Mouhacine Benosman

Mouhacine Benosman
  • Biography

    Before coming to MERL in 2010, Mouhacine worked at universities in Reims University, France and Strathclyde University, Scotland before spending 5 years as a Research Scientist with the Temasek Laboratories at the National University of Singapore. His research interests include modeling and control of flexible systems, nonlinear robust and fault tolerant control, multi-agent control with applications to smart-grid and robotics, estimation and control of partial differential equations with applications to thermo-fluid models, learning-based adaptive control for nonlinear systems, and control-theory based optimization algorithms with application to machine learning. Mouhacine has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers, and has more than 20 patents in the field of mechatronics systems control. He is a senior member of the IEEE, Associate Editor of the Control System Society Conference Editorial Board, Associate Editor of the Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Associate Editor of the Journal of Advanced Control for Applications, Associate Editor of the IEEE Control Systems Letters, and Senior Editor of the International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing.

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  • Awards

    •  AWARD    ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference 2022 Best Paper Award nominee
      Date: July 14, 2022
      Awarded to: Weidong Cao, Mouhacine Benosman, Xuan Zhang, and Rui Ma
      MERL Contact: Mouhacine Benosman
      Research Area: Artificial Intelligence
      Brief
      • The Conference committee of the 59th Design Automation Conference has chosen MERL's paper entitled 'Domain Knowledge-Infused Deep Learning for Automated Analog/RF Circuit Parameter Optimization', as a DAC Best Paper Award nominee. The committee evaluated both manuscript and submitted presentation recording, and has chosen MERL's paper as one of six nominees for this prestigious award. Decisions were based on the submissions’ innovation, impact and exposition.
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    •  AWARD    International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Circuits and Systems (AICAS) 2022 Openedges Award
      Date: June 15, 2022
      Awarded to: Yuxiang Sun, Mouhacine Benosman, Rui Ma.
      MERL Contact: Mouhacine Benosman
      Research Area: Artificial Intelligence
      Brief
      • The committee of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Circuits and Systems (AICAS) 2022, has selected MERL's paper entitled 'GaN Distributed RF Power Amplifier Automation Design with Deep Reinforcement Learning' as a winner of the AICAS 2022 Openedges Award.

        In this paper MERL researchers propose a novel design automation methodology based on deep reinforcement learning (RL), for wide-band non-uniform distributed RF power amplifiers, known for their high dimensional design challenges.
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  • MERL Publications

