LIDS alum Dr. Emilio Frazzoli (LIDS/MIT, PhD 2001) is elevated to a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2019 January for his contributions to motion planning and control of autonomous vehicles.
The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 plus members in 160 countries, the association is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.
Dr. Emilio Frazzoli is the co-founder and Chief Scientist of nuTonomy Inc., an Aptiv company, and a professor at the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zurich. He is a world-renowned expert in robotics, autonomous systems, and intelligent mobility. In acknowledgement of his work, Emilio has received numerous awards, including a 2001 NSF CAREER award, the 2015 IEEE George S. Axelby Award and the 2017 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award. Emilio has published more than 200 papers in the fields of robotics, autonomous vehicles, and control theory. A former full professor at MIT, he directed the research group that first demonstrated an autonomous mobility ("robotaxi") service to the public and performed the first analysis of the social and economic impact of such a service, based on real transportation data.