Louis Hunt

Professor Emeritus - Electrical Engineering
hunt@utdallas.edu
972-883-2191
ECN4614
Tags: Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Computer Engineering

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Mathematics
Rice University - 1970
B.S. - Mathematics
Baylor University - 1964

Research Areas

Major Research Interests
  • Systems and Control Theory
  • Systems and Control Applications
  • Signal Processing
  • Power Electronics
  • Active Optical Filters

Publications

Singularities and continuous dependence of the steady-state solution, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Phoenix (1999), 2926-2929, with V. Ramakrishna and G. Meyer. 1999 - Publication
Stable inversion and parameter variations, Systems and Control Letters, 34 (1998), 203-207, with V. Ramakrishna and G. Meyer. 1998 - Publication
Stable inversion for nonlinear system, Automatica, 33 (1997), 1549-1554, with G. Meyer. 1997 - Publication
Continuous dependence on parameters in aircraft guidance, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, CA (1997), 1516-1517, with V. Ramakrishna and G. Meyer. 1997 - Publication
Driven dynamics of time-varying linear systems, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 42 (1997),1313-1317, with G. Meyer and R. Su 1997 - Publication
On the largest input-output linearizable subsystem, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 41(1996), 128-132, with Z. Xu. 1996 - Publication
Noncausal inverses for linear systems, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 41(1996), 608-611, with G. Meyer and R. Su. 1996 - Publication
Output tracking and steady state for nonlinear systems, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Kobe, Japan (1996), 2064-2068, with G. Meyer and V. Ramakrishna. 1996 - Publication
Nonlinear observers for output tracking, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Kobe, Japan (1996), 2069-2070, with G. Zeng. 1996 - Publication
Flight control using nonlinear system inversion, Volterra Centennial Symposium, (1996), with G. Meyer. 1996 - Publication

Appointments

Program Head
University of Texas at Dallas [1992–1994]
Director
University of Texas at Dallas [1990–Present]
Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [1988–Present]
Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [1984–1997]
Research Engineer
NASA Ames Research Center [1980–1982]
Professor
Texas Tech University [1977–1984]
Associate Professor
Texas Tech University [1972–1977]
Assistant Professor
Texas Tech University [1969–1972]

Additional Information

Patents
  • System, Method, and Apparatus for Controlling Converters Using Input-Output Linearization, patent number 7482794, issued on January 27, 2009.
  • UT-Dallas patent application #12/487,242, filed on June 18, 2009.
  • International patent application filed on June, 10, 2010.
Teaching Experience
  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Algebra
  • Differential Equations (for mathematicians and engineers,undergraduate and graduate)
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics I and II
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Systems and Control
  • Complex Variables (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Real Variables
  • Intermediate Analysis
  • Partial Differential Equations (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Several Complex Variables
  • Differential Analysis on Complex Manifolds
  • Linear System Theory and Design
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Filtering Theory
  • Linear Systems and Signals
  • Nonlinear Control Systems
Grants and Contracts
  • Faculty Research Fellowship, summer 1974, $1,500.
  • NSF Grant No. MPS75-5443, with M.J. Strauss, 1975, $12,000
  • NSF Grant No. MCS76--05267 (2 years), with M.J. Strauss, 1976, 1977, $26,300.
  • NSF Grant No. MCS76--05267 (2 Years), with  M.J. Strauss, 1978, 1979, $35,201.
  • Joint Services Electronics Program under ONR Contract 76--'C--'1136, 1978--1984, $18,000, $58,795, $40,000.
  • NASAAmes Research Center(23 months), Intergovernmental
  • Personnel Agreement, 1980--1982, $111,193.
  • NASAAmes Research CenterGrant No. NAG2--189, 1982-1983, $31,325.
  • Berkeley--'Ames Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Control and Fluid Dynamics, NASA and AFOSR, with C.F. Martin, $40,000.
  • NASAAmes Research CenterGrant No. NAG2--189, Supplement No. 1, 1983--1984, $34,493.
  • Office of Naval Research under Contract N00014--8'--C--0104, 1984--1985, $135,000.
  • NASAAmes Research CenterGrant No. NAG 2--366, 1985--'1986, $46,422.
  • NASA Ames Research Grant No. NAG 2-366, Supplement No. 1, 1987-1988, $10,142.
  • TexasAdvanced Research Program, 1990-1991, with R. DeGroat and D. Linebarger, $109,584.
  • NASAAmes Research Center, Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement, 1991, $10,000.
  • NASAAmes Research Center, Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement, 1992, $10,000.
  • NASAAmes Research Center, Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement, 1994, $3,000.
  • NSF Grant No. ECS-9300739 (2 years), 1994, 1995, $63,178.
  • NASAAmes Research Center, Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement, 1996, $10,861.
  • NASAAmes Research Center, Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement, 1998, $6,811.
  • NASAAmes Research CenterGrant No. NAG 2--366, 1998, $11,000.
  • DARPA Grant, 2007-2009 (18 months), $1.75 million, with D. L. MacFarlane and M. P. Christensen.

