Kathryn W. Jablokow, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Engineering

Expertise

    • Robotics
    • Dynamic systems and control
    • Real-time dynamic simulation
    • Problem solving and creativity

Professional Activities

    • Senior Research Fellow of the Occupational Research Centre, UK
    • Senior Member, IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    • Member, ASME, American Society of Mechanical Engineering
    • Member, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society 
    • Member, ASEE, American Society for Engineering Education  

Honors

    • Enhancing Problem Solving Performance in the Pharmaceutical Industry -- a two-year research grant of $252,000 from Astra-Zeneca. 
    • Tracking and Assessment of Technologies and Technology Education from -- a one year research grant of $48,500 from PJM Interconnection, LLC
    • Video Programming to Support Creativity Education and Research -- a grant for $22,000 from the PSU Outreach Thematic Initiative Fund:  PreK-12 Education.

Education

    • Ph.D. - The Ohio State University, Electrical Engineering
    • M.S.E.E. -  The Ohio State University
    • B.S.E.E. -  The Ohio State University

Courses

    • SYSEN 550 - Creativity and Problem Solving I
    • SYSEN 552 - Creativity and Problem Solving II
    • SYSEN 554 - Problem Solving Leadership
    • SYSEN 555 - Invention and Creative Design
    • STS 589 - Ethics and Values in Science and Technology

Research Interests

    • Flexible robotic systems
    • Engineering creativity
    • Computational dynamics

Citations

Articles Published in Refereed Journals

Jablokow, K.W. and Vercellone-Smith, Pamela (2010). The Impace of Cognitive Style on Social Networks in On-Line Discussions. Accepted for publication in ASEE Advances in Engineering Education.

Gorman, J. J., Jablokow, K. W., and D. J. Cannon (2008). Robust Backstepping using a Full-Order Sliding Mode. Accepted for publication in Automatica.

Jablokow, K. W. (2008). Developing Problem Solving Leadership: A Cognitive Approach.
Accepted for publication in International Journal of Engineering Education (in press).

Ayalew, B. and K. W. Jablokow (2007). Partial Feedback Linearising Force-Tracking Control:
Implementation and Testing in Electrohydraulic Actuation. IET Control Theory Applications, Vol.
1, No. 3, pp. 689-698.

Bonaventura, C. S., K. W. Jablokow, and K. W. Buffinton (2007). A Modular Algorithm for the
Dynamics of Multiple Flexible Robots. International Journal of Robotics and Automation, Vol.
22, No. 3, pp. 222-234.

Jablokow, K. W. (2007). Engineers as Problem-Solving Leaders: Embracing the Humanities.
IEEE Technology and Society, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 29-35.

Jablokow, K. W. and D. E. Booth (2006). The Impact and Management of Cognitive Gap in High
Performance Product Development Organizations. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Vol. 23, pp. 313-336.

Jablokow, K. W. (2005). The Catalytic Nature of Science: Implications for Scientific Problem
Solving in the 21st Century. Technology in Society, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 531-549.

Bonaventura, C.S. and K. W. Jablokow (2004).   A Modular Dynamic Simulation Algorithm for Complex Multi-Robot Systems.  IEEE Transactions on Robotics (accepted – in press).

Bonaventura, C.S. and K. W. Jablokow (2002).   An O(N) Modular Algorithm for the Dynamic Simulation of Robots Constrained Through a Single Contact.  IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 406-415.

Buffington, K. W., Jablokow, K. W. and K. A. Martin (2002). Project Team Dynamics and Cognitive Style.  Engineering Management Journal, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp.25-33.

Lilly, K. W. and A. S. Melligeri (1996).   Dynamic Simulation and Neural Network Compliance Control of an Intelligent Forging Center.  Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Vol. 17, pp. 81-99.

Bonaventura, C. S. and K. W. Lilly (1995).   A Constrained Motion Algorithm for the Shuttle Remote Manipulator System.  IEEE Control Systems, Vol. 15, No. 5, pp. 6-16.

Lilly, K. W. and A. G. Jablokow (1995).   Intelligent Open Die Forging.  International Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 3, September, pp. 216-222.

Lilly, K. W. and D. E. Orin (1994).   Efficient Dynamic Simulation of Multiple Chain Robotic Mechanisms.  ASME Transactions: Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 116, No. 2, pp 223-231.

