ECE professor selected for interview in prestigious publication

DattaRecently, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering had an interview published in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Control Systems Magazine.

Dr. Aniruddha Datta, the J.W. Runyon, Jr. '35 Professor II in the department, discussed, among other things, his research in the Controls area and what led him to choose this field. This is the second interview Datta has had published recently. His first interview was by IEEE TV and during the interview he discussed a novel technique to optimize cancer therapy design, using tools from classical control theory.

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Datta received the B. Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur in 1985, the M.S.E.E. degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 1987 and the M.S. (Applied Mathematics) and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California in 1991. He joined the department in August 1991.

His areas of interest include adaptive control, robust control, PID control and Genomic Signal Processing. He has authored or coauthored 5 books and over 100 journal and conference papers on these topics. He is a Fellow of IEEE, has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (2001-2003), the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics-Part B (2005-2006) and is currently serving as an Associate Editor of the EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, and IEEE Access.