News Articles

Dr. Louis 'Bob' Hunt Named Teacher of the Year At The University of Texas at Dallas
RICHARDSON, Texas (April 23, 2003) - Dr. Louis R. "Bob" Hunt, a highly regarded, veteran professor in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, has been selected teacher of the year at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) for the 2002-2003 academic year. 

The award, which is provided each year by The University of Texas System Chancellor's Council to recognize excellence in teaching at each of the system's nine general academic institutions, is accompanied by a $5,000 prize and will be presented to Hunt May 9 at an Honors Convocation in the Conference Center on campus.
Dr. Louis 'Bob' Hunt Named Teacher of the Year At The University of Texas at Dallas
RICHARDSON, Texas (April 23, 2003) - Dr. Louis R. "Bob" Hunt, a highly regarded, veteran professor in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, has been selected teacher of the year at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) for the 2002-2003 academic year. 

The award, which is provided each year by The University of Texas System Chancellor's Council to recognize excellence in teaching at each of the system's nine general academic institutions, is accompanied by a $5,000 prize and will be presented to Hunt May 9 at an Honors Convocation in the Conference Center on campus.
UT Dallas Spinoff Receives $250,000 From State Tech Fund
Cirasys Inc., a spinoff company based on technology developed by researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas, recently received $250,000 from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF).

If certain milestones are met, the company could receive up to $750,000 more, said Paul Nichols, vice president of marketing at Cirasys and a UT Dallas alumnus (BA’95, MBA’98).

Located at UT Dallas’ Venture Development Center, a facility that houses several UT Dallas spinoff companies, Cirasys is focused on developing next-generation digital control and conversion technology for power converters. Power converters take power from a source, such as a wall plug or battery, and convert it to a voltage that is needed by a particular electronic device.
UT Dallas Spinoff Receives $250,000 From State Tech Fund
Cirasys Inc., a spinoff company based on technology developed by researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas, recently received $250,000 from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF).

If certain milestones are met, the company could receive up to $750,000 more, said Paul Nichols, vice president of marketing at Cirasys and a UT Dallas alumnus (BA’95, MBA’98).

Located at UT Dallas’ Venture Development Center, a facility that houses several UT Dallas spinoff companies, Cirasys is focused on developing next-generation digital control and conversion technology for power converters. Power converters take power from a source, such as a wall plug or battery, and convert it to a voltage that is needed by a particular electronic device.

Activities

Professional Societies
  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • IEEE Control Systems Society (Past Secretary, Past Vice-Chairman, and Past Chairman of Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter) 
  • IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (Past Secretary and Past CoChairman of Dallas Chapter)
  • IEEE Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing Society (Publications CoChairman of l987 ICASSP and Past Secretary of Dallas Chapter)
  • IEEE Power Electronics Society
  • IEEE Laser and Electro-Optics Society
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas
Conferences Attended

 

