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Kumar elected IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer

Ratnesh Kumar
Ratnesh Kumar

Ratnesh Kumar, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State, was elected a Distinguished Lecturer for the Control Systems Society of the IEEE. Kumar is one of 12 IEEE CSS Distinguished Lecturers, selected by a team of distinguished leaders of the discipline. Kumar will hold this position for next three years and will deliver invited seminars at campuses in United States and around the world.

“It is a great honor to be recognized by my peers, and I am looking forward to sharing our works on model-based testing and monitoring of embedded software,” Kumar said. “This will provide a great opportunity for me to interact with researchers around the world and help bring recognition for our work, our department and our university.”

IEEE Distinguished Lecturers are engineering professionals who help lead their fields in new technical developments that shape the global community. These experts specialize in the field of interest of their Society/Council, and travel to various technical and regional groups to lecture at events. The IEEE Control Systems Society sponsors the distinguished lecture program to provide interesting and informative programs for membership, industry, universities and other parties.

Kumar came to Iowa State in 2002 after holding a faculty position at the University of Kentucky for 12 years. He is a fellow of the IEEE and earned a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991.