Feb 21, 2013 | Atlanta, GA
Magnus Egerstedt has been appointed to two IEEE posts–IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and inaugural deputy editor-in-chief for a new journal, IEEE Transactions on Control of Networked Systems.
The IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) named Dr. Egerstedt as a Distinguished Lecturer for a three-year term. The two topics on which he will lecture are "Control of Multi-Robot Systems: From Formations to Human-Swarm Interactions" and "Choreographic Abstractions in Robotics." The purpose of the IEEE CSS Distinguished Lecturer Program is to help the Society's chapters provide interesting and informative programs for the membership, as well as to industry, universities, and other interested organizations.
Dr. Egerstedt was also recently named as the inaugural deputy editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Control of Networked Systems, which will focus on how one organizes, controls, and coordinates networks of "agents" such as robots, sensors, computers, or even people on social networks. Everyday applications of topics to be covered in the journal include robotics, manufacturing, computer networks, communications systems, and sensor networks, just to name a few. The editorial board is currently being assembled, and the first issue of the journal will be published in January 2014.
A professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech since 2001, Dr. Egerstedt is the director of the Georgia Robotics and Intelligent Systems Laboratory. He was elected as an IEEE Fellow in 2012 "for hybrid and networked control, with applications in robotics."