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This is an alphabetical list of people who have made significant contributions in the fields of system analysis and control theory.


Active researchersEdit

Name Institution Nationality Contributions Field Awards
Jie Chen City University of Hong Kong China [1] Co-author of Control-Oriented System Identification: An H-infinity Approach (Wiley Interscience, 2000) and Stability of Time-Delay Systems (Birkhauser, 2003).
Bijnan Bandyopadhyay- Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India [2] Author of eight books, six book chapters, more than 200 research publications.
Karl Johan Åström- Lund University [3] Author of five books, including Introduction to Stochastic Control Theory (1970 and Dover, 2006) and (with Wittenmark) of Adaptive Control (Addison-Wesley, 1995).
Michael Athans MIT [4] Co-author of the book Optimal Control, (McGraw-Hill, 1966). Developed applications of LQ]/LTR control to helicopters and submarines. Works on optimal control and system estimation.
John Baillieul Boston University [5] Works on robotics, mechanical system control and non-holonomic constraints.
B. Ross Barmish University of Wisconsin–Madison [6] Author of New Tools for Robustness of Linear Systems (Macmillan, 1994). For fundamental contributions to the analysis of systems with parametric uncertainty and to probabilistic robustness, and for contributions to the design of stock-trading algorithms that are robust to market variability. IEEE fellow and IFAC fellow.
Tamer Basar University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign [7] Works on dynamic games, control and communication theory, etc.
Bo Bernhardsson Lund University [8] Currently working at Ericsson Mobile Platforms.
Stephen P. Boyd Stanford University [9] Works on engineering applications of convex optimization. Winner of John R. Ragazzini Award in control systems.
Damiano Brigo Imperial College [10] Works on nonlinear filtering (jointly introduced with Bernard Hanzon and François Le Gland the projection filters).
Roger W. Brockett Harvard University [11] Works on dynamics and control of smart structures.
William L. Brogan University of Nevada, Las Vegas Author of book Modern Control Theory. ISBN 0-13-589763-7
Edwin K. P. Chong Colorado State University [12] Co-author of An Introduction to Optimization (4th ed., Wiley, 2013).
Francesco Bullo University of California [13] Co-author of Geometric Control of Mechanical Systems: Modeling, Analysis, and Design for Simple Mechanical Control Systems (Springer, 2004).
Munther A. Dahleh Massachusetts Institute of Technology [14] Co-author of Control of Uncertain Systems: A Linear Programing Approach (Prentice Hall, 1995).
John C. Doyle Caltech [15] Co-author of (with Zhou and Glover) Robust and Optimal Control (Prentice Hall, 1996), Essentials of Robust Control (1997), and Feedback Control Theory (Macmillan, 1992).
Laurent El Ghaoui UC Berkeley [16] Works on decision-making under uncertainty, convex optimization.
Malo Hautus Eindhoven University of Technology [17] Co-author of Control Theory for Linear Systems (Springer Verlag, 2001).
J. Karl Hedrick University of California [18] Total Domination of Etcheverry Hall. Seminal contributions in nonlinear control and estimation.
Yu-Chi "Larry" Ho Harvard University [19] Co-author of Applied Optimal Control (1969, 1975), the most cited book on the subject. Since 1983 he has been working on discrete event system theory.
Diederich Hinrichsen University of Bremen [20] developed a comprehensive theory of linear systems and with A.J. Pritchard a fundamental robustness theory of dynamical systems. Author (with A.J. Pritchard) of Mathematical Systems Theory I. Modelling, State Space Analysis, Stability and Robustness, (Springer Verlag, 2005)
Alberto Isidori Washington University in St. Louis [21] Introduced geometric methods into non-linear control. Author of: Nonlinear Control Systems (Springer Verlag, 1995).
Thomas Kailath Stanford University [22] Author of Linear Systems (Prentice Hall, 1980) and co-author of Linear Estimation (Prentice Hall, 2000).
Petar V. Kokotovic UC Santa Barbara [23] Works on nonlinear control, both adaptive and robust. He initiated the development of back-stepping (a popular, recusrsive, design technique). Industry consultant on control of car and jet engines.
