University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0425
Phone: (303) 492-2360
Fax: (303) 492-2758
E-mail: pao at colorado dot edu
Currently on sabbatical:
September - October 2016:
Center for Information and
15 St. Mary's Street
Brookline, MA 02446 USA
November 2016 - June 2017:
Institute for Advanced Study
Recent CV (July 2016)
Article highlighting one of our collaborative projects with
of Stuttgart, and
Delft University of Technology
- Plenary speaker at the 2016 Alpbach Technology Symposium
(Thursday, August 25, 2016)
- Plenary speaker at the 2016 American Control Conference
(Friday, July 8, 2016)
- Son Matthew places 1st in local science
fair (February 2016)
Co-recipient (with Jason R. Marden and H. Peyton Young) of the
Journal on Control and Optimization Best Paper Prize. (November 2015)
Son Matthew's high school (Boulder High School) soccer team finishes second in
the Colorado 5A division.
Son is mentioned in a couple newspaper articles
(Denver Post article,
Boulder Daily Camera article,
Boulder Daily Camera photos) following
his team's semi-final win. (November 2014)
PhD student E. Simley
was honored with 3rd place in
2014 IEEE New Faces of Engineering Competition. (February 2014)
- Plenary Presentation at the
IEEE Conference on Decision and Control on
"Controlling Wind Energy for Utility Grid Reliability"
(Thursday, December 12, 2013).
- Keynote Presentation at the
SICE Annual Conference
(International Conference on Instrumentation, Control,
Information Technology and System Integration) on
"Wind Energy Control and Grid-Integration Challenges"
(Monday, September 16, 2013).
- PhD student
is spending September 2013 to June 2014 at the
Technical University of Denmark
Department of Wind Energy on a
- Plenary Presentation
at the IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois on
"Wind Energy Control and Grid-Related Issues"
(Saturday, February 23, 2013).
- Co-recipient (with
IEEE Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award
Daughter's club soccer team (FC Boulder U16G Elite) finish first in the
Colorado Youth Soccer Girls U16 Division 1 League.
- ASME Dynamic Systems and Control
Conference Plenary Talk on
"Control of Wind Turbines: Accomplishments and Continuing Challenges"
(Wednesday, October 17, 2012).
- Chinese Control and
Decision Conference Distinguished Lecture on
"Control of Wind Turbines: Accomplishments and Challenges"
(Thursday, May 24, 2012).
Daughter scores Boulder's golden goal against 5th ranked Legacy
(pdf file of article).
Daily Camera photo of daughter in Fairview
vs. Boulder game and
related Daily Camera article
(pdf file of article).
- Elevated to
Fellow (January 2012).
International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition Plenary on "Control
of Wind Turbines: Accomplishments and Challenges" (Monday, November 14, 2011).
Son Matthew's soccer team, the Boulder
U12 Red Team, won
the U12 Boys
Colorado State Cup, May 2011. They represented Colorado at the
Far West Regionals in June 2011.
BS/MS student Anil Damle received the
College of Engineering and Applied Science Outstanding Graduate
for Research Award, May 2011.
Photo of daughter Sarah appears in the Boulder Daily Camera, April 2011.
Son Matthew receives the Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Award from the Colorado Association
for Gifted and Talented, October 2010.
Short video on "CU and National Labs Work To Harness Wind Power" featured
in CU-Boulder Chancellor's August 2009 update.
Colorado Governor Bill Ritter to Kick Off Inaugural Symposium for New Colorado
Wind Research Center on August 14, 2009
- Son Matthew
wins 100 yard individual medley race in the 9-10 boys category at the Boulder
Valley Summer Swim League (BVSSL) championships. Matthew is also on the winning
9-10 boys 200 yard freestyle relay team that also set a new BVSSL record,
- Ph.D. Student Brian Rigney is one of four
finalists in the 2009 American Control Conference Student Best Paper Competition, June 2009
- 2009 American Control Conference Control
of Wind Turbine Tutorial Session Presentation Files, June 2009
- Was a Visiting Scholar at the
National Renewable Energy Laboratory's
National Wind Technology Center,
January 2009 - August 2009
- Was a
Visiting Miller Professor at the
University of California at Berkeley,
August 2008 - December 2008
- Daughter is quoted in the Boulder Daily Camera (Friday, August 31, 2007).
Conference on Decision and Control Plenary on "Control of Flexible Structures:
From Large Space Structures to Disk Drive Read/Write Arms"
(Thursday, December 14, 2006).
Sarah wins in Colorado Rapids Dribble, Pass, Score finals
(Wednesday, September 13, 2006).
- Photo of rest of family makes the front page of the Boulder Daily Camera (Friday, June 23, 2006).
Can also be found here.
- People in Control: Rocky Mountain High,
IEEE Control Systems Magazine, pp. 18-21, Dec. 2005.
- Our paper:
received the Best Paper Award at the 2005 World Haptics Conference.
One of our projects was chosen to be featured in
the National Science Foundation's
Fiscal Year 2004 Performance Highlights report (see page 21) to Congress
and the White House.
ECEN 5458 -
Sampled-Data and Digital Control Systems (Spring 2016)