I grew up in Florida during the height of the space race, which is how I developed an interest in aircraft and rockets from an early age.
Administrative and Financial Contact
Specialization and Research Interests
Aerospace control applications, optimal control theory.
Classical control, state-space control, optimal control and estimation
S.B., 1980, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; S.M., 1982, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Sc.D., 1985, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Positions Held at MIT
Assistant Professor, 1985 –1991; Associate Professor, 1991 – 2000; Professor, 2000 – present. Assistant Department Head, 1997 – 1998. Chair of MIT Faculty, 2013 – 2015.
Awards & Honors
Member, Tau Beta Pi
Raymond L. Bisplinghoff Fellow