SPEAKER SERIES 2015
Control of Complex Systems:
From Big Data to Big Control
Jakob Stoustrup has received M.Sc. (EE, 1987) and Ph.D. (Applied Mathematics, 1991) degrees, both from the Technical University of Denmark. From 1991 to 1996, Stoustrup held several positions at the Department of Mathematics of the Technical University of Denmark. He has been Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K., and at the Mittag-Leffler Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. From 1997 to 2013, Dr. Stoustrup acted as Professor at Automation & Control, Aalborg University, Denmark, and since 2006, Head of Research for the Department of Electronic Systems.
Since 2014, Stoustrup has been Chief Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, WA, USA, leading the Control of Complex Systems Initiative for US Department of Energy.
Dr. Stoustrup has acted as Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member of several international journals. He has served as General Chair, Program Chair, and IPC member for several international conferences. Jakob Stoustrup is an IEEE SM, and has been Chairman of an IEEE CSS/RAS Joint Chapter. Vice-Chair for IEEE CSS Technical Committee on Smart Grids. In 2013, appointed as the first IEEE CSS Wikipedia Editor. Chair for IFAC Technical Committee SAFEPROCESS, and Member of IFAC Technical Board. He has received the Statoil Prize, the Dannin Award for Scientific Research and several conference paper awards. He has been a member of the European Research Council as well as the Danish, Norwegian and Swedish Research Councils. He is member of The Danish Academy of Technical Sciences, where he has acted as Board Member.
Stoustrup’s main contributions have been to robust control theory and to the theory of fault tolerant control systems. With co-workers, he has proposed a novel Plug-and-Play Control framework. He has published approx. 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Apart from the theoretical work, he has been involved in applications in cooperation with 100+ industrial companies, including acting as CEO for two technological startup companies.