DE SILVA, Clarence W.




UBC author of Vibration: Fundamentals and Practice (CRC, 2000) and Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems Design: Theory, Tools, and Applications (New York: Pearson Addison Wesley, 2004) and co-editor of Intelligent adaptive control: industrial applications (Boca Raton, CRC Press, 1998) and Intelligent Machines: Myths and Realities (CRC Press, 2000)

[BCBW 2005] "Science"

NAME: De Silva, Clarence

DATE OF BIRTH: 05 April 1949

PLACE OF BIRTH: Sri Lanka

ARRIVAL IN CANADA: August 1973

ARRIVAL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: December 1988

EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Professor of Mechanical Engineering, The University of British Columbia

AWARDS: Best Paper Gold Award, 1984 Canadian CAD/CAM and Robotics Conference

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
1. De Silva, C.W., Mechatronics—An Integrated Approach, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, FL, 2005 (1340 pages).

2. De Silva, C.W. (Editor), Vibration and Shock Handbook, CRC Press, Taylor-Francis, Boca Raton, FL, 2005 (1800 page).

3. Karray, F. and de Silva, C.W., Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems Design—Theory, Tools, and Applications, Addison Wesley, New York, NY, 2004 (585 pages).

4. De Silva, C.W., Vibration Fundamentals and Practice, CRC Press, Taylor-Francis, Boca Raton, FL, 2000.

5. De Silva, C.W. (Editor), Intelligent Machines, CRC Press, Taylor-Francis, Boca Raton, FL, 2000 (326 pages).

6. De Silva, C. and Jain, L.C. (Editors), Intelligent Adaptive Control, CRC Press, Taylor-Francis, Boca Raton, FL, 1999 (400 pages).

7. De Silva, C.W., Intelligent Control: Fuzzy Logic Applications, CRC Press, Taylor-Francis, Boca Raton, FL, 1995.

8. De Silva, C.W., and MacFarlane, A.G.J., Knowledge-Based Control with Application to Robots, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1989.

9. De Silva, C.W., Control Sensors and Actuators , Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1989.

10. De Silva, C.W. and Wormley, D.N., Automated Transit Guideways: Analysis and Design, D.C. Heath and Co., Lexington, M.A, 1983.

11. De Silva, C.W., Dynamic Testing and Seismic Qualification Practice, D.C. Heath and Co., Lexington, MA, 1983.


BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS: Education
Ph.D.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1978)
Ph.D.: University of Cambridge, England (1998)
M.A.Sc.: University of Toronto (1975)
B.Sc: University of Ceylon (1971) (Mechanical Engineering, 1st Class Honors, Ranked first in the entire School of Engineering, winning the University Prize)

EXPERIENCE
Professor of Mechanical Engineering; NSERC-BC Packers Chairholder; Director, Industrial Automation Laboratory - University of British Columbia (1988 – present).
Fulbright Visiting Professor - University of Cambridge, U.K. (1987 - 1988)
Asst. and Assoc. Professor; Founding Member, Robotics Institute; Director, Computer-Based Automation Laboratory - Carnegie Mellon University (1978 - 1987)
Assistant Works Engineer, Richard Pieris & Co. Ltd. of Ceylon (1971-73).

SOME PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Lifetime Achievement Award, World Automation Congress (2002).
Killam Research Prize, University of British Columbia (2000).
IEEE Canada Outstanding Engineering Educator Award (2000).
IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000).
IEEE Region VII Merit Award Medal (2000).
Education Award, Dynamic Systems and Control Division, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1999).
Fellow of the Advanced Systems Institute of B.C. (1992 - 1994).
Fulbright Senior Fellowship to Cambridge University, U.K. (1987-1988).
NASA-ASEE Fellowship at Langley Research Center (Summer 1987).
NASA-ASEE Fellowship at Lewis Research Center (Summer 1987).
Lilly Fellowship (1979-1980).


URL TO PHOTO: http://www.researchcentre.apsc.ubc.ca/deSiva.htm

PHONE: 604-822-6291

EMAIL: desilva@mech.ubc.ca