Tamer Başar has been with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1981. He is currently the Director of the Center for Advanced Study (appointed in 2014), and holds the academic positions of Swanlund Endowed Chair; Center for Advanced Study Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Professor, Coordinated Science Laboratory; Professor, Information Trust Institute; and Affiliate Professor, Mechanical Science and Engineering.
His current research interests include stochastic teams, games, and networks; risk-sensitive estimation and control; mean-field game theory; strategic information transmission; multi-agent systems and learning; data-driven distributed optimization; epidemics modeling and control over networks; spread of disinformation; security and trust; energy systems; and cyber-physical systems.
Dr. Başar is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering; Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), and Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM); a past president of the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS), the founding (and past) president of the International Society of Dynamic Games (ISDG), and a past president of the American Automatic Control Council (AACC).
He has over 900 publications on systems, control, communications, optimization, networks, and dynamic games, including books on non-cooperative dynamic game theory, robust control, network security, wireless and communication networks, and stochastic networks. He has received several awards and recognitions over the years, including the highest awards of IEEE CSS, IFAC, AACC, and ISDG (respectively, the Bode Lecture Prize, Quazza Medal, Bellman Award, and Isaacs Award).