Michael Athans

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Michael Athans[1]
Born (1937-05-03) May 3, 1937 (age 80)
Drama, Greece
Residence United States
Citizenship American, Greece
Nationality Greek/American
Fields Automatic Control theory
Institutions Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Notable students Prof. Dr. Yorgo İstefanopulos
Known for Optimal Control Theory
Notable awards

Michael Athans (born Michael Athanassiades, May 3, 1937) is a Greek-American control theorist and a retired Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Fellow of the IEEE (1973) and a Fellow of the AAAS (1977). He is the recipient of numerous awards for his contributions in the field of control theory.


Athans received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1958, 1959, and 1961, respectively.



  1. ^ Michael Athans
  2. ^ IEEE Control Systems Society's Hendrik Wade Bode Prize
  3. ^ "Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award". American Automatic Control Council. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  4. ^ "Cerimónia de Atribuição do Grau de Doutor Honoris Causa". IST. 2011-05-27. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 

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