Jeff S. Shamma

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Jeff S. Shamma

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Jeff S. Shamma is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Center of Excellence for NEOM Research at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, where he is also the Principal Investigator of the Robotics, Intelligent Systems & Control laboratory. Formerly, he held the Julian T. Hightower Chair in Systems & Control Systems and Controls at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Jeff received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1983 and a PhD in Systems Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988. Prior to returning to Georgia Tech in 2007, he held faculty positions at the University of Minnesota, University of Texas-Austin, and University of California-Los Angeles. Jeff is a recipient of the NSF Young Investigator Award (1992) and the American Automatic Control Council Donald P. Eckman Award (1996), and a Fellow of the IEEE (2006). He previously served on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (2008–2011) and is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (2009–present) and Games (2012-present) and a Senior Editor for the newly formed IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems.

Positions & Affiliations

Professor of Electrical Engineering
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Saudi Arabia