Stéphane Lafortune

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École Polytechnique de Montréal

B.S. Electrical Engineering 1980

McGill University

M.S. Electrical Engineering 1982

University of California at Berkeley

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 1986

Professional Career

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science since 1986
EECS 216: Introduction to Signal and Systems
Prerequisistes: EECS 215; Preceded or accompanied by MATH 216
Course Description: Theory and practice of signals and systems engineering in continuous and discrete time. Continuous-time linear time-invariant systems, impulse response, convolution. Fourier series, Fourier transforms, spectrum, frequency response and filtering. Sampling leading to basic digital signal processing using the discrete-time Fourier and the discrete Fourier transform. Laplace transforms, transfer functions, poles and zeros, stability. Applications of Laplace transform theory to RLC circuit analysis. Introduction to communications, control, and signal processing. Weekly recitations and hardware/Matlab software laboratories.
EECS 498: Special Topics: Introduction to Discrete Event Systems
Prerequisites: Senior or Graduate standing
Course Description: This course was offered in Winter 2010, in place of EECS 661 when it was not offered in Fall 2010. The syllabus was adapted from that of EECS 661.
EECS 661: Discrete Event Systems
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor
Course Description: Modeling, analysis, and control of discrete event systems; untimed (logical) and timed models considered. Defining characteristics of discrete event systems. Logical models: languages, automata, and Petri nets. Analysis: safety, nonblocking, state estimation, and event diagnosis. Supervisory control: controllability, nonblocking and nonconflicting languages, observability, and coobservability. Control of Petri nets using place invariants. Timed models: timed automata and timed Petri nets; timed automata with guards. Brief introduction to stochastic models.

Elected Fellow of the IEEE (1999)

Contributions to the theory of discrete event systems
Served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications and of the International Journal of Control

Axelby Outstanding Paper Award from the IEEE Control Systems Society

1994 - Limited Lookahead Policies in Supervisory Control of Discrete Event Systems
Co-author(s): Sheng-Luen Chung, Feng Lin
2001 - Decentralized Supervisor Control with Communicating Controllers
Co-author(s): George Barrett
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