Internet-Distributed Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation1 Autonomous Vehicles2 Microgrids3 Batteries4 Power Management5 Biomechanics6 Model Reduction7 Driver Distraction8

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Background

Tulga Ersal received the B.S.E. degree from the Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2001, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI USA, in 2003 and 2007, respectively, all in mechanical engineering. He is currently an Assistant Research Scientist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI USA.

Research Interests

Tulga Ersal's research is in the field of system dynamics and control. He is interested in mathematical modeling, model reduction, multibody dynamics, networked hardware-in-the-loop simulation, system identification, and advanced control techniques with applications to energy systems (e.g., batteries, vehicle powertrains, microgrids), vehicle systems (e.g., autonomous vehicles, vehicle dynamics, powertrain management, driver distraction), and biomechanics (e.g. human balance).