Lilly, K. W. and D. E. Orin (1993).  Efficient O(N) Recursive Computation of the Operational Space Inertia Matrix.  IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Vol. 23, No. 5 pp. 1384-1391.

Lilly, K.W. and D. E. Orin (1991).   Alternate Formulas for the Manipulator Inertia Matrix. The International Journal of Robotics Research, MIT Press, Vol. 10, No.1, pp. 64-74.

Articles in Refereed Proceedings

Jablokow, K.W., (2011). AC 2011-535: A Cognition-Based Classification Scheme for Design Techniques. Proceedings of the 118th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Jablokow, K.W., Jablokow, A.G., and Seasock, C.T (August 2010).  IT Leadership from a Problem Solving Perspective. Information Technology & Management.

Jablokow, K.W. and Myers, M. (August 2010).  Managing Cognitive and Cultural Diversity in Global IT Teams. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering, Princeton, NJ.

Jablokow, K. W. and DeCristoforo, D. (2008). Sorting Out “Creativity” in Design Assessment.
Accepted for publication in Proceedings of the 2008 ASEE International Conference on Engineering Education, Pittsburgh, PA, June (in press, 17 pages). *Nominated for Best Paper Award: Design in Engineering Education Division.

Ayalew, B. and K. W. Jablokow (2006). Cascaded Robust Nonlinear Position Tracking Control of
an Electrohydraulic Actuator: Sliding Mode and Feed Forward. Proceedings of the 2006 ASME
International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
, Chicago, IL (CD-ROM, Paper
#IMECE2006-13943, 8 pages).

Sangwan, R., Jablokow, K., Bass, M., and D. Paulish (2006). Asynchronous Collaboration:
Achieving Shared Understanding beyond the First 100 Meters. Proceedings of the 2006 ASEE
Annual Conference and Exposition
, Chicago, IL (CD-ROM, Paper #2006-580, 16 pages).

Ayalew, B., Kulakowski, B., and K. W. Jablokow (2005). A Near Input-Output Linearizing Tracking Controller for an Electrohydraulic Actuator. Proceedings of the 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Orlando, FL (CD-ROM, Paper #IMECE2005-79705, 10 pages).

Bonaventura, C. S. and K. W. Jablokow (2004).  A Modular Dynamic Simulation Algorithm for Complex Robot Systems.  Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Conference of Robotics and Automation, New Orleans, LA (CD-ROM).

Gorman, J. J., K. W. Jablokow, and D. J. Cannon (2003).   Dynamical Robust Backstepping Using a Combined Sliding Modes and High-Gain Observer Approach.  Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Decision and Control, Maui, HI (CD-ROM).

Jablokow, K. W. and C. S. Bonaventura (2003).   Alternate Forms of the Operational Space Inertia Matrix for the Dynamic Simulation of Complex Robot Systems.  Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Washington, D.C. (CD-ROM).

Jablokow, K. W. (2003).   Systems, Man and the Paradox of Structure.  Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Washington, D.C. (CD-ROM).

Mason, J. M. and K. W. Jablokow (2003).   Innovation and Change as Competitive Tools in Manufacturing Operations.  Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Control and Automation, Montreal, Canada (CD-ROM).

Jablokow, K. W. and j. M. Mason (2003).   The Organizational Culture for Change: Innovation and Intellectual Capital.  Proceedings of the 6th World Congress on the Management of Intellectual Capital and Innovation, Hamilton, Ontario (CD-ROM).

Gorman, J. G., Jablokow, K. W. and D. J. Cannon (2003).   A Simplified Adaptive Robust Back-stepping Approach Using Sliding Modes and a z-Swapping Identifier.  Proceedings of the 2003 American Control Conference, Denver, CO (CD-ROM).

Jablokow, K. W. and P. J. Parker (2002).   Cognitive Style and Learning Preferences in Engineering Undergraduates.  Proceedings of the 2002 ASEE Annual Conference on Engineering Education, Montreal, Canada (CD-ROM).

Buffinton, K. W. and K. W. Jablokow (2002).   Characterization of Project Team Dynamics for Engineering and Management Students Based on Cognitive Style (Best Paper Award: Engineering Management Division).  Proceedings of the 2002 ASEE Annual Conference on Engineering Education, Montreal, Canada (CD-ROM).

