George Pappas, UPS Foundation Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). The IFAC is a scholarly society devoted to the theory and application of automatic control and systems engineering in diverse fields, including engineering, biological, social and economic systems.
The IFAC Fellow Award “is given to persons who have made outstanding and extraordinary contributions in the field of interest of IFAC, in the role as an Engineer/Scientist, Technical Leader, or Educator.”
Pappas, who also has appointments in the departments of Computer and Information Science and Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, was elected “for contributions to hybrid and networked control systems with applications to robotics.”
He will receive a certificate and pin at the 2020 IFAC World Congress in Berlin.