Dr. Pablo Iglesias holds joint appointments in biomedical engineering and in cell biology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the Edward J. Schaefer Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, where he also holds an appointment in applied mathematics and statistics.
His research focuses on cell biology, specifically cell movement and control. His team is currently engaged in exploring biological signal transduction pathways.
Dr. Iglesias received his B.A.Sc. in engineering science from the University of Toronto in 1987 and his Ph.D. in control engineering from Cambridge University in 1991. Since then, he has been on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University.
He has had visiting appointments at Lund University (automatic control), The Weizmann Institute of Science (mathematics) and the California Institute of Technology (control and dynamical systems). He also spent the 2012-2013 academic year on sabbatical at the Max-Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden.
Dr. Iglesias has authored numerous 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). He was also named a distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Control Systems Society.