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DR. ITTHISEK NILKHAMHANG (ASSISTANT PROFESSOR)
Faculty
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School of Information, Computer, and Communication Technology (ICT)
Name
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Dr. Itthisek Nilkhamhang (Assistant Professor)
Position
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Assistant Director for International Affairs and Corporate Relations
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itthisek@siit.tu.ac.th
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Phone Bangkadi
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+66-2-501-3505~20
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5017
  Education
  • 2002: B.Eng. (1st Class Honors) in Electrical Engineering, SIIT, Thammasat University, Thailand
  • 2005: M.Eng. in Integrated System Design Engineering, Keio University, Japan
  • 2008: Ph.D. in Integrated System Design Engineering, Keio University, Japan
  Academic Awards
  • Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship, 2005-2008.
  • Keio Graduate Scholarship, 2002-2005.
  Research Areas
  • Robust and adaptive control, System identification, Nonlinear systems, Mechatronics, Robotics, Electrical power systems, Fuzzy and neural network control theories, Haptic interfaces
  Research Interests

Robust and Adaptive Control Theories and Applications

Control engineering is a rapidly evolving discipline with a wide range of applications, including but not limited to chemical, electrical, mechanical, and civil systems. However, the mathematical models upon which control theories are based can never precisely describe all the characteristics of any given system. This uncertainty is a direct result of various factors, such as incomplete system knowledge, variable dynamics and parameters, complex physical mechanisms, and external disturbances. The discrepancy between a physical system and its mathematical description is therefore an issue of grave concern for control engineers. Robust and adaptive control theories have emerged as highly efficient tools for dealing with uncertainties, capable of guaranteeing robust and stable system performance under varying operational conditions. This research aims at developing robust and adaptive control strategies, with particular emphasis on mechanical and electrical systems. Possible applications include vibration suppression of automotive systems, automation of industrial processes, force feedback and haptic interfacing.

System Identification

The accuracy and performance of any control system is greatly dependent upon the mathematical model on which it is based. Thus, there is a strong correlation between the practice of control engineering and system identification. System identification refers to the use of measured data in combination with stochastic or deterministic methods to discern the structure and relevant parameters of a given system. As such, it is an invaluable tool when dealing with systems with uncertain or unknown mathematical models and parameters. This research is concerned primarily with applying system identification theories to complex systems involving nonlinearities and hybrid models.

  Work Experiences
  • 2008-Present: SIIT
  • 2003: Research Assistant, Department of System Design Engineering, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2001: Engineering Trainee, Fujikura Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
  • 2001: Engineering Trainee, Esso (Thailand) Public Company Ltd., Sriracha, Thailand
  List of Publications

Refereed International Journal Papers and Book Chapter

  1. Kittipong Ekkachai; and Itthisek Nilkhamhang, "Swing phase control of semi-active prosthetic knee using neural network predictive control with particle swarm optimization", IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol. 24, No. 11, pp. 1169-1178, November 2016.
  2. Sarun Chattunyakit; Toshiaki Kondo; and Itthisek Nilkhamhang, “Development of robotic platform for swarm robots in fire detection application”, Kasetsart Journal Natural Science, Vol. 47, No. 6, pp. 967-976, November-December 2013.
  3. Nantawat Pinkam and Itthisek Nilkhamhang, “A wireless smart shoe for gait analysis using heuristic algorithms with automated thresholding”, Kasetsart Journal Natural Science, Vol. 47, No. 6, pp. 909-924, November-December 2013.
  4. Kittipong Ekkachai; Kanokvate Tungpimolrut; and Itthisek Nilkhamhang, “Force control of a magnetorheological damper using an elementary hysteresis model-based feedforward neural network”, Smart Materials and Structure, Vol. 22, No. 11, Paper No. 115030, 9 p, November 2013.
  5. Kittipong Ekkachai; Kanokvate Tungpimolrut; and Itthisek Nilkhamhang, “A novel approach to model magneto-rheological dampers using EHM with a feed-forward neural network”, ScienceAsia, Vol. 38, No. 4, December 2012.
  6. Itthisek Nilkhamhang, Tomoaki Mori, and Akira Sano, “Robust adaptive approach to semi-active control of suspension systems with MR damper”, SICE Journal of Control, Measurement, and System Integration, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 26-32, January 2008.
  7. Itthisek Nilkhamhang and Akira Sano, “Iterative tuning of feedforward and feedback controllers with physical parameter identification for two-mass system”, IEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems, Vol. 126-C, No. 4, pp. 533-541, April 2006.

