DCASL hosts a seminar
Title: New Directions in Control Engineering
Time: Oct. 29, PM 2-4
Speaker: Brian D O Anderson (The Australian National University (ANU) and National ICT Australia (NICTA))
Abstract: This talk suggests likely directions for future developments in control engineering by analysing the development of the subject up to now, and combining that analysis with the applications and public policy drivers present in many advanced countries, and the current technological and scientific momentum associated with the research community. A number of broad research challenge areas are delineated.
Brian Anderson was born in Sydney, Australia, and educated at Sydney University in mathematics and electrical engineering, with a subsequent PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He is a Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University and Distinguished Researcher in National ICT Australia. His awards include the Bode Prize of the IEEE Control System Society in 1992, the IEEE Control Systems Award of 1997, the IFAC Quazza Medal in 1999, the 2001 IEEE James H Mulligan, Jr Education Medal, and, as well as several IEEE and other best paper prizes. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Royal Society, and a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Engineering. He holds honorary doctorates from a number of universities, including Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, and ETH, Zürich. He is a past president of the International Federation of Automatic Control and the Australian Academy of Science. His current research interests are in distributed control, sensor networks and econometric modelling. He served as a board member of several companies including Cochlear Ltd, the world’s largest supplier of cochlear implants, and as adviser to a number of Australian Government ministries.