Associate Professor, MIT Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Hamsa Balakrishnan is an Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prior to MIT, she was at the NASA Ames Research Center. She received her M.S. and PhD degrees from Stanford University, and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Her research is in the design, analysis, and implementation of control and optimization algorithms for cyber-physical infrastructures, with an emphasis on air transportation systems. She is the co-founder and chief scientist of Resilient Ops, Inc.
Prof. Balakrishnan is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, the inaugural CNA Award for Operational Analysis, AIAA’s Lawrence Sperry Award, and the American Automatic Control Council’s Donald P. Eckman Award, in addition to several best paper awards.