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Ruth Milman

Ruth Milman
BASc, MASc, PhD (Toronto)

Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Contact information

2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K4
Office: ENG 2020

905.721.8668 ext. 3297
905.721.3370 (fax)

ruth.milman@uoit.ca


Research topics

  • Systems Control Theory
  • Model Predictive Control Systems
  • Optimization
  • Nonlinear Control
  • Constrained Systems

Education

  • PhD (Electrical Engineering), University of Toronto 2004
  • MASc (Electrical Engineering), University of Toronto, 1997
  • BASc Honours (Computer Engineering), University of Toronto, 1995

Courses

  • Discrete Math
  • Digital Systems
  • Probability and Random Signals
  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus

Research and expertise

Publications and presentations

  • Selected publications and presentations

    Journal Publications

    • Edward J. Davison and Ruth Milman, “Tracking and Disturbance Rejection of Extended Constant Signals with Unknown Disturbance Structure Using MPC”, to appear in SICE journal of Control Measurement and System Integration
    • Ruth Milman and Edward J. Davison, “A non-feasible active set method for solving the QP subproblem in model predictive control”, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, August 2008, vol. 138 no. 2
    • Edward J. Davison, D.E. Davison and Ruth Milman, “Transient response shaping using model based cheap control, saturation indices, and MPC”, European Journal of Control, pp288-300, Nov. 2005
    • Ruth Milman and Scott A. Bortoff, “Observer-based adaptive control of a variable reluctance motor, experimental results”, IEEE Transactions on control systems, Volume 7 Issue 5, pages 613-621, Sept. 1999
    • Scott A. Bortoff, Rashid R. Kohan and Ruth Milman, “Adaptive control of variable reluctance motors: A spline function approach”, IEEE Transactions on industrial electronics, Vol. 45 Issue 3, pp 433-444, June 1998

    Conference Publications

    • Ruth Milman and Edward J. Davison, “Evaluation of suboptimal real-time control results for model predictive control using improved initial conditions”, 2005 IEEE Conference on Control Applications, pp. 1075-1080, Aug. 2005
    • Ruth Milman and Edward J. Davison, “Rejection of unmeasureable extended constant disturbances using model predictive control”, 16th IFAC World Congress, paper code Th-E05-TP/15, July 2005
    • D.E. Davison, Ruth Milman and Edward J. Davison, “Optimal Transient Response Shaping in Model Predictive Control”, 16th IFAC World Congress, paper code Tu-E21-TO/6, July 2005
    • Ruth Milman and Edward J. Davison, “Guaranteed bounds on the performance cost of a fast real-time suboptimal constrained MPC controller”, 2004 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 2035-2040, Dec. 2004.
    • Ruth Milman and Edward J. Davison, “Disturbance rejection and observer implementation using model predictive control”, 12th Mediterranean IEEE Conference on Control and Automation, paper no. 1071, June 2004
    • Ruth Milman and Edward J. Davison, “Evaluation of a new algorithm for model predictive control based on non-feasible search directions using premature termination”, 2003 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 2217-2221, Dec. 2003
    • Ruth Milman and Edward J. Davison, “Fast Computation of the quadratic programming subproblem in MPC”, 2003 Automatic Control Conference, pp. 4723-4729, June 2003
    • Ruth Milman and Scott A. Bortoff, “Observer-based adaptive control of a variable reluctance motor, experimental results”, IEEE Proceedings of the 36th annual conference on decision and control, Volume 1, pp 217-222, Dec. 1997

    Non-Refereed Publications

    • Ruth Milman and Edward J. Davison, “A proposed new non-feasible active set method with applications to Model Predictive Control”, University of Toronto, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Systems Control Group, Technical Report No. 0201, August 2002 (available online at www.control.utoronto.ca/tech_reports/tech_reports.html)
    • Ruth Milman, “Pressure control of a Ring Header”, University of Toronto, Dept. of Electrical and Computer
      Engineering, Systems Control Group, Technical Report No.9901, February 1999,
      (available online at www.control.utoronto.ca/tech_reports/tech_reports.html)
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