Michael Davies, Ph.D.,F.E.I.C.

 Professor Emeritus
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
The University of British Columbia
2356 Main Mall
Vancouver B.C.
Canada V6N 1Z4

Phone: +1 (604) 263-0284

(Last update: March 2012)


Michael S. Davies obtained his B.A. and M.A. in Electrical Engineering from Cambridge University in 1961 and 1963 respectively. He carried out research with the control systems group on the stability of nonlinear multivariable systems in the Co-ordinated Sciences Laboratory of the University of Illinois, receiving his M.S. degree in 1963 and Ph.D. in 1966. He was a faculty member in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of British Columbia from 1966-2004, serving as Department Head during the period 1998-2002.  He is now retired as Professor Emeritus, but maintains contact with in research and teaching in the department, and at the School of Engineering at UBC Okanagan.  Michael Davies is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada.
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Research Interests

Dr. Davies' research interests are in the general area of system modelling and control design. Emphasis has been on applications to pulp and paper processes, especially paper machines, and to electromechanical systems. Major current projects are the control loop performance monitoring, the wavelet analysis of paper machine cross machine and machine directions process variations from scanned data, and the modelling of paper machine wet end process variations.
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Current Projects

NSERC/CRD: Closed loop model identification and adaptive control on paper machines (2012-2015)


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Recent Publications


·         B. Gopulani, M.S.Davies, P.D.Loewen, and G.A. Dumont.  “An Online non-Intrusive Method for Alignment Getween Actuators and Their Response Centres on a Paper Machine. ISA Transactions, Elsevier, 47:241-246, 2008

·         F. Farahmand, G.A.Dumont, P.D. Loewen, and M.S.Davies. Tensor-Based Blind Alignment of MIMO CD Processes: Journal of Process Control. , vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 732–742, 2009 November 2009.

·         R.B. Gopulani, M.S.Davies, P.D.Loewen, G.E.Stewart, and jG.A.Dumont, “A Note on Separating Machine Direction and Cross Machine Data On Paper Machines”, Nordic Pulp and Paper, Vol24, No,3 pp273-277,  Oct. 2009

·         S. Aslani, M.S. Davies, G.A. Dumont, and G.E. Stewart “Detecting Aliasing Between Cross and Machine Direction Variations by Variable Sampling Rate”, Pulp & Paper Canada, , vol. 110, no. 8, 1pp. 45-48, OCT-NOV, 2009

·         R.B. Gopulani, M.S. Davies, P.D. Loewen, G.E. Stewart, and G.A. Dumont, “A Note on Separating Machine Direction and Cross Machine Data On Paper Machines”, Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal, Vol. 24, No,3 pp273-277,  Oct. 2009

·         P. Towfighi, G.A. Dumont, R.B. Gopaluni, P.D. Loewen, M.S.  Davies, “Reconstructing Process Variation in a Paper Sheet Using Compressive Sensing”, Proc. IFAC World Congress, Milan, August 2011

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