Petros Ioannou, the A.V. “Bal” Balakrishnan Chair and Professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was inducted as a member of the National Academy of Engineering on February 9th, 2020.
Election to NAE membership is considered one of the highest professional honors for engineers. NAE members are elected by their peers and the honor is reserved for leading figures in business and academic management, technical positions, academia, and government and private engineering organizations.
Ioannou joins 34 other USC Viterbi-affiliated faculty who have received this honor over the years, including six in the past four years.
USC Viterbi Dean Yannis C. Yortsos said: “We are thrilled that our distinguished colleague Petros Ioannou has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. This well-deserved honor reflects highly on his career accomplishments, his academic department and colleagues and the school overall. We are very proud of him.”
Ioannou, founder and director of the Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (CATT), and co-founder and Associate Director for Research of METRANS is a leader in adaptive and nonlinear control systems, vehicle dynamics and control, intelligent transportation systems, autonomous and connected vehicles and freight transportation and applications. He is also a professor in the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.
He received his B.S. degree with First Class Honors from University College, London in 1978. He then went on to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1980 and 1982, respectively. He joined USC Viterbi’s Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1982, and this year marks his fourth decade as a member of the faculty.
Ioannou is a life fellow of IEEE, and a fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is also the author or co-author of nine books and over 400 research publications in the area of controls, vehicle dynamics, neural networks, nonlinear dynamical systems and intelligent transportation systems. He has served as a technical consultant to several automotive, aerospace and computer/electronics companies and as expert witness on automotive control and sensor systems and safety.
In 2016, Ioannou won both the Control System Society Transition to Practice Award and the IEEE Transportation Technologies Field Award. Most recently, he received the Use-Inspired Research Award from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering in 2019.
Published on February 9th, 2022
Last updated on October 26th, 2022