John Chiasson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
johnchiasson@boisestate.edu
Phone: 2084264054  Fax: 2084262470  Office: MEC 202K
Electrical & Computer Engineering
johnchiasson@boisestate.edu
Phone: 2084264054  Fax: 2084262470  Office: MEC 202K
Bio
Dr. Chiasson has worked for Boeing Aerospace in the area of guidance and navigation, for Honeywell Systems and Research Center in the area of navigation, for ABB in the area of traction drives and for Oak Ridge National Laboratory on the control of power electronic interfaces for electric vehicles.
Dr. Chiasson is a Fellow of the IEEE for "Contributions to Control of Electric Machines and Power Converters".
Education
 BS in Mathematics from the University of Arizona
 MS in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University
 PhD in Control Science from the University of Minnesota
Publications
 Books
 John Chiasson, Modeling and HighPerformance Control of Electric Machines, IEEE Press/WileyInterscience, 736 pages, March 2005. Control Electric Macine Book Slides, Book Errata 2014
 John Chiasson, An Introduction to Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes, John Wiley & Sons, 959 pages, April 2013. Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes Book Slides, Book Errata 2016
 John Chiasson, An Introduction to System Modeling and Control, In progress, May 2016. SMAC Book Slides
 Edited Books
 John N. Chiasson and JeanJacques Loiseau, Editors, Applications of Time Delay Systems, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences Series, Vol. 352, SpringerVerlag, 2007.
 Sophie Tarbouriech, Chaouki T. Abdallah and John N. Chiasson, Editors, Advances in Communication Control Networks, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences Series, Vol. 308, SpringerVerlag, 2004.
 Refereed Journal Publications
 Ahmed Oteafy, John Chiasson, and Said AhmedZaid, Development and Application of a Standstill Parameter Identification Technique for the Synchronous Generator, The International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems (JEPE), Vol. 81, Issue C, pgs. 222231, 2016.
 A. Oteafy and J. Chiasson, A Study of Lyapunov Stability of an OpenLoop Induction Machine, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp. 14691476, November 2010.
 Zhong Du, Burak Ozpineci, Leon M. Tolbert, and John N. Chiasson, DCAC Cascaded Hbridge Multilevel Boost Inverter with No Inductors for Electric/Hybrid Electric Vehicle Applications, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. Vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 963  970, MayJune 2009.
 Zhong Du, Leon M. Tolbert, Burak Ozpineci, and John N. Chiasson, Fundamental Frequency Switching Strategies of a Seven Level Hybrid Cascaded HBridge Multilevel Inverter, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 2533, January 2009.
 Zhong Tang, J. Douglas Birdwell, John Chiasson, Chaouki T. Abdallah, and Majeed M. Hayat, ResourceConstrained Load Balancing Controller for a Parallel Data Base, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 834840, July 2008.
 Zhong Du, Leon Tolbert, John Chiasson, and Burak Ozpineci, Reduced Switching Frequency Active Harmonic Elimination for Multilevel Inverters, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 55, No. 4, April 2008, pp. 17611770.
 Yan Xu, Leon M. Tolbert, John Chiasson, Jeremy Campbell, and Fang Peng, A Generalized Instantaneous Nonactive Power Theory for STATCOM, IET Electric Power Applications, Volume 1, No. 6, November 2007, pp. 853861.
 M. Li, J. Chiasson, M. Bodson, and L. M. Tolbert, Speed Sensorless Identification of the Rotor Time Constant in Induction Machines, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 52, no. 4, April 2007, pp. 758763.
 Kaiyu Wang, J. Chiasson, M. Bodson, and L. M. Tolbert, An Online Rotor Time Constant Estimator for the Induction Machine, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 15, No. 2, March 2007, pp. 339348.
 M. Li, J. Chiasson, M. Bodson, and L. M. Tolbert, A DifferentialAlgebraic Approach to Speed Estimation in an Induction Motor, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 51, no. 7, July 2006, pp. 11721177.
 Zhong Du, L. M. Tolbert, and J. Chiasson, Active Harmonic Elimination for Multilevel Inverters, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 21, no. 2, March 2006, pp. 459469.
 J. Chiasson, Z. Tang, J. Ghanem, C. T. Abdallah, J. D. Birdwell, M. M. Hayat, H. Jerez, The Effect of Time Delays in the Stability of Load Balancing Algorithms for Parallel Computations, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 13, No. 6, November 2005, pp. 932942.
 Kaiyu Wang, J. Chiasson, M. Bodson and L. M. Tolbert, A Nonlinear LeastSquares Approach for Identification of the Induction Motor Parameters, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vo.50, No. 10, October 2005, pp. 16221628.
 B. Ozpineci, L. M. Tolbert, J. Chiasson, Harmonic Optimization of Multilevel Converters Using Genetic Algorithms, IEEE Power Electronics Letters, vol. 3, No. 3, September 2005, pp. 9295.