  • Several Complex Variables --Utah (1970)
  • American Math. Society -- Nevada (1972)
  • Several Complex Variables -- Rice University (1972) (as an invited participant)
  • SIAM--' University of Texas (1972)
  • CBMS Regional Conference --Texas Tech University (1973)
  • Math. Assoc. of America -- Austin (1974)
  • Conference on Ill--posed Problems -- University of New Mexico (1974) (as an invited participant)
  • International Congress of Mathematicians -- Vancouver (1974)
  • Several Complex Variables -- University of Utah (1975) (as an invited speaker)
  • American Math. Society -- Washington, D.C. (1975)
  • CBMS Regional Conference -- Texas Tech University (1975)
  • Several Complex Variables -- Massachusetts (1975) (as an invited speaker)
  • Nonlinear Diffusion -- Houston (1976) (as an invited participant)
  • History of Applied Mathematics -- Arlington (1976)
  • American Math. Society -- San Antonio (1976)
  • History of Analysis -- Rice University (1977)
  • P.D.E. Conference -- University of Utah (1977) (as an invited participant)
  • TAAAMS Meeting -- Tarleton State (1977)
  • American Math. Society -- Atlanta (1978)
  • TexasAcademy of Science -- Texas Tech University (1978)
  • Applied Mathematics Conference -- University of Texas (1978)
  • American Math. Society -- Providence (1978) -- attended short course on systems and control theory
  • Twelfth Asilomar Conference on Circuits, Systems, and Computers (1978) (as an invited speaker)
  • TexasSystems Workshop -- Southern Methodist University (1979)
  • Large--'Scale Systems -- The Commonality and Diversity -- Texas Tech University (1979)
  • Mathematical Systems Theory Week -- Texas Tech University (1979)
  • Linear Systems Theory -- Harvard (1979)
  • International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems -- Delft, Holland (1979) (as an invited speaker)
  • Thirteenth Asilomar Conference on Circuits, Systems, and Computers (1979)
  • International Symposium on Circuits and Systems-- Houston (1980)
  • Workshop on the Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems  -- Virginia Beach (1980)
  • Mathematical Systems Theory Days --Lubbock (1980)
  • Conference on Decision and Control -- Albuquerque (1980)
  • Joint Services Electronics Program Review -- Berkeley (1980)
  • American Math. Society -- San Francisco (1981)
  • American Math. Society and SIAM -- Reno (1981)
  • Joint Automatic Control Conference -- Charlottesville (1981) (as an invited speaker)
  • Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems -- Albuquerque (1981) as an invited speaker)
  • Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems -- Santa Monica (1981)(as an invited speaker)
  • Wescon Meeting -- San Francisco (1981)
  • Conference on Decision and Control -- San Diego (1981)
  • Automatic Control Conference -- Arlington, Virginia (1982) (as an invited speaker)
  • Differential Geometric Control Theory Conference -- Michigan Tech University (1982) (as an invited speaker)
  • SIAM30th Anniversary Meeting -- Stanford University (1982) (as aninvited speaker)
  • CNRS Conference -- Belle Isle, France (1982) (as an invited speaker)
  • Conference on Decision and Control -- Orlando (1982)
  • American Math. Society -- University of Oklahoma (1983) (as an invited speaker)
  • Conference on Information Sciences and Systems --Johns Hopkins University (1983) (as an invited speaker)
  • SIAMRegional Meeting -- Texas Tech University (1983)
  • Berkeley-- Ames Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Control and Fluid Dynamics -- University of California , Berkeley (1983) (as acodirector of the conference)
  • International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems -- BeerSheva, Israel (1983) (as an invited speaker)
  • Numerical Analysis Conference -- Texas Tech University (1983)
  • Conference on Decision and Control -- San Antonio (1983) (as an invited speaker)
  • Mini--'Conference on Systems Theory -- Texas Tech University (1983) American Math. Society -- Louisville (1984) (as an invited speaker)Numerical Analysis Conference -- North Texas State University (1984)
  • ONR/Honeywell Workshop on Advances in Multivariable Control -- Minneapolis (1984) (as an invited participant)
  • Conference on Decision and Control -- Las  Vegas (1984) (as an invited speaker)
  • Automatic Control Conference -- Boston, Massachusetts (1985)
  • Federal High Tech Conference -- Dallas, Texas (1985)
