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levan.jpgNhan Levan, Professor Emeritus

ASEE Western Electric Fund Award for Excellence in Engineering Education, 1979
UCLA Engineering Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award, 1973
UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award, 1972

Office: 6532C Boelter Hall, Phone: 310.825.2213, Email

 

Biography

Nhan Levan obtained his M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 1962. In 1966 he received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Monash University, Australia. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University in 1966, and joined the faculty of the (then) Information Systems Division of the School of Engineering in 1967.  For several years he served as Vice Chair of the Systems Science Department and, from 1996-2000, as Vice Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

He received the ASEE Western Electric Fund Award for Excellence in Engineering Education (1979), the UCLA Engineering Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award (1973), and the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award (1972).

Research Interests

Professor Levan's research interests are in control systems, especially stability and stabilizability and errors in dynamic systems; he also investigates signals analysis and the theory and application of wavelets.

Awards and Recognitions

  • 1979 ASEE Western Electric Fund Award, Excellence in Engineering Education
  • 1973 UCLA Engineering Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award
  • 1972 UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 1970 EGSA Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 1967 Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Professor Award

Book

  • Systems and Signals, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1983.
  • Linear Systems: State Space Approach, Optimization Software Publications, Los Angeles, 1996.
  • Semigroups of Operators: Theory and Applications, C.S. Kubrusly, N. Levan and M.A. de Silveira (Editors), Optimization Software Publications, Los Angeles, 2002.
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