Kevin M. Passino





Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Director of the Humanitarian Engineering Center

Current Research:

  1. Interdisciplinary engineering-social sciences research on systems and control theory/engineering for human social systems, and complex and large scale "sociotechnological" dynamical systems that involve groups of humans using technologies. Applications to humanitarian engineering.
  2. Interdisciplinary engineering-biology research on distributed decision-making systems (e.g., with a focus on honeybees): Organizer, workshop on Systems Biology of Decision Making, in the Mathematical Bioengineering Program, NSF Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Invited speaker at Santa Fe Institute (SFI) workshop on Collective Decision Making: From Neurons to Societies, (see "Building Smart Groups" by T. Seeley in the SFI Bulletin).