Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of the Center for Energy, Sustainability, and Environment (CESE)
- Interdisciplinary engineering-social sciences research on systems and control theory/engineering for human social systems, especially complex and large scale "sociotechnical" dynamical systems (applications in social work, economic, and political systems).
- Interdisciplinary engineering-biology research on distributed decision-making systems (e.g., with a focus on honeybees): Organizer, workshop on Systems Biology of Decision Making, in the Mathematical Bioengineering Program, NSF Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Invited speaker at Santa Fe Institute (SFI) workshop on Collective Decision Making: From Neurons to Societies, (see "Building Smart Groups" by T. Seeley in the SFI Bulletin).
Current Education and Service:
- Book: Humanitarian Engineering: Creating Technologies That Help People
- Humanitarian Engineering course
- OSU Humanitarian Engineering
- Engineers for Community Service (ECOS) (faculty advisor, since 2004).
- weLab: Low-Cost Engineering Laboratory Project
(university development program, since 2002).
- Community Technology Clinic
- Scholarship in Engineering for Social Justice: A Practitioner's Forum
- ECE 3080 / ECE 7080 Enginering Ethics (undergraduate course since 1991, graduate course proposed to first be offered Autumn 2014) covering professionalism, ethics, and social justice.
- Other related activities (talks, publications, conference, etc.).
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