University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering


Katsuhiko Ogata

Professor Emeritus


Ph.D. 1956, Engineering Science, University of California at Berkeley
M.S. 1953, Mechanical Engineering, Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S. 1947, Mechanical Engineering, University of Tokyo


Major research interests are in the field of discrete-time control systems, including optimal control of complex plants. Work includes mathematical modeling of complex plants and developing design techniques of discrete-time control systems and optimization problems, such as an optimal stopping problems, via a dynamic programming approach.