Susan Mansour

Assistant Professor

Associate Director, Undergraduate Education

Email: susan.mansour@dal.ca

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  • Moving from a lecture-based to a problem-based learning curriculum-perceptions of preparedness for practice 

    Whelan, A. M., S. Mansour, P. Farmer, and D. Yung. 2007. "Moving from a lecture-based to a problem-based learning curriculum-perceptions of preparedness for practice." Pharmacy Education 7(3): 239-247.
    Objectives: A comprehensive evaluation plan was designed to investigate the effect of curricular change from a lecture-based to a problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum. The objective of this paper is to describe the ...
  • Outcomes-based integrated hybrid PBL curriculum 

    Whelan, AM, S. Mansour, and P. Farmer. 2002. "Outcomes-based integrated hybrid PBL curriculum." American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 66(3): 302-311.
    In 1995 we identified several goals for curricular change: increase accountability; lead practice; improved patient health care; increase graduates' communication skills; and improve graduates' problem solving. We developed ...
  • A continuous analysis of multi-input, multi-output predictive control 

    Kember, G. C., T. K. Kang, and S. E. Mansour. 2007. "A continuous analysis of multi-input, multi-output predictive control." ISA transactions 46(3): 419-428.
    A continuous formulation and method of analysis is constructed for multi-input, multi-output (MIMO) predictive control and used to compare Dynamic Matrix Control (DMC) with Simplified Predictive Control (SPC). Approximate ...
  • Continuous analysis of move suppressed and shifted DMC 

    Kember, G. C., R. Dubay, and S. E. Mansour. 2005. "Continuous analysis of move suppressed and shifted DMC." ISA transactions 44(1): 69-80.
    "Shifted DMC" (shifted dynamic matrix control) has been empirically shown to have significant improved closed-loop control characteristics over "move-suppressed DMC" where, in the latter, diagonal terms of the dynamic ...
  • On simplified predictive control as a generalization of least-squares dynamic matrix control 

    Kember, G. C., R. Dubay, and S. E. Mansour. 2005. "On simplified predictive control as a generalization of least-squares dynamic matrix control." ISA transactions 44(3): 345-352.
    Simplified predictive control (SPC) of a single-input single-output control scheme is compared to the more sophisticated, least-squares formulation of dynamic matrix control (DMC) and its move-suppressed variant (move-suppressed ...
  • Tuning Proportional-Integral controllers to approximate simplified predictive control performance 

    Mansour, S. E.. 2009. "Tuning Proportional-Integral controllers to approximate simplified predictive control performance." ISA transactions 48(4): 417-422.
    An exact equivalence between PI (Proportional-Integral) and two-parameter SPC (Simplified Predictive Control) is developed to provide identical control of first order linear plants. A relationship between the PI control ...
  • Online optimization of fuzzy-PID control of a thermal process 

    Mansour, S. E., G. C. Kember, R. Dubay, and B. Robertson. 2005. "Online optimization of fuzzy-PID control of a thermal process." ISA transactions 44(2): 305-314.
    A constrained optimization of a simple fuzzy-PID (PID-proportional integral derivative) system is designed for the online improvement of PID control performance during productive control runs. The cost function design ...
  • Risk aversion predictive control 

    Kember, G. C., S. E. Mansour, and R. Dubay. 2006. "Risk aversion predictive control." ISA transactions 45(4): 563-574.
    A quality-controlled predictive control method, suitable for control of fast, remote systems subject to significant communication delays, is developed. Each move is quality controlled in that it independently satisfies a ...
  • Pharmaceutical care: Defining and applying the elusive 

    Janke, K., and S. Mansour. 1994. "Pharmaceutical care: Defining and applying the elusive." Canadian pharmaceutical journal 127(1): 24-25.
    No abstract available.