Vladimir Kucera Czech Technical University in Prague ,[24] Works on algebraic methods for control design. Author of the book Discrete Linear Control: The Polynomial Equation Approach. (Wiley, 1979).
Alan J. Laub UCLA ,[25] Works on numerical algorithms and software for control design. Author of the book Matrix Analysis for Scientists and Engineers (SIAM, 2005).
Moonyong Lee Yeungnam University [26] Adviser of Process Systems Design and Control Laboratory. Working on IMC based Optimal Design of Industrial Three Term Controllers, Robust Analytical Design of Multi-loop PID Controllers, Optimization Based Controller Design for Constrained Optimal Control, Advanced Control for Thermally Coupled Distillation Process, Real-time Monitoring and Control Software Package, Optimal Design of Thermally Coupled Distillation Process Including Divided Wall Column.
Andrew D. Lewis Queen's University [27] Co-author of Geometric Control of Mechanical Systems: Modelling, Analysis, and Design for Simple Mechanical Control Systems (Springer, 2004).
David Limebeer University of Oxford [28] Various contributions in [Robust_control] and [H_infinity]. Author (with [Michael Green] of Linear Robust Control (Prentice Hall, 1995). Fellow IEEE, IEE, Royal Academy of Engineering and the City and Guild Institute.
Peter E. Caines McGill University [29] Works in the areas of stochastic, adaptive, large scale and hybrid systems, Mean Field Games (or Nash Certainty Equivalence). Fellow of the IEEE, SIAM, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and Royal Society of Canada. Recipient of the Bode Lecture Prize in 2009.
Lennart Ljung Linköping University [30] Author of System identification - Theory for the user (Prentice Hall, 1999) and 12 other books. Fellow IEEE.
Karl Henrik Johansson KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden [31] Works in many areas, including application of hybrid systems and networked control system, security of cyber-physical systems, and model reduction. IEEE Fellow 2013, Fellow of Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science 2017
Björn Wittenmark Lund University Sweden [32] Works in many areas including process control and adaptive control. Co-author of two books with Åström.
David Q. Mayne Imperial College [33] Works on differential dynamic programming, adaptive control and model predictive control. IEEE Fellow 1981
Manfred Morari ETH Zurich University of Pennsylvania United Technologies [34] Works on model predictive control, optimization for control system, Youla-Parametrization, and internal model control (IMC). Co-author of Predictive Control of Linear and Hybrid Systems and the author of Robust Process Control. IEEE Fellow 2005, Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award 2011
Mehran Mesbahi University of Washington [35] Works on networks, distributed robotics, aerospace GN&C, and optimization. Co-author of the book "Graph Theoretic Methods in Multiagent Networks" (Princeton, 2010).
Geert Jan Olsder Delft University [36] Formerly worked on optimal control, game theory and filter theory, more recently works in discrete event system theory.
Bruno Pellegrini University of Pisa Italy [37] Formulated the Cut-insertion theorem in network theory.
Ian Petersen Australian Research Council [38] Professorial Fellow. Co-author of two books: Robust Kalman Filtering For Signals and Systems with Large Uncertainties and Robust Control Design using H-infinity Methods (Springer Verlag, 2000).
Mario Rotea Purdue University [39] Works on optimization and control of dynamical systems, especially as applied to mechanical and aerospace problems.
Ali Saberi Washington State University [40] Works on nonlinear control, adaptive control and other areas. Author of software for control system design.
Jan H. van Schuppen Free University of Amsterdam and CWI [41] is author of more than one hundred publications in control theory, system identification, realization theory and filtering.
Arjan van der Schaft University of Groningen [42] He is notable for his contributions to network modeling and control of complex systems as Port-Hamiltonian systems, Passivity-based Control,[43] Nonlinear H_infty control and Hybrid systems. He is a Fellow of the (IEEE).
Bahram Shafai Northeastern University [44] Author of Computer-Aided Analysis and Design of Linear Control Systems (Prentice Hall, 1992).
Robert E. Skelton Texas A&M University [45] Works on dynamics and control of ‘tensegrity systems’. NAE and IAA member, IEEE and AIAA fellow.
