Hamsa Balakrishnan

Photo: Hamsa Balakrishnan
Associate Department Head
William E. Leonhard (1940) Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Contact

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
33-207 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

hamsa [at] mit.edu
Administrative Assistant
Financial Officer
Academic Degrees

B.Tech., 2000, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (India) M.S., 2002, Stanford University Ph.D., 2006, Stanford University

Honors and Awards

Gerald Lieberman Fellowship, Stanford University, 2005 – 2006; Stanford Graduate Fellowship, Gabilan Fellow, 2000 – 2003; Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. Prize, IIT Madras, 2000.

Society Memberships

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Positions Held at MIT

Assistant Professor, January 2007-2012; Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2012-present; Associate Department Head, July 2018-present

Positions Held outside MIT

NASA Ames Research Center (UC Santa Cruz): Principal Development Engineer, Terminal Area ATM Research Branch (April-December 2006)

Specialization and Research Interests

Air traffic control, traffic flow management, airport operations scheduling, hybrid systems

Teaching Interests

Air Transportation Systems Architecting (16.886)