 J. Chiasson, L. Tolbert, K. McKenzie and Z. Du, The Use of Power Sums to Solve the Harmonic Elimination Equations for Multilevel Converters, The European Power Electronics Journal, vol. 15, no. 5, Jan/Feb/March 2005, pp. 1927.
 J. Chiasson and Baskar Vairamohan, Estimating the State of Charge of a Battery, The IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 13, no. 3, May 2005, pp. 465470.
 L. Tolbert, J. Chiasson, K. McKenzie and Z. Du, Elimination of Harmonics in a Multilevel Converter with Non Equal DC Sources, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 41, No. 1, January/February 2005, pp. 7582.
 J. Chiasson, L. Tolbert, K. McKenzie and Z. Du, Elimination of Harmonics in a Multilevel Converter Using the Theory of Symmetric Polynomials and Resultants, The IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 13, no. 2, March 2005, pp. 216223.
 J. Chiasson, D. Seto, F. Sun, A. Stankovic and S. Bortoff, Independent Control of Two PM Motors using a Single Inverter: Application to Elevator Doors, International Journal on Mechatronics, vol. 15, no. 1, February 2005, pp. 95110.
 J. N. Chiasson, L. M. Tolbert, K. McKenzie and Z. Du, A Unified Approach to Solving the Harmonic Elimination Equations in Multilevel Converters, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 19, No. 2, March 2004, pp. 478490.
 J. N. Chiasson, L. M. Tolbert, K. McKenzie and Z. Du, A Complete Solution to the Harmonic Elimination Problem, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 19, No. 2, March 2004, pp. 491499.
 Y. Xu, L. M. Tolbert, F. Z. Peng, J. N. Chiasson, and J. Chen, CompensationBased NonActive Power Definition, IEEE Power Electronic Letters, Vol. 1, No. 2, June 2003, pp. 4550.
 J. N. Chiasson, L. M. Tolbert, Y. Lu, A Library of SIMULINK Blocks for RealTime Control of HEV Traction Drives, SAE 2002 Transactions Journal of Engines, September 2003, pp. 23762385.
 J. N. Chiasson, L. M. Tolbert, K. McKenzie and Z. Du, RealTime Computer Control of a Multilevel Inverter Using the Mathematical Theory of Resultants, Transactions of IMACS on Mathematics and Computer in Simulation, No. 63, November 2003, pp. 197208.
 R. T. Novotnak and J. Chiasson, On “Passivity Based Control of Saturated Induction Motors”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 50, No. 4, August 2003, pp. 820821.
 C. T. Abdallah, N. Alluri, J. D. Birdwell, J. Chiasson, V. Chupryna, Z. Tang and T. Wang, A Linear Time Delay Model for Studying Load Balancing Instabilities in Parallel Computations, The International Journal of System Science, Vol. 34, no. 1011, AugSept 2003, pp. 563573.
 J. N. Chiasson, L. M. Tolbert, K. McKenzie and Z. Du, Control of a Multilevel Converter Using Resultant Theory, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 11, no. 3, May 2003, pp. 345354.
 L. M. Tolbert, F. Z. Peng, T. Cunnyngham, and J. Chiasson, Charge Balance Control Schemes for Cascade Multilevel Converter in Hybrid Electric Vehicles, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 49, no. 5, October 2002, pp. 10581065.
 R. T. Novotnak and J. Chiasson, Comments on “A PassivityBased Method for Induction Motor Control”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 46, No. 3, June 1999, pp. 669670.
 R. T. Novotnak, J. Chiasson and M. Bodson, High Performance Control of an Induction Motor with Magnetic Saturation, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 7, No. 3, May 1999, pp. 315327.
 J. Chiasson, Comments on “On Induction Motors Control”, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 7, No. 1, page 136, January 1999, p. 136.
 M. Bodson and J. Chiasson, DifferentialGeometric Methods for Control of Electric Motors, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, No. 8, 1998, pp. 923954.
 J. Chiasson, A New Approach to Dynamic Feedback Linearization of the Induction Motor, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 43, No. 3, March 1998, pp. 391397.
 S. Mehta and J. Chiasson, Nonlinear Control of a Series DC Motor: Theory and Experiment, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 45, No. 1, February 1998, pp 134141.
 W. Barie and J. Chiasson, Linear and Nonlinear StateSpace Controllers for Magnetic Levitation, International Journal of Systems Science, Vol. 27, No. 11, November 1996, pp. 11531163.
 J. Chiasson, Nonlinear Controllers for an Induction Motor, Control Engineering Practice, Vol. 4, No. 7, July 1996, pp. 977990.
 M. Bodson, J. Chiasson and R. Novotnak, A Systematic Approach to Selecting Flux References for Torque Maximization in Induction Motors, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 388397, December 1995.
 M. Bodson, J. Chiasson and R. Novotnak, Nonlinear Speed Observer for HighPerformance Induction Motor Control, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 337343, August 1995.
