Posted February 21, 2013 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Magnus Egerstedt has been appointed to two IEEE posts–IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and inaugural deputy editor-in-chief for a new journal, IEEE Transactions on Control of Networked Systems.
The IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) named Dr. Egerstedt as a Distinguished Lecturer for a three-year term. The two topics on which he will lecture are "Control of Multi-Robot Systems: From Formations to Human-Swarm Interactions" and "Choreographic Abstractions in Robotics." The purpose of the IEEE CSS Distinguished Lecturer Program is to help the Society's chapters provide interesting and informative programs for the membership, as well as to industry, universities, and other interested organizations.
Dr. Egerstedt was also recently named as the inaugural deputy editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Control of Networked Systems, which will focus on how one organizes, controls, and coordinates networks of "agents" such as robots, sensors, computers, or even people on social networks. Everyday applications of topics to be covered in the journal include robotics, manufacturing, computer networks, communications systems, and sensor networks, just to name a few. The editorial board is currently being assembled, and the first issue of the journal will be published in January 2014.
A professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech since 2001, Dr. Egerstedt is the director of the Georgia Robotics and Intelligent Systems Laboratory. He was elected as an IEEE Fellow in 2012 "for hybrid and networked control, with applications in robotics."
About the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is one of eight schools and departments in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top 10 of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Over 2,500 students are enrolled in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, and in the last academic year, 723 degrees were awarded.
Over 110 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research, education, and commercialization – bioengineering, computer systems and software, digital signal processing, electric power, electromagnetics, electronic design and applications, microsystems, optics and photonics, systems and controls, telecommunications, and VLSI systems and digital design.
About the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Business, and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.