Congratulations to Dr. Hamsa Balakrishnan for being promoted to full professor, effective July 1, 2019. Her research is in the design, analysis, and implementation of control and optimization algorithms for large-scale cyber-physical infrastructures, with an emphasis on air transportation systems. Her contributions include airport congestion control algorithms, air traffic routing and airspace resource allocation methods, machine learning for weather forecasts and flight delay prediction, and methods to mitigate environmental impacts.
Dr. Balakrishnan received her PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University in 2006. She joined MIT in 2006 as an Assistant Professor in Aero/Astro and is associated with the Operations Research Center as well as an affiliate faculty member of IDSS.
Dr. Balakrishnan was a recipient of the American Automatic Control Council's Donald P. Eckman Award in 2014, the AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award in 2012, the inaugural CNA Award for Operational Analysis in 2012, the Kevin Corker Award for Best Paper of ATM-2011, and the NSF CAREER Award in 2008.
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