|Born||January 19, 1946
(age 70 years, 11 months and 4 weeks)
|Fields||Optimization, Dynamic Game Theory and Robust control|
|Institutions||University of Illinois at Urbana
Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, İstanbul
Yale University, New Haven
|Alma mater||Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, İstanbul|
Tamer Başar, (born January 19, 1946 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish control theorist who holds the Swanlund Endowed Chair of the Center for Advanced Study and Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
Tamer Başar received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Boğaziçi Üniversitesi (formerly known as Robert College) at Bebek, in İstanbul-Turkey, in 1969, and M.S., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in engineering and applied science from Yale University, in 1970, 1971 and 1972, respectively.
He joined the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign - Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in 1981. He is the president-elect of the American Automatic Control Council for 2008-2009, and a recipient of the Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award in 2006 and IEEE Control Systems Award in 2014. Tamer Başar was elected as a member of National Academy of Engineering in Electronics, Communication & Information Systems Engineering and Industrial, Manufacturing & Operational Systems Engineering for the development of dynamic game theory and application to robust control of systems with uncertainty in 2000.
Honorary degrees and chairs
- Honorary Chair Professorship from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 2014
- Honorary Doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) from Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2012
- Honorary Doctorate from the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan in 2011
- Honorary Professorship from Northeastern University, Shenyang, China in 2008
- Honorary Doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) from Doğuş University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2007
- Honorary Swanlund Endowed Chair Professorship at UIUC in 2007
- Tamer Başar was elected in 2000 as a member of National Academy of Engineering in Electronics, Communication & Information Systems Engineering and Industrial, Manufacturing & Operational Systems Engineering for development of dynamic game theory and application to robust control of systems with uncertainty.
- Harold W. Cheel Professor of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University
- Some of the IEEE publications of Prof. Narendra
- A. Stephen Morse was elected in 2002 as a member of National Academy of Engineering in Electronics, Communication & Information Systems Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering for his contributions to geometric control theory, adaptive control, and the stability of hybrid systems.
- Some of the IEEE publications of Prof. Morse
- SIAM Fellows: Class of 2012
- Tamer Başar's biography
- Tamer Başar's homepage,
- Swanlund Chair
- Center for Advanced Study
- Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Decision and Control Laboratory, The Communications Group, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Currently, Robert College is an independent private high school at Arnavutköy. The Bebek campus and academic staff were turned over to the Republic of Turkey for use as Boğaziçi University in 1971.
- "Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award". American Automatic Control Council. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
- For seminal contributions to dynamic games, stochastic and risk-sensitive control, control of networks, and hierarchical decision making
- Some of the IEEE publications of Prof. Başar
|Awards and achievements|
Stephen P. Boyd
|IEEE Control Systems Award
Gene F. Franklin
|Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award
Sanjoy K. Mitter