 M. Bodson, J. Chiasson and R. Novotnak, HighPerformance Induction Motor Control Via InputOutput Linearization, IEEE Control Systems, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 2533, August 1994.
 J. Stephan, M. Bodson and J. Chiasson, RealTime Estimation of Induction Motor Parameters, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 30, No. 3, May/June 1994, pp. 746759.
 J. Chiasson, DifferentialGeometric Techniques for Control of a Series DC Motor, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 2, No. 1, March 1994, pp. 3542.
 A. Blauch, M. Bodson and J. Chiasson, HighSpeed Parameter Estimation of Stepper Motors, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 1, No. 4, December 1993, pp. 270279.
 J. Chiasson and M. Bodson, Nonlinear Control of a Shunt DC Motor, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 38, No. 11, November 1993, pp. 16621666.
 J. Chiasson, Dynamic Feedback Linearization of the Induction Motor, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 38, No. 10, October 1993, pp. 15881594.
 J. Chiasson and R. Novotnak, Nonlinear Speed Observer for the PM Stepper Motor, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 38, No. 10, October 1993, pp. 15841588.
 M. Bodson, J. Chiasson, R. Novotnak and R. Rekowski, HighPerformance Nonlinear Feedback Control of a Permanent Magnet Stepper Motor, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 1, No. 14, March 1993, pp. 51.
 M. Zribi and J. Chiasson, Position Control of a PM Stepper Motor by Exact Linearization, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 36, No. 5, May 1991, pp. 620625.
 J. Chiasson, A Method for Computing the Interval of Delay Values for which a DifferentialDelay System is Stable, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 33, No. 12, December 1988, pp. 11761178.
 J. Chiasson and E.B. Lee, Coefficient Assignment by Dynamic Compensation for Single Input Retarded Delay Systems, International Journal of Control, Vol. 45, No. 1, 1987, pp. 6589.
 J. Chiasson, S.D. Brierley and E.B. Lee, A Simplified Derivation of the ZehebWalach 2D Stability Test with Applications to Time Delay Systems, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 30, No. 4, April 1985, pp. 411414.
 S.D. Brierley, J. N. Chiasson, E.B. Lee and S.H. Zak, On Stability Independent of Delay for Linear Systems, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 27, No. 2, February 1982, pp. 252254.
 J. N. Chiasson, S.D. Brierley, E.B. Lee and S.H. Zak, On 2D Proper Transfer Functions, International Journal of Control, Vol. 35, 1982, pp. 159174.

Chapters in Edited Books  J. Chiasson and A. Oteafy, The Use of Elimination Theory for Nonlinear Parameter Estimation, Advances in the Theory of Control, Signals, and Systems, with Physical Modeling, Jean Levine and Phillipe Mulhaupt, Editors, SpringerVerlag, 2010
 Zhong Tang, John White, J. Douglas Birdwell, and John Chiasson, Modeling and Closed Loop Control for Resource Constrained Load Balancing with TimeDelays and in Parallel Computations, in Applications of Time Delay Systems, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences Series, Vol. 352, p. 5776, SpringerVerlag, 2007.
 J. Chiasson, K. Wang, M. Li, M. Bodson and L. M. Tolbert, Algebraic Methods for Nonlinear Systems: Parameter Identification and State Estimation, in Current trends in Nonlinear Systems and Control, pp. 5978, Birkhauser, 2005.
 Z. Tang, J. D. Birdwell, J. Chiasson, C. T. Abdallah, M. M. Hayat, Closed Loop Control of a Load Balancing Network with Time Delays and Processor Resource Constraints, in Advances in Communication Control Networks, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences Series, Vol. 308, SpringerVerlag, 2004.
 S. Dhakal, M. M. Hayat, J. Ghanem, C. T. Abdallah, H. Jerez, J. Chiasson, J. D. Birdwell, On the Optimization of Load Balancing in Distributed Networks in the Presence of Delays, in Advances in Communication Control Networks, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences Series, Vol. 308, SpringerVerlag, 2004.
 J. D. Birdwell, J. Chiasson, Z. Tang, C. T. Abdallah, M. M. Hayat, Z. Tang and T. Wang, Dynamic Time Delay Models for Load Balancing Part I: Deterministic Models, in Advances in TimeDelay Systems, LNCSE Vol. 38, pp. 355368, Keqin Gu and SilviuIulian Niculescu, Editors SpringerVerlag, 2003.
 M. M. Hayat, C. T. Abdallah, J. D. Birdwell and J. Chiasson, Dynamic Time Delay Models for Load Balancing, Part II: A Stochastic Analysis of the Effect of Delay Uncertainty, in Advances in TimeDelay Systems, LNCSE Vol. 38, pp. 371384, Keqin Gu and SilviuIulian Niculescu Editors, SpringerVerlag, 2003.
