AAAS Names Kemin Zhou Fellow

September 20, 2012

Professor Kemin Zhou of the Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has been named a “Fellow” by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, for his contributions to the field advanced control theory and technology.

“It's a huge honor for anybody,” Zhou says.

Zhou is one of only a handful of professors in the College of Engineering to receive this honor.

“Quite a lot of people have named fellows over the years on the science side. In the College of Engineering there are very few.”

Although Dr. Zhou focuses on the theoretical side of things, control systems have wide ranging applications, from the design of safety features in aircraft, to a smoother automobile driving experience despite uncertain road conditions, to the manufacture of chemicals.

“Control is used everywhere,” Zhou comments.

Dr. Zhou is the Mark and Carolyn C. Guidry Professor of Engineering. He also has recently been named the Roy Paul Daniels Distinguished Professor in the College of Engineering. Two of his books, Robust and Optimal Control (Prentice hall, 1995) and Essentials of Robust Control (Prentice Hall, 1997) are considered seminal works in the field. He has also served as an associate editor for a number of journals. He has been recognized for his research on robust control system theory and applications, including being named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow in 2003.

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