Bhattacharyya named IFAC Fellow

Dr. Shankar Bhattacharyya has been named a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) in acknowledgement of his "outstanding and extraordinary contributions'' in the fields of science and control.

Photo of Dr. S.P. BhattacharyyaBhattacharyya, the Robert M. Kennedy Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was cited for "for fundamental contributions to robust control theory and control system synthesis."

Bhattacharyya joined the electrical and computer engineering faculty in 1980. His research focus is control theory. His current research is directed at developing new and general model-free, measurement-based approaches to the analysis, synthesis and design of real-world systems where models are often incomplete, unreliable or simply unavailable.

The International Federation of Automatic Control was founded in 1957. It is a multinational federation of National Member Organizations, each one representing the engineering and scientific societies concerned with automatic control in its own country. The aims of the federation are to promote the science and technology of control in the broadest sense in all systems - whether, for example, engineering, physical, biological, social or economic - in both theory and application. IFAC also is concerned with the impact of control technology on society.

With this award Bhattacharyya joins a small group of distinguished scientists worldwide who are both IEEE Fellows and IFAC Fellows.