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Doug Looze

Associate Professor

Research and Background

One current area of research is around improving the quality of crash data so that it may be utilized to identify problem areas and evaluate programming. Several data quality projects have recently been implemented or are in progress, including a crash data audit and evaluation of crash report fields with insufficient data as well as a commercial motor vehicle data quality review and strategic plan for improvement. The findings of this research will be followed by the development of an E-Crash Manual for law enforcement and the provision of technical assistance to police departments identified as having particular data quality challenges.

Contact Info

Doug Looze
113F Knowles Engineering Bldg., University of Massachusetts, 151 Holdsworth Way,
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

Research in Action


SB, MIT, 1974; SM, MIT, 1975; EE, MIT, 1976; PhD, MIT, 1978


A. Wirth, D. P. Looze, J. Navetta, S. Hippler, and A. Glindeman, "Real-Time Modal Control Implementation for Adaptive Optics," Journal on Applied Optics, Vol. 37, No. 21, pp. 4586-4597.

Kasper M., Looze D., Hippler S., Herbst T., Glindemann A., Ott T., Wirth A., "ALFA: Adaptive Optics for the Calar Alto Observatory: Optics, Control System, and Performance," Experimental Astronnomy, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2000, pp. 49-74.

D. P. Looze and J. S. Freudenberg, "Tradeoffs and Limitations in Feedback Systems," in The Control Handbook, W. S. Levine (ed.), CRC Press, 1996, pp. 537-550.

D. P. Looze, "Realization of systems with CCD-based measurements," Automatica (accepted).

D. P. Looze, "Minimum variance control structure for adaptive optics," JOSA A (accepted).

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