After more than two decades in industry, Jeff Shelton returned to his alma mater (Purdue University) in 2003 to pursue an engineering doctorate. A visual thinker, he found the steady diet of mathematical techniques presented in graduate school lacking in overarching insights that could help in solving typical design problems. This blog is focused on studying methods for more effectively transferring abstract technical understanding from one person to another, particularly ideas that can be applied to real-world engineering applications. This picture was taken in New York City during the 2007 American Control Conference.
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