Marija joined LIDS as a Senior Research Scientist in August 2018. In addition to being an IEEE Life Fellow, she has held many prestigious positions over the course of her career, including Associate Professor with tenure at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Professor with tenure at Carnegie Mellon University, and NSF Program Director. More recently, she has been a Senior Staff member at Lincoln Laboratory, while also holding Visiting Professor and Research Scientist appointments with IDSS and LIDS. Marija is a world leader in the area of electric power systems. Her work involves systems, optimization, and control, and is combined with a deep knowledge of the real-world aspects of power systems.