    •  Zhang, X., Mao, W., Mowlavi, S., Benosman, M., Basar, T., "Controlgym: Large-Scale Control Environments for Benchmarking Reinforcement Learning Algorithms", Learning for Dynamics & Control Conference (L4DC), July 2024.
      BibTeX
      • @inproceedings{Zhang2024jul2,
      • author = {Zhang, Xiangyuan and Mao, Weichao and Mowlavi, Saviz and Benosman, Mouhacine and Basar, Tamer}},
      • title = {Controlgym: Large-Scale Control Environments for Benchmarking Reinforcement Learning Algorithms},
      • booktitle = {Learning for Dynamics & Control Conference (L4DC)},
      • year = 2024,
      • month = jul
      • }
    •  Zhang, X., Mowlavi, S., Benosman, M., Basar, T., "Policy Optimization for PDE Control with a Warm Start", arXiv, March 2024.
      BibTeX arXiv
      • @article{Zhang2024mar,
      • author = {Zhang, Xiangyuan and Mowlavi, Saviz and Benosman, Mouhacine and Basar, Tamer},
      • title = {Policy Optimization for PDE Control with a Warm Start},
      • journal = {arXiv},
      • year = 2024,
      • month = mar,
      • url = {https://arxiv.org/abs/2403.01005}
      • }
    •  Xie, X., Mowlavi, S., Benosman, M., "Smooth and Sparse Latent Dynamics in Operator Learning with Jerk Regularization", arXiv, February 2024.
      BibTeX arXiv
      • @article{Xie2024feb,
      • author = {Xie, Xiaoyu and Mowlavi, Saviz and Benosman, Mouhacine},
      • title = {Smooth and Sparse Latent Dynamics in Operator Learning with Jerk Regularization},
      • journal = {arXiv},
      • year = 2024,
      • month = feb,
      • url = {https://arxiv.org/abs/2402.15636}
      • }
    •  Mowlavi, S., Benosman, M., "Dual Parametric and State Estimation for Partial Differential Equations", IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, DOI: 10.1109/​CDC49753.2023.10384246, December 2023, pp. 8156-8161.
      BibTeX TR2023-145 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Mowlavi2023dec,
      • author = {Mowlavi, Saviz and Benosman, Mouhacine},
      • title = {Dual Parametric and State Estimation for Partial Differential Equations},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)},
      • year = 2023,
      • pages = {8156--8161},
      • month = dec,
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • doi = {10.1109/CDC49753.2023.10384246},
      • issn = {2576-2370},
      • isbn = {979-8-3503-0125-0},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2023-145}
      • }
    •  Queeney, J., Benosman, M., "Risk-Averse Model Uncertainty for Distributionally Robust Safe Reinforcement Learning", Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), A. Oh and T. Neumann and A. Globerson and K. Saenko and M. Hardt and S. Levine, Eds., December 2023, pp. 1659-1680.
      BibTeX TR2023-143 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Queeney2023dec,
      • author = {Queeney, James and Benosman, Mouhacine},
      • title = {Risk-Averse Model Uncertainty for Distributionally Robust Safe Reinforcement Learning},
      • booktitle = {Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS)},
      • year = 2023,
      • editor = {A. Oh and T. Neumann and A. Globerson and K. Saenko and M. Hardt and S. Levine},
      • pages = {1659--1680},
      • month = dec,
      • publisher = {Curran Associates, Inc.},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2023-143}
      • }
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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "System for Performing a Task According to a Reference Trajectory"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine; Jha, Devesh
      Patent No.: 12,038,727
      Issue Date: Jul 16, 2024
    • Title: "Simulation-in-the-loop Tuning of Robot Parameters for System Modeling and Control"
      Inventors: Jain, Siddarth; Van Baar, Jeroen; Corcodel, Radu Ioan; Sullivan, Alan; Benosman, Mouhacine
      Patent No.: 11,975,451
      Issue Date: May 7, 2024
    • Title: "Deep Learning-based Online Adaptation of Digital Pre-Distortion and Power Amplifier Systems"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine; Ma, Rui; KANTANA, Chouaib; Waters, Richard C.
      Patent No.: 11,948,071
      Issue Date: Apr 2, 2024
    • Title: "Interactive Online Adaptation for Digital Pre-Distortion and Power Amplifier System Auto-Tuning"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine; Ma, Rui; KANTANA, Chouaib
      Patent No.: 11,843,353
      Issue Date: Dec 12, 2023
    • Title: "Apparatus and Method for Control with Data-Driven Model Adaptation"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine; Chakrabarty, Ankush; Nabi, Saleh
      Patent No.: 11,840,224
      Issue Date: Dec 12, 2023
    • Title: "Controlling Thermal State of Conditioned Environment Based on Multivariable Optimization"
      Inventors: Nabi, Saleh; Chakrabarty, Ankush; Benosman, Mouhacine; VijayShankar, Sanjana
      Patent No.: 11,808,472
      Issue Date: Nov 7, 2023
    • Title: "Robust Adaptive Dynamic Mode Decomposition for Modeling, Prediction, and Control of High Dimensional Physical Systems"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine; Nabi, Saleh
      Patent No.: 11,790,247
      Issue Date: Oct 17, 2023
    • Title: "Apparatus and Method for Controlling a System Having Uncertainties in its Dynamics"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine; Russel, Reazul; van Baar, Jeroen
      Patent No.: 11,640,162
      Issue Date: May 2, 2023
    • Title: "System for Continuous-Time Optimization with Pre-Defined Finite-Time Convergence"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine; Romero, Orlando
