2011 American Automatic Control Council Donald P. Eckman Award for novel application of control theory in the analysis and synthesis of complex biological systems

Hana El-Samad, former graduate student
Prof. Hana El-Samad is the recipient of the 2011 Eckman award, given by the American Automatic Control Council recognizing outstanding achievements by a young researcher under the age of 35 in the field of control theory. The Eckman is one of the most prestigious and competitive awards in control. You can find the impressive list of past recipients at http://a2c2.org/awards/donald-p-eckman-award Hana El-Samad is a faculty member in the department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco and the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3), where she holds the Grace Boyer Junior Endowed Chair in Biophysics and is a 2010 Packard Fellow. Dr. El-Samad joined UCSF after obtaining a doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, preceded by a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Iowa State University. Dr. El-Samad's research group emphasizes the role of control theory and dynamical systems in the study of biological networks. Her research interests include the investigation of stress responses and biological stochastic phenomena, in addition to the establishment of computational and technological infrastructures that allow for their quantitative probing in single cells.

Current position: Assistant Professor, UC San Francisco (last updated: 2011-09-30T00:00:00)