Director, LIDS; Associate Director, IDSS;
John Tsitsiklis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1958. He received the BS degree in mathematics (1980), and the BS (1980), MS (1981), and PhD (1984) degrees in electrical engineering, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During the academic year 1983-84, he was an acting assistant professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University. Since 1984, he has been with the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, where he is currently a Clarence J. Lebel Professor of Electrical Engineering. He has served as acting co-director (Spring 1996 and 1997) and co-associate director (2008-2013) of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, and as a co-director of the Operations Research Center (2002-2005). He has also served in the National Council on Research and Technology in Greece (2005-2007) and the associated Sectoral Research Council on Informatics (2011-2013). As of 2013, he is serving as the Chair of the Council of the Harokopio University, in Greece.