Teaching Undergraduate Controls Using Python. Should You Try It?

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
11 AM EDT (UTC/GMT-4)

MATLAB® and Simulink® have been the dominant tools used in Controls for years.  However, Python is becoming more and more popular with enhanced tools and an ever-growing demand from industry for Engineers with Python experience.  Come find out what it takes to teach a first course in undergraduate controls with Python and see why students actively engage in the value proposition of Python.  Topics will include Python Control of the Quanser® QUBE-Servo 2 via QUARC™, Python System Modeling using Transfer Functions and State Space, and using Python for control flow of Simulink®.

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Presenter Bio:

Uri Rogers received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Boise State University. He has held numerous positions in industry at various levels of management and engineering, working for companies that include Hewlett-Packard, Seagate Technologies, and three start-ups. In 2014, he joined Eastern Washington University and is currently an Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests include molecular communications, autonomous control systems, distributed signal processing, and wireless communications. Recently, he has become an evangelist for the use of Python in Undergraduate Engineering Education.