Alexander Scheinker

Staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory with the Low Level RF Control group.

Last Updated: 4/5/2014



PhD Thesis

"Extremum Seeking for Stabilization," UCSD, November 2012.

MS Thesis

"Model Independent Particle Accelerator Control and Nonlinear Space Charge Compensation," USPAS/IU, December 2013.

Journal Papers

A. Scheinker, S. Baily, D. Young, J. Kolski, M. Prokop, ``In-hardware demonstration of model-independent adaptive tuning of noisy systems with arbitrary phase drift," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, vol .756, pp. 30-38, 2014.

A. Scheinker and M. Krstic, ``Extremum seeing with bounded update rates,'' Systems & Control Letters, vol. 63, pp. 25-32, 2014.

A. Scheinker, M. Bland, M. Krstic, and J. Audia, "Rise-time optimization of accelerator high voltage converter modulator by extremum seeking," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 22, pp. 32-43, 2014.

A. Scheinker and M. Krstic, ``Minimum-seeking for CLFs: Universal semiglobally stabilizing feedback under unknown control directions,'' IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 58, pp. 1107-1122, 2013.

A. Scheinker, X. Pang, L. Rybarcyk, ``Model-independent particle accelerator tuning,'' Physical Review Special Topics-Accelerators and Beams, 16 (10), 102803, 2013.

A. Scheinker and M. Krstic, "Non-C2 Lie bracket averaging for non-smooth extremum seekers," Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, vol. 136, 2013.

Conference Papers

A. Scheinker, S. Gessner, "Extremum seeking for parameter identification, implementation for electron beam property prediction," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2014.

A. Scheinker, "Simultaneous stabilization and optimization of unknown, time-varying systems,'' American Control Conference, 2013.

A. Scheinker, M. Krstic, "A Universal Extremum Seeking-based Stabilizer for Unknown LTV Systems with Unknown Control Directions,'' American Control Conference, 2012.

A. Scheinker and M. Krstic, "Extremum Seeking-based Tracking for Unknown Systems with Unknown Control Directions," Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control.

M. Bland, A. Scheinker, W. Reass, J. Clare, A. Watson, and C. Jo, "Droop Compensation with Soft Switching for High Voltage Converter Modulator (HVCM)," Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference.

Y. K. Batygin, A. Scheinker, "Nonlinear lattice for space-charge dominated beam transport with suppressed emittance growth," Proceedings of the 2012 International Particle Accelerator Conference, New Orleans, 2012.

S. Kwon, A. Scheinker, "Robust control of a two-input two-output multistate cavity RF system with mismatched uncertainty," Proceedings of the 2012 International Particle Accelerator Conference, New Orleans, 2012.

S. Kwon, L. Castellano, M. Prokop, P. Torrez, and A. Scheinker, "FPGA implementation of a prototype PI Feedback control system for the LANSCE accelerator," Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Control Applications.



PhD in Adaptive Control Theory, November 2012, UCSD.

MS in Physics, December 2013, IU Bloomington.

MA in Math, 2008, UCSD.

BA in Math and BA in Physics, 2006, Washington University in Saint Louis.


Research Interests

Functional analysis applications to Control Theory in collaboration with David Scheinker


Nonlinear Control

Nonlinear Dynamics