Dr. Claire Tomlin holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Imperial College, London, and a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from UC Berkeley. She is the author of over 120 technical articles which have appeared in such publications as Science, the Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, and Automatica. She won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2006. She is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley and holds a joint appointment as associate professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. Dr. Tomlin studies control theory and practice. For a joint project with NASA Ames Research Center, she is working to automate air traffic control and design flight-management systems that integrate collision avoidance. Also working on the design and control of a team of unmanned aerial vehicles, she focuses on formation flying, distributed control and reliable control over communication links. Currently, Dr. Tomlin is a member of IPAM’s Science Advisory Board.