Tilbury, Dawn


Mechanical Engineering

3124 GG Brown

tilbury @ umich.edu | (734) 936-2129

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Dawn Tilbury is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and I have a courtesy appointment in the EECS department. Her research interests lie in the area of control systems, and she is a member of the Robotics Group and the Controls Group in the College of Engineering.

Tilbury's undergraduate degree is in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. She did her M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of California in Berkeley, in the EECS Department in the Intelligent Machines and Robotics Laboratory. As a graduate student, she had the opportunity to be a visiting scholar at various places including: the robotics group at LAAS in Toulouse, LSS at Supelec in Paris, LIDS at MIT, and the robotics lab at Harvard.

During her sabbatical leave in 2001-2002, Tilbury was an Academic Visitor at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Hawthorne, NY in the Performance Management Group, and a Visiting Professor at ITIA, the Institute for Industrial Technologies and Automation, in Milan, Italy. During the summer of 2003, she was a summer professor intern at DaimlerChrysler in the Advance Manufacturing Engineering group in Auburn Hills, MI. In May 2004,Tilbury taught a course (ME 360) at Shanghai JiaoTong University as part of the UM-SJTU cooperative agreement. She is an alumna of the Defense Science Study Group. She is also a former member of the Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Study Group.

During her sabbatical leave in 2010-11, Tilbury was a Guest Professor in the Department of Automatic Control at Lund University in Sweden. She worked on the DIAdvisor project.