Distinguished Lecture Series

"Reconfigurable Logic Control for High Volume Manufacturing Systems"
Dr. Dawn Tilbury
Mechanical Engineering Dept., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Dawn M. Tilbury received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota in 1989, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1992 and 1994, respectively. In 1995, she joined the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she is currently an Associate Professor. For her work in web-based software tutorials (the Control Tutorials for Matlab), she received an Undergraduate Computational Engineering and Science Award from the US Department of Energy in 1995 and the EDUCOM Medal (jointly with Professor William Messner of Carnegie Mellon University) in 1997. An expanded version, Control Tutorials for Matlab and Simulink, was published by Addison-Wesley in 1999. She received an NSF CAREER award in 1999, and is the 2001 recipient of the Donald P. Eckman Award of the American Automatic Control Council. She is a member of ASME, IEEE, and SWE, and co-chairs the ASME-DSCD technical panel on Computers, Communication, and Control. Her research interests include distributed control of mechanical systems with network communication, logic control of manufacturing systems, performance management and control of computing systems, and trajectory planning for nonlinear systems. During her sabbatical leave in 2001-02, she was an Academic Visitor at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center and a Visiting Professor at ITIA-CNR in Milan, Italy.