Samuel D. Coogan

Brief Biography: 

Sam Coogan received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2015, he was a postdoctoral research engineer at Sensys Networks, Inc., and in 2012, he was a research intern at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. Before joining Georgia Tech in 2017, he was an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering department at UCLA from 2015–2017. He received the Eli Jury Award from UC Berkeley EECS in 2016 for "outstanding achievement in the area of systems, communications, control, or signal processing," the Leon O. Chua Award from UC Berkeley EECS in 2014 for "outstanding achievement in an area of nonlinear science," and the best student paper award at the 2015 Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control conference.

Last Name: 
Coogan
Office Building: 
TSRB
Office #: 
437
Affinity Group / Department: 
Transportation Systems Engineering
Type: 
Faculty
Academic Faculty
Education: 
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
First Name: 
Samuel
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Job Title: 
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: 
Autonomous systems
Transportation networks
Cyber-physical systems
Control theory
Formal methods
Publications (Articles): 
S. Coogan, M. Arcak, and C. Belta, “Formal methods for control of traffic flow: Automated control synthesis from finite state transition models,” IEEE Control Systems Magazine, vol. 37, pp. 109-128, Apr 2017.
S. Coogan, C. Flores, and P. Varaiya, “Traffic predictive control from low-rank structure,” Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, vol. 97, pp. 1-22, Mar. 2017.
S. Coogan, E. Kim, G. Gomes, M. Arcak, and P. Varaiya, “Offset optimization in signalized traffic networks via semidefinite relaxation,” Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, vol. 100, pp. 82-92, June 2017.
S. Coogan, A. A. Kurzhanskiy, and M. Arcak, “Mixed monotonicity of partial first-in-first-out traffic flow models,” in IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 7611–7616, 2016.
S. Coogan, “Separability of Lyapunov functions for contractive monotone systems,” in IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 2184-2189, 2016.
S. Coogan, E. A. Gol, M. Arcak, and C. Belta, “Traffic network control from temporal logic specifications,” IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, vol. 3, pp. 162-172, June 2016.
S. Coogan and M. Arcak, “Stability of traffic flow networks with a polytree topology,” Automatica, vol. 66, pp. 246-253, April 2016.
S. Coogan and M. Arcak, “Efficient finite abstraction of mixed monotone systems,” in Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, pp. 58-67, 2015.
S. Coogan and M. Arcak, “A compartmental model for traffic networks and its dynamical behavior,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 60, pp. 2698-2703, Oct. 2015.
Eli Jury Award from EECS Department, UC Berkeley for “outstanding achievement in the area of systems, communications, control, or signal processing,” 2016
Best Student Paper, 2015 Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control
Leon O. Chua Award from EECS Department, UC Berkeley for “outstanding achievement in an area of nonlinear science,” 2014
Middle: 
D.
Address: 

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