David M. Auslander is Professor of the Graduate School, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of California, Berkeley. He has also served as Associate Dean and Acting Dean of the College of Engineering. He has interests in dynamic systems and control. His research and teaching interests include mechatronics and real time software, bioengineering, and mechanical control. Current projects in these areas are building energy control, design methodology for real time control software for mechanical systems, satellite attitude control, simulation methods for constrained mechanical systems, and engineering curriculum development. He consults in industrial servo control systems and other control and computer applications. He is co-founder and senior technical consultant to Berkeley Process Control, Inc. (now a part of Moog, Inc.), a company specializing in industrial machine control. His undergraduate studies were at the Cooper Union and his graduate studies were at MIT, both in Mechanical Engineering. He has been awarded the Levy Medal (best paper) from the Franklin institute (twice), the Education Award of the Dynamic Systems and Control Division of ASME, the Education Award of the American Automatic Control Council, the Control Practice Award of the Dynamic Systems and Control Division of ASME, the Donald P. Eckman Award of the Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society, IEEE/ASME Mechatronics and Embedded Systems Applications (MESA) Career Award, and is a Fellow of the ASME. He has a longstanding association with the Dynamic Systems and Control Division of ASME including past service as its chair and as the editor of the Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control.