Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of the Center for Energy, Sustainability, and Environment (CESE)
- 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), and current research projects.
- Distributed feedback control and optimization for energy systems (e.g., optimal reactive power allocation and demand-response methods for the smart grid, control of smart lights).
- Systems and control theory/engineering for economic and political systems.
Education and Service:
- OSU Humanitarian Engineering
- Humanitarian Engineering course
- Engineers for Community Service (ECOS) (faculty advisor, since 2004).
- weLab: Low-Cost Engineering Laboratory Project
(university development program, since 2002).
- Community Technology Clinic
- weCAR (low-cost non-polluting transportation)
- Scholarship in Engineering for Social Justice: A Practitioner's Forum
- ECE 3080 / ECE 7080 (undergraduate course since 1991, graduate course proposed to first be offered Spring 2014) in engineering ethics, professionalism, and social justice.
- Other related activities (talks, publications, conference, etc.).
Contact, visitor, and personal information