 M. Bodson and J. Chiasson, Open and Closed Loop Control of a Permanent Magnet Stepper Motor, in Handbook of Electric Motors, pp. 540555, R. Englemann and W. Middendorf, Editors, 1994 by Marcel Dekker, Inc., 270 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 and in Handbook of Electric Motors, Second Edition, H. A. Toliyat and G. B. Kliman, Editors, 2004 by CRC Press, Inc.
 M. Aiello, M. Bodson, J. Chiasson, R. Rekowski, and D. Schuerer, Experimental Results of Parameter Identification and Nonlinear Control on a PM Stepper Motor, pp. 353368, in Microprocessors in Robotic and Manufacturing Systems, Spyros G. Tzafestas, editor, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1991.

Refereed Conference Publications  Ahmed Oteafy, John Chiasson and Said AhmedZaid, A Standstill Parameter Identification Technique for the Synchronous Generator, 2015 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference (IEMDC), Coeur d’Alene Idaho USA May 2015.
 Ahmed Oteafy and John Chiasson, A Standstill Parameter Identification Technique for the Divided Winding Rotor Synchronous Generator, IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy (PECON 2014), Kunching Malaysia, December 2014.
 Dijana PetrovskaDelacretaz, Aaron Edwards, John Chiasson, Gerard Chollet and David S. Pilliod, SemiAutomated Identification of Leopard Frogs, International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods, Angers France, March 2014.
 Dijana PetrovskaDelacretaz, Aaron Edwards, John Chiasson, Gerard Chollet and David S. Pilliod, A Reference System for Animal Biometrics: Application to the Northern Leopard Frog, International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Signal and Image Processing, Souss Tunisia, March 2014.
 J. Chiasson, Z. Du, Burak Ozpineci, L. M. Tolbert, High Dynamic Performance Programmed PWM Control of a Multilevel Inverter with Capacitor DC Sources, Proceedings of the 48th Conference on Decision and Control, Shanghai China, December 2009.
 A. Oteafy and J. Chiasson, Lyapunov Stability of an OpenLoop Induction Machine, Proceedings of the 2009 American Control Conference, June 2009, St. Louis MO, pp. 34523457.
 A. Oteafy, J. Chiasson, M. Bodson, Online Identification of the Rotor Time Constant of an Induction Machine, Proceedings of the 2009 American Control Conference, June 2009, St. Louis MO, pp. 43734378.
 Du, Zhong, Ozpineci, Burak, Tolbert, Leon M and Chiasson, John N, Inductorless DCAC Cascaded HBridge Multilevel Boost Inverter for Electric/Hybrid Electric Vehicle Applications, Conference Record of the 42nd IEEE Industry Applications Conference, September 2007, pp. 603608.
 J. Chiasson and M. Bodson, Estimation of the Rotor Time Constant of an Induction Machine at Constant Speed, Proceedings of the European Control Conference, Kos Greece, July 25, 2007, pp. 46734678.
 J. Chiasson, B. Özpineci, and L. M. Tolbert, Conditions for Capacitor Voltage Regulation in a FiveLevel Cascade Multilevel Inverter: Application to VoltageBoost in a PM Drive, Proceedings of the International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, Antalya Turkey, May 35, 2007, pp. 731735.
 J. Chiasson, B. Özpineci, and L. M. Tolbert, FiveLevel ThreePhase Hybrid Cascade Multilevel Inverter Using a Single DC Source, Proceedings of the Applied Power Electronics Conference, Anaheim CA, February 25 – March 1, 2007, pp 15041507.
 Moerdyk, Brian, DeCarlo, Ray, Birdwell, Douglas, Zefran, Milos and Chiasson, John, Hybrid Optimal Control for Load Balancing in a Cluster of Computer Nodes, Computer Aided Control System Design, 2006 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, pp. 17131718, October 2006.
 Yan Xu, L. M. Tolbert, J. Chiasson, J. B. Campbell and F. Z. Peng, Active Filter Implementation Using a Generalized Nonactive Power Theory, pp. 153160, Oct 2006.
 M. Li, J. Chiasson, M. Bodson, and L. M. Tolbert, Identification of the Rotor Time Constant in Induction Machines without a Speed Sensor, Proceedings of the International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, Vol. 3, August 1316, Shanghai China, 2006.
 M. Li, J. Chiasson, and L. M. Tolbert, Capacitor Voltage Control as a Static Var Generator, Proceedings of the International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, August 1316, Shanghai China, 2006.
 M. Li, J. Chiasson, M. Bodson, and L. M. Tolbert, A DifferentialAlgebraic Approach to Speed Estimation in an Induction Motor: Open Loop Experimental Results, Proceedings of the 2006 American Control Conference, June 1416, Mpls MN, 2006, pp. 24632468.
