Meeko Mitsuko K. Oishi, PhD

Meeko Oishi

Associate Professor and Regents' Lecturer
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of New Mexico

Faculty Affilliate, Center for Biomedical Engineering

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, with Ph.D. Minor in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2004.
M.S. in Mechcanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2000.
B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Princeton University, 1998.

Phone: (505) 277-0299
Fax: (505) 277-8298
Email: oishi at unm dot edu
Office: 134C ECE Buildling
Mailing Address: MSC01 1100, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131

News: Opportunities for graduate students in Fall 2016.


My research focuses on providing guarantees of safety and performance in cyberphysical systems through careful design of controllers and user-interfaces (for systems that are not fully automated). Many cyberphysical systems can be modeled as hybrid systems, in which continuous dynamics arise from the laws of physics, and discrete dynamics arise from the automation's mode-logic. As computing power continues to grow and embedded automation becomes common place, advanced tools and methods are needed to analyze and control hybrid systems, especially when human interaction is required. Techniques my research group has developed have been applied to aircraft flight management systems, automated anesthesia delivery, and most recently to collaborative control of powered wheelchairs.

Another research area I focus on is characterization of biomedical systems using control theoretic techniques. In collaboration with neurologists who focus on Parkinson's disease and neurosurgeons who focus on traumatic brain injury, we aim to identify potential biomarkers through system identification and dynamical system analysis. Such markers could be useful in early detection of disease, possible characterization of disease subtypes, as well as provide insight into faulty feedback mechanisms.

See a more detailed explanation of my current and recent research in the Hybrid Systems and Control Lab.



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I am originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where I attended Albuquerque Academy. As an undergraduate, I was a member of the Princeton Ski Team. I completed my PhD under the supervision of Professor Claire Tomlin. After a non-research postdoc at the National Ecological Observational Network (NEON), I resumed research as a postdoc at Sandia National Laboratories then held a faculty position at the University of British Columbia. I particularly enjoy spending time outdoors, skiing, hiking, and kayaking.