Coordinated Oscillations in Biological Systems

April 29, 2011, 1100 Webb

Ted Iwasaki

UC Los Angeles, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Speaker's Bio

Tetsuya Iwasaki joined UCLA in 2009 as Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1987 and 1990, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University in 1993. He was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Purdue University (1994-1995), Research Associate (1995-1996), Lecturer (1996-1997) and Associate Professor (1997-2000) at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Assistant Professor (2000-2002), Associate Professor (2002-2004), and Professor (2004-2009) at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Iwasaki's research interests include neuronal control mechanism of animal locomotion, nonlinear oscillators, and robust/nonlinear control theory and its applications to mechanical, aerospace, and electrical systems. Dr. Iwasaki is a Fellow of IEEE and a member of ASME, and has served as associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Systems and Control Letters, IFAC Automatica, and International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control. He has received CAREER Award from NSF, Pioneer Prize from SICE, George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award from IEEE, and Rudolf Kalman Best Paper Award from ASME.