Professor Cassandras Named President-Elect of the IEEE Control Systems Society

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Professor Christos Cassandras (ECE)
Professor Christos Cassandras (ECE)

Christos Cassandras, a professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) and head of the Division of Systems Engineering at Boston University, was recently named president-elect of the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS).

“It is always flattering to be asked by one’s colleagues within a scientific community to take on a leadership position,” said Cassandras. “The challenge is to manage to ‘make a difference.’”

The IEEE Control Systems Society, an international scientific, engineering, and professional organization that was founded in 1954, is dedicated to the advancement of research, development, and practice in automation and control systems.

The society and its members are involved in a number of activities, including publishing journals and a magazine, holding a number of conferences, and sponsoring committees in various areas of technical specialization.

Incidentally, Cassandras isn’t the first BU faculty member to hold a prominent title in the CSS. Both David Castañón, professor and ad interim department chair of the ECE Department, and John Baillieul, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, have previously served as president of the CSS.

-Rachel Harrington (rachelah@bu.edu)