Ali Jadbabaie, SUT graduate, has been nominated as the new head of the MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
According to MIT’s report, Ali Jadbabaie, the JR East Professor of Engineering, has been named the new head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE).
Jadbabaie was graduated from Sharif University of Technology with a BS in electrical engineering (with a focus on control systems), and went on to receive his MS in electrical and computer engineering from the University of New Mexico, and his PhD in control and dynamical systems from Caltech. His work as a postdoc at Yale University set him on career path in network science and multi-agent coordination and control. In 2016, he formally joined the MIT faculty with a joint appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the IDSS. Currently, he serves as associate director of the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS), director of the Sociotechnical Systems Research Center, and a principal investigator in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS).
Anantha Chandrakasan, dean of the MIT School of Engineering and the Vannevar Bush Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, in an announcement to the CEE community noted “He has made outstanding contributions as an educator, in addition to serving as a leader in MIT’s multi-disciplinary efforts — particularly in understanding the dynamics of social networks, spreading processes, collective behavior, and collective decision-making in socio-technical systems. He will undoubtedly be a remarkable next leader for CEE.”