Faculty Directory
Todd Murphey

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Contact

2145 Sheridan Road
Tech B286
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-467-1041Email Todd Murphey

Website

Neuroscience and Robotics Lab (NxR)


Departments

Mechanical Engineering

Affiliations

Master of Science in Robotics Program

Education

Ph.D. Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

B.S. Mathematics (summa cum laude), University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ



Significant Recognition

  • National Science Foundation CAREER award (2006)
  • Defense Science Study Group 2014-2015

Significant Professional Service

  • Editor for IEEE Transactions on Robotics (2014-2018)
  • Member: Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (2019-present)

In the Classroom

Professor Murphey developed the Coursera Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) "Everything Is the Same: Modeling Engineered Systems" and had over 18,000 students enroll in Autumn, 2013. The course was based on one of the core undergraduate classes in systems analysis (EA3), a class he has innovated through development of classroom experiments. Moreover, he has developed the ME 314 Machine Dynamics course, focusing on the application of variational analysis to simulation and design of mechanisms. He has additionally developed ME 454, an introduction to numerical methods in optimal control. In all these courses, Professor Murphey focuses on project-based learning.