 Zhong Tang, J. Douglas Birdwell, John Chiasson, Chaouki T. Abdallah, and Majeed M. Hayat, ResourceConstrained Load Balancing Controller for a Parallel Database, Proceedings of the 2006 American Control Conference, June 1416, Mpls MN, 2006, pp. 31243129.
 S. Dhakal, M. M. Hayat, J. E. Pezoa, C. T. Abdallah, J. D. Birdwell, and J. Chiasson, Load balancing in the presence of random node failure and recovery, 20th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2006, pp. 2529 April 2006
 Zhong Du, Leon M. Tolbert, John N. Chiasson, and Burak Özpineci, A Cascade Multilevel Inverter Using a Single DC Source, Proceedings of the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Dallas TX, March 1923, 2006, pp. 426430.
 Mengwei Li, J. Chiasson, M. Bodson and L. M. Tolbert, Observability of Speed in an Induction Motor from Stator Currents and Voltages, Proceedings of the Conference on Decision and Control, Seville Spain, December 2005, pp. 34383443.
 Kaiyu Wang, M. Bodson, J. Chiasson, and L. M. Tolbert, Parameter Identification of Hammerstein Models using Elimination Theory, Proceedings of the Conference on Decision and Control, Seville Spain, December 2005, pp. 34443449.
 J. D. Birdwell, J. N. Chiasson, C. T. Abdallah, M. M. Hayat, Z. Tang, and J. White, The Information Age: Challenges and Opportunities for Control and Engineering, Proceedings of the 29th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2005), 2nd International Workshop on Software Cybernetics (IWSC05), July 2005.
 J. Ghanem, C. T. Abdallah, M. M. Hayat, J. Chiasson, and J. D. Birdwell, Distributed Load Balancing in the Presence of Node Failures and Time Delays, Proceedings of the 2005 International Federation of Automatic Control Congress, Prague Czechoslovakia.
 Z. Tang, J. White, J. Chiasson, J. Douglas Birdwell, C. T. Abdallah and M. M. Hayat, ClosedLoop Load Balancing: Comparison of a DiscreteEvent Simulation with Experiments, Proceedings of the 2005 American Control Conference, June 2005, Portland OR, pp. 27212726.
 Kaiyu Wang, J. Chiasson, M. Bodson and L. M. Tolbert, An OnLine Method for Tracking the Rotor Time Constant of an Induction Machine, Proceedings of the 2005 American Control Conference, June 2005, Portland OR, pp. 27392744.
 Kaiyu Wang, J. Chiasson, M. Bodson and L. M. Tolbert, An OnLine Rotor Time Constant Estimator for the Induction Machine, Proceedings of the International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, May 2005, San Antonio TX, pp. 608614.
 Z. Tang, J. Douglas Birdwell, J. Chiasson, C. T. Abdallah and M. M. Hayat, A Time Delay Model for Load Balancing with Processor Resource Constraints, Proceedings of the 2004 Conference on Decision and Control, December 2004, Paradise Island, Bahamas, pp. 41934198.
 J. Ghanem, C. T. Abdallah, M. M. Hayat, S. Dhakal, J. D. Birdwell, J. Chiasson and Z. Tang, Implementation of Load Balancing Algorithms over a Local Area Network and the Internet, Proceedings of the 2004 Conference on Decision and Control, December 2004, Paradise Island, Bahamas, pp. 41994202.
 K. Wang, J. Chiasson, M. Bodson and L. M. Tolbert, A Nonlinear LeastSquares Approach for Estimation of the Induction Motor Parameters, Proceedings of the Conference on Decision and Control, December 2004, Paradise Island, Bahamas, pp. 38563861.
 K. Wang, J. Chiasson, M. Bodson and L. M. Tolbert, Tracking the Rotor Time Constant of an Induction Motor Traction Drive for HEVs, Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Power Electronics and Transportation (WPET), October 2004, Detroit MI, pp. 8388.
 Z. Du, L. Tolbert and J. Chiasson, Harmonic Elimination in a Multilevel Inverter by Programmed PWM, to appear in the IEEE Conference Record on Industry Applications, October 2004, Seattle Washington, pp. 22102215.
 Y. Xu, J. N. Chiasson, L. M. Tolbert, Nonactive Current Definition and Compensation Using a Shunt Active Filter, IEEE International Conference on Harmonics and Quality of Power, September 1215, 2004, Lake Placid, New York.
 Z. Du, L. M. Tolbert and J. Chiasson, Active Harmonic Elimination in Multilevel Converters Using FPGA Control, 9th IEEE Workshop on Computers in Power Electronics COMPEL 2004, August 2004, Urbana IL.
 B. Ozpineci, L. M. Tolbert and J. N. Chiasson, Harmonic Optimization of Multilevel Converters using Genetic Algorithms, IEEE Power Electronic Specialists Conference, June 2025, 2004, Aachen, Germany, pp. 39113916.
