Graduation 2017

Congratulations to the new Doctors from the MSC Lab: Chen-Yu Chan , Kevin Haninger, Changliu Liu , Xiaowen Yu, Yu Zhao and Shiying Zhou.

(Photo credits: Chen Tang - Official MSC Photographer)

May 13, 2017

Congratulations Cheng, Liting, Wei, Yongxiang and Yu-Chu!

The lab celebrated Cheng Peng, Liting Sun, Wei Zhan, Yongxiang Fan and Yu-Chu Huang’s passing of qualifications exam with a sushi party!

May 11, 2017

Cal Day 2017

We welcomed many visitors on Cal Day!

(Photo credits: Chen Tang)

April 22, 2017

Video in 2017 SAE World Congress

Check out our video in the 2017 SAE World Congress.

April 4, 2017

Thanksgiving 2016

The MSC Lab celebrated Thanksgiving at Prof. Tomizuka’s new house!

November 24, 2016

Congratulations Hsien-Chung, Shiying, Shuyang and Te!

The lab celebrated Hsien-Chung Lin, Shiying Zhou, Shuyang Li and Te Tang’s passing of qualifications exam with a sushi party!

November 16, 2016

Graduation 2016

Congratulations to the new Doctors from the MSC Lab: Chung Yen Lin , Junkai Lu , Minghui Zhang and Raechel Tan. Also congratulations to Tang Te for his completion of the Masters program.

(Photo credits: Chung-Yen Lin, Hao Yu, and Daisuke Kaneishi)

May 12, 2016

Cal Day 2016

We welcomed many visitors to our new extended lab space on Cal Day!

(Photo credits: Chen-Yu Chan)

April 16, 2016

Tomi 70th Birthday

Tomi family congregated at China Village today to celebrate the 70th birthday for our advisor, Professor Tomizuka! Friends, families, and lab alumni from around the Bay Area enjoyed celebrating with Professor Tomizuka and each other over never-ending food. Thank you everyone for coming!

April 2, 2016

Tomi 70th Pre-Birthday

Under the organization of Miwako-sensei, Professor Tomizuka and various lab members convened in 2013 Etcheverry to celebrate Professor’s birthday over cake and sushi! Happy Birthday Professor!

March 31, 2016

Thanksgiving 2015

The MSC Lab celebrated Thanksgiving at Prof. Tomizuka’s house!

November 26, 2015

Congratulations Xiaowen and Yu!

The lab celebrated the beginning of the new academic year as well as Xiaowen Yu and Yu Zhao’s passing of qualifications exam with a sushi party! Here’s to a wonderful start of the year!

September 4, 2015

Sayonara Wang Cong

Professor Tomizuka hosted a dinner for the MSC Lab at China Village to welcome the new lab members and to say farewell to recent graduate Dr. Cong Wang. Dr. Wang has been instrumental in organizing the renovation of our new lab space in 2105/2107 Etcheverry.

August 13, 2015

Graduation 2015

Congratulations to the new Doctors from the MSC Lab: Cong Wang, Yizhou Wang, and Wenlong Zhang. Also congratulations to Nobuaki Fujii and Kevin Haninger for their completion of the Masters program.

2015 graduation

May 17, 2015

Cal Day 2015

We welcomed many visitors to our new lab space on Cal Day! (Photo credits: Chen-Yu Chan and Chung-Yen Lin)

2015 Cal Day

April 18, 2015

Applied Material Visit

The MSC Lab visited Applied Materials in Santa Clara. Thanks to everyone who helped show us around!

AMAT visit

May 29, 2014

Graduation 2014

Congratulations to the new Doctors from the MSC Lab: Kan Kanjanapas and Chi-Shen Tsai. Also congratulations to Yaoqiong Du, Chung-Yen Lin, Changliu Liu, and Raechel Tan for their completion of the Masters program.

2014 graduation

May 18, 2014

Thanksgiving 2013

The MSC Lab celebrated Thanksgiving at Prof. Tomizuka's house.

Thanksgiving 2013

November 28, 2013

DSCC 2013

The Tomi "family" at DSCC 2013. (Photo credits: Kan Kanjanapas)

DSCC 2013 1

(Pictured from left to right. Front row: Bin Yao, Xu Chen, Wenlong Zhang, Masayoshi Tomizuka, Tsu-Chin Tsao, Kan Kanjanapas, Cong Wang. Back row: Soo Jeon, Yizhou Wang, Atsushi Oshima, George T.-C. Chiu, Huei Peng.)