Refereed International Conference Papers

  1. Pakpoom Patompak; Sungmoon Jeong; Nak Young Chong; and Itthisek Nilkhamhang, "Mobile robot navigation for human-robot social interaction" The 16th International Conference on Control, Automation, and Systems (ICCAS 2016), pp. 1298-1303, Gyeongju, Korea, 16-19 October 2016.
  2. Woramate Pattanusorn; Itthisek Nilkhamhang; Somsak Kittipiyakul; Kittipong Ekkachai; and Atsushi Takahashi, "Passenger estimation system using Wi-Fi probe request" The 7th International Conference of Information and Communication Technology for Embedded Systems (IC-ICTES 2016), pp. 67-72, Bangkok, Thailand, 20-22 March 2016.
  3. Arthit Thaniyaphol and Itthisek Nilkhamhang, "Performance evaluation and impact analysis of distributed generation on radial power distribution system" Applied Mechanics and Materials: Mechanical and Electrical Technology VII: Proceedings of the 2015 7th International Conference on Mechanical and Electrical Technology (ICMET 2015), pp. 1222-1226, Bali, Indonesia, Vol. 799-800, 1-2 July 2015.
  4. Arthit Julkananusart and Itthisek Nilkhamhang, "Quadrotor tuning for attitude control based on double-loop PID controller using fictitious reference iterative tuning (FRIT)", The 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON2015) [CD-ROM], pp. 004865-004870, Yokohama, Japan, 9-12 November 2015.
  5. Jakkrit Dulayatrakul; Pawin Prasertsakul; Toshiaki Kondo; and Itthisek Nilkhamhang, "Robust implementation of hand gesture recognition for remote human-machine interaction", The 7th International Conference on Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ICITEE-2015), pp. 247-252, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 29-30 October 2015.
  6. Chatpadol Klungmontri, Itthisek Nilkhamhang, Wutthiphat Covanich, and Tsuyoshi Isshiki, “Underwater positioning systems for underwater robots using trilateration algorithm”, The 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Embedded Systems (IC-ICTES 2015) [CD-ROM] , pp. 178-182, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand, March 2015.
  7. Arthit Julkananusart; Itthisek Nilkhamhang; Rangsarit Vanijjirattikhan; and Atsushi Takahashi, “Quadrotor tuning for attitude control based on PID controller using fictitious reference iterative tuning (FRIT)”, The 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Embedded Systems (IC-ICTES 2015) [CD-ROM], pp. 56-60, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand, March 2015.
  8. Somkiat Khamphuea; Toshiaki Kondo; and Itthisek Nilkamhang, "An integrated approach of ICP and visual odometry for KinectFusion based on scene complexity analysis", The 20th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB 20th 2015) [CD-ROM], pp. 367-372, Beppu, Oita, Japan, 21-23 January 2015.
  9. Kittipong Ekkachai; Apicit Tantaworrasilp; Sirichai Nithi-Uthai; Kanokvate Tungpimolrut; and Itthisek Nilkhamhang, “Variable walking speed controller of MR damper prosthetic knee using neural network predictive control”, SICE Annual Conference 2014 (International Conference on Instrumentation, Control, Information Technology and System Integration) [CD-ROM], pp. 513-518, Sapporo, Japan, September 2014.
  10. Somkiat Chumplue; Toshiaki Kondo; Itthisek Nilkhamhang; Pished Bunnun; and Makoto Sato, “3D room reconstruction using visual odometry guided KinectFusion with RGB-D camera”, The International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Embedded Systems (ICICTES2014) [CD-ROM], 5 p., Ayutthaya, Thailand, January 2014.
  11. Veerachart Srisamosorn; Pakpoom Patompak; and Itthisek Nilkhamhang, “A robust adaptive control algorithm for remotely operated underwater vehicle”, International Conference on Instrumentation, Control, Information Technology and System Integration (SICE Annual Conference 2013) [CD-ROM], pp. 655-660, Nagoya, Japan, September 2013,.
  12. Sarun Chattunyakit; Toshiaki Kondo; Itthisek Nilkhamhang; Teera Phatrapornnant; and Itsuo Kumazawa, “Two foraging algorithms for a limited number of swarm robots”, International Conference on Instrumentation, Control, Information Technology and System Integration (SICE Annual Conference 2013) [CD-ROM], pp. 1056-1061, Nagoya, Japan, September 2013.
  13. Tanapol Prucksakorn; Kriangkrai Wachirarattanakornkul; and Itthisek Nilkhamhang, “Unmanned aerial vehicle for observing landslide with iterative feedback tuning,” 2013 10th International Conference on Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ECTI-CON 2013) [CD-ROM], 5 p., Krabi, Thailand, May 2013.
  14. Nantawat Pinkam and Itthisek Nilkhamhang, “Wireless smart shoe for gait analysis with automated thresholding using PSO,” 2013 10th International Conference on Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ECTI-CON 2013) [CD-ROM], 6 p., Krabi, Thailand, May 2013.
