Dr. Eyad H. Abed is a Program Director in the Energy, Power, Control and Networks Program in the Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems Division at the U.S. National Science Foundation, and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has been with the University of Maryland since 1983, and on assignment at NSF since 2014. His research interests include system and control theory, especially nonlinear dynamics and control, and applications in electric power systems, communication networks, power electronics, aerospace systems, and social networks. Professor Abed has held several administrative positions, including as Director of the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a recipient of several awards. He has been on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and the journal Nonlinear Dynamics. Dr. Abed served on the Board of Governors and the Executive Committee of the IEEE Control Systems Society, for which he was Vice President for Financial Activities during 2007-2009.