Abraham Haddad *66 elected International Federation of Automatic Control fellow
Abraham Haddad received a Fellow Award from the International Federation of Automatic Control at its 17th World Congress held in 2008 in Seoul, Korea. The award is given to an engineer, scientist, technical leader or educator who has made an outstanding contribution in a field related to the focus of the federation.
Haddad, the Henry and Isabelle Dever Professor of electrical engineering and computer science and the Director of the Masters of Information Technology Program at Northwestern University, was recognized for his “contributions to analysis, optimization and control of stochastic systems with applications to vehicle guidance and communications networks.”
Haddad earned his Ph.D. in 1966 from Princeton in electrical engineering. Prior to that he received his bachelor of science in 1960 and master of science degree in 1963, both from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Early in his career, from 1966 to 1981, Haddad serves as faculty at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, a time during which he spent a sabbatical year as a visiting professor at Tel-Aviv University and also served as an advisor to the U.S. Army Missile Command. He was Program Director for Systems Theory and Operations Research at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C., from 1979 to 1983. He then became a professor of electrical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Haddad joined the faculty at Northwestern in 1988.