 2007-2010, http://arri.uta.edu ·Current Member of IEEE, ASME, Former Member of ACM, IMAPS, SME. ·Associate Editor, IEEE Transaction on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE), 2008-2011. ·Associate Editor, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems (JINT), 2007-2010. ·Symposium Organizer on Micro-Mechanisms and Robotics at ASME MNS Conferences, 2009-2011. ·Symposium Organizer on Micro & Nano Scale Assembly Systems at ASME MSEC Conference, 2011. ·Workshop Organizer on Automation at Microscale at IEEE CASE 2010. ·IEEE CASE 2013 Co-Program Chair, to be hosted in Madison, Wisconsin. ·Reviewer for the following journals:IEEE Transactions on Robotics, IEEE Transactions on Mechatornics, IEEE/ASME Journal of MEMS, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Journal of Control Systems Technology, IEEE Journal of Optimal Control, Applications and Methods, ACM Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Journal on Systems, Man and Cybernetics.     ·Conference Program Committee Activities: IEEE IROS 2011, CASE 2011, IEEE ICRA 2011, IEEE CASE 2010, IEEE ISAM 2009, ASME MNS 2009, 2010, 2011, IEEE NANO 2008, IEEE CASE 2007, IEEE IROS 2006-2007, ACM SAWN 2006. ·NSF Review Panel on Nanomanufacturing, 2006, Cyber-Physical Systems, 2009, Robust Intelligence 2011. ·Technical Committees Current Membership     oIEEE Robotics and Automation Society Committee on Micro-Nano Robotics oASME Micro-Nano Systems Committee (MNS). oIEEE NTC Technical Committee on Nano Energy, Environment, and Safety.