John Baras named IFAC Fellow

John Baras named IFAC Fellow

John Baras named IFAC Fellow


Professor John Baras (ECE/ISR) has been elevated to the rank of Fellow in the International Federation for Automatic Control (IFAC).

The citation reads, “For contributions to the theory and applications of stochastic systems and control and communication networks and for leadership in cross-disciplinary research and education.”

Baras will be honored along with other IFAC Fellows in the class of 2017 next July at the 20th IFAC World Congress in Toulouse, France.

Baras is the Lockheed Martin Chair in Systems Engineering for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Institute for Systems Research. He is the founding director of ISR and holds 15 U.S. patents and a software copyright in Internet protocols, networks, wireless networks, security and signal processing. An internationally recognized authority in satellite and wireless networks, Baras led the development of fast Internet over satellite, commercialized by Hughes Network Systems, and created a new industry sector for Internet services over satellite.

Baras is also a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1984; the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science, 2006; the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2014; the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2015; and the National Academy of Inventors, 2015.

Related Articles:
John Baras to receive 2018 AIAA Aerospace Communications Award
Alumna Mingyan Liu named ECE chair at University of Michigan
John Baras receives 2017 IEEE Simon Ramo Medal
John Baras receives AACC Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award
John S. Baras inducted into Clark School Innovation Hall of Fame
International Symposium on Networked Cyber-Physical Systems
Alumnus Radha Poovendran is PI for cybersecurity MURI grant
Waks Elevated to Fellow of the Optical Society of America
Sennur Ulukus named IEEE Fellow
New research will help cyber-physical systems understand human activities

July 13, 2016


Prev   Next

Current Headlines

BIOE, UMB to Host October Symposium

Taking Aim at Blood Infections

Engineering Sustainable Solutions…Globally!

Alumnus Lawrence Carin named Vice President for Research at Duke University

Five Years of Fearless Flight

UMD Alumna Receives PECASE Award, Highest Honor Given by U.S. Government to Outstanding Scientists

Alumnus Amir Ali Ahmadi receives PECASE Award

UMD Disaster Resilience Expert Galloway Comments on Mississippi Flooding

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar