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Moore Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering: Daniel Koditschek

D. Koditschek

Dr. Daniel E. Koditschek has been named the Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering. Dr. Koditschek joined the Penn faculty  in January 2005 and was named chair of the electrical and systems engineering department within the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Dr. Koditschek received his bachelor’s degree in engineering and applied science and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering in 1981 and 1983, ­ all from Yale University. He served on the Yale faculty in electrical engineering until moving to the University of Michigan a decade later.

Dr. Koditschek’s research interests include robotics and, more generally, the application of dynamical systems theory to intelligent mechanisms. His archival journal and referred conference publications, numbering well over 100, have appeared in a broad spectrum of venues ranging from the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society through the Journal of Experimental Biology, with a concentration in several of the IEEE publications and related Transactions on Computers. Various aspects of this work have received mention in general scientific publications such as Scientific American  and Science  as well as in the popular and general lay press such as The New York Times and Discover magazine. Dr. Koditschek is a member of the AAAS, AMS, ACM, MAA, SIAM, SICB and Sigma Xi and is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Dr. Koditschek holds secondary appointments within the School of Engineering and Applied Science in the departments of computer and information science as well as mechanical engineering and applied mechanics.

This chair is one of three scholarly chairs established as part of The Moore School Trust with the purpose of perpetuating the Moore family name.

 

 



 
  Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 23, March 1, 2005

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