Prof. Jon How Named IEEE Fellow

December 13, 2017


We are delighted to share that LIDS professor Jonathan How, the Richard C. Maclaurin Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, has been named a 2018 Control Systems Society IEEE Fellow. IEEE confers this distinction on its members in recognition of their extraordinary accomplishments in their fields. Jon was honored for his contributions to guidance and control of air and space vehicles.

Jon is editor-in-chief of the IEEE Control Systems magazine and an associate editor for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Journal of Aerospace Information Systems. At MIT, he is head of the Information sector within the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and director of the Ford-MIT Alliance. Jon’s research focuses on planning and learning under uncertainty, and his work has been recognized with multiple awards, including the Institute of Navigation Burka Award, the IFAC Automatica award for best applications paper, and the AeroLion Technologies Outstanding Paper Award for the Journal of Unmanned Systems. He is also a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Jon's other research interests include the design and implementation of distributed robust planning algorithms to coordinate multiple autonomous vehicles in dynamic uncertain environments; robust and adaptive control to enable autonomous agile flight and aerobatics; and reinforcement learning for real-time mechanical and aerospace applications.

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