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October 25, 2018
Drones: Technology, Policy, and Society A joint Honeywell and CITRIS and the Banatao Institute sponsored conference at UC Berkeley Conference Chairs-Professor Claire Tomlin (UC Berkeley) and Sudip Mukhopadhyay (Honeywell Fellow) Thursday, October 18, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm PT Banatao...
October 25, 2018
I have a long history hobby of collecting optimization codes/programs since 1985 when I took "Numerical Algorithms" from my then MSc thesis mentor, Professor Zaikang Qi, at Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), all in English!! I soon realized the difference between static...
October 25, 2018
Congratulations to Derek Hollenbeck for winning NSF NRT extended fellowship for Spring 2019 and Summer 2019. Derek was the recipient of NSF NRT Fellowship for Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018. More information can be found at www.nrt-ias.org  Last updated 10/25/2018.
October 25, 2018
$4M USDA NIFA SCRI grant involves MESA Lab crop phenotyping work using both remote sensing and proximate sensing! The PI is UC ANR Kearny Dr. Andreas Westphal, Assistant Nematologist, Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Project title is "Putting phenotypic and genotypic...
September 11, 2018
With great pleasure, MESA Lab welcome the following new exchange Ph.D. students and visiting scholars for Fall 2018: Mr. Panpan Gu, South China University of Technology, Ph.D. candidate. (9/2018 - 9/2020) Ms. Lihong Guo, Jilin University, Ph.D. candidate. (9/2018 - 9/2020) Ms. Tian Feng,...
September 11, 2018
http://www.uasconferences.com/organization.php The 2019 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS'19, will be held on June 11-14, in the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center which is situated in a supreme location in the heart of Atlanta. June 11 will be a...
September 11, 2018
Prof. Chen serves as NoDy Topical Associate Editor and Nodycon 2019 International Advisory Committee https://www.springer.com/engineering/mechanics/journal/11071?detailsPage=editorialBoard to handle most fractional order dynamics, systems and controls papers submitted to Nonlinear Dynamics...
September 11, 2018
Please join me to congratuate Dr. Brandon Stark, MESA Lab's former Founding Manager and Ph.D. student,  for being approved by the Senate CAP (Committee on Academic Personnel) as the afffiliate faculty member of Mechnical Engineering Dept. of School of Engineering, UC Merced. Prof. Stark...
April 29, 2018
The International Conference on Fractional Differentiation and its Applications will be held on 16-18 July 2018, Amman, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Prof. Chen was invited as a keynote speaker at ICFDA2018. Draft flyer is seen below. Fractional Calculus View of Complexity   Prof....
April 28, 2018
New ESL team: Campus Drone Project (Tour Guide) ready for Fall 2018 Dr. Brandon Stark, Director of the UCOP EHS COE of UAS Safety Center and the Research Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Dept. of UC Merced, took the initiative to mentor a new Engineering Service Learning  team...

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