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Magnus Egerstedt

— Xecutive Director of Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines, Professor and Julian T. Hightower Chair in Systems and Control, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Control theory and robotics on complex networks: multi-robot systems, mobile sensor networks, cyber-physical systems
Prof. Magnus Egerstedt is a major contributor to the theory of hybrid and discrete event systems, and in particular, the control of multi-agent systems. He is the Executive Director for the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a Professor and the Julian T. Hightower Chair in Systems and Controls in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with secondary appointments in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, the School of Interactive Computing, and the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering. Magnus Egerstedt is a Fellow of the IEEE, and has received a number of teaching and research awards, including the Ragazzini Award from the American Automatic Control Council, the Outstanding Doctoral Advisor Award and the HKN Outstanding Teacher Award from Georgia Tech, the Alumnus of the Year Award from the Royal Institute of Technology, and the CAREER Award from the U.S. National Science Foundation. Honors and Awards CAREER award from the U.S. National Science Foundation in 2003 for the project Linguistic Control of Mobile Robots. School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Member Award in 2005.