Dr. Pinhas Ben-Tzvi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the founder and director of the Robotics and Mechatronics Laboratory at the George Washington University (GWU). He received the B.S. degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology in 2000 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto, in 2004 and 2008, respectively. Before joining University of Toronto in 2002, he was an R&D engineer at General Electric Medical Systems Company developing medical diagnostic robotic and mechatronic systems. Dr. Ben-Tzvi's current research interests are in robotics & automation systems, mechatronics, computer vision, and dynamic systems and control with applications to autonomous mobile robots and unmanned aerial vehicles for search & rescue, security, environment monitoring, and defense; advanced medical devices and robotic systems for surgery and rehabilitation; novel sensors, actuators and MEMS for biomedical applications; and robotics for home automation and education. He has authored and co-authored more than 55 journal and refereed conference papers and is the inventor of 3 US patents and a Canadian patent. He is the recipient of several honors and awards including best paper awards and active in the professional community, such as organizing conferences and workshops. Professor Ben-Tzvi is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Control, Automation and Systems. Dr. Ben-Tzvi is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
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