I am the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computational Sciences at the Coloardo School of Mines and a Professor in the Division of Electrical Engineering. Click here for a summer 2012 interview in Mines Magazine.
My general research interests include iterative learning control, autonomous systems and robotics, and applications of control to industrial and mechatronic systems. More recently I have been working to extend iterative learning control theory to improve and speed up processes that involve repeated processing passes or operations along a spatial dimension, so-called multi-pass or discrete repetitive systems. I am also interested in the use of networked robotics sensors and actuators, including the theory and application of cooperative control in multi-agent systems. I am a registered professional engineer (in the State of Idaho #7066), involved in several professional societies and editorial activities, and am interested in engineering education, particularly capstone senior design.
Note to Prospective Students: Due to my administrative duties, at this time I am no longer accepting new students into my research group.