  15. Nantawat Pinkam; Itthisek Nilkhamhang; and Kanokvate Tungpimolrut, “Optimization of networked smart shoe for gait analysis using genetic algorithm,” The International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Embedded Systems (ICICTES 2013) [CD-ROM], pp. 26-31, Samutsongkhram, Thailand, January 2013.
  16. Nutthawut Sorthananusak; Itthisek Nilkamhang; Rangsarit Vanijjirattikhan; and Hiroaki Kunieda, “Path planning algorithm for non-holonomic mobile robot with static environment,” The International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Embedded Systems (ICICTES 2013) [CD-ROM], pp. 130-135, Samutsongkhram, Thailand, January 2013.
  17. Sarun Chattunyakit; Toshiaki Kondo; Itthisek Nilkhamhang; Teera Phatrapornnant; and Itsuo Kumazawa, “FiFiBot: a new swarm robotic platform for fire-fighting task,” The International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Embedded Systems (ICICTES 2013) [CD-ROM], pp. 14-19, Samutsongkhram, Thailand, January 2013.
  18. Thitipong Sansanayuth; Itthisek Nilkhamhang; and Kanokvate Tungpimolrat, “Teleoperation with inverse dynamics control for PHANToM Omni haptic device”, SICE Annual Conference 2012 [CD-ROM], pp. 2121-2126, Akita, Japan, August 2012.
  19. W. Srivises; I. Nilkhamhang; and K. Tungpimolrat, “Design of a smart shoe for reliable gait analysis using fuzzy logic”, SICE Annual Conference 2012 [CD-ROM], pp. 834-838, Akita, Japan, August 2012.
  20. Kittipong Ekkachai and Itthisek Nilkhamhang, “MR damper identification using EHM-based feedforward neural network”, SICE Annual Conference 2012 [CD-ROM], pp. 1138-1143, Akita, Japan, August 2012.
  21. Pakpoom Patompak and Itthisek Nilkhamhang, “Adaptive backstepping sliding-mode controller with bound estimation for underwater robotics vehicles”, the 2012 9th International Conference on Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ECTI-CON 2012) [CD-ROM], 4 p, Phetchaburi, Thailand, May 2012.
  22. W. Srivises; I. Nilkhamhang; and K. Tungpimolrat, “Design of a smart shoe for reliable gait analysis using state transition theory”, the 2012 9th International Conference on Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ECTI-CON 2012) [CD-ROM], 4 p., Phetchaburi, Thailand, May 2012.
  23. Pakpoom Patompak; Itthisek Nilkhamhang; Kanokvate Tungpimolrut; and Hiroaki Kunieda, “Comparison of position and trajectory tracking controller for underwater robotics vehicles”, the Third International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Embedded Systems (ICICTES2012) [CD-ROM], 5 p., Bangkok, Thailand, March 2012.
  24. Kittipong Ekkachai; Kanokvate Tungpimolrut; Sirichai Nithi-Uthai; Apicit Tantaworrasilp and Itthisek Nilkhamhang, “Modeling of a magneto-rheological damper using modified FNN without force sensor input”, the The SICE Annual Conference 2011 [CD-ROM], pp. 1265-1269, Tokyo, Japan, September 2011.
  25. Kittipong Ekkachai, Kamonwan Tanta-Ngai, Kanokvate Tungpimolrut and Itthisek Nilkhamhang, “A control of MR damper using feed-forward neural network without force sensor”, The 8th Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ECTI) Association, Thailand – Conference (ECTI-CON 2011), Khon Kaen, Thailand, May 2011.
  26. Jadesada Maneeratanaporn, Pakpoom Patompak, Siripong Varongkriengkrai, Itthisek Nilkhamhang and Kanokvate Tungpimolrut, “Adaptive backstepping controller for triple rotary joint manipulator”, SICE Annual Conference 2010, Taipei, Taiwan, August 2010.
  27. Suangsamorn Nurung and Itthisek Nilkhamhang, “A robust adaptive algorithm for bilateral control system without force sensor with time delay”, SICE Annual Conference 2010, Taipei, Taiwan, August 2010.
  28. Theerasak Sangyam, Pined Laohapiengsak, Wonlop Chongcharoen and Itthisek Nilkhamhang, “Path tracking of UAV using self-tuning PID controller based on fuzzy logic”, SICE Annual Conference 2010, Taipei, Taiwan, August 2010.
  29. Suangsamorn Nurung and Itthisek Nilkhamhang, “A robust adaptive algorithm for bilateral control system without force sensor”, The 2010 Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology International Conference (ECTI-CON 2010), Chiang Mai, Thailand, May 2010.
  30. Jadesada Maneeratanaporn, Pakpoom Patompak, Siripong Varongkriengkrai, Itthisek Nilkhamhang and Kanokvate Tungpimolrut, “Adaptive inverse dynamics control for triple rotary joint mainipulator”, The 2010 Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology International Conference (ECTI-CON 2010), Chiang Mai, Thailand, May 2010.
