A symposium in honor of Harris McClamroch was held at the University of Michigan on May 22, 2010, to celebrate Harris's lifelong achievements in nonlinear dynamics and control on the occasion of his retirement. The first presentation of the technical program was given by Amit Sanyal, a former doctoral student and currently at the University of Hawaii. His paper, 'Riccati Equations, Flexible Spacecraft, and Variational Integrators: The Trajectory of N. Harris McClamroch in Nonlinear Dynamics and Control,' provided an overview of Harris's research and contributions to this field over his academic career. The next talk was given by Tony Bloch from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Michigan. In his talk, 'The Rolling Sphere and Quantum Spin,' Tony demonstrated an interesting connection between the kinematics of a sphere rolling on a plane and quantum spin. Hariharan Krishnan, a staff researcher at the Electrical and Controls Integration Laboratory of the General Motors Research and Development Center presented 'Connected Vehicle and Continuous Safety'.
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- Control and Systems Engineering
- Modeling and Simulation
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering