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Description: Dean SpongMark W. Spong

Dean, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science
Lars Magnus Ericsson Chair in Electrical Engineering

Excellence in Education Chair
972-883-2974 | mspong@utdallas.edu | http://www.utdallas.edu/~mspong/

 


TO PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS:  I am currently NOT accepting new graduate students for 2016-2017.  Please do not email me with inquiries about research assistantships. 
 

 

 

Brief Biosketch
 Education

  • D.Sc. in systems science and mathematics, Washington University, St. Louis, 1981
  • M.S. in systems science and mathematics, Washington University, St. Louis, 1979
  • M.S. in mathematics, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, 1977
  • B.S. in mathematics and physics, Hiram college, Hiram, OH, 1975

  Employment

  • [2008 to present] University of Texas at Dallas
    • Dean, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
    • Lars Magnus Ericsson Chair in Electrical Engineering
    • Excellence in Education Chair
  • [1996-2005] Mechatronic Systems, Incorporated. Founder and President.
  • [1984-2008] University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering
    • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Research Professor, Coordinated Science Laboratory
    • Research Professor, Information Trust Institute
    • Director, Center for Autonomous Engineering Systems and Robotics
  • [1982-1984] Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • Assistant Professor, School of Electrical Engineering
  • [1981-1982] Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  Awards

  • IROS Fumio Harashima Award for Innovative Technologies, 2007
  • Achievement Hall of Fame, Champion High School, Warren, OH, 2007
  • John R. Ragazzini Award, American Automatic Control Council, 2004
  • Named Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering, University of Illinois 2003
  • O. Hugo Schuck Award, American Automatic Control Council, 2002 and 2009
  • Distinguished Member Award, IEEE Control Systems Society, 2002
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Senior U.S. Scientist Research Award, 1999
  • IEEE Third Millennium Medal, 2000
  • Fellow of the IEEE, 1996
  • NSF Research Initiation Award, 1982
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1975

  IEEE Activities

  • President, IEEE Control Systems Society, 2005
  • Vice President for Publication Activities, IEEE Control Systems Society, 2000-2002
  • Board of Governors, IEEE Control Systems Society, 1994-2002 and 2004-2007
  • Executive Committee, IEEE Control Systems Society, 1997-2002 and 2004-2007
  • Nominating Committee, IEEE Control Systems Society, 2006-2008
  • General Chair, 2010 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
  • General Chair, 2001 IEEE Conference on Control Applications

  Books

  • Block, D.J., Astrom, K.J., and Spong, M.W., The Reaction Wheel Pendulum, Morgan and Claypool, 2007
  • Spong, M.W., Hutchinson, S., and Vidyasagar, M., Robot Modeling and Control, John Wiley and Sons, 2006
  • Spong, M.W., Lewis, F., and Abdallah, C., eds. Robot Control Theory, IEEE Press, 1992
  • Spong, M.W., and Vidyasagar, M., Robot Dynamics and Control, John Wiley and Sons, 1989