Accelerating the pace of engineering and science

Teaching Control Systems to Future Engineers

Arkadiy Turevskiy, MathWorks

In its 2009 Controls Curriculum Survey, the IEEE Control System Society identified the gaps between control system education and industry expectations of entry-level control engineers. For example, industry practitioners indicated that students need to be more familiar with software packages used in the industry, and need to have more industry-focused control design skills, such as skills in nonlinear modeling, linearization, and PID control design. In 2010, MathWorks developed new online interactive tutorials. These materials support the teaching of control systems with MATLAB and Simulink and help address the needs of industry. Additionally, the MathWorks control system design tools have added new capabilities that also help address these industry needs. In this session you will learn how you can incorporate these new materials into your courses and leverage the new product capabilities in your teaching and research.

About the Presenter: Arkadiy Turevskiy is a member of controls team at MathWorks, focusing on control design tools and Simulink. Prior to MathWorks he worked at Pratt & Whitney, developing control systems for large commercial engines. Arkadiy has an M.S. degree in Aeronautics/Astronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Product Focus

  • Control System Toolbox
  • Simulink Control Design
  • Simulink

Recorded: 22 Sep 2011