 J. D. Birdwell, J. Chiasson, C. T. Abdallah, Z. Tang, N. Alluri, T. Wang and V. Chupyrna, The Effect of Time Delays in the Stability of Load Balancing Algorithms for Parallel Computations, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Maui Hawaii, December 2003, pp. 582587.
 J. Chiasson, L. Tolbert, K. McKenzie and Z. Du, Elimination of Harmonics in a Multilevel Converter using the Theory of Symmetric Polynomials and Resultants, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Maui Hawaii, December 2003, pp. 35073512.
 J. Chiasson, L. Tolbert, K. McKenzie and Z. Du, A New Approach to Solving the Harmonic Elimination Equations for a Multilevel Converter, IEEE Conference on Industry Applications, Salt Lake City UT, October 2003, pp. 640647.
 L. M. Tolbert, J. Chiasson and F. Z. Peng, Modulation Index Regulation of a Multilevel Inverter for Static VAR Compensation, Proceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting (PES2003), Toronto Canada, July 1318, 2003, pp. 12781283.
 L. M. Tolbert, Y. Xu, J. Chen, F. Z. Peng, J. N. Chiasson, Compensation of Irregular Currents with Active Filters, Proceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting (PES2003), Toronto Canada, July 1318 2003, pp. 194199.
 J. D. Birdwell, J. Chiasson, C. T. Abdallah and M. M. Hayat, The Effect of Feedback Gains on the Performance of a Load Balancing Network with Time Delays, Proceedings of the IFAC Workshop on Time Delay Systems, TDS’03, Rocquencourt France, September 2003, 6 pages.
 L. M. Tolbert, Y. Xu, J. Chen, F. Z. Peng, J. N. Chiasson, Application of Compensators for NonPeriodic Currents, IEEE Power Electronics Specialist Conference, June 1519, 2003, Acapulco, Mexico, pp. 15251530.
 L. Tolbert, J. Chiasson, K. McKenzie and Z. Du, Control of Cascaded Multilevel Converters with Unequal Voltage Sources for HEV, Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, Madison WI, June 2003, pp. 663669.
 L. M. Tolbert, Y. Xu, J. Chen, F. Z. Peng, J. N. Chiasson, Definitions for NonPeriodic Current Compensation" 10th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications  EPE 2003, September 24, 2003, Toulouse, France, 10 pages.
 J. Chiasson, L. Tolbert, K. McKenzie and Z. Du, A New Approach to the Elimination of Harmonics in a Multilevel Converter, Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Power Electronics Conference EPE2003, Toulouse France, September 2003, 10 pages.
 J. Chiasson and Baskar Vairamohan, Estimating the State of Charge of a Battery, Proceedings of The American Control Conference, Denver CO, June 46, 2003, pp. 2863  2868. J. Chiasson, L. Tolbert, K. McKenzie and Z. Du, Harmonic Elimination in Multilevel Converters, Proceedings of The 7th IASTED International MultiConference on Power and Energy Systems (PES 2003, February 2426 2003, Palm Springs CA), pp. 284289.
 L. M. Tolbert, Y. Xu, J. Chen, F. Z. Peng and J. Chiasson, Active Filter Energy Storage Requirements for NonPeriodic Current Compensation, Proceedings of The 7th IASTED International MultiConference on Power and Energy Systems (PES 2003), Palm Springs CA, February 2426 2003, pp. 389393.
 J. D. Birdwell, J. Chiasson, Z. Tang, C. T. Abdallah, M. Hayat, Z. Tang and T. Wang, Dynamic Time Delay Models for Load Balancing Part I: Deterministic Models, in the proceedings of the CNRSNSF Workshop: Advances in Control of TimeDelay Systems, January 2224, 2003, La Defense, Paris, 10 pages.
 M. Hayat, C. T. Abdallah, J. D. Birdwell and J. Chiasson, Dynamic Time Delay Models for Load Balancing, Part II: A Stochastic Analysis of the Effect of Delay Uncertainty, in the proceedings of the CNRSNSF Workshop: Advances in Control of TimeDelay Systems, January 2224, 2003, La Defense, Paris, 10 pages.
 J. Chiasson, L. Tolbert, K. McKenzie and Z. Du, A Complete Solution to the Harmonic Elimination Problem, Proceedings of the American Power Electronics Conference (APEC2003), Miami FL, February 2003, pp. 596602.
 L. Tolbert, J. Chiasson, K. McKenzie and Z. Du, Elimination of Harmonics in a Multilevel Converter with Non Equal DC sources, Proceedings of the American Power Electronics Conference (APEC3003), Miami FL, February 2003, pp. 589595.
 C. T. Abdallah, Alluri, N., J. D. Birdwell, J. Chiasson, Z. Tang, and T. Wang, The Effect of Communication Time Delays in Parallel Computations, Proceedings of the 40th Annual Allerton Conference on Communications, Control and Computing, October 24 2002, Monticello IL.
