IEEE Elects Voulgaris as Fellow
The IEEE Fellow is one of the organization’s most prestigious honors, and is bestowed upon a very limited number of Senior Members who have made outstanding contributions to the electrical and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession. The number of IEEE Fellows elevated in a year is no more than one-tenth of one percent of the total IEEE voting membership. This year 321 new Fellows were elevated.
Voulgaris was cited for contributions to decentralized, distributed, and multiobjective control. His research interests include robust and optimal control and estimation, structured and distributed control, networks and control, and applications of advanced control and estimation methods to engineering practice.
Voulgaris started his career in AE at Illinois in 1991 as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 1997, and full professor in 2004.
Voulgaris received the National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award in 1993, and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 1995. He has been an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and for the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control. He also received the Xerox Award for Faculty Research from the College of Engineering in 1996.
A native of Greece, Voulgaris earned a degree in mechanical engineering from National Technical, University of Athens, in 1986. He earned a master’s degree and PhD in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988 and 1991, respectively.