Professor Dr. Frank Allgöwer
Vice President of the DFG since 2012
Professor Dr.-Ing. 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.
|1981 – 1987||Study of Technical Cybernetics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Stuttgart and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)|
|1988 – 1995||Research associate at the Institute for System Dynamics and Automatic Control, University of Stuttgart|
|1991 – 1992||Visiting Research Associate, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA|
|1995 – 1996||Visiting Research Associate, DuPont Experimental Station, Wilmington, DE, USA|
|1996||Doctorate, University of Stuttgart|
Topic: Asymptotic Input/Output Linearization of Nonlinear Systems
|1996 – 1999||Assistant Professor for Nonlinear Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland|
|Since 1999||Professor and Director of the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control, University of Stuttgart|
|2003 – 2004||Visiting Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara, CA, USA|
|2010 – 2011||Visiting Professor, University of Newcastle, Australia|
Selected prizes, awards and calls
|2002||NaT-Working Prize of the Robert Bosch Foundation|
|2004||DFG Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize|
|2005||Best Paper Award 2004 / 2005, Asian Journal of Control|
|2006||IEEE Distinguished Lecturer|
|2006||Fellow, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)|
|2007||State Teaching Award of the State of Baden-Württemberg|
|2008||Best Paper Award, IFAC Journal Control Engineering Practice|
|2011||Outstanding Service Award, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)|
|2013||Best Paper Award 2012 / 2013, Asian Journal of Control|
|2015||Distinguished Member Award of the IEEE Control System Society|
Over 20 invitations to give keynote speeches at international conferences in the last five years
Invitations to accept professorships: UC Berkeley (1996, tenure track Ass. Prof.), University of Duisburg (1998), ETH Zurich (1999, professor with chair), UC Santa Barbara (2007)
Editor and co-editor
|1997 – 2001||Associate Editor, Automatica (Elsevier)|
|1997 – 2008||Associate Editor, Journal of Process Control (Elsevier)|
|2001 – 2015||Editor, Automatica, Process and Computer Control Area (Elsevier)|
|2003 – 2007||Associate Editor, European Journal of Control (Hermes Science)|
|Since 2008||Editor-in-Chief, Springer Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences|
|2010 – 2016||Associate Editor, IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information|
|Since 1998||Member 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)|
Selected offices and memberships in university and academic bodies
|Since 1999||Dean of Technical Cybernetics, University of Stuttgart|
|1999 – 2004||Deputy spokesperson, CRC 412, University of Stuttgart|
|2003 – 2012||Member of the DFG review board "Systems Engineering"|
|2005 – 2013||Member of the board of the Stuttgart Research Centre Systems Biology, University of Stuttgart|
|Since 2006||Liaison officer for Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes |
(German Academic Scholarship Foundation)
|2006 – 2012||Member of the Senate Committee on Structure, |
University of Stuttgart
|Since 2007||Member of the board of the Clusters of Excellence “Simulation Technology” (2007-2018) and “Data-integrated simulation science” (since 2019), University of Stuttgart|
|Since 2009||Leader of the graduate school "Simulation Technology", |
University of Stuttgart
|2012 – 2017||Member of the Nominations Committee for the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the DFG|
|2012 – 2017||Chair of the jury for the Communicator Award, |
Stifterverband and DFG
|Since 2012||Vice President of the DFG|
|2014 – 2018||Managing Director of the Stuttgart Research Centre Systems Biology|
|Since 2019||Deputy spokesperson for the Cluster of Excellence |
“Data-integrated simulation science”, University of Stuttgart
|Since 2019||Chair of the NFDI Expert Committee of the DFG|
Selected offices and memberships in associations and organisations
|Since 2000||Member of the advisory board of the VDI/VDE Society for Measurement and Automatic Control (GMA)|
|2001 – 2008||Chairman, Technical Committee on Nonlinear Systems, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)|
|2001 – 2004||Council Member, European Union Control Association (EUCA)|
|2005 – 2008||Member, Policy Committee, Intern. Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)|
|2005 – 2008||Member, Board of Governors, IEEE Control Systems Society|
|2007 – 2012||Chairman, International Affairs Committee, IEEE Control Systems Society|
|Since 2008||Council Member, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)|
|2011 – 2014||Member, Board of Governors, IEEE Control Systems Society|
|2011 – 2016||Member IEEE Life Sciences New Initiative (LSNI) Project Team|
|2012 – 2015||Member Long Range Planning Committee, IEEE Control Systems Society|
|2013 – 2014||Vice-President for Technical Activities, IEEE Control Systems Society|
|2014 – 2017||Chair, Administration & Finance Committee, IFAC|
|2014 – 2017||Member, IEEE Control Systems Award Committee|
|Since 2017||President, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)|
Selected memberships in scientific advisory boards
|2002 – 2008||Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Center for Research on Complex Automated Systems (CASY), |
University of Bologna, Italy
|2007 – 2013||Member of the Scientific Board of the Institute for Science and Technology Austria (IST-Austria), Klosterneuburg, Austria|
|2007 – 2012||Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the P3C Center, Aalborg University, Denmark|
|Since 2011||Member of the International Advisory Board, Estonian Centre of Excellence for Nonlinear Studies, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia|
|Since 2012||Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Mathematics in Science and Technology (IFM), University of Würzburg|
Frank Allgöwer's list of publications includes eight books, over 150 journal papers and book chapters and over 300 peer-reviewed conference papers.
(Google Scholar ID: WQYw3oIAAAAJ)
Ten selected publications from the last ten years
U. Münz, A. Papachristodoulou and F. Allgöwer. Delay robustness in consensus problems. Automatica, 46(8):1252-1265, 2010.
P. Wieland, R. Sepulchre and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and F. Allgöwer. On Robust Synchronization of Heterogeneous Linear Multi-Agent Systems with Static Couplings. Automatica, 53, 392-399, 2015.
J. M. Montenbruck, M. Bürger and F. Allgöwer. “Compensating drift vector fields with gradient vector fields for asymptotic submanifold stabilization”. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 61(2):388–399, 2016.
S. Zeng, H. Ishii and F. Allgöwer. “Sampled Observability and State Estimation of Linear Discrete Ensembles”. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 62(5):2406–2418, 2017.
F. D. Brunner, D. Antunes and F. Allgöwer. “Stochastic thresholds in event-triggered control: A consistent policy for quadratic control”. Automatica, 89(2):376–381, 2018.
W. Halter, R. Eisele, D. Rothenstein, J. Bill and F. Allgöwer. “Moment dynamics of Zirconia particle formation for optimizing particle size distribution”. Nanomaterials,