Current support from United Technologies Research Center, AFOSR, DARPA, the Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation
Sean P. Meyn received the B.A. degree in Mathematics Summa Cum Laude from UCLA in 1982, and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in 1987 (with Prof. P. Caines). After a two year postdoctoral fellowship at the Australian National University in Canberra, Dr. Meyn and his family moved to the Midwest. He is now Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Research Professor in the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois. He is an IEEE fellow.
Dr. Meyn has served on the editorial boards of several journals in the systems and control, and applied probability areas. He was a University of Illinois Vice Chancellor's Teaching Scholar in 1994; is coauthor with Richard Tweedie of the monograph Markov Chains and Stochastic Stability, Springer-Verlag, London, 1993; and received jointly with Tweedie the 1994 ORSA/TIMS Best Publication In Applied Probability Award. His new book, Control Techniques for Complex Networks is published by Cambridge University Press.
He has held visiting positions at universities all over the world, including the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore during 1997-1998 where he was a Fulbright Research Scholar. During his latest sabbatical during the 2006-2007 academic year he was a visiting professor at MIT and United Technologies Research Center (UTRC). His research interests include stochastic processes, optimization, complex networks, and information theory.