The Control and Systems Engineering Department Holds a
Workshop Entitled (Reducing Drug Abuse among Youth)
The Division of Psychological Counseling and Educational Guidance
in the Control and Systems Engineering Department held
a workshop entitled (Reducing Drug Abuse among Youth) on Monday,
11/12/2023, to raise awareness among community members.
Lect. Dr. Aliaa Abul Redha Abbas delivered a speech,
which involved an introduction to the phenomenon and touched
on the most important social and psychological factors and the reasons
that led to drug abuse. In addition, the effects resulting from drug
abuse were highlighted and their causes were explained,
including the bad companions that young people resort
to after being exposed to family problems, psychological and social pressures,
and reasons related to the environmental factors.
The workshop also delved into potential solutions to reduce
the prevalence of this phenomenon, focusing on early detection
and strategies for mitigating its adverse impacts on society.
Discussion of a Master's Thesis
The master’s thesis of the graduate student Zainab Nima Mahmoud,
majoring in Mechatronics engineering, was discussed on Monday,
12/4/2023. The discussion was held at Hall No.9
in the Control and Systems Engineering Department.
Her thesis was entitled: Optimal Adaptive Control
for Drilling Machine in Composite Material
The discussion committee consisted of:
1- Prof. Dr. Safana Mudhir Raafat / Chairman.
2- Asst. Prof. Dr. Maher Yahya Salloom / Member.
3- Asst. Prof. Evan Esho Korial / Member.
4- Asst. Prof. Dr. Hudhayfah Khalil Ibrahim / Member and Supervisor.
5- Asst. Prof. Shaima Mahmoud Mahdi / Member and Supervisor.
Due to the diversity in physical and chemical properties of composite
materials, understanding the dynamics of the etching
process within these materials is challenging. One of the major concerns
that arise from lack of control over the drilling process is
the occurrence of distortions around the drill, which can significantly
reduce the quality of the product. To address this, the present study
proposes a proportional integral-differential (PID) ideal controller
and a model reference adaptive control (MRAC) system method.
To improve the performance of the proposed controllers,
the study proposes the Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm (PSO)
and the Flower Pollination Algorithm (FPA), in addition to the
Enhanced Flower Pollination Algorithm (EFPA) based on the Integral
Time Absolute Error (ITAE). Simulation results in MATLAB
confirm the superior performance of the proposed EFPA in contrast
to the FPA and PSO methods to enhance the performance
of the proposed controllers. The MRAC controller also excelled
in controlling the drilling process under different operational conditions.
The results of this thesis provide effective approaches to enhancing
productivity and quality in productive companies. The discussion
was attended by the Assistant Head of the Department for Scientific
Affairs and Postgraduate Studies Asst. Prof. Dr. Abbas Hussein Issa.
On this occasion, we congratulate the student and wish her continued success.
The Control and Systems Engineering Department Holds Seminars for Postgraduate Students
A group of seminars were held in the Control and Systems Engineering
Department over two days on 3-4/12/2023, in the department’s discussion
room, Hall No. (9), as part of the department’s scientific activities by
discussing projects of postgraduate (Master’s) students in the research
stage for the specializations of Control Engineering, Computers Engineering,
and Mechatronics Engineering for the students who have passed
the first round or those who are currently in the research year.
These seminars were held to assess what has been accomplished in
the graduate students’ research projects, providing advice
and guidance to students, developing the method of presenting and
defending the research project, and achieving scientific benefit.
The discussion sessions were attended by the Assistant Head
of the Department for Scientific Affairs and Postgraduate Studies
(Asst. Prof. Dr. Abbas Hussein Issa), the heads of the branches,
and a group of the academic staff members.
The Control and Systems Engineering Department Held Volunteer Work to Clean the Department Indoor Artificial Garden
The Psychological Counseling and Educational Guidance Unit
in the Control and Systems Engineering Department held
volunteer work on Wednesday, 29/11/2023, which included cleaning
the indoor artificial garden in the department. The work was done
by a group of the second year students, the computer engineering
branch. This event was held to consolidate the culture
of volunteer work and preserve the university environment.
The Control and Systems Engineering Department Held a General Assembly Meeting
The Presidency of the Control and Systems Engineering Department held
a general assembly meeting that included all employees, engineers,
technicians, and administrators in the department. The meeting took place
on Tuesday, 28/11/2023, in the department’s conference hall, in the presence
of the Deputy Head of the Department for Administrative Affairs
(Prof. Dr. Hazem Ibrahim Ali), the Head of the Control Engineering Branch
(Prof. Dr. Omar Farouq Lutfy), and the Head of the Computer Engineering Branch
(Asst. Prof. Dr. Firas Abdel Razzaq Rahim). Many topics were raised,
including the department’s preparations for the new academic year,
preparing all necessary matters, emphasizing full commitment to attendance,
and overcoming the difficulties that may face the educational process.
At the end of the meeting, questions and inquiries were answered,
and suggestions and opinions were heard to develop and advance
the department and the university for the service of our dear country.