October 28, 2013

Research Booklet 2013

We have a new research booklet for the lab, which can be downloaded here!

September 20, 2013

Graduation 2013

Congratulations to the new Doctors from the MSC Lab: Mike Chan, Evan Chang-Siu, and Xu Chen. Also congratulations to Junkai Lu and Hiroshi Niki for their completion of the Masters program. (Photo credits: Xu Chen and Zhanzhan Jia)

graduation 2013

May 20, 2013

Cal Day 2013

The MSC Lab welcomed many visitors on Cal Day! (Photo credits: Chen-Yu Chan)

2013 cal day

April 20, 2013

Lifetime Achievement Award

We are very pleased to announce that Prof. Tomizuka has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems! Additionally, our lab has two best student paper finalists at the 6th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems. Congratulations to Prof. Tomizuka, Cong Wang, Chung-Yen Lin, Junkai Lu, and Wenjie Chen!

The Tomi "family" at the conference:

Mechatronics13

(Pictured from left to right. Front row: Kyoungchul Kong, Bin Yao, Tsu-Chin Tsao, Jun Ho Oh, Masayoshi Tomizuka, Roberto Horowitz, Doyoung Jeon, George T.-C. Chiu. Middle row: Hyunjin Choi, Eunyoung Baek, Wenjie Chen, Xu Chen, Taejin Jung. Back row: Cong Wang, Kan Kanjanapas, Junkai Lu, Wenlong Zhang, Yizhou Wang. Photo credit: Kan Kanjanapas.)

April 15, 2013

DSCC 2012 Best Papers

We are pleased to announce that Wenjie Chen, Xu Chen, and Yizhou Wang have all had their papers selected as "Best Paper in Session" from DSCC 2012. Congratulations to Wenjie, Xu, and Yizhou!

March 14, 2013

Prof. Bhattacharyya PID Controls Seminar

Prof. Bhattacharyya begins his four-part seminar on PID control today. The details of his seminar series is below:

A Short Course on Modern PID Control

By Prof. Shankar P. Bhattacharyya

Abstract

In this course we describe recent results on PID control that describe a new approach to design. Specifically we develop procedures to compute the complete stabilizing set. This is based on fundamental new results on root counting based on the Hermite-Bieler Theorem and its generalization. The computational algorithm that results is a linear programming problem with a nesting parameter. The stabilizing sets are shown to have certain convexity properties in specific directions. This computation opens up the possibility of carrying out design to satisfy multiple specifications. The results are applicable to continuous time systems with and without delays, and to discrete time systems. In addition it is shown that they also allow design for a plant described by frequency response measurements without first developing an identified model.

Lecture Slides

Bio

S.P. Bhattacharyya is the Robert M. Kennedy Professor of Electrical Engineering at Texas A & M University. He received the B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Bombay in 1967, and the MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rice University, Houston, Texas in 1969 and 1971 respectively. He is an IEEE Fellow, an IFAC Fellow and a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. He has coauthored 7 books, over 100 journal publications and 250 conference publications in the field of Control Theory. He is also an accomplised concert artist and plays Indian Classical Music on the Sarode internationally.

March 11, 2013

Farewell Atsushi Oshima-san

Atsushi Oshima-san's farewell dinner at Party Sushi.

Oshima Farewell

February 19, 2013

Thanksgiving 2012

The MSC Lab celebrates Thanksgiving at Prof. Tomizuka's house.

2012 thanksgiving

November 22, 2012

DSCC 2012

The Tomi “family” at DSCC 2012.

tomi family

(Pictured from left to right. Back row: George T. C. Chiu, Matthew Brown, Yizhou Wang, Huei Peng, Jonathan Asensio, Yu Sakon, Ahmed El-Shaer, Tony Phillips. Front row: Tsu-Chin Tsao, Xu Chen, Roberto Horowitz, Wenlong Zhang, Masayoshi Tomizuka, Lucy Pao, Wenjie Chen, Bin Yao.)

October 18, 2012

Congratulations Xu!

We are pleased to announce that Xu Chen won the ASME ISPS Division 2012 Graduate Student Conference Scholarship this past June at the 2012 ASME-ISPS / JSME-IIP Joint International Conference on Micromechatronics for Information and Precision Equipment. Congratulations Xu!

MIPE 2012 award

August 9, 2012

Congratulations Pedro

The MSC Lab is pleased to announce that Pedro Reynoso Mora won the Best Paper Award (Theory) at the ASME/ISCIE 2012 International Symposium on Flexible Automation for his paper "LQ-Based Trajectory Tracking of Robotic Manipulators with 'Near' Dynamically Feasible Time-Optimal Trajectory." Congratulations Pedro!

