Claire Tomlin is a professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at UC Berkeley, where she holds the Charles A. Desoer Chair in Engineering. Raised in Canada, she received her B.A.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario. She later earned an M.Sc. from Imperial College in London, and completed her Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer sciences at UC Berkeley.
Professor Tomlin was an assistant, associate, and full Professor at Stanford from 1998-2007, and joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 2005. She received the Erlander Professorship of the Swedish Research Council in 2009, a MacArthur Fellowship in 2006, and the Eckman Award of the American Automatic Control Council in 2003. In 2019, she was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She works in control systems and learning-based methods in control, with applications to air traffic systems, robotics, and biology.