Dr. Bahram Shahian
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Bahram Shahian started his Electrical Engineering education in Michigan Technological University in 1971. He subsequently earned his B.S. with Honors in 1975 from The University of Texas At Austin specializing in Control and Communications. He then broadened his interests to applications of engineering to socio-economic systems by earning an M.S. degree in 1977 from the Engineering-Economic Systems Department (currently called, Management Science and Engineering) of Stanford University. During 1978-1981 he earned his Engineer Degree and Ph.D. from UCLA in Engineering Systems. His specialization was Control Systems and his dissertation was on Decentralized Control and Estimation.
After graduation he worked at Rockwell International (currently part of Boeing) for 2 years along with teaching at USC and UCLA. He has been teaching and doing research in CSULB since 1983. His research interest has been in the areas of decentralized control and estimation of large scale systems, robust and H-infinity control, and EE education. His current interest is in developing innovative and captivating low cost tools and toys (such as Legos) for teaching electrical engineering.
He is also co-author of 5 books in Control Systems. He also wrote one of the first books about the Matlab program in 1993 leading the way in this important area of education.
Bahram Shahian was elected as the Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department starting Fall 2008.