Abed Named Director of the ISR

Abed Named Director of the ISR

Abed Named Director of the ISR

Dr. Eyad Abed, professor of electrical and computer engineering, is named Director of the Institute for Systems Research (ISR).

Dr. Abed joined the University of Maryland in 1983. He has an impressive record of scholarly accomplishments in the area of control systems. His research includes contributions to the control of nonlinear systems exhibiting bifurcation and chaos; singular perturbation analysis and reduced-order modeling; nonlinear stability and stabilization; linear robust stability; gas turbine jet engine dynamics and control; electric power system dynamics and control; tethered satellite control; aircraft control; and radar system dynamics.

"I am sure Dr. Abed will be a strong advocate for the ISR and a leader in organizing the efforts of the Institute to launch new and exciting research and educational programs and in strengthening the ties between the institute and various external constituencies," said Dean Nariman Farvardin.

Dr. Abed is a Fellow of the IEEE and a recipient of the Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation, the O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper award from the American Automatic Control Council, the Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award of the Institute for Systems Research, the Alan Berman Research Publication Award from the Naval Research Laboratory, and two teaching awards from the University of Maryland. He also serves on the Advisory Editorial Board of Nonlinear Dynamics.

He received his B.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1981 and 1982, all in Electrical Engineering.

October 23, 2002


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