Pablo Iglesias, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Academic TitlesEdward J. Schaefer Professor of Electrical Engineering
Joint Appointment in Biomedical Engineering
Research TopicComputational biology; use of control and information theory to study signal transduction pathways.
Pablo A. Iglesias was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1964. He received the B.A.Sc.
degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto in 1987, and the Ph.D.
degree in Control Engineering from Cambridge University in 1991. Since then he has been
on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University, where he is currently the Edward J.
Schaefer Professor of Electrical Engineering. He also holds appointments in the
Departments of Biomedical Engineering, and Applied Mathematics & Statistics. He has had
visiting appointments at Lund University (Automatic Control), The Weizmann Institute of
Science (Mathematics), the California Institute of Technology (Control and Dynamical
Systems), the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Cell Biology). He also spent the 2012-3
academic year on sabbatical at the Max-Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex
Systems in Dresden.
Dr. Iglesias has authored over 100 research articles as well as two books: Minimum
Entropy Control for Time-Varying Systems (Birkhäuser) and Control Theory and Systems
Biology (MIT Press). He has received a number of awards for both research (the Charles
E. Ives Best Paper award for the Journal of Imaging Technology) and teaching (the George
E. Owen Teaching Award at Johns Hopkins University) and also named a Distinguished
lecturer for the IEEE Control Systems Society.
Dr. Iglesias’s research focuses on the use of control and information theory to study
biological signal transduction pathways. Among his research interests are: understanding
how cells interpret directional cues to guide cell motion, the regulatory mechanisms that
control cell division, and the sensing and actuation that enable cells to maintain lipid