Jeff Shamma

Principal Investigator
Director, Center of Excellence for NEOM Research at KAUST
Professor of Electrical Engineering​
Professor of Mechanical Engineering (by courtesy)


​Jeff S. Shamma is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), where he is also the Director of the Center of Excellence for NEOM Research at KAUST and principal investigator of the Robotics, Intelligent Systems & Control laboratory (RISC). Shamma is the former Julian T. Hightower Chair in Systems & Control in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, and he has held faculty positions at the University of Minnesota, The University of Texas at Austin, and the University of California, Los Angeles. Shamma received a Ph.D. in systems science and engineering from MIT in 1988. He is the recipient of an NSF Young Investigator Award, the American Automatic Control Council Donald P. Eckman Award, and the Mohammed Dahleh Award, and he is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control). Shamma is currently the deputy editor-in-chief for the IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics (effective 2019), and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Control Systems Society.​

Research Interests

Feedback control and systems theory. Distributed multiagent systems and the related topics of game theory and network science. Applications to cyberphysical systems, human-machine networks, and robotics.


​​PhD in Systems Science and Engineering, MIT (1988)
MS in Mechanical Engineering, MIT (1985)
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech (1983)