A. Galip Ulsoy is the C.D. Mote, Jr. Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering (ME) and the William Clay Ford Professor Emeritus of Manufacturing at University of Michigan (UM), Ann Arbor, where he served as the ME Department Chair, Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems, and the Director of the USA Army Ground Robotics Reliability Center. He also served as Director of Civil and Mechanical Systems at NSF and the President of the American Automatic Control Council (AACC). He received the Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley (1979), the M.S. degree from Cornell University (1975), and the B.S. degree from Swarthmore College (1973). His research interests are in the dynamics and control of mechanical systems, and he has published 4 books, holds 3 patents, and has published over 300 journal and conference papers. His work is highly-cited and has had major impact in industry. He has received numerous awards, including the AACC 1993 O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award, the 2003 and 2016 Rudolf Kalman Best Paper Awards from the J. Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, the 2008 Albert M. Sargent Progress Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the 2008 Rufus T. Oldenburger Medal, the 2013 Charles Russ Richards Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the 2014 Hideo Hanafusa Outstanding Investigator Award in Flexible Automation. He is a member of the USA National Academy of Engineering, received the 2012 Presidential Special Award from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, and is a Fellow of ASME, SME, IEEE and the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).