Meeko Mitsuko K. Oishi, PhD
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of New Mexico
Faculty Affilliate, Center for Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, with Ph.D. Minor in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2004.
M.S. in Mechcanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2000.
B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Princeton University, 1998.
Phone: (505) 277-0299
Fax: (505) 277-1439
Email: oishi at unm dot edu
Office: 134C ECE Buildling
Mailing Address: MSC01 1100, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131
- Hybrid systems and control
- Cyberphysical systems
- Modeling of motor performance and control in Parkinson's disease
- Reachability analysis and controller synthesis
- Control of semi-automated systems
My research focuses on providing guarantees of safety and performance in cyberphysical systems through careful design of controllers and user-interfaces (for systems that are not fully automated). Many cyberphysical systems can be modeled as hybrid systems, in which continuous dynamics arise from the laws of physics, and discrete dynamics arise from the automation's mode-logic. As computing power continues to grow and embedded automation becomes common place, advanced tools and methods are needed to analyze and control hybrid systems, especially when human interaction is required. Techniques my research group has developed have been applied to aircraft flight management systems, automated anesthesia delivery, and most recently to collaborative control of powered wheelchairs.
Another research area I focus on is characterization of biomedical systems using control theoretic techniques. In collaboration with neurologists who focus on Parkinson's disease and neurosurgeons who focus on traumatic brain injury, we aim to identify potential biomarkers through system identification and dynamical system analysis. Such markers could be useful in early detection of disease, possible characterization of disease subtypes, as well as provide insight into faulty feedback mechanisms.
See a more detailed explanation of my current and recent research in the Hybrid Systems and Control Lab.
- Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award, UNM School of Engineering, 2015.
- UNM Teaching Fellow, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of New Mexico, 2014
- NSF CAREER Award, 2013
- AFRL Summer Faculty Fellowship, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 2013, 2014, 2015
- Distinguished Teacher Award, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico, 2013
- Early Career Scholar, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia, 2008
- Truman Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering, Sandia National Laboratories, 2005
- National Academies Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellow, Board on Mathematical Sciences, 2004
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 1998
- George Bienkowski Memorial Award, Princeton University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 1998
See complete list.
Current graduate students
- Carlos Gonzales
- Gabriel Parras
- Steven Cutlip
- Abraham P. Vinod
- Stephen Heck
- Joseph Gleason
Former graduate students
- Kendra Lesser, Ph.D. 2014, with Distinction. Upon graduation, Marie Curie Researcher in Computer Science, Oxford University.
- Shahab Kaynama, Ph.D. 2012. Upon graduation, postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
- Daniel Svenkeson, M.Sc. 2014, with Distinction.
- Ahmad Ashoori, M.A.Sc. 2014.
- Tasha Hammond, M.Sc. 2013. Upon graduation, Member Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories.
- Nikolai Matni, M.Sc. 2010. Upon graduation, doctoral candidate at Caltech, Control and Dynamical Systems.
- Pouyan TaghipourBibalan, M.Eng. 2011.
- Gabriel Parras, 2013
- Pouria TalebiFard, NSERC USRA 2009, 2010, 2011
- Richard Hsu, NSERC USRA 2011
- Mo Chen, NSERC USRA 2010
- Ni Lei, 2008
- Halleh Ghaderi, NSERC USRA 2008
- Nikolai Matni, NSERC USRA 2007
- Carol Zhang, CSJ 2007
- ECE 514, Nonlinear and Adaptive Control
- ECE 649, Introduction to Cyberphysical Systems
- ECE 345, Introduction to Control Systems
- EECE 568, Linear Systems (UBC)
- EECE 360, Systems and Control (UBC)
- EECE 359, Signals and Systems (UBC)
- EECE 571M, Nonlinear Systems and Control (UBC)
- EECE 571M, Introduction to Hybrid Systems (UBC)
I am originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where I attended Albuquerque Academy. As an undergraduate, I was a member of the Princeton Ski Team. I completed my PhD under the supervision of Professor Claire Tomlin. After a non-research postdoc at the National Ecological Observational Network (NEON), I resumed research as a postdoc at Sandia National Laboratories then held a faculty position at the University of British Columbia. I particularly enjoy spending time outdoors, skiing, hiking, and kayaking.