  31. Theerasak Sangyam, Pined Laohapiengsak, Wonlop Chongcharoen and Itthisek Nilkhamhang, “Autonomous path tracking and disturbance force rejection of UAV using fuzzy based auto-tuning PID controller”, The 2010 Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology International Conference (ECTI-CON 2010), Chiang Mai, Thailand, May 2010.
  32. Suangsamorn Nurung, Kristoffer Clyde Magsino and Itthisek Nilkhamhang, “Force estimation using piezoelectric actuator with adaptive control”, The 6th International Conference on Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications, and Information Technology (ECTI-CON 2009), Pattaya, Thailand, May 2009.
  33. Nicharee Rungseekajee, Manasavee Lohvithee and Itthisek Nilkhamhang, “Informative frame classication method for real-time analysis of colonoscopy video”, The 6th International Conference on Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications, and Information Technology (ECTI-CON 2009), Pattaya, Thailand, May 2009.
  34. Itthisek Nilkhamhang and Akira Sano (2008). “Model-based adaptive friction compensation for accurate position control”, The 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Cancun, Mexico, December 2008.
  35. Itthisek Nilkhamhang and Akira Sano, “Direct and indirect stable adaptive control for suspension systems with MR damper”, IFAC World Congress, Seoul, Korea, July 2008.
  36. Itthisek Nilkhamhang and Akira Sano, “Stability-assured robust adaptive control of semi-active suspension systems”, American Control Conference, Seattle, USA, June 2008.
  37. Tomoaki Mori, Itthisek Nilkhamhang and Akira Sano, “Adaptive semi-active vibration isolation considering uncertainties of MR damper and suspension structure”, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, USA, December 2007.
  38. Yuanming Ding, Yan Liu, Itthisek Nilkhamhang and Akira Sano, “Adaptive linearization for power amplifier in OFDM systems”, SICE-ICCAS International Joint Conference, Busan, Korea, October 2007.
  39. Tomoaki Mori, Itthisek Nilkhamhang and Akira Sano, “Adaptive semi-active suspension systems by linearly parameterized controller”, SICE Annual Conference, Takamatsu City, Japan, September 2007.
  40. Tomoaki Mori, Itthisek Nilkhamhang and Akira Sano, “Adaptive semi-active control of suspension system with MR damper”, IFAC Workshop on Adaptive Learning Control and Signal Processing, St. Petersburg, Russia, August 2007.
  41. Itthisek Nilkhamhang and Akira Sano, “Friction compensation using robust adaptive control with linearly-parameterized GMS model”, European Control Conference, Kos, Greece, July 2007.
  42. Itthisek Nilkhamhang and Akira Sano, “Adaptive compensation of a linearly-parameterized GMS friction model with parameter projection”, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, USA, December 2006.
  43. Itthisek Nilkhamhang and Akira Sano, “Particle swarm optimization for identification of GMS friction model”, SICE-ICCAS International Joint Conference, Busan, Korea, October 2006.
  44. Itthisek Nilkhamhang and Akira Sano, “Adaptive friction compensation using the GMS model with polynomial Stribeck function”, IEEE Conference on Control Applications, Munich, Germany, October 2006.
  45. Itthisek Nilkhamhang and Akira Sano, “Adaptive compensation of dynamic friction using a linearized GMS model”,International Control Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, August 2006.
  46. Yuanming Ding, Itthisek Nilkhamhang and Akira Sano, “An adaptive nonlinearity compensation scheme for OFDM communication systems”, IEEE World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, Dalina, China, June 2006.
  47. Sathoshi Furuki, Itthisek Nilkhamhang and Akira Sano, “Physical parameter identification of structures installed with MR damper”, IFAC Symposium on System Identification, New Castle, Australia, March 2006.
  48. Itthisek Nilkhamhang and Akira Sano, “Iterative tuning by using physical model parameters for control of multi-mass system”, SICE Annual Conference, Okayama, Japan, August 2005.
  49. Itthisek Nilkhamhang and Akira Sano, “Iterative tuning algorithm for feedforward and feedback control of two-mass motor system with physical parameter identification”, IEEE Conference on Control Applications, Toronto, Canada, August 2005.
  50. Itthisek Nilkhamhang and Akira Sano, “Feedforward parameter identification by output oversampling iterative tuning”, IFAC Workshop on Adaptive Learning Control and Signal Processing, Yokohama, Japan, August 2004.
  51. Yuanming Ding, Bingnan Pei, Itthisek Nilkhamhang and Akira Sano, “Adaptive predistortion for high power amplifier by exact model matching approach”, International Conference on Control, Automation, and Systems, Bangkok, Thailand, August 2004.
  52. Itthisek Nilkhamhang and Akira Sano, “Iterative tuning algorithm”, Asian Control Conference, Melbourne, Australia, July 2004.