Data and Information Integration in a Critical Care Setting.

Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Loparo's research interests include stability and control of nonlinear and stochastic systems with applications to large-scale electric power systems; nonlinear filtering with applications to monitoring, fault detection, diagnosis and reconfigurable control; information theory aspects of stochastic and quantized systems with applications to adaptive and dual control and the design of digital control systems; the development of advanced signal processing techniques for monitoring and tracking of physiological behavior.

Kenneth A. Loparo received the Ph.D. degree in Systems and Control Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1977. He was an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Cleveland State University from 1977 to 1979 and he has been on the faculty of The Case School of Engineering, Case Western Reserve University since 1979. He is Nord Professor of Engineering in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and holds academic appointments in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the Case School of Engineering and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Medicine. He has received numerous awards including the Sigma Xi Research Award for contributions to stochastic control, the John S. Diekoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Teaching, the Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Engineering and Science Professor Award, the Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award, the Carl F. Wittke Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and the Srinivasa P. Gutti Memorial Engineering Teaching Award. He was Associate Dean of Engineering from 1994 -1997 and Chair of the Department of Systems Engineering from 1990 -1994. He has been an active in the Faculty Senate and has served as the Chair of the Personnel Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee, the Personnel Committee and the Compensation Committee. He served as Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate in 1998-1999 and Chair of the Faculty Senate in 1999-2000. Dr. Loparo is a Fellow of the IEEE and has held numerous positions in the IEEE Control System Society including Chair of the Program Committee for the 2002 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Vice Chair of the Program Committee for the 2000 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Chair of the Control System Society Conference (CSS) Audit and Finance Committees, Member of the CSS Board of Governors, Member of the CSS Conference Editorial Board and Technical Activities Board, Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and Associate Editor for the IEEE Control Systems Society Magazine.