Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave., Room 3-438A
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 258-0760 : Fax: (617) 253-9637
My family moved around a lot while I was growing up, but we lived most of the time in Oregon and Washington. I went to the University of Oregon for two years before transferring to the Mechanical Engineering department at MIT. I persevered the sun and fun of Stanford to get my masters in Mechanical in 1992. I then worked at Convolve, Inc. for 2 1/2 years before returning to MIT to work on a Ph.D.
I finished my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in June 97. The title of my thesis is, 'Command Generation for Flexible Systems'. I work on the dynamics and control of flexible structures. Most of my work focuses on feedforward techniques that generate special command profiles. The command profiles move a flexible system from one place to another without residual vibration. This allows machines to move faster, more accurately, and, in general, make a lot more stuff. For more information, see the Input Shaping home page. The members of my thesis committee are Warren Seering, Neil Singer, Stephen Crandall, Jean Jacques Slotine, and George Verghese.
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Alaska 98 ,
Spring Break 97,
Costa Rica 97, Italy 95,
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