July 6, 2012

Graduation 2012

Congratulations to the new Doctors from the MSC Lab: Sanggyum Kim, Wenjie Chen, and Pedro Reynoso Mora. Also congratulations to Wenlong Zhang, Yizhou Wang, and Omar Abdul-hadi for their completion of the Masters program. (Photo credits: Evan Chang-Siu)

2012 Cal Day

May 12, 2012

3rd Place at Big Ideas

Congratulations to the PikaPen team for winning 3rd place in the Information Technology for Society category of this year's Big Ideas Competition!

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(Pictured from left to right: Dominick Lim, Matthew Brown, Raechel Tan, Wenjie Chen, Jonathan Beard, Evan Chang-Siu)

pikapen

May 1, 2012

Cal Day 2012

The MSC Lab welcomed many visitors on Cal Day! (Photo credits: Wenlong Zhang)

2012 Cal Day

April 21, 2012

MSC Lab Renovation

The MSC Lab is pleased to announce that the renovation of our office in 2103 Etcheverry is finally complete! Our lab members dedicated many hours of labor assembling furniture and organizing journals. We now have all-new desks and chairs, in addition to new paint and carpet. Check out the photos below or stop by sometime to see for yourself!

(Photo credits: Evan Chang-Siu)

new lab collage new lab panorama

February 29, 2012

UC Berkeley and Keio University 1st International Workshop

Yesterday we welcomed Prof. Katsura and his research group from Keio University for the 1st International Workshop between UC Berkeley and Keio University. We heard 10 great speakers give presentations on their research. We then wrapped up the day with a pizza party in our newly renovated office. (Pictures of our new office coming soon!)

UCB-Keio workshop

February 28, 2012

Tailbot nominated for Best Paper

The MSC Lab is pleased to announce that Evan Chang-Siu was nominated for the best paper award at the Intelligent Robotics and Systems 2011 conference for "A Lizard-Inspired Active Tail Enables Rapid Maneuvers and Dynamic Stabilization in a Terrestrial Robot." His collaborative work with CiBER has also been featured in Nature.

Please visit the following news outlets for more information:

tailbot

January 6, 2012

Happy New Year 2011

The MSC Lab wraps up 2011 with a New Year's Eve party at Professor Tomizuka's house.

NYE party

December 31, 2011

Farewell Sumio Sugita-san

Sumio Sugita-san's farewell dinner at Yusan Sushi.

Sugi farewell

July 9, 2011

Graduation 2011

Congratulations to the new Doctors from the MSC Lab: Joonbum Bae, Nancy Feng Dan Dong, Hoday Stearns, and Shuwen Yu.

Also congratulations to Kan Kanjanapas and Kengo Suzuki for their completion of the Masters program.

2011 graduation

May 14, 2011

Cal Day 2011

The 2011 Cal Day Open Lab in the MSC Lab.

2011 Cal Day

April 16, 2011

Tomi 65th Birthday

The MSC Lab celebrates Professor Tomizuka's 65th Birthday today! O-tanjoubi omedetou gozaimasu!

Prof. Tomizuka's birthday

March 31, 2011

Graduation 2010

Congratulations to the new Doctors from the MSC Lab: Guoyuan Wu and Haifei Cheng.

Also congratulations to Pedro Reynoso Mora and Xu Chen for their completion of the Masters program.

2010 graduation

May 16, 2010

Cal Day 2010

The 2011 Cal Day Open Lab in the MSC Lab.

2010 Cal Day

April 17, 2010

Tomi 64th Birthday

The MSC Lab celebrates Professor Tomizuka's 64th Birthday today! O-tanjoubi omedetou gozaimasu!

Prof. Tomizuka's birthday

March 31, 2010

Group Seminars Begins Today

The group seminars for Fall 2009 start today.

lab group

September 4, 2009

Graduation 2009

Seven members of the MSC Lab walked in the 2008-2009 Commencement. Congratulations to the new doctors: Xuan Fan, Benjamin Fine, Chenghuei Han, Kyoungchul Kong, Sandipan Mishra, Takashi Nagata, and Qixing Zheng.

2009 graduation

May 23, 2009

Ski Trip 2009

MSC Lab Group had a wonderful ski trip in Alpine Meadows, Lake Tahoe.

2009 ski group 1

2009 ski group 2

February 28, 2009