My interests include identification, estimation, and control for aerospace applications. My research has focused on active noise and vibration control, motion control, and spacecraft attitude control. My current interests are in the theory and application of nonlinear system identification, large-scale state estimation for data assimilation, and adaptive control. This research has been supported by NSF, AFSOR, NASA, ONR, DOE, and industry.
I was Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Control Systems Magazine from August 2003 to December 2011.
Specializations & Research Interests
Linear and nonlinear systems, identification, optimal, robust and adaptive control.
Ph.D. Computer, Information and Control Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (1982)
M.S.E. Computer, Information and Control Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (1979)
Advisor: Elmer G. Gilbert
Sc.B., Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1977
Part-time Visiting Professor, Glasgow University, 2000-2003
Member of IEEE, 1982-04 Fellow 2000
Member of Conference Editorial Board, 1997
Part-time Visiting Professor, University of Leeds, 1995-97
NSF Review Panel Member, 1994, 1997
NASA Review Committee Member, MIT Space Engineering Research Center, 1993
Publications Chairman, Conference on Decision and Control, San Antonio, Texas, 1993
Adjunct Professor, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida, 1990-91
Part-time Visiting Engineer, MIT, 1989-90
Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Control Systems Magazine
Honors and Awards
Life Fellow of IEEE
Fellow of IEEE
Honorary Doctorate, University of Glasgow, 2006
Positions Held at Michigan
Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1997-present
Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1991-97
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