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Dr Randa Herzallah

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics

Phone number: +44 (0)121 204 3652
Email: r.herzallah@aston.ac.uk
Room number: MB3M

Profile

I obtained a BSc in Industrial Engineering and an MSc in Industrial Engineering/Manufacturing and Design at Jordan University, Jordan, and later a PhD from Aston University, Birmingham, UK. I was a professor of Mechatronics Engineering at Al-Balqa' Applied University, Jordan. Prior to that I was an associate professor of Communications and Electronic Engineering at Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Jordan. 

In January 2014, I started as a lecturer in Mathematics (Non-linearity and Complexity Research Group) at Aston University.

  • PhD in Control Theory, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.
  • MSc in Pattern Analysis and Neural Networks, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.
  • MSc in Industrial Engineering MFG. & Design, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.
  • BSc in Industrial Engineering, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

 

  • Current: Senior Lecturer of Mathematics in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
  • Associate Professor of Mechatronics Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, ALBalqa’ Applied University, Amman, Jordan.
  • Associate Professor of Communications and Electronic Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, AL-Ahliyya Amman University, (sabbatical leave).
  • Assistant Professor of Mechatronics Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, ALBalqa’ Applied University, Amman, Jordan.
  • Teaching Assistant in the Computer Science Department, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
  • Full time Lecturer in the Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Al-Balqa’ Applied University, Amman, Jordan.
  • Part Time Lecturer in the Industrial Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Applied Science University, Amman, Jordan.

 

Teaching on the Mathematics programmes:

  • Stochastic Processes
  • Chaos and Dynamical Systems

My research interest is focused on developing reliable control strategies for many-body, multi-scale, stochastic systems exhibiting characteristics such as nonlinearity, uncertainty and hysteresis that will be endemic in future emergent systems. More specifically, my research activities focuses on these three areas: (1) Novel probabilistic control methods based on: Bayesian inference; dynamic programming; fully probabilistic design; and probabilistic pinning control; (2) Randomised distributed control: probabilistic nonlinear control for achieving the desired global behaviour of the network; probabilistic inference methods for message passing; and (3) Probabilistic estimation of the system dynamics: Gaussian description of the system dynamics; Non-Gaussian description of the system dynamics; complex distributed systems’ dynamics (both Gaussian and Non-Gaussian).