Richard M. Murray
- IEEE Control Systems Award
Richard M. Murray’s efforts in applying control techniques to improve engineering and industrial processes are impacting applications including autonomous vehicles, networked control systems, and synthetic biology. Murray’s work in autonomous vehicles include advances in nonlinear control theory that exploit geometric structure for real-time trajectory generation and tracking, as well as analysis and design of cooperative and consensus-based control systems for networked, multiagent systems. Murray’s contributions to molecular and synthetic biology include identification, modeling, and design techniques to allow bioengineers to analyze and synthesize biological pathways and circuits inside living cells. Murray’s group has also developed computationally tractable approaches for synthesis of reactive control protocols applicable to control systems in which the decision-making logic satisfies safety, fairness, and reactivity constraints.
An IEEE Fellow, Murray is the Thomas E. and Doris Everhart Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems and Bioengineering at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA.