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Wassim M Haddad
Job title: 
; David S. Lewis Professor of Aerospace Engineering (ECE Adjunct)
Technical Interest Groups: Systems and Controls
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Wassim M. Haddad received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Florida Tech in 1983, 1984, and 1987. Since 1994, he has been with the School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech, where he holds the rank of Professor, the David Lewis Chair in Dynamical Systems and Control, and Chair of the Flight Mechanics and Control Discipline. He also holds an adjunct professor appointment with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. He is the Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Scientific Advisor of Autonomous Healthcare, Inc. Dr. Haddad has made numerous contributions to the development of nonlinear control theory and its application to aerospace, electrical, and biomedical engineering. His transdisciplinary research in systems and controls is documented in over 670 archival journal and conference publications, and 8 books in the areas of science, mathematics, medicine, and engineering.

Research interests: 
  • Nonlinear robust and adaptive control.
  • Nonlinear and hybrid systems.
  • Stochastic systems and optimal control.
  • Thermodynamics and network systems.
  • Systems biology.
  • Mathematical neuroscience.
  • National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellow Award, in “recognition for demonstrated excellence and continued promise both in scientific and engineering research and in teaching future generations of students to extend and apply human knowledge.” The President of the United States of America, The White House, 1993.
  • Holder of the David Lewis Honorary Professorship in Dynamical Systems and Control, Georgia Tech, 2014.
  • AIAA Pendray Aerospace Literature Award for “paramount and fundamental contributions to the literature of dynamical systems and control for large-scale aerospace systems,” 2014.
  • Elected to the Academy of Nonlinear Sciences, for “contributions in nonlinear stability theory, nonlinear dynamical systems, and nonlinear control,” 2002.
  • Fellow of IEEE for “contributions to robust, nonlinear, and hybrid control systems,” 2009.

W. M. Haddad, “Condensed Matter Physics, Hybrid Energy and Entropy Principles and the Hybrid First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics,” Commun. Nonlinear Sci. Numer. Simulat., vol. 83, no. 105097, pp. 1-20, 2020.

W. M. Haddad, A Dynamical Systems Theory of Thermodynamics. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2019.

W. M. Haddad and S. G. Nersesov, Stability and Control of Large-Scale Dynamical Systems: A Vector Dissipative Systems Approach. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011.

W. M. Haddad, V. Chellaboina, and Q. Hui, Nonnegative and Compartmental Dynamical Systems. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010.

W. M. Haddad and V. Chellaboina, Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Control: A Lyapunov-Based Approach. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008.

W. M. Haddad, V. Chellaboina, and S. G. Nersesov, Impulsive and Hybrid Dynamical Systems: Stability, Dissipativity, and Control. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006.

W. M. Haddad, V. Chellaboina, and S. G. Nersesov, Thermodynamics: A Dynamical Systems Approach. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005.

A. Leonessa, W. M. Haddad, and V. Chellaboina, Hierarchical Nonlinear Switching Control Design with Application to Propulsion Systems. London, UK: Springer-Verlag, 2000.

Last revised August 28, 2020