      Patent No.: 11,513,484
      Issue Date: Nov 29, 2022
    • Title: "Power Amplifier System and Transfer Learning-based Autotuning Optimization Method Thereof"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine; Ma, Rui; Jeong, Soyeon
      Patent No.: 11,336,231
      Issue Date: May 17, 2022
    • Title: "Robust Source Seeking and Formation Learning-based Controller"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine; Poveda, Jorge
      Patent No.: 10,915,108
      Issue Date: Feb 9, 2021
    • Title: "System and Method for Controlling Operations of Air-Conditioning System"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine; Borggaard, Jeff
      Patent No.: 10,619,879
      Issue Date: Apr 14, 2020
    • Title: "Power Amplifier System and Learning-based Autotuning Method Thereof"
      Inventors: Ma, Rui; Benosman, Mouhacine; Manjunatha, Koushik A.; Niu, Sufeng; Da Costa Dinis, Daniel Antonio
      Patent No.: 10,454,427
      Issue Date: Oct 22, 2019
    • Title: "Hybrid Battery State Sensor"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine; Wei, Chun
      Patent No.: 10,353,008
      Issue Date: Jul 16, 2019
    • Title: "Controlling Sway of Elevator Cable with Movement of Elevator Car"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine
      Patent No.: 10,207,894
      Issue Date: Feb 19, 2019
    • Title: "Methods and Systems for Predicting Flow of Crowds from Limited Observations"
      Inventors: Mansour, Hassan; Benosman, Mouhacine; Huroyan, Vahan
      Patent No.: 10,210,398
      Issue Date: Feb 19, 2019
    • Title: "System and Method for Controlling Operations of Air-Conditioning System"
      Inventors: Boufounos, Petros T.; Grover, Piyush; Kramer, Boris; Benosman, Mouhacine
      Patent No.: 10,145,576
      Issue Date: Dec 4, 2018
    • Title: "System and Method for Controlling Outputs of Photovoltaic System"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine; Wei, Chun
      Patent No.: 10,044,193
      Issue Date: Aug 7, 2018
    • Title: "System and Method for Controlling Operations of Air-Conditioning System"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine; Boufounos, Petros T.; Kramer, Boris; Grover, Piyush
      Patent No.: 9,976,765
      Issue Date: May 22, 2018
    • Title: "Model Predictive Control with Uncertainties"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine; Di Cairano, Stefano
      Patent No.: 9,897,984
      Issue Date: Feb 20, 2018
    • Title: "Method and System for Segmenting Pedestrian Flows in Videos"
      Inventors: Mansour, Hassan; Dicle, Caglayan; Tian, Dong; Benosman, Mouhacine; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 9,892,520
      Issue Date: Feb 13, 2018
    • Title: "Semi-Active Feedback Control of Sway of Cables in Elevator System"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine
      Patent No.: 9,875,217
      Issue Date: Jan 23, 2018
    • Title: "Controlling Sway of Elevator Cable Connected to Elevator Car"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine; Nakazawa, Daisuke; Watanabe, Seiji; Fukui, Daiki
      Patent No.: 9,862,570
      Issue Date: Jan 9, 2018
    • Title: "Method and System for Segmenting Pedestrian Flows in Videos"
      Inventors: Mansour, Hassan; Dicle, Caglayan; Tian, Dong; Benosman, Mouhacine; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 9,600,896
      Issue Date: Mar 21, 2017
    • Title: "Controlling Sway of Elevator Rope Using Movement of Elevator Car"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine; Fukui, Daiki; Watanabe, Seiji; Nakazawa, Daisuke
      Patent No.: 9,475,674
      Issue Date: Oct 25, 2016
    • Title: "Semi-Active Feedback Control of Elevator Rope Sway"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine
      Patent No.: 9,434,577
      Issue Date: Sep 6, 2016
    • Title: "Finite Time Power Control for Smart-Grid Distributed System"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine; Polymeneas, Evangelos
      Patent No.: 9,419,437
      Issue Date: Aug 16, 2016
    • Title: "Method and System for Controlling Sway of Ropes in Elevator Systems by Modulating Tension on the Ropes"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine
      Patent No.: 9,278,829
      Issue Date: Mar 8, 2016
    • Title: "Elevator Rope Sway and Disturbance Estimation"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine
      Patent No.: 9,242,838
      Issue Date: Jan 26, 2016
    • Title: "Distributed Path Planning for Mobile Sensors"
      Inventors: Boufounos, Petros T.; Vaccaro, Richard J; Benosman, Mouhacine
      Patent No.: 9,218,646
      Issue Date: Dec 22, 2015
    • Title: "Model-Based Learning Control"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine
      Patent No.: 9,182,753
      Issue Date: Nov 10, 2015
    • Title: "Elevator Rope Sway Estimation"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine; Bortoff, Scott A.
      Patent No.: 9,096,411
      Issue Date: Aug 4, 2015
    • Title: "Elevator Rope Sway Estimation"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine; Bortoff, Scott A.
      Patent No.: 9,045,313
      Issue Date: Jun 2, 2015
    • Title: "System and Method for Controlling Actuators"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine; Atinc, Gokkan
      Patent No.: 8,860,352
      Issue Date: Oct 14, 2014
    • Title: "Controller for Reducing Vibrations in Mechanical Systems"
      Inventors: Benosman, Mouhacine; Shilpiekandula, Vijay; Bortoff, Scott A.
      Patent No.: 8,855,826
      Issue Date: Oct 7, 2014
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