Lucy Pao
Institute Fellow, Palmer Endowed Chair Professor

Lucy Y. Pao, Ph.D., is the Palmer Endowed Chair Professor in the Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering Department at CU Boulder. She earned B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Her research primarily focuses on engineering control systems, with applications ranging from rapid and precise control of atomic force microscopes to multi-megawatt wind energy systems. She is a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Selected recent awards include the 2012 IEEE Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award, the 2015 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Journal on Control and Optimization Best Paper Prize, the 2017 Control Engineering Practice Award from the American Automatic Control Council, and the Scientific Award 2017 from the European Academy of Wind Energy. Selected recent and current professional society activities include being General Chair of the 2013 American Control Conference, member of the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) Board of Governors (2011-2013 and 2015), IEEE CSS Fellow Nominations Chair (2016-2019), and member of the IFAC Executive Board (2017-2020)