Dr. William Levine from the University of Maryland


Topic: An Optimal Control Model for Human Postural Regulation
Time: 10:00AM 28th December 2015
Location: A424
Speaker: Dr. William Levine

Dr. William S. Levine received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from M.I.T. He then joined the faculty of the University of Maryland, College Park. He has been President of both the IEEE Control Systems Society and the American Automatic Control Council.  He has also been the Chairman of the SIAM special interest group in Control Theory and its Applications. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Distinguished Member of the IEEE Control Systems Society, and a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He and his collaborators received the Schroers Award. He and another group of collaborators received the award for outstanding paper in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control for “Discrete Time Point Processes in Urban Traffic Queue Estimation.” His current research is on the regulation of posture by humans, the control of muscular hydrostats (tongues, tentacles, and trunks), the control aspects of surgical and assistive robots, and on model predictive control. His current consulting is for Brookhaven National Laboratories and the Chinese Academy of Science.