- I received the B. Eng. degree from the École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1980, the M. Eng. degree from McGill University in 1982, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1986, all in electrical engineering.
- Since 1986, I have been with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where I am a Professor.
- I was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 1999 for "contributions to the theory of discrete event systems".
I serve on the editorial boards of the Journal of Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications and of the International Journal of Control.
- I was twice the recipient of the
Axelby Outstanding Paper Award
from the IEEE Control Systems Society: in 1994 (for a paper co-authored with S.L. Chung and F. Lin) and in 2001 (for a paper co-authored with G. Barrett).