Magnus Egerstedt is the executive director for the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at Georgia Tech. He is a professor and the Julian T. Hightower Chair in Systems and Controls in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with secondary appointments in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Interactive Computing, and Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering. Egerstedt received his M.S. degree in engineering physics and Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and B.A. degree in philosophy from Stockholm University. He was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Harvard University. Egerstedt conducts research in the areas of control theory and robotics with particular focus on control and coordination of complex networks, including multi-robot systems, mobile sensor networks, and cyber-physical systems.
Pinar Keskinocak is the William W. George Chair and Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. She is also co-founder and director of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems, and serves as the College of Engineering ADVANCE Professor. Previously, she worked at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. She received her Ph.D. in Operations Research from Carnegie Mellon University, and her M.S. and B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University.
Dr. Keskinocak's research focuses on the applications of operations research and management science with societal impact, particularly health and humanitarian applications, supply chain management, and logistics/transportation. Her recent work has addressed infectious disease modeling, evaluating intervention strategies, and resource allocation; catch-up scheduling for vaccinations; hospital operations management; disaster preparedness and response (e.g., prepositioning inventory); debris management; centralized and decentralized price and lead time decisions. She has worked on projects with companies, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and healthcare providers, including American Red Cross, CARE, CDC, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University, and Intel Corporation.
L. Beril Toktay
L. Beril Toktay is a professor of operations management and Brady Family Chair in the Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business and faculty director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech. She is one of the six ADVANCE Professors at Georgia Tech, a role that is focused on supporting the advancement of women and underrepresented minorities in academia. Toktay is also co-facilitator of Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business’ Strategic Plan Diversity and Inclusion Goal that aims to “foster a diverse, inclusive, vibrant, and innovative community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.” She co-wrote the proposal that led to the creation of the Diversity and Inclusion Fellows Program by the Institute. Toktay obtained her Ph.D. degree in operations research from MIT, M.S. degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University, and B.S. degree in industrial engineering and mathematics from Bogazici University. She conducts research in sustainable operations and supply chain management.