Yildirim HurmuzluInterim Department Chair and Professo
Department of Mechanical Engineering
B.S.M.E., Bosphorus University, Turkey 1981; M.S.M.E., Drexel University, 1983; Ph.D., Drexel University, 1987
Dynamic systems; Control/Biomechanics; Robotics, medical visualization, and vibration suppression
Research Accomplishments and Activities
Founder of the SMU systems laboratory; Author of numerous technical papers on subjects relating to robotics, locomotion, pneumatics, and control; Recipient of more than $1.7 million of government, private, and industry funding; Associate editor, ASME Journal of Dynamics Systems, Measurement and Control, 1997-2003; Chairman, IEEE Dallas-Fort Worth Controls Systems Society, 1996-1997; Member, International Program Committee of 1999 Euromech Conference; Recipient of Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, 1989, 1991, 1992, and 2000
There are three steps to problem solving: first, formulate a quantitative statement for the problem you are facing; second, solve it using the engineering tools available to you, and; third, translate your results into qualitative statements that everyone can understand.