  • Conference on Decision and Control -- Ft.  Lauderdale (1985) (to present tutorial workshop)
  • Research Issues in Robotics -- NASA Ames Research Center (l986) (as an invited participant)
  • Engineering Foundation Conference -- Henniker, New Hampshire (l986) (as an invited speaker)
  • Automatic Control Conference -- Seattle, Washington (1986) (as an invited speaker)
  • VII International Conference on Nonlinear Analysis and Applications -- University of Texas at Arlington (1986) (as an invited speaker)
  • MIDCON 86 --  Dallas, Texas (1986) (as member of Inner Circle)
  • International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - Dallas (1987) (as Publications Cochairman).
  • International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems - Phoenix (l987) (as an invited speaker).
  • Conference on Decision and Control - Los Angeles (l987) (as an invited speaker).
  • International Conference on Theory and Applications of Differential Equations - Columbus (1988) (as an invited speaker).
  • NASA workshop on Modal Logic, Event Driven Control, and Autonomous Systems-NASA Ames Research Center (1988) (as an invited participant).
  • International Conference on Advances in Communication and Control Systems - Baton Rouge, Louisiana (1988) (as an invited speaker).
  • Conference on Decision and Control - Austin, Texas (1988) (as an invited speaker).
  • Automatic Control Conference - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1989)
  • NASA Ames - UC Berkeley Nonlinear Flight Control Workshop - Berkeley, California (1989) (as an invited speaker).
  • International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - Albuquerque (1990).
  • Seventh International Conference on Systems Engineering -
  • Las Vegas(1990).
  • Texas Systems Theory Conference- University of Texas at Austin (1990) (as an invited speaker).
  • Conference on Decision and Control - Honolulu, Hawaii (1990).
  • International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - Toronto (1991).
  • Automatic Control Conference - Boston, MA (1991).
  • TexasSystems Theory Conference - Texas Tech University (1991) (as an invited speaker).
  • Conference on Decision and Control - Brighton, England (1991).
  • International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - San Francisco, CA (1992).
  • World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts - Tampa, FL (1992) (as an invited speaker).
  • TexasSystems Day - University of Texas at Dallas (1992) (as a conference organizer).
  • Symposium on Implicit and Nonlinear Systems - Arlington, TX (1992) (as an invited speaker).
  • Conference on Decision and Control - Tucson, AZ (1992) (as an invited speaker and session organizer).
  • National Chairs of Mathematical Sciences Meeting - Washington, D.C. (1992).
  • TAAAMS Meeting - Austin, TX (1992).
  • Joint Mathematics Meeting - San Antonio, TX (1993).
  • National Chairs of Mathematical Sciences Meeting - Washington, D.C. (1993).
  • TexasSystems Day - Automation and Robotics Research Institute - Ft. Worth, TX (1993) (as an invited speaker).
  • Conference on Decision and Control - San Antonio, TX (1993)
  • Joint Mathematics Meeting - Cincinnati, OH (1994)
  • Conference on Applied Mathematics - Central Oklahoma University (1994) (as an invited plenary speaker).
  • National Chairs of Mathematical Sciences Meeting - Washington, D.C. (1994).
  • TexasSystems Day - Texas A&M University (1994) (as an invited speaker)
  • Conference on Decision and Control - Lake Buena Vista, FL (1994) (as a member of the program committee).
  • TexasSystems Day - University of Houston (1995) (as an invited speaker)
  • Conference on Decision and Control - New Orleans, LA (1995)
  • Volterra Centennial Symposium - University of Texas at Arlington (1996) (as an invited speaker)
  • TexasSystems Day - Southern Methodist University (1996) (as an invited speaker)
  • Conference on Decision and Control - Kobe, Japan (1996)
  • AMS Summer Research Institute on Differential Geometry and Control - University of Colorado at Boulder (1997) (as an invited speaker)
  • TexasSystems Day - Rice University (1997) (as an invited speaker)
  • TexasSystems Day – Texas A&M University (1999) (as an invited speaker)
  • Conference on Decision and Control – Phoenix, AZ (1999)
  • TexasArea Mems Workshop, Southern Methodist University (2000)
  • TEXMEMS III – University of Texas at Dallas (2001)
  • IEEE LEOS/OSA Summer Topical Meeting – San Diego, CA (2005)
Committees

