Friday, April 3, 1998
4:00 - 5:00 pm
From 1961 to 1969 he was associated with several U.S. research groups in control: the Control and Information Systems Laboratory at Purdue, the Research Institute for Advanced Studies (RIAS) of the Martin Marietta Co., the Division of Applied Mathematics at Brown University, and NASA's Office of Control Theory and Application.
Since 1970 he has been a faculty member in Systems Control, with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Toronto. In addition he has held visiting lectureships at Washington University, M.I.T., the Institute of System Science of the Academia Sinica (Beijing), the University of Bremen, the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur), CINVESTAV (Guadalajara, Mexico) and other institutions.
Wonhamn's research interests have included stochastic control and filtering, geometric multivariable control, and discrete-event systems in a framework of automata and formal languages. He is the author of "Linear Multivariable Control: A Geometric Approach" (1974, 1985).
Wonham is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the Royal Society of Canada. In 1987 he received the IEEE Control Systems Science and Engineering Award, and in 1990 was Brouwer Medallist of the Netherlands Mathematical Society. In 1996 he was appointed University Professor in the University of Toronto.
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