Munther A. Dahleh received his Ph.D. degree from Rice University, Houston, TX, in 1987, in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Since then, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, Cambridge, MA, where he is now the William A. Coolidge Professor of EECS. He is currently the acting director of the Engineering Systems Division, and Director-designate of a new organization addressing major societal problems through unification of the intellectual pillars in Statistics, Information and Decision Systems, and Human and Institution Behavior. Previously, he held the position of Associate Department Head of EECS. He has been a visiting Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, for the Spring of 1993. He has consulted for various national research laboratories and companies.
Dr. Dahleh is interested in Networked Systems with applications to Social and Economic Networks, Transportation Networks, and the Power Grid. Specifically, he focuses on the development of foundational theory necessary to understand, monitor, and control systemic risk in interconnected systems. His work draws from various fields including game theory, optimal control, distributed optimization, information theory, and distributed learning. His collaborations include faculty from all five schools at MIT.
Dr. Dahleh is the co-author (with Ignacio Diaz-Bobillo) of the book Control of Uncertain Systems: A Linear Programming Approach, published by Prentice-Hall, and the co-author (with Nicola Elia) of the book Computational Methods for Controller Design published by Springer. He is the three times recipient of the George Axelby outstanding paper award for best paper in IEEE Transactions on automatic control. He is also the recipient of the Donald P. Eckman award from the American Control Council in 1993 for the best control engineer under 35. He has given many keynote lectures at major conferences.