Howard Jay Chizeck
Research Thrust Co-Leader (Adaptation and
M446 EE Building
chizeck [at] uw [dot] edu
Case Western Reserve University, Systems and Control Engr., 1977 MS
Case Western Reserve University, Systems Engr., 1974 BS
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Howard Jay Chizeck received his B.S and M.S. degrees from Case Western Reserve University, and the Sc.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982. He has been a faculty member and Department Chair at two major research universities - in a small department at a private university and in a large department at a public university. From 1981 until 1998 he was at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, serving as Chair of the Department of Systems, Control and Industrial Engineering from 1995 - 1998. He was the Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Washington in Seattle from August 1998- September 2003. During that time the department experienced a period of dramatic and positive change. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs grew in quality, size and national rankings. Research activity and funding rapidly increased, from ($5.0M new grants/$6M expenditures) in 1998-1999 to approximately ($20M new grants/$15M expenditures) in both 2001-2002 and 2002-2003. External recognition of the departmental improvement, in terms of the US News and World Report rankings, improved (undergraduate and graduate) from the high 20's to the mid-teens.
Currently, he is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington. Professor Chizeck is a research thrust leader for the NSF Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering and also co-director of the UW BioRobotics Laboratory. His research interests are in telerobotics and neural engineering. His telerobotic research includes haptic rendering and control for robotic surgery and for underwater devices. His neural engineering work involves the design and security of brain-machine interfaces, and the development of assistive devices to restore hand and locomotion capabilities.
Professor Chizeck was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 1999 "for contributions to the use of control system theory in biomedical engineering" and he was elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows in 2011 for "contributions to the use of control system theory in functional electrical stimulation assisted walking." He has been involved with several start-up companies. From 2008-2012 he was a member of the Science Technology Advisory Panel of The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. He is a founder and member of the Board of Directors of Controlsoft Inc (Ohio), and currently serves on the Visiting Committee of the Case School of Engineering.
F. Ryden and H. J. Chizeck, "A Proxy Method for Real-Time 3-DOF Haptic Rendering of Streaming Point Cloud Data," accepted for publication,IEEE Trans. Haptics, 2013.
S. Nia Kosari, S. Ramadurai, H. J. Chizeck, Blake Hannaford, "Control and Tension Estimation of a Cable Driven Mechanism under Different Tensions," to appear Proc. ASME IDETC/CIE2013, Portland, Oregon. August 4-7, 2013.
C. Matlack, H. J. Chizeck, C. Moritz, "Correctly Applying Performance Metrics to Neuroprosthetic Control Interfaces," to appear, Fifth International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting, Pacific Grove, California. June 3rd - 7th, 2013.
F. Ryden, H. J. Chizeck, "A Method for Constraint-Based Six Degree-of-Freedom Haptic Interaction with Streaming Point Clouds," to appear,2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2013), Karlsrhue, Germany. May 6-10, 2013.
F. Ryden, H. J. Chizeck, "Forbidden-Region Virtual Fixtures from Streaming Point Clouds: Remotely Touching and Protecting a Beating Heart," IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Vilamoura, Portugal, Oct. 2012.
C. Matlack, C. Moritz and H.J. Chizeck, "Applying Best Practices from Digital Control Systems to BMI Implementation," 34th IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, San Diego, Aug. 2012.
S. Ramadurai, S. N. Kosari, H. H. King, H. J. Chizeck, B. Hannaford, "Application of Unscented Kalman Filter to a Cable Driven Surgical Robot: A Simulation Study," Proc. 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, St. Paul-Minneapolis, May 2012.
S. N. Kosari, S. Ramadurai, H. J. Chizeck and B. Hannaford, "Robotic Compression of Soft Tissue," Proc. 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, St. Paul-Minneapolis, May 2012.
C. Matlack and H. J. Chizeck, T.B. Davis and J. Linnes, "A Low-Cost Solar Disinfection Indicator for Safe Water," IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, Oct/Nov 2011.
F. Ryden, H. J. Chizeck and S. N. Kosari, "Proxy Method for Fast Haptic Rendering from Time Varying Point Clouds," IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, San Francisco, September 2011.
Stephen D. Hawley, Les E. Atlas and H. J. Chizeck, "Some Properties of an Empirical Mode Type Signal Decomposition Algorithm," IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 24-27, Jan. 2010.