Dr. Christian A. Cousin

  • Assistant Professor

Contact Information

  • Office: 3011 SERC
  • Phone: (205) 348-8076

Areas of Research

  • Robotics and Human Systems
  • Automation and Mechatronic Systems
  • Nonlinear and Adaptive Control
  • Switched and Hybrid Systems
  • Hybrid Exoskeletons and Rehabilitation

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2019
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2017
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2015

Biography

Dr. Christian A. Cousin joined the department of mechanical engineering at The University of Alabama as a faculty member in July 2019 after graduating with his doctorate from the University of Florida. He was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in the spring of 2016 and holds patents with General Electric and Eaton Corporation.

Cousin is the author/co-author of 25 peer-refereed technical publications, including six journal papers, and has given live research demonstrations at the 2018 Cyber-Physical & Human Systems Conference in Miami, Florida. His research interests include nonlinear and adaptive control, switched and hybrid systems, cyber-physical systems, hybrid exoskeletons, functional electrical stimulation, human-robot interaction, rehabilitation, and machine learning.

Publications and Patents:

  • A. Cousin, V. Duenas, C. Rouse, M. Bellman, P. Freeborn, E. Fox, and W. E. Dixon, “Closed-Loop Cadence and Instantaneous Power Control on a Motorized Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycle,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, to appear.
  • H. Duenas, C. A. Cousin, C. Rouse, E. J. Fox, and W. E. Dixon, “Distributed Repetitive Learning Control for Cooperative Cadence Tracking in Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling,” IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, to appear.
  • Rouse, R. Downey, C. Gregory, C. A. Cousin, V. Duenas, and W. E. Dixon, “FES Cycling in Stroke: Novel Closed-Loop Algorithm Accommodates Differences in Functional Impairments,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, to appear.
  • A. Cousin, C. A. Rouse, V. H. Duenas, and W. E. Dixon, “Controlling the Cadence and Admittance of a Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycle,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol. 27, No. 6, pp. 1181-1192 (2019).
  • H. Duenas, C. A. Cousin, A. Parikh, P. Freeborn, E. J. Fox, and W. E. Dixon, “Motorized and Functional Electrical Stimulation Induced Cycling via Switched Repetitive Learning Control,”IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 1468-1479 (2019).

Honors and Awards:

  • Dissertation Award, 2019
    • Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida
  • Graduate Research Award, 2018
    • Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, 2016
    • National Science Foundation