Director, IDSS; William A. Coolidge Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Munther Dahleh was appointed director of the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, effective July 1, 2015. (See MIT News article with full details.) He was previously the Associate Department Head of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). He is also a member MIT’s Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS).
Prof. Dahleh is internationally known for his fundamental contributions to robust control theory, computational methods for controller design, the interplay between information and control, the fundamental limits of learning and decision in networked systems, and the detection and mitigation of systemic risk in interconnected and networked systems.

Prof. Dahleh has been instrumental in writing a report recommending the formation of a new entity at MIT, which Provost Martin A. Schmidt released for public comment on May 15, 2014.