Mar 18, 2013 | Atlanta, GA
Magnus Egerstedt has been appointed as the Schlumberger Professor, effective March 1. He is the first faculty member in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) to hold this new professorship.
Dr. Egerstedt joined the Georgia Tech ECE faculty in 2001 and conducts research in the areas of control theory and robotics, with particular focus on control and coordination of complex networks, such as multi-robot systems, mobile sensor networks, and cyber-physical systems. He leads the Georgia Robotics and Intelligent Systems Laboratory, where he currently advises 15 graduate students. He has published four books and over 250 refereed journal and conference publications, and he serves as associate editor for both the Journal of Discrete Event Dynamical Systems and the Journal of Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems.
Dr. Egerstedt is not only an established educational leader in ECE and in the systems and controls group, but also on campus and in the massive open online course (MOOC) arena. He was instrumental in establishing the multidisciplinary Ph.D. program in robotics and was one of the first faculty members at Georgia Tech to teach a Coursera MOOC called "Control of Mobile Robots," which has an enrollment of over 40,000 students this semester.
Elected an IEEE Fellow in 2012, Dr. Egerstedt was recently named an IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer and as the inaugural deputy editor-in-chief of the new journal, IEEE Transactions on Control of Networked Systems. He is also a past recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and the ECE Outstanding Junior Faculty Member Award.