Professor Kamal Youcef-Toumi
Professor Kamal Youcef-Toumi is with the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) which he joined in 1985. Professor Youcef-Toumi earned his advanced degrees in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and his undergraduate Mechanical Engineering degree is from the University of Cincinnati.
Professor Youcef-Toumi's research has focused primarily on design and control theory and its applications to dynamic systems. Throughout his research career he has strived to maintain a balance between theoretical aspects and practical applications.
Professor Youcef-Toumi has served as a consultant for several companies including the EDO Corporation, Varian Radiation Division, Axiam Corporation, AT&T Bell Laboratories, The Gillette Company, Daewoo Corporation and TEKES, the Technology Development Center of Finland.
Professor Youcef-Toumi teaches courses in the fields of dynamic systems, modelling, simulation and controls, robotics, mechatronics and precision machine design, analysis and controls. He has supervised a vast range of graduate, post graduate, doctoral and post doctoral activities.
In 1987 he was selected as a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator and in the following year became one of three recipients of Carl Richard Soderberg Career Development Chairs given by MIT's School of Engineering. He has also served on several professional committees of the National Science Foundation.
He is the author of over 80 publications, has served as editor on several symposia proceedings and has been an invited lecturer at over 60 seminars at companies and universities throughout the world.