Brockett’s Topological Obstruction

January 22, 2020 – 11:00 AM
TSRB 442

Magnus Egerstedt

Professor and School Chair
Electrical and Computer Engineering


Dr. Magnus Egerstedt is the Steve W. Chaddick School Chair and Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he also holds secondary appointments in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Interactive Computing. He received the M.S. degree in Engineering Physics and the Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, the B.A. degree in Philosophy from Stockholm University, and was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Harvard University.

Dr. Egerstedt conducts research in the areas of control theory and robotics, with particular focus on control and coordination of complex networks, such as multi-robot systems, mobile sensor networks, and cyber-physical systems. Magnus Egerstedt is a Fellow of both IEEE and IFAC, and is a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He has received a number of teaching and research awards for his work, including the John R. Ragazzini Award from the American Automatic Control Council, the O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award from the American Control Conference, the Best Multi-Robot Paper Award from the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, and the Alumni of the Year Award from the Royal Institute of Technology.