Dr. Ruting Jia came to
As is the case for many immigrants, coming to a new country while far from home required facing significant cultural and linguistic barriers. This transition was even more challenging for someone in the academic world, as advancing in her career required studying and writing, as well as speaking, about complex topics in a non-native language on a regular basis. Furthermore, though the engineering field has traditionally been dominated by men, the
In fact, Dr. Jia recently presented one of her research papers at an international conference of one of the most important professional organizations in her field. This is no small accomplishment for anyone in the field of design and control, and additionally represents a boon for UTSA in its efforts to become a Tier One university by highlighting the international significance of its most exemplary graduates' accomplishments.
Dr. Jia describes 'nonlinear control,' one of her fields of specialty, as a highly specialized branch of engineering that uses complex mathematical modeling to predict and determine how dynamical systems will behave in response to certain inputs or environmental triggers. Essentially, her work has involved designing and programming machines and other devices to make them more efficient and effective. Experts in control are those responsible for reducing the vibrations felt by drivers as their vehicles go over rough or uneven surfaces. Dr. Jia did this kind of work in national robotics competitions in
As part of a
While in another working group, her responsibilities involved identifying an efficient way to integrate privately owned rooftop solar panels into the electrical grid managed by City Public Service, the municipal utility company with a service area of over 1,500 square miles. Efforts to increase the number of people adding electricity to the grid has helped make
As UTSA continues to strive for the coveted Tier One status by emphasizing the quality of its graduate schools, the success of rising stars like Dr. Ruting Jia strengthen its case. Given her trajectory so far, she is a scientist to watch.
Most Popular Stories
- 2014 Will Be 'Breakthrough Year' for U.S., Obama Says
- Climate Change Isn't an Equal Opportunity Destroyer
- Renewable Energy Group to Acquire Syntroleum
- Kanye, Kardashians and Other Kooks: A Wacky, Tacky, Entertaining Year
- Luis Suarez Re-ups With Liverpool F.C.
- Covered California Lags on Hispanic Enrollment
- Ally Financial Settles Auto Loan Suit
- Gay Athletes Part of U.S. Sochi Group
- Chris Christie Set to Sign Tuition Aid Bill
- Little Risk of Deportation Under Obama