The 32nd IASTED International Conference on
Modelling, Identification and Control
February 11 – 13, 2013
SPECIAL SESSION CHAIR
Biography of the Special Session Chair
Loucas S. Louca received his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1992. He then moved to the University of Michigan where he received his M.S.E. in 1994 and Ph.D. in 1998, both in Mechanical Engineering. During his graduate studies at the University of Michigan he received a Fulbright scholarship (Cyprus-America Scholarship Program). He continued to work in the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Michigan as a Research Fellow until 2000 when he joined the research faculty of the Mechanical Engineering department as an Assistant Research Scientist. He was contacting research and advising students in the area of intelligent vehicle system dynamics and control within the Automotive Research Center at the University of Michigan. He joined the faculty of the University of Cyprus in January 2004 and he is currently and Assistant Professor.
His research interests lie in the areas of system dynamics and control, bond graph theory, physical system modeling and model reduction of large scale systems, modeling of automotive systems, multi-¬body dynamics, computer aided modeling and simulation, and haptic interfaces and rehabilitation. He is the author of CAMBAS (Computer Aided Model Building Automation System), an automated modeling software that enables the rapid development of efficient models for linear systems and its used for the teaching of courses in modeling of dynamic systems.
He is an active member of the bond graph research community and organizes focused sessions at modeling related conferences. He is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the vice-¬chairman of the Modeling and Identification technical panel of the Dynamic Systems and Control Division. He is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS), and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).