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Dawn Tilbury

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Dawn Tilbury

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Chair, Steering Committee on Advanced Manufacturing; Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
3464 GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)
2350 Hayward
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
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Phone: (734) 936-2129
Fax: (734) 647-3170

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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.

Major Funding Sources

National Science Foundation; IBM

Honors and 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

In the News...

2016 - Tilbury receives ESD Gold Award


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