Boston University, USA
John Baillieul holds the title of Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Boston University where he has held appointments in three departments. He is currently Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Professor Baillieul is active in the IEEE Control Systems Society where he served as President in 2006. He has also served in various capacities on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. From 1992 to 1998, he was Editor-in-Chief of this journal, which was the most highly cited of all journals in Electrical Engineering in both 2006 and 2007. He is an IEEE Fellow for contributions to nonlinear control theory, robotics, and the control of complex mechanical systems. He received the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He is also Fellow of SIAM and a Fellow of IFAC. Baillieul has held leadership positions in both TAB and PSPB, including past IEEE VP of Publication Services and Products. Professor Baillieul has published extensively in systems and control, robotics, machine autonomy, optimization, and applied differential geometry.