Jablokow, K. (2001).   The Thinking Expedition:  A Course in Creativity, Innovation and Change.  Proceedings of the 2001 ASEE Annual Conferences on Engineering Education, Albuquerque, NM (CD-ROM).

Jablokow, K. (2001).  Invention and Creative Design: Getting from Thought to Thing.  Proceedings of the 2001 ASEE International Conference on Engineering Education, Albuquerque, NM (CD-ROM).

Gorman, J., Jablokow, K. and D. Cannon (2001).   The Cable Array Robot: Theory and Experiment.  Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Seoul, South Korea (CD-ROM).

Jablokow, K. W. (2000).   Thinking About Thinking: Problem-Solving Style in the Engineering Classroom.  Proceedings of the 2000 ASEE International Conference on Engineering Education, St. Louis, MO (CD-ROM).

Gorman, J., K. W. Jablokow, and D. Cannon (1999).   Modeling and Robust Nonlinear Control of a Two Cable Robotic Crane.  Proceedings of the 1999 IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications, Santa Barbara, CA, pp. 210-216.

Anderson, R. J. and K. W. Lilly (1995).   A Modular Approach to Multi-Robot Control.  Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE International Conference on Decision and Control.

Cannon, D. J., C. Graves, K. W. Lilly, and C. S. Bonaventura (1995).   Virtual Tools for Interactive Telerobotics: Potential Fields and Terrace Following.  Preprints of the 6th IFAC/IFIP Symposium on Man-Machine Systems, Cambridge, MA, pp. 100-105.

Lilly, K. W. and C. S. Bonaventura (1995).   A Generalized Dynamic Formulation for the Simulation of Space Robot Constrained Motion.   Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Nagoya, Japan, Vol. 3, pp. 2835-2840.

Bonaventura, C. S. and K. W. Lilly (1994).  Development of a Constrained Motion Algorithm for the Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (SRMS).   Proceedings of the 1994 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, San Antonio, TX , Vol. 3, pp 2254-2259.

Lilly, K. W. (1993).  Using Active Learning to Teach Creative Thinking on the Job: A Mechanical Engineering Example.   Proceedings of the 1993 IEEE/ASEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Washington, D.C., pp. 204-208.

Lilly, D. W. and A. S. Melligeri (1992).  Efficient Dynamic Simulation of an Integrated Robot/Forge Near Net-Shape Processing Center.  Proceedings of the 1992 IFAC International Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, Dearborn, MI, pp. 347-351.

Lilly, K. W. and D. E. Orin (1991).   Efficient Dynamic Simulation of a Single Closed-Chain Manipulator.  Proceedings of the 1991 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Sacramento, CA,Vol. 1. pp. 210-215.

Lilly, K. W. and D. E. Orin (1990).  O(N) Recursive Algorithm for the Operational Space Inertia Matrix of a Robot Manipulator.  Preprints of the 11th IFAC World Congress, Tallinn, Estonia (USSR), Vol. 9, pp. 292-296.

Lilly, K. W. and D. E. Orin (1990).   Efficient O(N) Computation of the Operational Space Inertia Matrix.  Proceedings of the 1990 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Cincinnati, OH, pp. 1014-1019.

Lilly, K. W. and D. E. Orin (1989).  Efficient Dynamic Simulation for Multiple Chain Robotic Mechanisms.  Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Conference on Aerospace Computational Control, Oxnard, CA, Vol. 1 pp.73-87.

Lilly, K. W. and D. E. Orin (1986).  Multiprocessor Implementation of Dynamic Control Schemes for Robot Manipulators.  Proceedings of the 1986 ASME International Computers in Engineering Conference, Vol. 1, Chicago, IL, pp. 53-59.

Books

Lilly, K. W. (1993).   Efficient Dynamic Simulation of Robotic Mechanisms.  Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, MA.

Book Chapters

Melligeri, A. S. and K. W. Lilly (1994).  Application of Neural Networks n Compliance Control of an Integrated Robot/Forge Processing Center. In Advances in Manufacturing Systems: Design, Modeling and Analysis (R. Sodhi, Ed.).  Elsevier Science, New York, NY, pp. 445-450.