CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
UI Engineering Caterpillar Lecture scheduled Dec. 4
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Brian D.O. Anderson, foundation director of the Research
School of Information Sciences and Engineering and professor of systems engineering
at the Australian National University, will deliver a Caterpillar Distinguished
Lecture on the subject of digital control at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4 in
Room 3407 of the Engineering Building.
The talk, free and open to the public, will describe in non-mathematical
terms the sorts of problems encountered by control engineers.
Anderson's numerous awards and honors include Fellow of the Institute of
Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Fellow of the Royal Society and Fellow
of the Australian Academy of Sciences. He earned his doctorate in electrical
engineering from Stanford University in 1966. After serving on the electrical
engineering faculty at Stanford, he returned to Australia in 1967 to become
Foundation Professor and head of the electrical engineering department at
the University of Newcastle.
The lecture is sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Engineering
department of electrical and computer engineering and Caterpillar Foundation.
The Caterpillar Distinguished Lecture Series is made possible by grants awarded
to the UI College of Engineering through the UI Foundation by Caterpillar
Inc. of Peoria, Ill. The grants comprise the Caterpillar Excellence Fund,
which aids student, faculty and curriculum development in the College of Engineering.
The fund also supports a colloquium series that brings prominent engineers
to the UI campus to present one-day seminars for students and faculty. In
addition, it provides computer equipment to help undergraduates conduct on-line
searches of engineering patent literature.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events.
People requiring an accommodation in order to participate in this program
are asked to contact the department of electrical and computer engineering
in advance at 319-335-5197.