Sigurd Skogestad NTNU [46] Works on process control. Co-author of Multivariable Feedback Control-Analysis and design (Wiley, 1996, 2005).
Eduardo D. Sontag Northeastern University[47] [48] Studied under R. Kalman. Author of Mathematical Control Theory: Deterministic Finite Dimensional Systems (Springer, 1998). Introduced the notion of a 'control Lyapunov function' (CLF).
James C. Spall Johns Hopkins University [49] Works on stochastic systems, including estimation and optimization. Author of Introduction to Stochastic Search and Optimization (Wiley, 2003).
S. S. Sritharan Naval Postgraduate School [50] ( Developed Deterministic and Stochastic Control Theory and nonlinear filtering for Fluid Dynamics and MHD using Navier–Stokes equations and magnetohydrodynamic equations as state space models).
Peter Stoica Uppsala University [51] Works on System Identification and Modeling.
Anton Stoorvogel Eindhoven University of Technology [52] Author of The H-infinity control problem: a state space approach (Prentice-Hall, 1992), and co-author of Control of linear systems with regulation and input constraints, (Springer Verlag, 2000) and Control theory for linear systems (Springer Verlag, 2001).
Jakob Stoustrup Aalborg University [53] Works on loop-transfer recovery, gain scheduled control, fault tolerant control and several other areas.
Hector J. Sussman Rutgers University [54] Works on optimal control, nonlinear control and analysis, geometric control and analysis. IEEE Fellow, 1995; W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize, 2007
Gang Tao University of Virginia [55] Author of 5 books including Adaptive control design and analysis (Wiley, 2003).
Roberto Tempo CNR-IEIIT, Politecnico di Torino [56] Author of the book titled Randomized Algorithms for Analysis and Control of Uncertain Systems, with Applications (Springer-Verlag, 2013).
Masayoshi Tomizuka University of California [57] Contributed to theories and applications of adaptive control, computer-aided manufacturing, control systems and theory, digital control, dynamic systems, manufacturing, and mechanical vibrations. (Information storage systems, automated highway systems)
Harry L. Trentelman University of Groningen [58] Co-author of the book Control Theory for Linear Systems (Springer Verlag, 2001), Contributions to the geometric approach to linear systems, H-infinity control, linear quadratic optimal control, and the behavioral approach to systems and control.
Paul Van den Hof Delft University [59] Works on the wide area of identification and model-based control of dynamical systems, with applications in industrial processes, mechanical servo systems and physical measurement systems.
Michel Verhaegen Delft University [60] Works on control of adaptive optics, control of wind turbines.
Mathukumalli Vidyasagar University of Texas at Dallas [61] Professor of Systems Biology Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. Author of Nonlinear systems analysis (Prentice Hall, 1993 and SIAM, 2002).
Kevin Warwick University of Reading [62] Developed the first state-space based self-tuning controller, now involved more in application studies of feedback control, particularly where a human is part of the system.
Stephen Yurkovich University of Texas at Dallas [63] Fellow of the IEEE, and holds the Louis Beecherl, Jr. Distinguished Chair in Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he is also Program Head of Systems Engineering.
Jan C. Willems University of Groningen [64] Author of The analysis of feedback systems (1971). Worked on LQ control, dissipative systems and linear matrix inequalities. Co-author of Introduction to mathematical system theory – a behavioral approach (Wiley, 1998), where the behavioral approach is a representation free way to discuss system dynamics.
Katsuhisa Furuta Tokyo Institute of Technology Tokyo Denki University Japan, Canada, America [65] Works on nonlinear control system, especially sliding mode control with application in robotics and mechatronics. Invented the Furuta Pendulum and safe manual control concept.
Shinji Hara University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan [66] Works on sampled data control and glocal control, author of Fundamental of Digital Control (in Japanese)
Yutaka Yamamoto Kyoto University Japan [67] Author of the book Repetitive Control (in Japanese) and a large number of research, survey and tutorial articles. Fellow of the IEEE. Former Chair of the IEEE Control System (CSS) Society.
