Visiting Professors Program

Jan Babic

[JPG] Photo Jan BabicJan Babic is an associate professor at the Jo¸ef Stefan Institute and a member of the Electrical Engineering Department of Ljubljana University in Slovenia. His research deals with human motor control. He is interested in understanding sensori-motor learning and adaptation mechanisms in whole-body activities, both from the Neuroscience and Robotics point of view. These research topics are very directly related to the SMART Labex research programs "Modeling humans", "Interfaces and Interaction with humans" and "Human autonomy and e-health". His coming at UPMC and ISIR is a very good opportunity to build up collaboration and synergies in these domains."

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Contact : Vincent Padois (ISIR)
Period : November 2014

 Nathan Ida

[JPG] Photo Nathan IdaNathan Ida is currently a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Akron, OH. He teaches electromagnetics, antenna theory, electromagnetic compatibility, sensing and actuation, and computational methods and algorithms. His current research interests include numerical modeling of electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic wave propagation, theoretical issues in computation, nondestructive testing of materials at low and microwave frequencies as well as in communications, especially in low-power remote control and wireless sensing. He has published extensively on electromagnetic field computation, parallel, and vector algorithms and computation, nondestructive testing of materials, surface impedance boundary conditions, sensors and others. He is the author or coauthor of six books. Dr. Ida is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), of the American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) and of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES).

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Contact: Aziz Benlarbi-Delai et Zhuoxiang Ren (L2E)
Period: November-December 2014


Hannah Michalska

[JPG] Photo Hannah MichalskaHannah Michalska is Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University, Montréal, Canada. Prof. Michalska current interests include the feedback control design for strongly nonlinear systems, differential geometric control, Hamiltonian systems and symplectic integration, nonlinear control of robotic systems, identification and control of time-delayed systems, and nonlinear control and identification in biological systems. Prof. Michalska is collaborating with Vincent Hayward and Alain Berthoz on the nonlinear observation from idiothetic measurements of locomoting systems in non-inertial frames and on multi-variate models of human perception. Prof. Michalska’s well-known contributions include Robust  Receding Horizon Control and Lie Algebraic time-varying stabilizing controls for nonlinear systems.

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Contact : Vincent Hayward (ISIR)
Period : August 2014

Laboratory of Excellence SMART (ANR-11-LABX-65) is supported by French State funds managed by the ANR within the Investissements d'Avenir programme under reference  ANR-11-IDEX-0004-02
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