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  • Paul Mitiguy

    Paul Mitiguy

    Adjunct Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering - Design

    BioFrom Milton MA, Paul did his undergraduate work at Tufts University and his mechanical engineering graduate work (Ph.D) at Stanford under Thomas Kane.

    As a young adult, Paul worked summers landscaping, farming, and construction, then worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, NASA Ames, and MSC.Software, was a consulting editor for McGraw-Hill (mechanics), and has been a consultant for the software, robotics, biotechnology, energy, automotive, and mechanical/aerospace industries.

    He developed force/motion software used by more than 12 million people worldwide and translated into 11 spoken languages. These software applications include Interactive Physics, Working Model 2D/3D, MSC.visualNastran 4D (now SimWise), NIH Simbody/OpenSim, and the symbolic manipulators Autolev/MotionGenesis.

    Paul currently works on Drake, open-source software developed by TRI (Toyota Research Institute) to simulate robots and autonomous vehicles. In his role as Lead TRI/Stanford Liaison for SAIL (Toyota's Center for AI Research at Stanford), he facilitates research between TRI and Stanford.

    At Stanford, Paul greatly enjoys working with students and teaches mechanics (physics/engineering), controls/vibrations, and advanced dynamics & computation/simulation. He has written several books on dynamics, computation, and control (broadly adopted by universities and professionals).

    Paul is highly appreciative of support from Stanford alumni/CEO Dave Baszucki who developed internationally acclaimed physics, engineering, and gaming/educational software, including Interactive Physics, Working Model, MSC.visualNastran, and Roblox.

    He is very grateful to students, co-instructors (TAs), faculty, and staff.

  • Carol B. Muller

    Carol B. Muller

    Adjunct Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering - Design

    BioAs Executive Director of WISE Ventures, Carol Muller joined with individuals and organizations at Stanford to amplify the impact of programs, research, and other projects to advance equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, and worked collaboratively to enhance existing and establish new initiatives to meet needs aligned with this mission for Stanford University, from within the Office of Faculty Development, Diversity & Engagement and supported also through the Vice Provost for Graduate Education. She also provided executive support for Stanford’s Faculty Women’s Forum. Having retired from these roles in 2021, she continues to serve as an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

    Coupling leadership experience across a wide range of responsibilities in higher education with entrepreneurial skills honed through her work in engineering education, Carol B. Muller founded MentorNet in 1997, a nonprofit online global mentoring network supporting diversity in science and engineering, serving as its chief executive until 2008. Her prior work included service as consulting professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford University, as associate dean for administration at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College (where she co-founded the Dartmouth Women in Science Project and the Dartmouth Project for Teaching Engineering Problem-Solving), and as department manager for Stanford’s Electrical Engineering department.

    A Fellow of the Association for Women in Science, her work has been recognized with national awards, including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, and the Anita Borg Social Impact Award. She has authored and presented numerous papers, presentations, and workshops, and has created projects, programs, and fellowships developed with funding from private foundations, corporations, and the federal government, contracts, and individuals. She earned a bachelors degree from Dartmouth College and A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in education administration and policy analysis at Stanford University.