Masayuki Fujita Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan [68] works on passivity-based control in robotics, multi-agent robotics, and robust control. co-author of Passivity-Based Control and Estimation in Networked Robotics. IEEE Fellow 2016
Kemin Zhou Louisiana State University [69] Co-author (with Doyle and Glover) of the book Robust and optimal control (Prentice-Hall, 1996).
Jinquing Han China Active Disturbance Rejection Control
Zhiqiang Gao Cleveland University Active Disturbance Rejection Control

Historical figures in systems and controlEdit

These people have made outstanding historical contributions to systems and control.

Given Names Last Name Institution Year Contributions
George Biddell Airy 1840 Early investigations into the instability phenomenon in Watt governors.
William Ross Ashby University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Made many early contributions to cybernetics and complex systems, such as the concept of variety (cybernetics).
Robert H. Park 1929 Published last century's 2nd ranked power engineering paper for developing Park Transform of AC machines with time-invariant-coefficient LDEs, widely used for vector control in AC drive & other power electronics applications.
Richard Bellman 1953 Developed Dynamic programming
Harold Stephen Black Worcester Polytechnic Institute 1927 Invented the negative feedback amplifier
Hendrik Bode 1945 Published Network Analysis and Feedback Amplifier Design (Van Nostrand), invented the Bode plot and introduced the Bode integral formula.
Nikolay Bogoliubov Together with Nikolay Krylov developed the describing function method as an approximate procedure for analyzing nonlinear control problems.
Leonhard Euler Developed the Laplace transform, the main tool for analyzing LTI systems. His Euler–Lagrange equation is the basis for model predictive control.
Rudolf Kalman 1960 Pioneered the state-space approach to systems and control. Introduced the notions of controllability and observability. Developed the Kalman filter for linear estimation.
Walter R. Evans Developed the root locus method for feedback design.
Gene F. Franklin His 1958 text "Sampled-Data Control Systems" introduced digital control to a discipline which had previously operated almost exclusively in the analog domain.
Joseph Fourier Introduced the Fourier series, allowing analysis in the frequency domain.
Ernst A. Guillemin Developed techniques for analysis and synthesis of networks of RLC components.
Harold Hazen 1934 Author of Theory of Servomechanisms.
Faina Kirillova National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Developed a constructive theory of extremal problems, proved the quasi-maximum principle for discrete systems, and developed algorithms for adaptive optimization.
Andrey Kolmogorov Co-developer of the Wiener-Kolmogorov filter. Formulated the Kolmogorov forward and backward equations in the theory of stochastic processes.
Nikolay Krylov together with Nikolay Bogoliubov developed the describing function method as an approximate procedure for analyzing nonlinear control problems.
Irmgard Flügge-Lotz Stanford University Developed discontinuous automatic control, which laid the foundation for automatic on-off aircraft control in jets.
Alexander Lyapunov 1892 His paper Sur le problème général de la stabilité du mouvement (in French) marks the beginning of stability theory.
James Clerk Maxwell 1868 Paper "On governors" investigated the stability of governors in a systematic way and discovered the necessary conditions for stability.
Nicolas Minorsky 1922 Ship designer, was the first to provide an analysis of the three term (or PID) controller and to suggest its use for ship steering.
Nathaniel B. Nichols 1947 Developed the Nichols plot. Published Theory of Servomechanisms with H. M. James and R. S. Phillips.
Harry Nyquist 1927 Developed the Nyquist stability criterion for feedback systems (1932) and co-developed Nyquist–Shannon sampling theorem.
Lev Pontryagin Main author of Pontryagin's minimum principle for optimal control problems.
Vasile Popov Developed the Kalman–Yakubovich–Popov lemma and the Popov criterion for stability.
John R. Ragazzini 1954 His book Sampled-data control systems introduced digital control and the z-transform.
Edward John Routh Early theorist, developed Routh-Hurwitz theorem and Routh-Hurwitz stability criterion.
Claude E. Shannon Developed information theory and pioneered switching theory.
John Tukey Developed the Fast Fourier Transform algorithm, which made frequency analysis easy to implement.
Norbert Wiener Co-developer of the Wiener-Kolmogorov filter. Coined the term Cybernetics. Studied the stochastic process known as the Wiener process.
