Appointments
2014-2019 President, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.
2013-2014 Dean of Engineering, Louvain School of Engineering, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.
2012-2013 Petar Kokotovic Distinguished Visiting Professor, University California, Santa Barbara, USA
2010-2011 Visiting Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
2001-2009 Head of the Department or Applied Mathematics, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
2005-2006 Visiting Professor and Fulbright Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
1995-1999 Professor, Institut de Mathématiques, Université de Liège, Belgium
1994-1995 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, INRIA, Paris
1993-1994 Gustafsson Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
1992-1993 Visiting Scientist, Oxford University, UK.

Education
2010-2011 Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
1989-1992 PhD in Applied Mathematics, UCL, Belgium
1989-1991 Baccalauréat en Philosophie, UCL, Belgium
1990-1991 Master of Science in Mathematics, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, UK
1983-1988 Ingénieur civil en mathématiques appliquées (La plus grande distinction), UCL, Belgium

Honors and awards
IEEE Fellow for contributions to computational analysis of systems and networks (2013)
Antonio Ruberti Prize in systems and control of the IEEE (2006)
Adolphe Wetrems Prize of the Belgian Royal Academy of Science (2006)
Fulbright Scholar, USA State Department (2005)
Triennal SIAM prize on control and systems theory (2001)
Prize Agathon De Potter of the Belgian Royal Academy of Science (1993)
Prize Paul Dubois of the Montefiore Institute (1993)

Present and past editorial boards

EPJ Data Science (Springer Verlag), Systems and Control Letters (Elsevier Science), Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems (Springer Verlag), European Journal of Control (Hermes)

Short biography

Vincent D. Blondel is professor of applied mathematics and president of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium. He received an engineering degree, a degree in philosophy, and a PhD in applied mathematics from the Université catholique de Louvain, and a MSc in pure mathematics from Imperial College (London, UK). He has also completed a master thesis at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (France). He was a visiting scientist at Oxford University in 1993. During the academic year 1993-1994, he was the Göran Gustafsson Fellow at the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden). In 1993-1994 he was a research fellow at the French national research center in computer science (INRIA, Rocquencourt, Paris). From 1994 to 1999 he was an associate professor at the Institute of Mathematics of the Université de Liège in Belgium. Dr Blondel was a visitor with the Australian National University (1991), the University of California at Berkeley (1998), the Santa Fe Institute (2000) and Harvard University (2001). He has also been an invited professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon (1998) and at the University of Paris VII (1999 and 2000). In 2005-2006 and in 2010-2011 he was an invited professor and Fulbright scholar with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, USA). He was the Petar Kokotovic Distinguished Visiting Professor of the University of California in 2012-2013. Blondel's major current research interests lie in several area of mathematical control theory, theoretical computer science and network science. He is a former associate editor of the European Journal of Control (Springer) and an associate editor of Systems and Control Letters (Elsevier) and of the Journal on Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems (Springer). For his scientific contributions he has been awarded of a grant from the Trustees of the Mathematics Institute of Oxford University (1992), the prize Agathon De Potter of the Belgian Royal Academy of Science (1993), the prize Paul Dubois of the Montefiore Institute (1993), the triennal SIAM prize on control and systems theory (2001), the prize Adolphe Wetrems of the Belgian Royal Academy of Science (2006), and the Antonio Ruberti prize in systems and control of the IEEE (2006). He is a fellow of the IEEE. Vincent has directed more than thirty PhD and Master thesis. His recent work on networks has been widely featured, including in Wired, Technology Review, Le Monde, La Recherche, Der Spiegel, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.