Information & Telecommunication Technology Center

Michael Branicky

Faculty, Professor, EECS
Primary office:
(785) 864-2977
Nichols Hall
Room 358
Second office:
Eaton Hall
Room 3046


Dr. Michael S. Branicky is Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Kansas (KU). He was KU's Dean of Engineering July 2013-June 2018. Before that he was professor and chair of EECS at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), which he joined in 1996. Branicky received a B.S. (1987) and M.S. (1990) in Electrical Engineering & Applied Physics from CWRU and a Sc.D. in EECS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1995). He was elected IEEE Fellow in 2016 for contributions to switched and hybrid control systems.


ScD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995 MS, Case Western Reserve University, 1990 BS, Case Western Reserve University, 1987

Research Interests:

Cyber-Physical Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, Internet of Things

Professional Affiliations:

IEEE (Fellow)


Sigma Xi

Mortar Board

Tau Beta Pi

Eta Kappa Nu

Selected Awards & Honors

Fellow, IEEE, 2016 for contributions to switched and hybrid control systems

Director's Award for Collaborative Integration (team), NSF, 2012 for National Robotics Initiative (NRI)

Director's Superior Accomplishment Award (individual), NSF, 2010 for Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)

Walter R. Fried Memorial Award for Best Paper, IEEE/ION PLANS, 2010

Teaching Award, EECS Department, CWRU, 2007

Winner, Best Video, Intl. Conf. Robotics and Automation, 2005

Teaching Award, EECS Department, CWRU, 2004

Teaching Leader Award, Case School of Engineering, 2004

Finalist, Best Paper, Intl. Conf. Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2002

Winner, Best Video, Intl. Conf. Robotics and Automation, 2002

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