Charles H. Wilts 1953 Caltech professor, author of New electric analog computers and their application to aircraft design problemsand Principles of Feedback Control (1960).[70] Rock climber.
W. Murray Wonham 1974 Linear Multivariable Control.[71] Supervisory control theory. Internal Model Principle. Pole Assignment Theorem.[72]
Vladimir Andreevich Yakubovich Saint Petersburg State University 1996 Pioneered the usage of Linear Matrix Inequalities in control theory.[73] Considered as the father of the field.
George Zames McGill University Developed robust control theory, including the small gain theorem and H infinity control.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Jie Chen
  2. ^ Bijnan Bandyopadhyay
  3. ^ Karl Johan Åström Archived 2010-03-05 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Michael Athans
  5. ^ John Baillieul
  6. ^ B. Ross Barmish
  7. ^ [ Tammer Basar]
  8. ^ Bo Bernhardsson Archived 2002-09-30 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Stephen P. Boyd Archived 2006-10-28 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Damiano Brigo
  11. ^ Roger W. Brockett
  12. ^ Edwin K. P. Chong
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-15. Retrieved 2012-06-08.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  15. ^ John C. Doyle
  16. ^ Laurent El Ghaoui
  17. ^ Malo Hautus
  18. ^ J. Karl Hedrick Archived 2012-12-12 at
  19. ^ Y.C. Ho
  20. ^ "Diederich Hinrichsen". Archived from the original on 2007-04-06. Retrieved 2007-03-26.
  21. ^ Alberto Isidori Archived 2006-09-02 at the Wayback Machine
  22. ^ Thomas Kailath
  23. ^ Petar V. Kokotovic Archived 2005-08-31 at the Wayback Machine
  24. ^ "Vladimir Kucera". Archived from the original on 2007-05-15. Retrieved 2007-01-26.
  25. ^ Alan J. Laub Archived 2006-09-06 at
  26. ^ PSDC Homepage
  27. ^ [2]
  28. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2012-08-03.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  29. ^ [3]
  30. ^ Lennart Ljung
  31. ^ [4]
  32. ^ Björn Wittenmark Archived 2002-09-30 at the Wayback Machine
  33. ^ D. Q. Mayne
  34. ^ [5]
  35. ^ Mehran Mesbahi Archived 2011-04-01 at the Wayback Machine
  36. ^ Geert Jan Olsder
  37. ^ Bruno Pellegrini
  38. ^ Ian Petersen
  39. ^ Mario Rotea Archived 2005-10-28 at the Wayback Machine
  40. ^ Ali Saberi Archived 2005-08-28 at the Wayback Machine
  41. ^ Jan van Schuppen Archived 2008-12-28 at the Wayback Machine
  42. ^ [6]
  43. ^ "EOLSS" (PDF).
  44. ^ Bahram Shafai Archived 2002-11-02 at the Wayback Machine
  45. ^ Robert E. Skelton Archived 2006-02-03 at the Wayback Machine
  46. ^ Sigurd Skogestad
  47. ^
  48. ^ Eduardo D. Sontag
  49. ^ James C. Spall
  50. ^ S. S. Sritharan
  51. ^ Peter Stoica
  52. ^ Anton Stoorvogel Archived 2003-04-26 at the Wayback Machine
  53. ^ Jakob Stoustrup
  54. ^ Hector Sussman
  55. ^ Gang Tao
  56. ^ Roberto Tempo
  57. ^ "Masayoshi Tomizuka". Archived from the original on 2007-01-07. Retrieved 2006-11-20.
  58. ^ [7]
  59. ^ Paul Van den Hof
  60. ^ Michel Verhaegen
  61. ^ Mathukumalli Vidyasagar
  62. ^ "Kevin Warwick". Archived from the original on 2007-08-10. Retrieved 2007-08-31.
  63. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2012-03-25.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  64. ^ Jan C. Willems
  65. ^
  66. ^ [8]
  67. ^ Yutaka Yamamoto Archived 2002-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  68. ^
  69. ^ Kemin Zhou
  70. ^ Charles Wilts
  71. ^
  72. ^
  73. ^ History of LMIs in Control Theory

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