George Pappas Selected as IEEE Fellow

November 21, 2008

PHILADELPHIA –- George J. Pappas, the Joseph Moore Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering and Deputy Dean for the School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been elevated to the status of IEEE Fellow, effective January 1, 2009, for his contributions to design and analysis of hybrid control systems. This is the highest grade of membership in the IEEE.

A member of the faculty in the School of Engineering and Applied Science since 2000, Pappas’s research focuses on developing methods for the control of next-generation hierarchical and distributed systems. His research group focuses on developing analysis and design algorithms and tools for hybrid systems, which merge control systems with computing systems.  Their methods have been used in developing algorithms for coordinated motion of fleets of unmanned aerial vehicles and multi-robot systems, analyzing the safety of next generation medical devices, and understanding the macroscopic behavior of biological networks.

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To read more about George Pappas and his research, please visit http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~pappasg/