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University Professor Emeritus Ted Davison, of The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was inducted into the USA’s National Academy of Engineering (NAE) as a Foreign Associate in a ceremony in Washington, DC, on October 3rd. 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 is one of only nine Foreign Associates to be inducted this year, and the only Canadian elected since 2007. He is the third U of T professor to be inducted into 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.

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