January 5, 2012
Professor Elected as Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Petar Kokotovic Honored for Scientific Achievements
Professor Petar Kokotovic was elected as a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), in appreciation for his scientific merits and achievements, at the December 2011 Annual Meeting of the RAS.
The prestigious Russian Academy of Sciences was founded by Peter the Great. The RAS has approximately 250 Foreign Members and has 11 scientific branches, 14 regional centers, three territorial branches, and numerous commissions, committees and councils.
Professor Kokotovic started the Center for Control, Dynamical-Systems and Computation at UC Santa Barbara in 1991. Kokotovic is an emeritus professor of electrical and computer engineering. He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineers, an IEEE Fellow, and a recipient of the IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal.