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Dawn Tilbury

Dawn Tilbury

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Robotics
Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Herrick Professor of Engineering

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Address

3248 FRB
2505 Hayward St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Email: tilbury@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 936-2129

Degrees

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California-Berkeley, 1994
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of California-Berkeley, 1992
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1989

Research Interests

Control theory and applications; logic control for manufacturing systems including diagnostics, fault handling, and recovery; modular control systems; networked control systems; performance management of computing systems; web-based tutorials for controls education.

Research Areas

Controls

Honors & Awards

Distinguished Engineering Educator Award, Society of Women Engineers, 2012
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2012
Service Excellence Award, University of Michigan College of Engineering, 2009
Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2008
Distinguished Engineering Alumnus, Outstanding Young Leader Award, University of California, Berkeley, Engineering Alumni Society, 2003
Dynamic and Controls Division Award for her Controls Tutorials in MATLAB, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2003
Teaching Incentive Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2003
Dynamic Systems and Control Division Education Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2003
Senior Member, International Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., 2002
Best Paper Award, Network, Operations, and Management Symposium International Conference, April 2002
Award for Outstanding Accomplishment, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2001
Teaching Incentive Award (ME 360), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2000, 2001, 2003
Donald P. Eckman Award, American Automatic Control Council, 2001
CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 1998
Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, 1998
Medal, Educom, 1997
Best Paper in Session Award, ASEE Conference, June 1997
Best Presentation in Session Award, American Control Conference, June 1997
Undergraduate Computation Engineering and Science Education Award, U.S. Department of Energy, 1995
Eliahu Jury Award, for outstanding research in the area of Systems, Communications, Control, or Signal Processing, EECS Department, UC Berkeley, 1994
Demetri Angelakos Memorial Award, in recognition of altruistic assistance afforded fellow graduate students, EECS Department, UC Berkeley, 1992
AT&T PhD Fellowship, 1991-1995

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

Dawn Tilbury receives ASME DSCD 2022 Henry M. Paynter Outstanding Investigator Award
10/03/2022
The award is given biennially by the Dynamic Systems and Control Division (DSCD) of ASME to a DSCD member who has demonstrated sustained outstanding research contributions, either basic or applied, as a mechanical engineering professional to fields of interest to the DSCD.

Former NSF director becomes first chair of Michigan Engineering’s Robotics Department
05/20/2022
Dawn Tilbury to lead department after laying blueprint for convergent robotics research at the College a decade ago.

Regents Approve New Titles of Three ME Professors
02/24/2022
Shanna Daly, Dawn Tilbury, and Margaret Wooldridge receive new titles approved by the Regents.

Dawn Tilbury receives SAE award for Women Leaders
02/07/2022
Tilbury is recognized for strong leadership both personally and professionally by SAE.

Tilbury joins OVPR to lead strategy on future communities
07/15/2021

Dawn Tilbury receives Sarah Goddard Power Award
01/21/2021
U-M mechanical engineering professor, Dawn Tilbury, honored with the 2021 Sarah Goddard Power Award

Tilbury SAE paper receives the Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award
11/01/2020
Dawn Tilbury and co-authors' of an SAE paper selected as one of the best 2019 papers in the SAE International Journal of Connected and Automated Vehicles and has been chosen to receive the Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award.

Dawn Tilbury honored with award from the Washington Academy of Sciences
08/10/2020
The 2020 Leadership in Engineering Award from the Washington Academy of Sciences has been awarded to Dawn Tilbury.

Dawn Tilbury heads NSF Engineering Directorate
03/28/2017
NSF’s Directorate for Engineering is charged with supporting engineering research and education critical to the nation’s future and fostering innovations to benefit society

Three ME faculty assume leadership positions
12/19/2016
These faculty are Dawn Tilbury (Chair of the Engineering's Steering Committee on Advanced Manufacturing), Steve Ceccio (Associate Dean for Research), Jing Sun (Chair of NAME)

Cooperation and Control: A Systems Perspective
10/21/2016
Improving the functionality of robotic and manufacturing systems "comes down to understanding your system and identifying a strategy for improving performance," says ME Assistant Professor Kira Barton, whose laboratory combines fundamental and experimental modeling and controls research, from multi-agent coordination to additive manufacturing

$50 Million Renovation Boasts Mechanical Engineering State-of-the-Art Student-Centric Education Facilities
03/15/2016
Construction of the GG Brown Memorial Laboratories began in the summer of 2014 and is currently wrapping up.

Tilbury receives ESD Gold Award
03/09/2016
Now in its 45th year, the Gold Award honors engineering leaders for outstanding technical contributions and dedication to the profession.

Dawn Tilbury Led and Chaired 2014 American Control Conference
10/06/2014
The annual event, which welcomed more than 1,200 registrants from more than 40 countries, included a wide range of world-renowned engineering faculty, many of which spoke at the event

Tilbury selected for Michael J. Rabins Leadership Award
08/29/2014
This award is given biennially by the Dynamic Systems and Control Division of ASME to a DSCD member who has demonstrated sustained excellence in leadership contributions to the DSCD, to ASME, and to fields of interest to the DSCD

Dawn Tilbury Appointed CoE Associate Dean for Research
01/28/2014
Professor Tilbury has been selected by the CoE Executive Committee to assume the role of Associate Dean for Research, effective this coming August 1st, when the Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education is scheduled to split

Tilbury receives SWE Distinguished Engineering Educator Award
08/06/2012
This award is presented to a woman who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and has made significant contributions to the engineering profession

Tilbury and Im elected ASME Fellows
07/31/2012
The ASME's Fellow Grade recognizes significant engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession

A New Breed of Robots That Drive Themselves
03/01/2011
Thanks to advances in control systems, vehicles can carry out tasks without human guidance.

Doctoral Student Lindsay Allen Receives Best Conference Paper Award
10/12/2009

Stefanopoulou, Tilbury Named IEEE Fellows
12/18/2008

Two ME Professors selected for 2002 Outstanding Faculty Awards
12/06/2007

Professor Dawn Tilbury Receives Best Paper Award
08/16/2007

Dawn Tilbury becomes lead in the Office of the Vice President
12/10/2022
Dawn Tilbury has joined the Office of the Vice President for Research to advance a new strategic endeavor that infuses social and technical expertise to address complex challenges facing future communities.