Virtual Conference: November 16 – 19, 2020
Roberto Horowitz is the current chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley and holds the James Fife Endowed Chair in the College of Engineering. He received a B.S. degree with the highest honors in 1978 and a Ph.D. degree in 1983 in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and became a faculty member in the Mechanical Engineering Department in 1982. Dr. Horowitz teaches and conducts research in the areas of adaptive, learning, nonlinear and optimal control, with applications to Micro- Electromechanical Systems (MEMS), computer disk file systems, robotics, mechatronics and Intelligent Vehicle and Highway Systems (IVHS). He is a former co-director of the Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) research center at U.C. Berkeley. Dr. Horowitz is a member of IEEE and ASME. He is the recipient of the 2010 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division (DSCD) Henry M. Paynter Outstanding Investigator Award and the ASME 2018 Rufus Oldenburger Medal in recognition of his pioneering and impactful contributions to control applications in mechatronics, magnetic data storage and traffic systems.