Biographical Sketch

Dr. Beale received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in December 1967, the M.S. degree in physics from Lynchburg College in August 1974, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia in May 1977. Dr. Beale was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Vanderbilt University from 1981 to 1986. Prior to that he had considerable experience in the design of automated manufacturing systems with The Babcock & Wilcox Company. Dr. Beale joined GMU in the Fall of 1986 as an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His major areas of research interest are robust control, simulation of dynamic systems, application of modern control and estimation theory, and intelligent systems. He is co-author (with T.T. Hartley and S.P. Chicatelli of The University of Akron) of the text Digital Simulation of Dynamic Systems: A Control Theory Approach, published by Prentice-Hall in 1994.

During the 1998/99 academic year Dr. Beale was on leave from George Mason, working in the Department of Control and Computer Engineering in Automation, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. He was primarily involved in research related to the application of robust control techniques to ship steering.

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