Edmon Perkins

Assistant Professor

Dr. Perkins joined the faculty at NC State in 2020 after spending four years as an assistant professor at Auburn University. Dr. Perkins’ research is focused on nonlinear dynamics, stochastic dynamics, information dynamics, robotics, and vibrations. Dr. Perkins received the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (2019) and the DARPA Young Faculty Award (2020).

Outside of work, Dr. Perkins enjoys playing the piano, biking, and reading


Cosserat modeling for deformation configuration of shape memory alloy unimorph actuators
Kennedy, S., Vlajic, N., & Perkins, E. (2022, August 2), JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT MATERIAL SYSTEMS AND STRUCTURES, Vol. 8. https://doi.org/10.1177/1045389X221109256
Discrete element method simulator for joint dynamics: a case study using a red-tailed hawk's hallux digit
Mollik, T., Kennedy, S., Ul Shougat, M. R. E., Li, X., Fitzgerald, T., Echols, S., … Perkins, E. (2022, June 2), MULTIBODY SYSTEM DYNAMICS, Vol. 6. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11044-022-09828-x
Dynamic effects on reservoir computing with a Hopf oscillator
Ul Shougat, M. R. E., Li, X. F., & Perkins, E. (2022), PHYSICAL REVIEW E, 4. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.105.044212
The pendulum adaptive frequency oscillator
Li, X. F., Kallepalli, P., Mollik, T., Ul Shougat, M. R. E., Kennedy, S., Frabitore, S., & Perkins, E. (2022), Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 179, 109361. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymssp.2022.109361
A Hopf physical reservoir computer
Ul Shougat, M. R. E., Li, X. F., Mollik, T., & Perkins, E. (2021), SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 9. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-98982-x
A four-state adaptive Hopf oscillator
Li, X. F., Ul Shougat, M. R. E., Kennedy, S., Fendley, C., Dean, R. N., Beal, A. N., & Perkins, E. (2021), PLOS ONE, 3. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0249131
An Information Theoretic Study of a Duffing Oscillator Array Reservoir Computer
Ul Shougat, M. R. E., Li, X. F., Mollik, T., & Perkins, E. (2021), Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, 16(8), 081004. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4051270
Flexible Tensegrity Reservoir Computing Robots
Perkins, E. (2021). , . Presented at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Young Faculty Award Virtual Poster Exhibition.
Local dynamic stability of the lower-limb as a means of post-hoc injury classification
Larson, J., Perkins, E., Oldfather, T., & Zabala, M. (2021), PLoS One, 16(6), e0252839. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0252839
Nonlinear vibratory properties of additive manufactured continuous carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites
Zhao, J., Perkins, E., Li, X. F., Bond, A., & Marghitu, D. (2021), The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 117, 1077–1089. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-021-07456-x

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  • ONR Young Investigator Award
  • Flexible Reservoir Computing Tensegrity Robots
Edmon Perkins