Texas A&M University - College of Engineering


Room 116 Engineering/Physics Building

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Nuclear Engineering and Department of Electrical Engineering (courtesy appointment)

a-parlos@tamu.edu/ (979) 862-2060


Alex Parlos is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, holding joint appointments in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Nuclear Engineering, and, by courtesy, Department of Electrical Engineering. He has established and is heading the Networked and Intelligent Machines Laboratory (NIML) where approximately 20 graduate students, several undergraduate students and postdoctoral visitors conduct research at the interface of performance limitations of sensors and machines interconnected over IP networks, and on adaptive methods rooted in more traditional control engineering. His applied research interests include the development of data-driven or algorithmic approaches for life-cycle health and performance management of various dynamic systems. He has been involved with the particular application of these concepts to electro-mechanical systems and more recently to distributed real-time systems. His theoretical research interests involve the development of learning algorithms for neural networks and their use for nonlinear estimation (filtering, single- and multi-step prediction) and predictive control. Since his arrival to Texas A&M University he has supervised the research of over 50 graduate students. His research is sponsored by various federal agencies (NSF, US Department of Energy, US Department of Defense, NASA), State of Texas agencies, industry groups (EPRI, APPA), as well as companies.

He received his Sc.D. in Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (1986), his S.M. in Mechanical Engineering (1985) and his S.M. in Nuclear Engineering (1985), all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prior to attending graduate school he received his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University (1983). Before joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering as a tenured Associate Professor in 1999, he served as Assistant and then as tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Alex Parlos serves on several Editorial Boards of research journals and on various national and international technical committees and review panels for federal funding agencies. He is a Fellow of the ASME and a licensed professional engineer in The State of Texas.



 Networked and Intelligent Machines Laboratory

 Research Programs and Interests



 Course Material for the New Course MEEN 364: Dynamic Systems and Controls

 Course Material for MEEN 651: Control System Design

 Course Material for MEEN 652: Multivariable Control System Design

 Course Material for MEEN 411: Mechanical Controls (Digital Control Systems)


 Current Graduate Students

 Former Graduate Students

 Current Undergraduate Students

 Other Research Associates



Last Modified: January, 2007.