Congratulations to University Professor Emeritus Ted Davison, of the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who has been elected a Foreign Associate of the U.S.A’s National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Founded in 1964, the NAE provides engineering leadership in service to the United States and globally. Members and Foreign Associates of the NAE rank among the world’s most accomplished engineers.
Professor Davison was one of only nine Foreign Associates elected this year, and the only Canadian to be elected since 2007. He is the third U of T professor to be elected to the NAE, along with Professor Cristina Amon and Professor Emeritus W. Murray Wonham.
Professor Davison is a pioneer and world-leader in the area of control systems design theory, particularly the control of large scale systems. These occur frequently throughout society, in power systems, aerospace systems, transportation systems, network routing systems, building temperature control systems, pulp and paper control systems, and areas such as in management science and biological systems. Professor Davison’s design approaches have been adopted worldwide and applied in areas such as traffic-light control, computer network routing control, chemical process control and electrical power system network problems. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and has received the Killam Prize in Engineering as well as Killam and Steacie Fellowships.
“We are extremely proud that the National Academy of Engineering has recognized Professor Davison’s status as one of the preeminent control systems scholars in the world,” said Cristina Amon, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. “His election confirms the global impact of the research being conducted at the Faculty and the outstanding reputation our professors have earned.”