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Seminar : Symbiotic Relations: Control Theory and Practice


Speaker: Professor Keith Glover, FRS, FREng, FIEEE, FInstMC
Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge
Date: 5 April, 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Venue: Room 7-37, Haking Wong Building, HKU
In the evolution of systems and control there has been an interesting interplay between the demands of new applications initiating the development of new methodologies and theories, and conversely theoretical or hardware developments enabling new applications. This talk will attempt to describe progress and interactions in this relationship. Also the role of design methodologies and theoretical results in the design of practical control systems will be discussed. Examples will be taken from flight control, automotive engine management together with some emerging areas.
Brief Biography:
Keith Glover was born in England and received the B.Sc.(Eng.) degree from Imperial College, London, in 1967, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in from MIT in 1971 and 1973, all in electrical engineering. After working as an Assistant Professor in the University of Southern California. In 1976 he joined the Department of Engineering of the University of Cambridge and became Professor of Engineering in 1989. He was Head of the Department of Engineering 2002-09. In 2014 he became an Emeritus Professor. His scientific work spans a wide variety of topics,
with as main themes: system identification, model reduction and approximation, robust controller synthesis, and control of aircraft and combustion engines.  His work has several best paper prizes, including the IEEE W.R.G. Baker Award for the most outstanding paper reporting original work in the Transactions, Journals and Magazines of the Societies or in the Proceedings of the
IEEE in 1991. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (1993), of the IEEE (1993), of the Institute of Measurement and Control (1999), and of the Royal Academy of Engineering (2000). He was the recipient of the 2001 IEEE Control Systems Award (Technical Field Award).

For further information, please contact Prof. J. Lam at 3917 2805.