Engineer aims to change group dynamics

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An engineer at Washington University in St. Louis plans to develop principles that could be used to control the collective behavior of individuals in a group that could ultimately be applied to yield high-resolution medical images, reduce jet lag, stabilize power systems and shed light on advancing brain-stimulation technology.

Jr-Shin Li, the Das Family Career Development Distinguished Associate Professor in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, will develop these principles with a three-year, $589,486 grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Li says the goal is to understand the fundamental limits on the ability to control the dynamics of a group or a population system. 

To learn more about Li’s work, visit the School of Engineering & Applied Science’s website.

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