Bassam Bamieh - Biography

Bassam Bamieh is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Director of the Center for Control, Dynamical Systems and Computation (CCDC) at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB). He received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, IN) in 1983, and his M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University (Houston, TX) in 1986 and 1992 respectively. Prior to joining UCSB in 1998, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1991-98).

Professor Bamieh's research interests are in the fundamentals of Control and Dynamical Systems, as well as the applications of systems and feedback techniques in several physical and engineering systems. These areas include Robust and Optimal Control, distributed and networked control and dynamical systems, shear flow transition and turbulence, quantum control, and the use of feedback in thermoacoustic energy conversion devices.

Professor Bamieh has co-authored over 150 refereed publications in Systems and Controls and allied fields. He has received several awards and honors for his research, including the IEEE Control Systems Society G. S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award (twice), an AACC Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award, and a National Science Foundation CAREER award. He was elected a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Control Systems Society, a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), and a Fellow of the IEEE with the citation “For contributions to robust, sampled-data and distributed control”