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2007 Simulink World Tour

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Andy Grace

Andy Grace is the vice president of engineering for design automation tools at The MathWorks. He is responsible for simulation, code generation, and testing products. He has more than fifteen years experience in software development and has been involved in the development of a number of MathWorks products including, Simulink, Real-Time Workshop, Control System Toolbox, Optimization Toolbox, and Stateflow. Andy received a Ph.D. in Computer Aided Control System Design (CACSD) from the University of Wales. His area of research was the application of CACSD using multiobjective optimization techniques.

Arun Mulpur

Arun Mulpur has been with The MathWorks since 2002, and currently is a senior team leader in signal processing and communications technical marketing department. He focuses on technology and products that provide an integrated environment for design, simulation, rapid prototyping, and hardware implementation of signal processing and communications systems. Arun has previously worked at Visual Solutions, Inc. during 1994-2002, most recently as Director of Product Engineering and Technical Services. He received the Bachelor of Engineering degree from Osmania University, India, and the Master’s and Doctorate degrees from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, all in Electrical Engineering. Arun was awarded the Khateeb Mahmood Hussain Gold Medal in Electrical Engineering by Osmania University, and has been listed in Outstanding Young Men of America, and Who is Who in Science and Technology. He has written and presented extensively on nonlinear control systems, nonlinear systems analysis, system-level design, signal processing and communications systems, and implementation and verification of system designs on microcontrollers, DSPs and FPGAs. His technical articles have previously appeared in the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Journal of Acoustical Society of America, Chaos, and other publications.

Brett Murphy

Brett Murphy is responsible for the technical marketing of verification, validation, and test products at The MathWorks. Brett has extensive experience in controls analysis, real-time software development, and systems engineering in the aerospace and embedded systems industries. Brett worked for two years at Fujitsu in Tokyo on advanced robotics. He then worked for Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) in Palo Alto, CA. At SS/L Brett was a lead engineer, developing hardware-in-the-loop satellite simulators, complex real-time systems that simulate the complete operation, communication, and environment of a satellite in orbit. In 1995, Brett joined Real-Time Innovations, Inc. (RTI) and guided the marketing of RTI’s embedded software test tools and network middleware for 10 years. Brett holds a B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Stanford University.

Jason Ghidella

Jason Ghidella is a senior team lead in the technical marketing department at The MathWorks, responsible for the Simulink platform and control products. He has experience with automotive and aerospace companies that adopt Model-Based Design for embedded control system development. Prior to joining The MathWorks in 2000, Jason worked as an applications engineer for three years for MathWorks distributors in Australia and The Netherlands. He was a research scientist for two years at DSTO in Australia prior to that, working on fatigue analysis in the Airframes and Engines division. Jason received a Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Engineering from James Cook University of North Queensland.

Jim Tung

Jim Tung is a MathWorks Fellow, focusing on business and technology strategy and analysis. Jim has more than 25 years experience in the technical computing software markets, including 19 years at The MathWorks, where he previously held the positions of vice president of marketing and vice president of business development. Earlier in his career, Jim held marketing and sales management positions at Lotus Development and Keithley DAS, a pioneering manufacturer of PC-based data acquisition systems. Jim holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University.

Jon Friedman

Jon Friedman is manager, aerospace & defense and automotive industry marketing at The MathWorks, Inc.  Jon leads the marketing effort to foster industry adoption of The MathWorks tools and Model-Based Design.  Before joining The MathWorks, Jon held various positions at Ford Motor Company that included working on software development research at the Ford Research Lab, working in Product Development as a Vehicle Launch Leader at plants across North America, and as an Electrical Engineering Supervisor.  Jon has also worked as an Independent Consultant on projects for Delphi, General Motors, Chrysler and the US Tank-automotive and Armaments Command.  Jon holds a B.S.E., M.S.E. and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering as well as a Masters in Business Administration, all from the University of Michigan.

Ken Karnofsky

Ken Karnofsky is the marketing director of signal processing and communications for The MathWorks. Throughout his 20 years of experience, first with BBN Technologies, then with The MathWorks, Ken has been involved in the development of signal processing and data analysis technologies. Ken holds a degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Paul Barnard

Paul Barnard has been with The MathWorks since 1994 and is currently Marketing Director, Design Automation, responsible for technical marketing of the Simulink product family. He has been involved in the development of many of the control and simulation products including Simulink®, Stateflow®, and the physical modeling products. Prior to his career with The MathWorks, Paul led a missile guidance and control team at Texas Instruments, where he worked extensively with MATLAB® and other MathWorks products. He also helped develop real-time and non-real-time six-degrees-of-freedom simulations. Paul graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. He received an M.S. from Stanford University in Aeronautics and Astronautics, with an emphasis in control systems.

Pieter J. Mosterman

Pieter J. Mosterman has been a senior research scientist at The MathWorks since 2001. Before, he was a research associate at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen. He has a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Twente, Netherlands. His primary research interests are in Computer Automated Multiparadigm Modeling (CAMPAM). He designed the Electronics Laboratory Simulator, which was nominated for The Computerworld Smithsonian Award by Microsoft Corporation. He was awarded the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Donald Julius Groen Prize for a paper on HYBRSIM, a hybrid bond graph modeling and simulation environment. Dr. Mosterman is currently Editor-in-Chief of Simulation: Transactions of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International for the Methodology section, and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology and of Applied Intelligence. He was Guest Editor of special issues of ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation and IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology on the topic of CAMPAM.

Sameer Prabhu

Sameer Prabhu is an Applications Engineering Manager in the Detroit, Michigan office, where he manages a team of applications engineers focused on working with customers in the automotive and commercial vehicles industry to address the systems integration challenges posed by increased adoption of electronics in these industries. Sameer has over ten years of experience applying The MathWorks’ products in various application areas through his work at Visteon, Caterpillar, and Tata Motors. The results of his work have been documented through publications and United States patents. Sameer graduated from University of Bombay with Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University in the area of robotic controls and artificial intelligence. He also holds an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Tom Erkkinen

Tom Erkkinen leads initiatives to foster industry adoption of production code generation for embedded applications at The MathWorks. Before joining The MathWorks, Tom worked at Lockheed developing real-time software for missile systems and embedded software for the Space Shuttle Robotic Manipulator System. Tom also helped develop a variety of HIL test labs at NASA Johnson Space Center. He has worked at commercial companies developing and implementing safety-critical code generation and automatic unit test tools in the aerospace and automotive sectors. Tom holds a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University, and an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University.