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Dr. Heath LeBlanc

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Biggs 247
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810
Professional Experience: 
  • Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH, 2012-present
  • Controls Engineer, Champion Technology Services, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA, 2007-2008
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2012
  • MS in Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2010.
  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, Louisiana State University A&M, Baton Rouge, LA, 2007.
Teaching Interests: 
  • Advanced Control
  • Circuits
  • Control Systems
  • Electromagnetics
  • Engineering Economy
  • Engineering Orientation
  • Signals & Systems
  • System Design
Research Interests: 
  • Resilient Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Networks
  • Vehicle Localization in Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Distributed Algorithms
  • Complex Networks & Social Networks
  • Networked Control Systems
  • Integration of the Entrepreneurial Mindset in Engineering Education
Selected Publications: 
For a list of all publications, please see Dr. LeBlanc's Google Scholar Profile by clicking here.
  1. Heath J. LeBlanc, Xenofon Koutsoukos, “Resilient First-Order Consensus and Weakly Stable, Higher Order Synchronization of Continuous-Time Networked Multi-Agent Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, accepted for publication, April 2017.
  2. Heath J. LeBlanc, Kundan Nepal and Greg S. Mowry, “Stimulating Curiosity and the Ability to Formulate Technical Questions in an Electric Circuits Course using the Question Formulation Technique (QFT),” IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE). Indianapolis, IN. October 2017.
  3. Heath J. LeBlanc and Firas Hassan, “A Spiral Approach to Teach Value Propositions Using the NABC Framework in Core Engineering Courses,” IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE). Indianapolis, IN. October 2017.
  4. Heath J. LeBlanc, Firas Hassan, Edgar Gomez, and Nesreen Alsbou, “Poster: A Lightweight Localization Algorithm Using V2V and V2I Short Range Communication in Highly Dense Reference Networks,” IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC). Columbus, OH. pp. 1–2, December 2016.
  5. Heath J. LeBlanc, Firas Hassan, Edgar Gomez, and Nesreen Alsbou, “Poster: Inter-Vehicle Communication Assisted Localization with Resilience to False Data Injection Attacks,” 1st ACM International Workshop on Smart, Autonomous, and Connected Vehicular Systems and Services (CarSys), a workshop of MobiCom. New York City, NY. pp. 64–65, October 2016.
  6. Heath J. LeBlanc and Khalid S. Al-Olimat, “Integrating Entrepreneurship in Engineering Class Projects through Hypothetical Modifications of Existing Products,” Proceedings of the ASEE Illinois-Indiana Section Conference. Fort Wayne, IN. March 2015.
  7. Heath J. LeBlanc and Bryan Boulanger, “A Cross-Discipline, Project-Based Approach to Teaching Engineering Economy,” Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. Indianapolis, IN. June 2014.
  8. Heath J. LeBlanc, Brian Recker, Keegan Ross, Adam Oberhaus, Aaron Schnipke, Landon Brown, Corbin Kruczek, and Eli Dean, “Developing a Customer Appropriate Value Proposition: A Student Project Delivering a Temperature Sensor to Meet Customer Specifications,” Proceedings of the ASEE North-Central Section Conference. Oakland University, MI. April 2014. Best student paper award.
  9. Heath J. LeBlanc and Firas Hassan, “Resilient Distributed Parameter Estimation in Heterogeneous Time-Varying Networks," Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems (HiCoNS). Berlin, Germany. pp. 19–28, April 2014.
  10. Heath J. LeBlanc, Haotian Zhang, Shreyas Sundaram, and Xenofon Koutsoukos, "Resilient Continuous-Time Consensus in Fractional Robust Networks," American Control Conference (ACC). pp. 1239-1244, Washington DC, USA. June 2013.
  11. Heath J. LeBlanc, Haotian Zhang, Xenofon Koutsoukos, Shreyas Sundaram, "Resilient Asymptotic Consensus in Robust Networks," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 766-781, April 2013.
  12. Heath J. LeBlanc, Haotian Zhang, Shreyas Sundaram and Xenofon Koutsoukos, "Consensus of Multi-Agent Networks in the Presence of Adversaries Using Only Local Information," Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems (HiCoNS), Beijing, China. pp. 1-10. April 2012.
  13. Heath J. LeBlanc and Xenofon Koutsoukos, "Low Complexity Resilient Consensus in Networked Multi-Agent Systems with Adversaries," Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC), Beijing, China. pp. 5-14. April 2012. PAPER AWARD: HONORABLE MENTION.
  14. Heath J. LeBlanc and Xenofon Koutsoukos, "Consensus in Networked Multi-Agent Systems with Adversaries," Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC), Chicago, IL. pp. 281-290. April 2011.
College of Engineering

Lori Goldsmith

Executive Administrative Assistant
Biggs 201
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed