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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Faculty and Staff

Dr. Lifford Mclauchlan


Associate Professor and Assistant Chair

Education:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University - Kingsville (previously Texas A&I), Kingsville, TX, 1991
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University - Kingsville (previously Texas A&I), Kingsville, TX, 1993
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2000

Research interest:

  •  Controls, Adaptive Controls, Nonlinear Controls, Image and Signal Processing, Digital Watermarking, Intelligent and Multi-agent Systems, Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Biometrics, Sensors, Data Fusion and Robotics

Courses taught:

  • Undergraduate courses:Linear Control Systems, Image Processing and Biometrics, Computer Architecture,  Microprocessor Based Control System, Advanced Laboratory, Electrical and Computer Engineering Projects Laboratory
  • Graduate Courses:– Control System Synthesis, Dynamic Systems I, Adaptive Control, System Engineering and Analysis, Nonlinear Systems, Embedded System Design, Electronic System Design, Advanced Computer Architecture, Digital Signal Processing, Graduate Research Project, Thesis, Proposal/Dissertation

Selected Publications:

  • Robert Ngabesong and Lifford McLauchlan, “Implementing “R” Programming for Time Series Analysis and Forecasting of Electricity Demand for Texas, USA,” 2019 Annual IEEE Green Technologies Conference, Lafayette, LA, USA, April 3-6, 2019 (accepted).
  • Robert Ngabesong and Lifford McLauchlan, “System Planning and Modeling of a Renewable Energy SelfSufficient Community,” 2018 Annual IEEE Green Technologies Conference, Austin, TX, USA, April 4-6, 2018.
  • Soumya Saha and Lifford McLauchlan, “An Approach to Construct Weighted Minimal Spanning Tree in Wireless Sensor Networks,” in Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking, and Parallel/Distributed Computing, Springer, Germany, pp. 69-84, 2015. ISBN 978-3-319-10388-4.
  • L. Hotaling, D. Burnett, L. McLauchlan, P. Asher and B. Adamec, “Perspectives from Professional Societies on Youth and Oceans,” The Journal of Ocean Technology, vol. 9, no. 3, pp.1-6, 2014.
  • L. McLauchlan, S. Saha, C. Montiel and R. Challoo, “Comparative Study of Various Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) Topology Construction Protocols,” International Journal of Networked and Distributed Computing,vol. 2, no. 3, August 2014. pp. 189-197.
  • L. McLauchlan, S. Saha and R. Challoo, “Comparative Study of SWST (Simple Weighted Spanning Tree) and EAST (Energy Aware Spanning Tree),” International Journal of Networked and Distributed Computing, vol. 2, no.3, August 2014, pp. 148-155.
  • Mehrube Mehrubeoglu, Lifford McLauchlan, and H. Bora Karayaka, “Ocean Energy Conversion and Storage Prototypes for Wave, Current and Tidal Energy Generators,” 2014 Sixth Annual IEEE Green Technologies Conference, Corpus Christi, TX, USA, April 3-4, 2014, pp. 61-68.
  • L. McLauchlan and M. Mehrubeoglu, "Process Control Model PID Controllers Tuned by Multi-objective Evolutionary Adaptive Algorithms," Proceedings of The 2nd International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics, and Cybernetics: IMCIC 2011, The Spring 9th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies: CCCT 2011, Orlando, USA, March 27- 30, 2011, vol. II, pp. 62-67 (Session’s Best Paper Award).
  • J. Durham, M. Mehrubeoglu, D. Carter, R. McBee, and L. McLauchlan, “Support for Flight Trajectories and Video Capture: Initial Results Using a Free Open Source Flight Simulator,” Earth & Space 2010 Conference – The 12th ASCE Aerospace Division Biennial International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environment, Honolulu, HI, pp. 1941-8, March 14-17, 2010.
  • L. McLauchlan, “Fuzzy Logic Controlled Landing of a Boeing 747,” Proc. of 2009 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, St. Louis, Missouri, USA pp. 5369-5375, Oct. 11–15, 2009.

Contact Information:

EC 211
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MSC 192 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: (361) 593-4418
fax: (361) 593-4026
email: lifford.mclauchlan@tamuk.edu 

Dr. Lifford Mclauchlan