Asu Ozdaglar Named 2021 IEEE Fellow


Among the newly selected fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) are four members of the MIT community: Domitilla Del Vecchio, professor of mechanical engineering; Asuman Ozdaglar, professor and head of the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS); Robert Shin, principal staff at Lincoln Laboratory; and Joel Voldman, the Clarence J. LeBel Professor of EECS. The IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization, annually confers the rank of fellow on senior members whose body of work has advanced innovation in their respective fields and whose involvement in the engineering community has furthered the IEEE mission of promoting technology to benefit society.

Professor Asuman Ozdaglar was recognized for her "contributions to distributed multi-agent networks." In addition to serving as the head of MIT EECS, she is the MathWorks Professor of EECS and the deputy dean of academics for the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. Her research investigates problems in the analysis and optimization of large-scale, dynamic multi-agent networked systems, including networks for communication, transportation, and social and economic enterprises. Her extensive list of publications spans peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and invited conference papers. She has served on organizing committees for many technical conferences and has been a reviewer for professional publications such as the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. Her awards include Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, 2008 Donald P. Eckman Award from the American Automatic Control Council, and NSF CAREER Award.

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