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Tulga Ersal

Tulga Ersal

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Tulga Ersal received the B.S. degree from the Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2001, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, in 2003 and 2007, respectively, all in mechanical engineering. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Tulga Ersal’s research is in the field of system dynamics and control. He is interested in mathematical modeling, model reduction, multibody dynamics, networked hardware-in-the-loop simulation, system identification, and advanced control techniques with applications to energy systems (e.g., batteries, vehicle powertrains, microgrids), vehicle systems (e.g., autonomous vehicles, vehicle dynamics, powertrain management, driver distraction), and biomechanics (e.g. human balance). Dr. Ersal is an Associate Editor, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (2014), Vice-Chair of the Model Identification and Intelligent Systems Technical Committee of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division (Oct 2012 – present).