"First NSF Workshop for High School Teachers of Math and Science"
With the focus on ideas and technology of control and systems

June 27, 2000
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago



  7:30 - 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
  8:30 - 8:45 Welcome and Introductions

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, Organizing Committee Chair
Tamer Basar,
President, IEEE Control Systems Society
Naim Kheir,
President, American Automatic Control Council
A. Galip Ulsoy,
General Chair, 2000 American Control Conference
  8:45 - 9:10 Kishan Baheti, Program Director, Control, Networks, and Computer Intelligence, National Science Foundation

Session I
Chair: Renee Koplon
Ramaz Upper School, New York
  9:10 - 9:40 "How Feedback Changed the World"
Dennis Bernstein
Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
  9:40 - 10:10 "When Computers Control-Joys and Perils of Automation"
Christos Cassandras
Professor, Departments of Manufacturing Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University
  10:10 - 10:30 Coffee/Tea Break
Session II
Chair: Andrew Bucki
Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics
  10:30 - 11:00 "Controlling the Fictional World: Making a Digital Feature Film"
Brian Rosen
Senior Technical Director, Pixar Animation Studios
  11:00 - 11:30 "Understanding Phenomena Through Real Physical Objects-Understanding Controlling Pendulum"
Katsuhisa Furuta
Professor, Department of Computers and Systems Engineering, Tokyo Denki University
  11:30 - 12:00 Summary of Morning Sessions
Discussion Moderators:
Molly Shor, Oregon State University,
Renee Koplon, Ramaz Upper School
Andrew Bucki, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics
  12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
  Session III
Chair: Fahmida Chowdhury
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  1:30 - 2:00 "Automatic Control: A Fascinating Field of Study"
Theodore Djaferis
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and ComputerEngineering, University of Massachusetts
  2:00 - 2:30 "The Robot Files: Building the Best Robot Soccer Team in the World"
Raffaello D'Andrea

Assistant Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University
  2:30 - 3:00 Summary of the Session
Discussion Moderators:

Fahmida Chowdhury
Anna Treohan, Evans High School, Georgia and
Ronald Vavrinek, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
  3:00 - 3:30 Coffee/Tea Break
  Session IV
Chair: Tyrone Duncan
University of Kansas
  3:30 - 4:00 "Using Mathematics for Epileptic Seizure Warning"
Ivan Osorio, M.D.,
Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
University of Kansas Medical Center and
Mark Frei, Ph.D.,
Operating Manager and Technical Director,
Flint Hills Scientific, L.L.C.
  4:00 - 4:30 "Powerful Ideas in the World of the Child"
Alan Kay,
Disney Fellow and Vice President of Research and Development, The Walt Disney Company
  4:30 - 5:00 Making Calculus Fun: How to Entertain at Parties"
Colin Adams
, Mark Hopkins Professor and Director of Mathematics Department, Williams College, Massachusetts
  5: 00 - 5:10 Break
  Session V
Chair: Harris McClamroch
University of Michigan
Past President, Control Systems Society
  5:10 - 6:00 Welcome by
Masayoshi Tomizuka
Past President, American Automatic Control Council and
Steve Yurkovich
Past President, Control Systems Society
    Closing Session-Discussion with Moderators:
Harris McClamroch and
Steve Warshaw, Principal of North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
  7:30 - 9:30 Dinner - Comisky Room
  Keynote Address:  "Systems, Control, and Mathematics"

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Stephen Boyd

Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Stephen Boyd received the A. B. degree in Mathematics from Harvard University in 1980, and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1985. In 1985 he joined the Electrical Engineering Department at Stanford University, where he is now Professor and Director of the Information Systems Laboratory. His interests include computer-aided control system design, and convex programming applications in control, signal processing, and circuits.

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