Jul 6, 2015 | Atlanta, GA
Magnus Egerstedt has been named the recipient of the 2015 John R. Ragazzini Education Award from the American Automatic Control Council, which includes IEEE, ASME, and SIAM as member organizations.
Presented with this award on July 2 at the American Control Conference in Chicago, Egerstedt was recognized “for outstanding contributions to control education through innovative and effective classroom teaching, textbook development, and graduate student mentoring.”
Egerstedt is the Schlumberger Professor in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), where he also serves as the associate chair for research. He is the director of the Georgia Robotics and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (GRITS Lab) and is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Earlier this year, Egerstedt was honored by Georgia Tech with two awards–the Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Advisor Award, for excellence in mentoring his Ph.D. students, and the Outstanding Professional Education Award, for the reach and impact of his massive open online course, Control of Mobile Robots, on students around the world.
In 2013, Egerstedt received the W. Marshall Leach, Jr./Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Senior Teacher Award, an honor determined by a majority vote of the ECE senior class, and the Georgia Tech College of Engineering/Georgia Power Professor of Excellence Award, and the Alumnus of the Year Award from the Royal Institute of Technology. He is also a past recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
“I always try to infuse my lectures with the sense of excitement I still feel about control theory and robotics,” Egerstedt said. “I am greatly honored to have received this award, as the educational side of the profession is very important to me.”