Bassam Bamieh

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Bassam Bamieh


Bassam Bamieh is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Santa Barbara. 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). His current research interests include Robust and Optimal Control, distributed control and dynamical systems, shear flow transition and turbulence, and active control in thermoacoustic energy conversion devices. He received several awards and honors for his research, including an IEEE Control Systems Society G. S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award, an AACC Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award, and a National Science Foundation CAREER award. He is 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.

Positions & Affiliations

University of California, Santa Barbara
United States