The International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) has elected ME Professor A. Galip Ulsoy IFAC Fellow. The award recognizes Ulsoy’s outstanding contributions to adaptive control and discrete time/digital control for mechanical and mechatronic systems, as well as his contributions and leadership in control engineering education.
The IFAC, founded in 1957, is a multinational federation of National Member Organizations, each one representing the engineering and scientific societies concerned with automatic control in its own country. The aims of the Federation are to promote the science and technology of control in the broadest sense in all systems.
Ulsoy is a C.D. Mote Jr. Distinguished University Professor in the ME Department and serves as Deputy Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Machining Systems. His research interests include modeling, analysis and control of dynamic systems; rotating or translating elastic systems; manufacturing automation; and vehicle control.