Magnus Egerstedt

Magnus Egerstedt
Magnus Egerstedt
IRIM executive director and a professor and Julian T. Hightower Chair in Systems and Controls
Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Areas of Expertise: 
systems and controls, robotics
"As the world is getting increasingly connected, we need to develop fundamental tools for understanding how these connections should be structured, and for enabling humans to interact safely and effectively with large-scale networks.”

Magnus Egerstedt is the executive director of the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at Georgia Tech and a professor and Julian T. Hightower Chair in Systems and Controls in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He holds adjunct appointments in the the School of Interactive Computing, the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, and the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering. He also serves as director of the Georgia Robotics and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (GRITS Lab). Egerstedt conducts research in the areas of control theory and robotics, focusing on control and coordination of complex networks, such as multi-robot systems, mobile sensor networks, and cyber-physical systems.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Stockholm University and master’s and doctoral degrees in engineering physics and applied mathematics, respectively, from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. After completing his Ph.D., Egerstedt was a postdoctoral scholar at Harvard University. He is the deputy editor-in-chief for IEEE Transactions on Network Control Systems and the past editor for electronic publications for the IEEE Control Systems Society. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the IEEE and a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He also received the HKN Outstanding Teacher Award, the Alumni of the Year Award from the Royal Institute of Technology and the Ragazzini Award from the American Automatic Control Council.