- Former Dean of Engineering
- School of Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Dr. Michael S. Branicky is Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Kansas (KU). He was KU's Dean of Engineering July 2013-June 2018. Before that he was professor and chair of EECS at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), which he joined in 1996. Branicky received a B.S. (1987) and M.S. (1990) in Electrical Engineering & Applied Physics from CWRU and a Sc.D. in EECS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1995). He was elected IEEE Fellow in 2016 for contributions to switched and hybrid control systems. His h-index is 40 with nearly 17,000 total citations, according to Google Scholar.
- Cyber-Physical Systems / IoT
- Artificial Intelligence
- Machine Learning
Selected Publications —
K Jagodnik, P Thomas, A van den Bogert, M Branicky, R Kirsch. Training an Actor-Critic Reinforcement Learning Controller for Arm Movement Using Human-Generated Rewards. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering 25(10), 1892-1905, 2017.
KM Jagodnik, PS Thomas, AJ van den Bogert, MS Branicky, RF Kirsch. Human-Like Rewards to Train a Reinforcement Learning Controller for Planar Arm Movement. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems 46(5), 723-733, 2016.
IM Mitchell, X Koutsoukos, M Branicky, AM Bayen. Guest Editorial Special Section on Control and Automation From the 2015 International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS). IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering 13 (2), 448-449, 2016.
All publications available at Google Scholar
Awards & Honors —
Fellow, IEEE, 2016 for contributions to switched and hybrid control systems
Director's Award for Collaborative Integration (team), NSF, 2012 for National Robotics Initiative (NRI)
Director's Superior Accomplishment Award (individual), NSF, 2010 for Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
Walter R. Fried Memorial Award for Best Paper, IEEE/ION PLANS, 2010
Teaching Award, EECS Department, CWRU, 2007
Winner, Best Video, Intl. Conf. Robotics and Automation, 2005
Teaching Award, EECS Department, CWRU, 2004
Teaching Leader Award, Case School of Engineering, 2004
Finalist, Best Paper, Intl. Conf. Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2002
Winner, Best Video, Intl. Conf. Robotics and Automation, 2002
Grants & Other Funded Activity —
IEEE (Fellow), AAAS, Sigma Xi, Mortar Board, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu