Cullen School of Engineering


Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
N308 Engineering Building 1
Houston, Texas 77004-4005
Phone: 713-743-4400
Fax: 713-743-4444
Department: ece [at] egr [dot] uh [dot] edu
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Dr. Heidar Malki

Joint Appointment

N 308 Engineering Building 1

Houston, Texas 77204-4005

Tel: 713-743-4075

Email: hmalki [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu


  • BS Electrical Engineering, UWM
  • MS Electrical Engineering, UWM
  • PhD Electrical Engineering, UWM

Professional Experience


Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems


Senior Member of IEEE


Chair, ASEE/GSW Conference


Co-chair, IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks


Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Awards and Honors

  • ASEE-NASA Fellowship Award, NASA Ames Research Center, 2002 & 2003
  • Fluor Daniel Outstanding faculty for Research Award, College of Technology, 2001, 2003
  • Outstanding College of Technology Faculty Award for Research, 1995, 1999
  • Recipient of TAU ALPHA PI National Honor Society, 2000
  • Best Paper Award, Computers in Education Division of ASEE, 1998
  • Scientific American, Invited Paper on Fuzzy Logic, 1996
  • Distinguished Panelist on the topic of The impact of integration of neural networks and expert systems on machine learning, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1993


Research Interests

  • Applications of neural networks Fuzzy logic controllers Design of fuzzy logic controllers for industrial applications


Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • D. Misir and Heidar A. Malki, Liapunov stability for a fuzzy PID controlled flexible-joint manipulator, To appear on the Int. J. Computer Application in Technology, 2005. H. A. Canelon, J.I., L.S. Shieh, S.M. Guo and H.A. Malki, Neural Network-Based Digital Redesign Approach for Control of Unknown Continuous-Time Chaotic Systems, International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, Vol. 15, No. 8, August 2005. Malki, N. B. Karayiannis, and *M. Balasubramanian, Short-term electric power load forecasting using feed-forward neural networks, Expert Systems International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Neural Networks, June 2004. H. A. Malki and A. Matarrita, Web-based control systems laboratories using LabVIEW, Journal of Engineering Technology, pp. 22-25, Spring 2003. G. R. Shetty, H. A. Malki, and S. Chellam, Predicting contaminant removal during municipal drinking water nanofiltration using artificial neural networks, Journal of Membrane Science, Vol. 212, pp. 99-112, 2003. R. S. Ranganathan, H. A. Malki, and G. Chen, Fuzzy predictive pi control for processes with large time delays, Expert Systems International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Neural Networks, Vol. 19, No 1, pp. 21-33, February 2002. (Invited) H. A. Maki and S. Anwar, Determination of lithofacies from well logs using unsupervised neural network model, The Electrical Journal for Engineering Technology (online), 2002. H. A. Malki and Y. Ng, Braille recognition using supervised neural network, ASEE Computers in Education Journal, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 9-15, 2001. G. B. Reddy and H. A. Malki, Essentials of mechatronics laboratory, ASEE Computers in Education Journal, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 2-5, 2001. H. A. Malki and Chuck Umeh, Design of fuzzy-logic based level controller, Journal of Engineering Technology, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 32-38, Spring 2000.

  • Co-author, with Dr. Curtis Johnson, of a textbook on Control Systems Technology, Prentice Hall, 2001. Co-author, with Dr. Ron Chen, of a chapter to the Academic Press theme volume 2 on Techniques in the design and stability analysis of fuzzy proportional-integral-derivative control systems and their industrial applications, Fuzzy Theory Systems: Techniques and Applications, Vol. 2, Academic Press, 1999. Co-author, with Jeff Baldwin, of a chapter of a book titled New and innovative applications of artificial intelligence in the oil and gas industry, Institut Francais Du Petrole, France, 1995.