Naomi Ehrich Leonard


Princeton University

Naomi Ehrich Leonard is Chair and Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and associated faculty in Applied and Computational Mathematics and the Program in Biophysics at Princeton University.  She is also affiliated faculty at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Founding Editor of the Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems. She received her BSE in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University and her PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland.  She is a MacArthur Fellow, member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and winner of the 2023 IEEE Control Systems Award and 2017 IEEE CSS Henrik W. Bode Lecture Prize. She is Fellow of IEEE, IFAC, SIAM, and ASME.  Her current research focuses on dynamics, control, and learning for multi-agent systems on networks with application to multi-robot teams, collective animal behavior, social networks, and other multi-agent systems in technology, nature, and the visual and performing arts.