Claire Tomlin elected to National Academy of Engineering
On February 7, 2019, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced 104 newly elected members. This is among the highest professional honors for engineers. Members are elected for their “contributions to ‘engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature’ and to ‘the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education” (NAE Website). Those selected for the prestigious recognition will be inducted on October 6, 2019, at NAE’s annual meeting in Washington D.C. Among them is IPAM affiliate Claire Tomlin, Charles A. Desoer Chair and professor at the University of California, Berkeley. She was elected for her “contributions to design tools for safety-focused control of cyberphysical systems” (NAE Website). Claire has been a speaker in several IPAM workshops, a member of our Science Advisory Board from 2009 to 2015, and is an organizer of the upcoming spring 2020 long program, High Dimensional Hamilton-Jacobi PDEs. She also gave one of IPAM’s 10th Anniversary Lectures.