Claire Tomlin

2024 IEEE Mildred Dresselhaus Medal recipient and Panelist on AI Discussion

Claire Tomlin is the James and Katherine Lau Professor in Engineering, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley. She received her BASc in EE from the University of Waterloo in 1992, her M.Sc. in EE from Imperial College, London, in 1993, and her PhD in EECS from Berkeley in 1998.  She held the positions of Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor at Stanford from 1998-2007, and in 2005 joined Berkeley.  Claire works in hybrid systems and control, and integrates machine learning methods with control theoretic methods in the field of safe learning.  She works in the applications of air traffic and unmanned air vehicle systems, and has worked on the derivation of safe control laws for aircraft control systems and inter-aircraft collision avoidance systems.  Claire is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, and an AIMBE Fellow.  She was awarded the Donald P. Eckman Award of the American Automatic Control Council in 2003, an Honorary Doctorate from KTH in 2016, and in 2017 she won the IEEE Transportation Technologies Award.  In 2019, she was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.