A brief biography of Daniel
Daniel Liberzon was born in the former Soviet Union in 1973.
He did his undergraduate studies in the Department of Mechanics and
Mathematics at Moscow State University from 1989 to 1993.
In 1993 he moved to the United States
to pursue graduate
studies in mathematics at Brandeis University, where he received
the Ph.D. degree in 1998 (supervised by Prof. Roger W.
Brockett of Harvard University).
Following a postdoctoral
position in the Department of Electrical Engineering
at Yale University from 1998 to 2000 (with Prof. A. Stephen Morse), he joined the
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is now a professor in
the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Coordinated Science
His research interests include nonlinear
control theory, switched and
hybrid dynamical systems, control with limited information, and uncertain and stochastic
He is the author of the books "Switching in Systems and Control"
(Birkhauser, 2003) and "Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control Theory: A Concise Introduction"
(Princeton Univ. Press, 2012).
His work has received several recognitions, including the 2002
IFAC Young Author Prize and the 2007 Donald P. Eckman Award.
He delivered a plenary lecture at the 2008 American Control Conference.
He is a fellow of IEEE and IFAC, and an Editor for Automatica (nonlinear systems and control area).