Clarence J. LeBel Professor of Electrical Engineering
areas of expertise: analysis, optimization, control and algorithms for deterministic and stochastic systems, resource allocation and decision making in networks
John Tsitsiklis began his studies at MIT in 1976, and completed his PhD in electrical engineering in 1984. His thesis focused on the subject of decentralized decision-making and distributed computation, under the supervision of Michael Athans.
After serving as an acting assistant professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University (1983-1984), he returned to MIT in 1984 and has since been affiliated with the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS). He has served as a director of the Operations Research Center, and is currently an associate director of LIDS.
Tsitsiklis is the co-author of more than 100 journal papers in the areas of systems, optimization, control and operations research, and a number of books, including Introduction to Probability, with Dimitri Bertsekas. He is a fellow of the IEEE and of INFORMS. In 2007, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and in 2008, he was conferred the title of Doctor honoris causa from the Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium).
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