Katie A. Evans, Ph.D.
Interim Director, Mathematics/Statistics and Industrial
Engineering
Director, Integrated
STEM Education Research Center
Director, Louisiana
Tech Grand Challenge Scholars Program
Walter Koss Associate
Professor of Mathematics


















Contact Information
Louisiana Tech University
College of Engineering and Science
Program of Mathematics and Statistics
George T. Madison 374
P.O. Box 10348
Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: 3182573011
Fax: 3182572182
Email: kevans@latech.edu

Research Interests
 Distributed
parameter control theory
 Low
order control design
 Dynamic
modeling of physical systems
Unmanned air vehicles
Brain cell calcium dynamics
Nanoparticlebased cancer therapy
 Numerical
analysis
 STEM
education initiatives
Education
Postdoctoral Research Associate,
Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University
(200405)
Project: Control and simulation
of unmanned air vehicles, extraction of energy from the wind to power micro air
vehicles.
Advisor: Dr. Mark F. Costello (Georgia
Tech)
Ph.D., Mathematics,
Virginia Tech
(2003)
Thesis: Reduced Order Controllers for
Distributed Parameter Systems
Advisor: Dr. Belinda A.
Batten (Oregon State University)
M.S., Mathematics,
Virginia Tech (2001)
Thesis: The Search for a Reduced Order
Controller: Comparison of Balanced Reduction Techniques
Advisor: Dr. Belinda A. Batten (Oregon
State University)
B.S., Mathematics
(Statistics Minor), Morehead State University (1999), Summa Cum Laude
Publications
 Chakravarthy,
A., K.A. Evans, J. Evers, and L.M. Kuhn, “Nonlinear controllers for wing
morphing trajectories of a heave dynamics model,” Proceedings of the 2011 Conference on Decision and Control,
Orlando, FL, 27882793, invited, 3 peer reviews, 59% acceptance rate, December
2011.
 Chakravarthy,
A., K.A. Evans, J. Evers, and L.M. Kuhn, “Target tracking strategies for a
nonlinear, flexible aircraftinspired model,” Proceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference, San
Francisco, CA, 17831788, invited, 2 peer reviews, 63% acceptance rate,
June 2011.
 Chakravarthy,
A., K.A. Evans, and J. Evers, “Sensitivities and functional gains for a
flexible aircraftinspired model,” Proceedings
of the 2010 American Control Conference, Baltimore, MD, FrA06.3, 48934898, invited, 3 peer
reviews, 62% acceptance rate, June 2010.
 Batten,
B.A. and K.A. Evans, “Reduced order compensators via balancing and central
control design for a structural control problem,” International Journal of Control, 83(3), 563574, 2010.
 Batten,
B.A. and K.A. Evans, “Theoretical considerations of control design for the
KleinGordon partial differential equation,” Proceedings of the 2010 MAA LA/MS Section Meeting, 2010.
 Evans,
K.A., “Sensitivity analysis for control parameter determination for a
nonlinear cablemass system,” Proceedings
of the 2009 American Control Conference, St. Louis, MO, FrA05.2,
40914096, 3 peer reviews, 67% acceptance rate, June 2009.
 Batten
King, B.A., N. Hovakimyan, K.A. Evans, and M.
Buhl, “Reduced order controllers for distributed parameter systems: LQG
balanced truncation and an adaptive approach,” Mathematical and
Computer Modeling. Vol. 43, no. 910, 11361149, 2006.
 Zietsman, L., K.A. Evans, J.T. Brown, and R.A. Idowu, “Riccati conditioning
and sensitivity for a minmax controlled cablemass
system,” Proceedings of the 2008
IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Cancun, Mexico, 40074011, 5
peer reviews, 50% acceptance rate, December 2008.
 Kyle,
J., K.A. Evans, and M.F. Costello, “Atmospheric wind energy extraction by
a micro autonomous glider,” Proceedings
of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Atmospheric
Flight Mechanics Conference, San Francisco, CA, 20056233.pdf, August
2005.
 Evans,
K.A. and B.A. Batten King, “Full order compensatorbased feedback control
of a cantilevered EulerBernoulli beam,” Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE
Conference on Decision and Control, Atlantis, Paradise Island,
Bahamas, pgs. 15081513, invited, 50% acceptance rate, December 2004.
 Evans
Camp, K.A. and B.A. Batten King, “A comparison of linear quadratic
Gaussian and central compensators for a structural control,” Proceedings of the 2003 American
Control Conference, Denver,
CO, TA043.pdf, invited, 68% acceptance rate, June 2003.
 Evans
Camp, K.A. and B.A. Batten King, “A comparison of balanced truncation
techniques for reduced order controllers,” Proceedings of 15th
International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems,
Notre Dame, IN, 23323_2.pdf, Augusts 2002.
 Evans, K., M. Konikoff, J. J. Madden, R.
Mathis, and G. Whipple, "Totally ordered
commutative monoids,” Semigroup Forum,
vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 249278, 2001.
Mathematical Association of
America (MAA) Career Profile (2007)
Curriculum Vitae (last update December
2014)