June 30, 2017
We are pleased to share that LIDS Director John Tsitsiklis was named the 2018 IEEE Control Systems Award winner. This award is given by the IEEE Control Systems Society for outstanding contributions to control systems engineering, science, or technology. John received the award for his contributions to the theory and application of optimization in large dynamic and distributed systems.
John's research interests are in the fields of systems, optimization, control, and operations research. He is a coauthor of Parallel and Distributed Computation: Numerical Methods (1989, with D. Bertsekas), Neuro-Dynamic Programming (1996, with D. Bertsekas), Introduction to Linear Optimization (1997, with D. Bertsimas), and Introduction to Probability (1st ed. 2002, 2nd. ed. 2008, with D. Bertsekas). He is also a coinventor in seven awarded U.S. patents.
A leading figure in the field, he has received many awards and honors for his work, including the ACM Sigmetrics Achievement Award (2016). He is a Fellow of the IEEE (1999) and of INFORMS (2007). In 2007, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. In 2008, he was conferred the title of Doctor honoris causa from the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium).