Sanjoy K. Mitter

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Sanjoy K. Mitter
Born 1933 (age 83–84)
Calcutta, India
Alma mater Imperial College London
Awards Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award (2007)
Scientific career
Institutions MIT
Thesis Function Space Methods in Optimal Control with Applications to Power Systems (1965)
Doctoral advisor John Hugh Westcott
Doctoral students Rosalind Picard
Sanjeev Kulkarni
Daniel Ocone

Sanjoy Kumar Mitter (born 1933) is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT who is a noted control theorist. He has received both the Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award from the American Automatic Control Council (2007)[1] and the IEEE Control Systems Award (in 2000).[2][3] In 1988 he was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering "for outstanding contributions to the theory and applications of automatic control and nonlinear filtering".


Sanjoy K. Mitter was born in 1933 in Calcutta, India. He received a B.Sc. and Ph.D. from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London. He taught at Case Western Reserve University from 1965 to 1969 and joined MIT in 1969. His research has been concerned with Systems, Control and Communication. He has furnished proofs in nonlinear filtering and optimal control theory, as well as carrying out more applied work in image analysis, computation of optimal controls and reliability of electrical power systems. He was director for both the Center for Intelligent Control and the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems.

Mitter lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


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