Bert Tanner received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the NTUA, Athens, Greece, in 2001. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania from 2001 to 2003, and subsequently took a position as an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico. In 2008 he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware, where he is currently a professor. In 2019 he was appointed Director of the Center for Autonomous and Robotics Systems.
Tanner’s research interests are in the areas of multi-robot system planning and control, with emphasis on flocking and swarming, constrained navigation, heterogeneous coordination, and hybrid systems. He received NSF’s Career award in 2005, he is a fellow of the ASME, and a senior member of IEEE. He has served in the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Nonlinear Analysis – Hybrid Systems, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine and the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. He is currently an associate editor for Automatica, and he is a chief specialty editor for Frontiers in Robotics and AI: multi-robot systems. He has also been serving in several conference editorial boards of both IEEE Control Systems and IEEE Robotics and Automation Societies.