The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine named Magnus Egerstedt its dean. He will begin in July. 

Egerstedt, an expert in robotics and control systems, previously served as the Steve W. Chaddick School Chair at Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. 

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Egerstedt led the creation of Georgia Tech’s Robotarium, a remotely accessible swarm robotics lab used by more than 3,000 researchers around the world. He also helped develop SlothBot, a hyper-energy-efficient environmental monitoring robot.

“I look forward to working to ensure that the UCI Samueli School of Engineering is a place where we support and celebrate each other; where we partner seamlessly across disciplinary boundaries; where diverse groups of faculty, students and staff come together to have impact at scale on the defining issues of our time; and where we reach out and partner with our local communities,” Egerstedt said.