Almuatazbellah M. Boker


Assistant Professor

Weisberg Division of Engineering

College of Information Technology and Engineering

Marshall University



Weisberg Applied Engineering Complex- Office: 2209

Office phone: (304) 696-5705


“Every writer is an inventor. And like the best inventors, the best writers borrow heavily from others” Christopher Cooper, the author of The Truth About Tesla.

Brief Biography  

1.BEng in Mechatronics Engineering, University of Leeds, UK, 2002.

2.MSc in Control Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK, 2003.

3.Assistant Lecturer, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, University of Garyounis, Libya, 2004-2008.

4.PhD in Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University, 2013 (thesis advisor: Dr. Hassan Khalil).

5.Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, North Carolina State University, 2014-2015 (Supervisor: Dr. Aranya Chakrabortty).

6.Assistant Professor, College of Information Technology and Engineering, Marshall University, 2016-present.





1.Submitted a paper, titled “High-Gain Observer-Based Robust Distributed Tracking Control of Heterogeneous Nonlinear Multi-Agent Systems” and co-authored with Dr. C. Yuan, to the 37th Chinese Control Conference (CCC 2018).

2.Video Clip illustrating the clustering and aggregation concept

3.The paper: Semi-global Output Feedback Stabilization of Non-Minimum Phase Nonlinear Systems, co-authored with Dr. H. Khalil, is accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.

4.IEEE West Virginia Section/ West Virginia Tech, Invited Talk: Distributed Control of Clustered-Dynamic Networks.

5.Mini-Course on “Composite Control of Networks via Singular Perturbation Theory” in MTNS 2016, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 11-15, 2016.

6.Dr. Boker was a Session Chair and gave a presentation titled “Control of clustered Networks of Dynamic Systems” at the 91st Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Science Academy, Huntington, WV, April 9th 2016.

7.Submitted a paper titled "Composite Control Designs for Power System Oscillation Damping using Clustering and Aggregation", coauthored with Dr. Aranya Chakrabortty, to Automatica IFAC Journal (ELSEVIER).

8.Our paper “Aggregate Control of Clustered Network with Inter-Cluster Time Delay”, coauthored with C. Yuan, F. Wu, A. Chakrobortty, is accepted for presentation at the American Control Conference, Boston, July 2016.



Research Interests

Estimation and control of nonlinear systems; multi-time scale systems and singular perturbation methods; large-scale systems; distributed control and optimization; networked control systems, with applications to energy, robotic and sensor networks.




A full list of publications can be found here.


A poster about my PhD work on output feedback control of nonlinear systems can be found here. This was the Best Poster Award Winner at the 2012 Graduate Research Symposium, Michigan State University.


A couple of posters about my work on aggregate control of clustered networks can be found at the following links:

Poster#1 Poster#2.


Mini-course on Composite Control of Networks via Singular Perturbation Theory, July 2016.




Prospective Graduate Students and Postdocs

If you are interested in working with me as a graduate student or a postdoc, please send me an email. I would be happy to consider it.




1.ME465 Mechatronics, Spring 2017.

2.EE210 Programming Lab, Spring, Fall 2017.

3.ME420 Instrumentation and Control, Fall 2016.

4.ME604 Research Methods, Fall 2016, Spring, Fall 2017.

5.ENGR104 The Engineering Profession, Fall 2016, Spring, Fall 2016.

6.ENGR111 Engineering Computations, Spring 2016.