There are lots of programming languages out there, but very few like Modelica. Modelica is a standardized language for describing the behavior of physical and cyber-physical systems. It incorporates mathematical constructs and physical interaction... Read more
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I got my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. But I've been fascinated by software all my life and I took up engineering because I saw it as ripe with interesting problems that could be solved with software. For example, Ralph Johnson (GoF book author) was on my thesis committee even though I was a mechanical engineering student. After getting my Ph.D., I went to work for Ford Motor Company for ten years in powertrain research. I became quite active in the dev