Lacra Pavel received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Queen's University, Canada in 1996, with a dissertation on nonlinear H infinity control. She spent a year at the Institute for Aerospace Research in Ottawa as a NSERC Post-doctoral Fellow working on aircraft noise control using piezzo-electric actuators. From 1998 to 2002 she worked in the communications industry at the frontier between systems control, signal processing and optical communications. She joined University of Toronto in August 2002, where she is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Her research interests include game theory, optimization and robust control and their applications to complex systems such as communications networks. She acted as Publications Chair of the 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (2006), has been on the Technical Program Committees of conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE Conference on Control Applications, GameNets, IEEE GameCom, Canadian Conference of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Biography Updated on 1 August 2010