Irving Lefkowitz

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Irving Lefkowitz
Born (1921-07-08)July 8, 1921
New York City
Died June 21, 2015(2015-06-21) (aged 93)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Nationality American
Fields Control theory
Alma mater Case Western Reserve University
Notable awards Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award (1982)

Irving Lefkowitz (July 8, 1921 – June 21, 2015) was an American control engineer and Professor Emeritus at the Case Western Reserve University who made significant contributions to process dynamics, advanced control, and computer-based integrated and hierarchical systems control. Lefkowitz was a Life Fellow of the IEEE Control Systems Society, and a recipient of the Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award (1982).[1]

He began his career in the industry working for Seagram, first in Baltimore, and later in Louisville, where he became director of corporate instrumentation and control research.[2]