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Tulga Ersal

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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 Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI USA.

Curriculum Vitae

Area of Expertise

System Dynamics & Control

Dr. Ersal's research is in the field of system dynamics and control. He is interested in mathematical modeling and simulation of dynamic systems, as well as their estimation and control. The applications of his work span vehicle systems (e.g., autonomous vehicles, semi-autonomous vehicles, vehicle dynamics, powertrain management), energy systems (e.g., batteries, vehicle powertrains, microgrids, fuel cells), and humans (e.g., driver distraction, human balance, cognitive modeling).

Example Applications

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Autonomous navigation

Creating algorithms to drive autonomous vehicles to their limits in both on-road and off-road environments

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Shared control

Developing frameworks to allow human drivers collaborate seamlessly with autonomy-enabled vehicles

connected testbeds
Connected testbeds

Enabling remote access to engineering testbeds for closed-loop experiments without borders

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Latest Publications

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