by Allison Kleber

Ioannis Paschalidis, Distinguished Professor of Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), in recognition of his work on control of network systems, optimization, and robust learning. The organization selects its fellows based on their “outstanding and extraordinary contributions to the field.”

Professor Paschalidis is the director of the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science and Engineering, a founding member of the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences, and was instrumental in securing state funding for the university’s new RASTIC robotics center. Highly collaborative and interdisciplinary in his approach, Paschalidis’s ground-breaking research into such diverse areas as predictive health modeling, autonomous robots, smart cities, and sustainable energy certainly exemplifies IFAC’s conception of automatic control technology as “the technology … for designing and operating the systems for solving societal problems.”

The new class of fellows will be honored at the 2023 IFAC World Congress in Yokohama this July. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering extends warm congratulations to Professor Paschalidis on his achievement.