Bilal Akin

Associate Professor - Electrical Engineering
bilal.akin@utdallas.edu
972-883-4946
ECN4516
Tags: Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering

Professional Preparation

Ph.D.
Texas A&M University - 2007
MSc.
METU, Ankara - 2003
B.S.
METU, Ankara - 2000

Research Areas

Research Areas
  • Power Electronics, Digital Power Control and Management
  • Design and Control of Electric Motors & Drives
  • Electric & Hybrid Electric Vehicle Applications
  • Renewable and Smart Energy Systems
  • Fault Diagnosis & Condition Monitoring of Industrial Components and Energy Conversion Units
  • DSP Based Energy Conversion Systems, Power Electronics and Industry Applications
  • Applications of Modern Control Theory and Signal Processing to Energy Systems and Industrial Processes

Publications

M. Bhardwaj, S. Choudhury, B. Akin "Online LCL Filter Compensation Using Embedded FRA" in Proc. IEEE APEC Annu. Meeting, Fort Worth, TX, 2014. 2014 - Publication
M. Bhardwaj, S.Choudhury, R. Poley, B. Akin "Online Frequency Response Analysis: a Powerful Plug-in Tool for Compensation Design & Health Assessment of Digitally Controlled Power Converters" in Proc. IEEE APEC Annu. Meeting, Fort Worth, TX, 2014. 2014 - Publication
L. Xiong, U. R. Prasanna, B. Akin, K. Rajashekara, "A Virtual Power Electronics Lab to Explore DSP Peripherals and Practice DSP Based Digital Motion Control" in Proc. IEEE COMPEL Annu. Meeting, Salt Lake, UT, 2013. 2013 - Publication
S. Choudhury, B. Akin, M. Bhardwaj, "Digital Control of Dual Output Interleaved PFC Using Single Input Current Sense" To appear in Proc. IEEE APEC Annu. Meeting, Long Beach, CA, 2013. 2013 - Publication
B. Akin, M. Bhardwaj "Integrated Design of Efficient & Reliable Motor Drive and PFC Using Low Cost Microcontroller with Embedded PGAs and CLA" in Proc. IEEE APEC Annu. Meeting, Long Beach, CA, 2013. 2013 - Publication
R.Kaushik, B. Akin "A Review of Cryogenic Power Electronics Status and Applications" in Proc. IEEE IEMDC Annu. Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2013. 2013 - Publication
S. Choudhury, B. Akin, M. Bhardwaj, "Digital Control of Dual Output Interleaved PFC Using Single Input Current Sense" in Proc. IEEE APEC Annu. Meeting, Long Beach, CA, 2013. 2013 - Publication
S. Choi, H. Bahrami, B. Akin, "Fault Diagnosis of Electric Motors in Geographically Distributed Power Electronics Systems through a Modern Communication Network" in Proc. IEEE APEC Annu. Meeting, Long Beach, CA, 2013. 2013 - Publication
B. Akin, M. Bhardwaj "Integrated Design of Efficient & Reliable Motor Drive and PFC Using Low Cost Microcontroller with Embedded PGAs and CLA" To apper in Proc. IEEE APEC Annu. Meeting, Long Beach, CA, 2013. 2013 - Publication
M. Bhardwaj, B.Akin, "Controlling and Monitoring Solar Energy Production in the Smart Grid Using Heterogeneous Dual Core MCU" Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. 2012 - Publication

Appointments

Systems and Applications Engineer
Texas Instruments, Inc. [2008–2012]
R&D Engineer
Toshiba International Corporation [2005–2008]
Research Assistant
Texas A&M University [2003–2005]
Research Assistant
Middle East Technical University [2000–2003]
R&D Engineer
TUBITAK [1999–2000]

News Articles

Researcher to Develop Early Detection Systems for Electrical Failure
When electrical systems fail, there are unexpected interruptions and serious safety issues that can easily account for millions of dollars in repair costs.
That’s why Dr. Bilal Akin, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, is working to create tools that will allow self-monitoring systems that recognize the possibility of failure at the earliest stage.