At Texas Tech University (*) denotes those chaired)

  • Preliminary Exam Committee --1970, 1971
  • Book Selection Committee -- 1972
  • Graduate Programs and Policies Committee -- 1973--1975, 1979--1981
  • *Hiring Committee -- 1974--1976
  • Organizing Committee for NSF Conference at Tech -- 1975
  • Special Hearing Panel for the Tenure and Privilege Committee
  • Undergraduate Committee -- 1976--1977
  • *Graduate Committee --1977--979
  • Organizing Committee for TAS Conference at Tech -- 1978
  • Coorganizer for Mathematical Systems Week -- 1979
  • Chairperson Selection Committee --1979
  • Committee on External Funding --1983
  • Executive Committee --1983

At The University of Texas at Dallas (*denotes those chaired)

  • Designed Programs and Courses in Systems and Signal Processing with P. Odell -- 1984
  • CQ Committee (twice)
  • Promotion Committees
  • Academic Senate
  • *Academic Search Committee - Applied Mathematics
  • Academic Search Committee - Electrical Engineering
  • Member of Alliance for Minority Participation Calculus/Pre-calculus Revision Task Force
  • Program Review Committee
  • Committee on Educational Programs of Self Study for SACSCOC: Chair, Subcommittee on Graduate Programs
  • * Graduate Committee – Electrical Engineering
  • CEP Committee
  • University Research Integrity Committee
  • ErikJonsson SchoolPeer Review Committee
  • Electrical Engineering Personnel Review Committee
  • Faculty Hearing Tribunal
  • Electrical Engineering Department Chair Search Committee
  • ErikJonsson SchoolCourse Evaluation Committee
  • ErikJonsson SchoolResearch Advisory Committee
  • Chancellor’s Outstanding Teaching Award Committee
  • ErikJonsson SchoolIndustrial Advisory Board Executive Committee
  • ErikJonsson SchoolAcademic Affairs Committee
  • ErikJonsson SchoolTeaching Effectiveness Committee
  • Dean’s Advisory Committee on Continuation
  • Electrical Engineering Open Search Committee
  • Digital Signal Processing Search Committee                  
Professional Activities

Reviewer:

  • Zentralblatt fur Mathematik
  • Mathematical Reviews
  • National Science Foundation (Mathematics, Engineering, SBIR, and International Programs)
  • National Research Council (Mathematics and Engineering)
  • National Science Foundation Review Panel for Engineering Systems
  • Army Research Office
  • Fellows Evaluation Committee for IEEE Control Systems Society (3 years)

Editor:

  • Associate Editor - Systems and Control Letters (through July, 2007)

Referee: 

  • Transactions American Mathematical Society
  • Indiana Journal of Mathematics
  • IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
  • IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
  • IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
  • Mathematical Systems Theory
  • Automatica
  • Mathematical Sciences Press
  • AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics
  • SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization
  • Applied Mathematics and Optimization
  • Optimal Control, Applications and Methods
  • Acta Applicandae Mathematics
  • Systems and Control Letters
  • Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems
  • Differential and Integral Equations, An International Journal
  • Computers and Mathematics with Applications
  • ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurements, and Control
  • Mathematical Systems, Estimation, and Control
  • Computational Optimization and Application
  • Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications
  • Journal of Dynamics, Measurements, and Control
  • Journal of Mathematical Systems, Estimation, and Control
  • Computational Optimization and Applications
  • Mathematical and Computer Modeling
  • Robust and Nonlinear Control
  • International Journal on Control Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing
  • Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Applied Mathematical Letters
  • IEEE/OSA Journal on Lightwave Technology

Meetings Organization:

  • Have chaired or co-'chaired many sessions at various meetings
  • Director of 1983 Berkeley-'Ames Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Control and Fluid Dynamics, University of California, Berkeley, with C. Martin
  • Presented Tutorial Workshop on Control Design for Nonlinear Systems, 24th  IEEE Conference on   Decision and Control, with J. Baillieul, G. Meyer, and R. Su
  • Publications Chairman of 1987 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, with P. Odell
  • Member of Inner Circle, MIDCON 86
  • Director of Texas Systems Day, University of Texas at Dallas, 1992
  • Program Committee of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 1994
Seminar Organizations
  • Differential Geometry and Topology, Texas Tech University
  • Several Complex Variables, Texas Tech University
  • Partial Differential Equations, Texas Tech University
  • Algebraic Geometry, Texas Tech University
  • Applicable Mathematics, Texas Tech University
  • Applied Mathematics and Statistics, University of Texas at Dallas, with P. Moschopoulos
  • Math - EE Seminar, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Electrical Engineering Speaker Series – University of Texas at Dallas
Advisor
  • Kappa Mu Epsilon Faculty Sponsor, Texas Tech University, 1976 -1978
  • Director of Graduate Studies for the Texas Tech University
  • Mathematics Department, 1977-1979
  • Graduate Advisor in Applied Mathematics, University of Texas at Dallas, 1984-1990.
  • Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) Faculty Advisor, University Of Texas at Dallas, 2007-present.
  • Planned, organized and staged with TSPE “Wright Stuff” for UTD Science Olympiad.