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Professor Dr. Frank Allgöwer

Vice Präsident of the DFG since 2012

Professor Dr. Frank Allgöwer

Professor Dr. Frank Allgöwer

Born 23 May 1962 in Sontheim, Heilbronn, Germany

Frank Allgöwer is the Director of the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control at the University of Stuttgart.

Curriculum Vitae

YearDescription
1981 - 1987Studies in technical cybernetics and applied mathematics at the University of Stuttgart and University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
1988 - 1995Research assistant at the Institute for System Dynamics and Automatic Control, University of Stuttgart
1991 - 1992Visiting Research Associate, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
1995 - 1996Visiting Research Associate, DuPont Experimental Station, Wilmington, DE, USA
1996Doctorate, University of Stuttgart
Title: Asymptotic Input/Output Linearization of Nonlinear Systems
1996 - 1999Assistant Professor for Nonlinear Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Since 1999Professor and Director of the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control, University of Stuttgart
2003 - 2004Visiting Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara, CA, USA
2010 - 2011Visiting Professor, University of Newcastle, Australia

Selected prizes, awards and calls

YearDescription
2002NaT-Working Prize of the Robert Bosch Foundation
2004Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation)
2005Best Paper Award 2004 / 2005, Asian Journal of Control
2006IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
2006Fellow, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)
2007State Teaching Award of the State of Baden-Württemberg
2008Best Paper Award, IFAC Journal Control Engineering Practice
2011Outstanding Service Award, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)
2013Best Paper Award 2012 / 2013, Asian Journal of Control

Editor and co-editor

YearDescription
1997 - 2001Associate Editor, Automatica (Elsevier)
1997 - 2008Associate Editor, Journal of Process Control (Elsevier)
2001 - 2015Editor, Automatica, Process and Computer Control Area (Elsevier)
2003 - 2007Associate Editor, European Journal of Control (Hermes Science)
Since 2008Editor-in-Chief, Springer Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences
Since 2010Associate Editor, IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information
Since 1998Member of various editorial advisory boards including IEE Proceedings on Control Theory and Applications (since 2006 IET), Journal of Nonlinear and Robust Control, Chemical Engineering Science, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Control Handbook (CRC Press)
Since 1997Guest editor of various special issues of Automatica, Journal of Nonlinear and Robust Control, Journal of Process Control, IEE Proceedings on Control Theory and Applications

Selected offices and memberships of university and academic bodies

YearDescription
Since 1999Dean of Technical Cybernetics, University of Stuttgart
1999 - 2004Deputy spokesperson, CRC 412, University of Stuttgart
2003 - 2012Member of the DFG review board "Systems Engineering"
2005 - 2013Member of the board of the Stuttgart Research Centre Systems Biology, University of Stuttgart
Since 2006DFG liaison officer for Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation)
2006 - 2012Member of the Senate Committee on Structure, University of Stuttgart
Since 2007Member of the board of the cluster of excellence "Simulation Technology", University of Stuttgart
Since 2009Leader of the graduate school "Simulation Technology", University of Stuttgart
Since 2012Member of the jury for the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the DFG
Since 2012Chair of the jury for the Communicator Award, Stifterverband and DFG
Since 2013Vice-President of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation)
Since 2014Managing Director of the Stuttgart Research Centre Systems Biology

Selected offices and memberships of associations and organisations

YearDescription
Since 2000Member of the advisory board of the VDI/VDE Society for Measurement and Automatic Control (GMA)
2001 - 2008Chairman, Technical Committee on Nonlinear Systems, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)
2001 - 2004Council Member, European Union Control Association (EUCA)
2005 - 2008Member, Policy Committee, Intern. Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)
2005 - 2008Member, Board of Governors, IEEE Control Systems Society
2007 - 2012Chairman, International Affairs Committee, IEEE Control Systems Society
Since 2008Council Member, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)
2011 - 2014Member, Board of Governors, IEEE Control Systems Society
Since 2011Member IEEE Life Sciences New Initiative (LSNI) Project Team
Since 2012Member Long Range Planning Committee, IEEE Control Systems Society
2013 - 2014Vice-President for Technical Activities, IEEE Control Systems Society
Since 2014Chair, Administration & Finance Committee, IFAC
Since 2014Member, IEEE Control Systems Award Committee
Since 2014President Elect, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)

Selected memberships of scientific advisory boards

YearDescription
Since 2002Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Center for Research on Complex Automated Systems (CASY), University of Bologna, Italy
2007 - 2013Member of the Scientific Board of the Institute for Science and Technology Austria (IST-Austria), Klosterneuburg, Austria
2007 - 2012Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the P3C Center, Aalborg University, Denmark
Since 2011Member of the International Advisory Board, Estonian Centre of Excellence for Nonlinear Studies, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Since 2012Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Interdisciplinary Research Centre Mathematics in Science and Technology (IFM), University of Würzburg

Publications

Frank Allgöwer's list of publications includes eight books, over 100 journal papers and book chapters and over 300 peer-reviewed conference papers.

Ten selected publications from the last ten years

A. Stemmer, G. Schitter, J.M. Rieber und F. Allgöwer. Control strategies towards faster quantitative imaging in atomic force microscopy. European J. Control, 11(4-5): 384–395, 2005.

  • T. Schweickhardt und F. Allgöwer. Linear control of nonlinear systems based on nonlinearity measures. J. Process Contr., 17(3):273–284, 2007.

  • M. Chaves, T. Eißing und F. Allgöwer. Bistable biological systems: A characterization through local compact input-to-state stability. IEEE Trans. Autom. Control, 53:87-100, 2008.

  • D.Q. Mayne, S.V. Rakovic, R. Findeisen und F. Allgöwer. Robust output feedback model predictive control of constrained linear systems: Time varying case. Automatica, 45(9):2082–2087, 2009.

  • U. Münz, A. Papachristodoulou und F. Allgöwer. Delay robustness in consensus problems. Automatica, 46(8):1252-1265, 2010.

  • P. Wieland, R. Sepulchre und F. Allgöwer. An internal model principle is necessary and sufficient for linear output synchronization. Automatica, 47(5):1068-1074, 2011.

  • M.A. Müller, M. Reble und F. Allgöwer. Cooperative control of dynamically decoupled systems via distributed model predictive control. Int. J. Robust and Nonlinear Control, 22(12):1376-1397, 2012.

  • M. Bürger, D. Zelazo und F. Allgöwer. Hierarchical Clustering of Dynamical Networks Using a Saddle-Point Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 58(1):113-124, 2013.

  • S. Yu, M. Reble, H. Chen und F. Allgöwer. Inherent Robustness Properties of Quasi-infinite Horizon Nonlinear Model Predictive Control. Automatica, 50(9):2269-2280, 2014.

  • G. Seyboth, D.V. Dimarogonas, K.H. Johansson, P. Frasca und F. Allgöwer. On Robust Synchronization of Heterogeneous Linear Multi-Agent Systems with Static Couplings. Automatica 53, 392-399, 2015.