Paper review Project

Hi,
I am currently taking a grad course called "Intro to Linear Systems" - One requirements of the course is the review and presentation of a recent IEEE
paper from one of the following sources:
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology, IEEE Transactions on System, Man and Cybernetics or IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation
For anyone familiar, can a suggestion be made for a novice to this area? The course I'm taking deals with state-space controls, observers and such. My interests are fairly broad and I'd like to hear what some experts would suggest. I have reviewed several articals and I'm not sure what would be appropriate. Any input/suggestions would be welcome.
Thanks
Mike
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Mike, steering you here would be doing you a huge disservice.
You are being asked to do this for a reason, one of which is to hone your interests. Another IMPORTANT reason is to teach you how to do library searches. Dollars to donuts, if your school is in the US, and your department is ABET accredited, there is a requirement for this in your program objectives, and this is why this assignment exists.
Go do your search, and pull up EVERY title those journals have published in the last two years. Flag the ones of interest, and pull up their abstracts. If you find any you like, get the whole artical, and scan their reference lists for background.
Once you find an area you like, do specific searches on that topic. Use library tools to find seminal papers in the area--you will need to do that to properly review the paper--, then do a search to find out ALL the authors who have cited the seminal papers in any of the journals you're allowed to choose from, to see if another article is more appropriate than your original choice.
Good Luck, and have fun with it.
Scott
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Scott, I think I'll take your advice to heart. I looked at several IEEE articals - Either I'm dumb or they were intiidating. I wasn't sure what to pick out and didn't know if I was biting off more than I could chew. I'll keep looking.
Mike

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I recall that when I was earning my degree I had to read two journals in the library in addition to whatever reading I would normally have to do. It got rather interesting there, starting from page one, volume 1, and ending in what was then the present. I basically got to see my entire field unfold, learned who the pillars were, and weren't, got to know their personalities or lack of them (letters to the editor are fantastic for this), and saw how ideas moved from inklings to full theories or trash. Picking one currently hot topic and reading every article from the beginning which leads up to that will give you a great deal of insight into your science.
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Great! Go to it, and if you have any troubles doing the searches I hint at, talk to your reference librarian. They love teaching this stuff.
Also, the titles often sound more intimidating than the articles actually are.
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There is also a magazine put out by the IEEE Controls Society called 'Control Systems'. Under the 'Departments' in the table of contents, you will find a title called 'Scanning the Transactions'. This article is a synopsis, or paraphrasing, of many of the most interesting articles in the 'Transactions'. The article usually spans two or three issues of the TAC.
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