 J. Chiasson, L. M. Tolbert, K. McKenzie and Z. Du, Elimination of Harmonics in a Multilevel Converter for HEV Applications, Proceedings of the 7th IEEE Workshop on Power Electronics in Transportation (WPET), Auburn Hills, Michigan, October 2002, pp. 135142.
 J. Chiasson, L. M. Tolbert, K. McKenzie and Z. Du, RealTime Computer Control of a Multilevel Converter using the Mathematical Theory of Resultants, Proceedings of the 2002 ELECTRIMACS Conference, August 2002, Montreal CN, 6 pages.
 J. Chiasson, L. M. Tolbert, K. McKenzie and Z. Du, Elimination of Harmonics in a Multilevel Inverter using Resultant Theory, Proceedings of the 2002 Power Electronics Specialists Conference, June 2002 Cairns Australia, pp. 503508.
 J. Chiasson, L. M. Tolbert and Y. Lu, A Library of Simulink Blocks for RealTime Control of HEV Traction Drives, Proc of the Future Car Congress, Wash DC, June 2002, pp. 23762385.
 M. Bodson and J. Chiasson, A Comparison of Sensorless Speed Estimation Methods for Induction Motor Control, Proceedings of the 2002 American Control Conference, Anchorage AK, May 2002, pp. 3076  3081.
 J. Chiasson, D. Seto, F. Sun, A. Stankovic and S. Bortoff, Independent Control of Two PM Motors using a Single Inverter: Application to Elevator Doors, Proceedings of the 2002 American Control Conference, Anchorage AK, May 2002, pp. 3093  3098.
 C.T. Abdallah, J. Chiasson and M. Ariola, Stability of Communication Networks in the Presence of Delays, Proceedings of the 3rd IFAC Conference on Time Delay Systems, December 810, 2001, Sante Fe NM, pp. 194197.
 C.T. Abdallah, J.D. Birdwell, J. Chiasson, V. Churpryna, Z. Tang, T. Wang, Load Balancing Instabilities due to Time Delays in Parallel Computation, Proceedings of the 3rd IFAC Conference on Time Delay Systems, December 810, 2001 Sante Fe NM, pp. 198202.
 J. Chiasson and C. T. Abdallah, A Test for Robust Stability of Time Delay Systems, Proceedings of the 3rd IFAC Conference on Time Delay Systems, December 810, 2001, Sante Fe NM, pp. 125130.
 M. Bodson, J. Chiasson, L. Tolbert, A Complete Characterization of Torque Maximization for Permanent Magnet NonSalient Synchronous Motors, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Arlington VA, June 2527, 2001, pp. 21482149.
 J. Chiasson, L. Tolbert, High Performance Motion Control of a Switched Reluctance Motor, Proceedings of the IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 1721 2001, pp. 425429.
 S. Mehta and J. Chiasson, Nonlinear Control of a Series DC Motor: Theory and Experiment, Proceedings of the 1997 American Control Conference, Albuquerque NM, June 1997.
 J. Chiasson, A New Approach to Dynamic Feedback Linearization Control of an Induction Motor, Proceeding of the 1995 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, Dec 1995, pp. 21732178.
 M. Bodson, J. Chiasson and R. Novotnak, High Performance Control of an Induction Motor with Saturation, Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans LA, Dec 1995, pp. 21452150.
 M. Bodson, J. Chiasson and R. Novotnak, Nonlinear ServoControl of an Induction Motor with Saturation, Proceedings of the 1994 Conference on Decision and Control, Dec 1994, Orlando FL, pp. 18321838.
 Bodson, M., J. Chiasson and R. Novotnak, High Performance Motion Control of an Induction Motor by InputOutput Linearization, Proceedings of the 32nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Antonio, TX, December 1993, pp. 33863390.
 J. Chiasson, DifferentialGeometric Techniques for Control of a Series DC Motor, Proceedings of the 1993 American Control Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 1993, pp. 691695.
 A. Blauch, M. Bodson and J. Chiasson, HighSpeed Parameter Estimation of Step Motors, Proceedings of the 1993 American Control Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 1993, pp. 23682372.
 J. Stephan, M. Bodson and J. Chiasson, An Adaptive Method for Induction Motor Control, Proceedings of the 1993 American Control Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 1993, pp. 655659.
 J. Chiasson, A. Chaudhari and M. Bodson, Nonlinear Controllers for the Induction Motor, Proceedings of the IFAC Nonlinear Control System Design Symposium, Bordeaux, France, June 1992, pp. 150155.
 M. Bodson, J. Chiasson, R. Novotnak and R. Rekowski, HighPerformance Nonlinear Control of a Permanent Magnet Stepper Motor, Proceedings of the 1st IEEE Conference on Control Applications, Dayton, OH, September 1992, pp. 510515.
 M. Bodson and J. Chiasson, A Systematic Approach to Selecting Optimal Flux References in Induction Motors, Record of the 1992 IEEEIAS Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, October 1992, pp. 531537.
