Hector J. Sussmann

Hector J. Sussmann was born in 1946 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He received his M.S. degree in Mathematics from the University of Buenos Aires in 1966 and his Ph.D in Mathematics from New York University in 1969. He was a research fellow in Decision and Control at Harvard University (1970-71), and then taught at the University of Chicago (1971-72). Since 1972 he has been with Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, NJ, where he is presently a Professor of Mathematics. He has given invited addresses at several national and international conferences, such as the 1978 International Congress of Mathematics (Helsinki), the 1989 MTNS (Amsterdam), the 1989 NOLCOS (Capri, Italy), the 1991 winter meeting of the American Mathematical Society (San Francisco), and the 1992 25th anniversary meeting of the INRIA (Paris). He is the author of more than 140 research papers in nonlinear and optimal control, and mathematical problems of robotics and neural networks. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, was a member of the Council of the American Mathematical Society (1981-1984), and has served in the editorial boards of several mathematics journals. He chaired the 1992-1993 Control Theory Year at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota.

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