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Jennie Si

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5706
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5706
Biography: 

Professor Jenni Si received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and her doctorate from the University of Notre Dame, all in electrical engineering. She joined the ASU faculty in 1991 where she is currently a professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. Si's expertise includes reinforcement learning/optimal control/approximate dynamic programming, data-driven real-time control of nonlinear dynamic systems, control of wearable robots. 

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame 1992
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 1988
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 1985
Research Activity: 
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Service: 

Book Review: “TRUE GENIUS: THE LIFE AND SCIENCE OF JOHN BARDEEN: THE ONLY WINNER OF TWO NOBEL PRIZES IN PHYSICS” BY LILLIAN HODDESON AND VICKI DAITCH

Recommended by Jennie Si, professor of electrical engineering in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

We researchers seek to discover new knowledge and to create innovative solutions to new problems. How do brilliant minds generate groundbreaking ideas? Famous and somewhat eccentric physicists such as Albert Einstein and Richard Feynman immediately come to mind as inspirational figures. But the biography of John Bardeen, coauthored by two science historians, tells us about an unassuming, remarkably modest and quiet person who was not particularly eccentric, but a typical man who loved his family and playing golf. Because Bardeen’s persona was radically different from the popular stereotype of a genius physicist, he did not attract the media attention some other physicists in his league did. This book gives us a glimpse of his life and provides a detailed account of his two great scientific achievements: the invention of the transistor and the theory of superconductivity. Bardeen showed the world how to use simple mathematics to approach complex problems, and he taught his students how to break down problems into manageable pieces rather than trying to solve them as a whole.

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