 J. Stephan, M. Bodson and J. Chiasson, RealTime Estimation of Induction Motor Parameters, Record of the 1992 IEEEIAS Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, October 1992, pp. 578585.
 M. Bodson, J. Chiasson, R. Novotnak and R. Rekowski, A State Feedback Controller for a Permanent Magnet Stepper Motor, Proceedings of the 21st Symposium on Incremental Motion Control Systems and Devices, San Jose, CA, June 1992.
 M. Aiello, M. Bodson, J. Chiasson, R. Rekowski, and D. Schuerer, Experimental Results of Parameter Identification and Nonlinear Control on a PM Stepper Motor, Proceedings of the 1991 Symposium on the Control of Robots and Manufacturing Systems, Fort Worth, TX, November 1990
 M. Aiello, M. Bodson, J. Chiasson, R. Rekowski, and D. Schuerer, Experimental Results of a Nonlinear Controller Applied to the Positioning of a Permanent Magnet Stepper Motor, Proceedings of the 1990 Symposium on Incremental Motion Control Systems and Devices, San Jose, CA, June 1990.
 M. Aiello, M. Bodson, J. Chiasson, R. Rekowski, and D. Schuerer, Experimental Results of Using an Exact Linearization Controller on a PM Stepper Motor, Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Systems Engineering, Pittsburgh, PA, August 1990.
 M. Bodson and J. Chiasson, Application of Nonlinear Control Methods to the Positioning of a Permanent Magnet Stepping Motor, Proceedings of the 28th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Tampa, FL, December 1989
 M. Zribi and J. Chiasson, Position Control of a PM Stepper Motor by Exact Linearization, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 1989.
 M. Zribi and J. Chiasson, Control of a PM Stepper Motor by Exact Linearization, Proceedings of the 1989 Symposium on Incremental Motion Control Systems and Devices, San Jose, CA June 1989.
 M. Zribi and J. Chiasson, Control of a PM Stepper Motor Using Nonlinear Observers and Controllers, Allerton Conference, Champaign, IL, October 1987.
 M. Zribi and J. Chiasson, Control of a PM Stepper Motor Using Modern Nonlinear Control Techniques, Conference on Applied Motion Control, Minneapolis, MN, 1987.
 J. Chiasson, Design of a Controller for an AutoSteered Tractor Using 2D Systems Theory, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Systems Engineering, Dayton, OH, September 1987.
 J. Chiasson and E. B. Lee, Coefficient Assignment for SISO Neutral Delay Systems, Third International Conference on System Engineering, Wright State University, Dayton OH, August 1986.
 J. Chiasson, A Method for Computing the Interval of Delay Values for which a DifferentialDelay System is Stable, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, June 1986.
 J. Chiasson and E.B. Lee, Control of Multipass Processes Using 2D Systems Theory, Proceedings of the Conference on Decision and Control, Fort Lauderdale, FL, December 1985.
 J. N. Chiasson and E.B. Lee, Coefficient Assignment by Dynamic Compensation for Single Input Retarded Delay Systems, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, NV, December 1984.
 J. N. Chiasson, S.D. Brierley and E.B. Lee, A Simplified Derivation of the ZehebWalach 2D Stability Test with Applications to Time Delay Systems, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, NV, December 1984.
 J. Chiasson, Coefficient Assignment for SISO Time Delay Systems, Proceedings 1983 Allerton Conference, Champaign, IL, October 1983.
 J. Chiasson, AlgebroGeometric Techniques for Coefficient Assignability for 2D SISO Systems, Proceedings of the Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, March 1983.
 J. Chiasson, M.K. Sundareshan and K.S.P. Kumar, Design of Reliable Decentralized Control Strategies for Freeway Regulation, Proceedings JACC, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, June 1981.

Technical Reports  John Chiasson, Model of a SixPhase Large Synchronous Machine, Bettis Atomic Energy Laboratory, September 2008.
 John Chiasson, A Method for Implementing Programmed PWM for High Dynamic Performance, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2007
 John Chiasson Series VAR compensator used to Boost Voltage in a Multilevel Inverter Using a Single DC Source, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2007
 John Chiasson, A FiveLevel Cascade Multilevel Inverter ThreePhase Motor Drive Using a Single DC Source, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2006
 W.G. Barie, J. Chiasson and R. Anticole, Implementation of a Microprocessor Based Exact Feedback Linearization Controller for an Active Magnetic Bearing System, University of Pittsburgh.
Research
 Dr. Chiasson research interests are in the systems and controls area. He has used differentialalgebraic methods for state estimation in electric machines and electromechanical systems. He has employed elimination theory to solve the nonlinear switching angle equations for harmonic elimination in multilevel inverters. His most recent work includes nonlinear parameter identification to estimate the parameters of large synchronous machines. He has also started to dabble in machine learning.