Pablo Iglesias Honored with Named Professorship

May 11, 2012

Pablo-Iglesias

Pablo A. Iglesias will be installed as the Edward J. Schaefer Professorship in Electrical Engineering at a dedication ceremony Monday, June 4.

A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Pablo A. Iglesias received his bachelor of applied science degree in engineering science from the University of Toronto in 1987 and his doctorate in control engineering from the University of Cambridge in 1991. He then joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University, where he is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with joint appointments in Biomedical Engineering and Applied Mathematics and Statistics. He also has had visiting appointments at the Lund University, Weizmann Institute of Science, California Institute of Technology, and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. During the 2012-13 academic year, he will be on sabbatical at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany.

Iglesias has written more than 100 research articles and two books: Minimum Entropy Control for Time-Varying Systems (Birkhäuser) and Control Theory and Systems Biology (MIT Press). He has received numerous awards and honors for research and teaching, including the Journal of Imaging Technology’s Charles E. Ives Best Paper Award and the George E. Owen Teaching Award presented by the JHU Student Government Association. He was also named a Distinguished Lecturer by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Control Systems Society.

Iglesias’ research focuses on the use of control and information theory to study biological signal transduction pathways. He is working to understand how cells interpret directional cues to guide cell motion, the regulatory mechanisms that control cell division, and the sensing and actuation that enable cells to maintain lipid homeostasis.

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