Electrical & Computer Engineering
UCSB Department of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering
Research DescriptionControl of electromechanical systems, robotics & medical devices. Nonlinear control theory.
BiographyProfessor Paden received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 1985 and is currently a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the Mechanical Engineering Department with a joint appointment in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. His research interests focus on nonlinear control theory and its application to electromechanical systems. He was a visiting fellow at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Western Australia in 1988. In 1993, he won the Best Paper Award from the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control and the IEEE Control System Society Technology Award in 2001. In 2002, he was a distinguished foreign visitor and plenary speaker at the Brazilian Control Conference. He was also awarded the 2010 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division Draper Award. He has consulted for industry on the design and control of magnetic bearings, design of medical devices, and has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Robotic Systems. He is a director and co-founder of LaunchPoint Technologies Inc. - a systems firm specializing in venture engineering. He has 17 patents and is an IEEE Fellow and AIMBE Fellow.
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