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Paul Mitiguy

Paul Mitiguy

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering


From Milton MA, Paul did his undergraduate work at Tufts University and his graduate work (Ph.D) at Stanford.

Paul worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, NASA Ames, and MSC.Software, and has been a consultant for biotechnology, energy, robotics, and mechanical/aerospace industries.

He has developed force/motion software including Interactive Physics, Working Model 2D/3D, MSC.visualNastran 4D (now SimWise), NIH Simbody/OpenSim, the symbolic manipulators Autolev/MotionGenesis, and currently works on Toyota Research Institute’s Drake. This software has been translated into 11 languages and used by more than 12 million people worldwide.

At Stanford, Paul greatly enjoys working with students and teaches mechanics (physics, statics/intro to solid mechanics, dynamics, strength of materials), controls/vibrations, and advanced dynamics & simulation. He has written three books on dynamics and controls (adopted broadly by universities and professionals).