About the Control Group
Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford
The Control group at Oxford has been established for nearly 50 years. It currently consists of more than 40 members and delivers the control components of the undergraduate course, including lecture courses, laboratories, group project work and individual projects. Academics also provide postgraduate teaching to the Centres for Doctoral Training in Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems (AIMS) and Synthetic Biology (SynBioCDT).
The research undertaken within the group spans both theory and applications, and is carried out in collaboration with other groups within the Department, other Departments, both within Oxford and with other universities worldwide, and with industry.
On the theory end this includes large-scale, embedded, robust and distributed optimization, polynomial/sum of squares methods and optimal, robust and model predictive control. At the same time, the group covers applications ranging from Synthetic Biology to Battery/energy management systems, transportation, aerospace, manufacturing systems and agriculture. This website aims to be an up-to-date source of information for the control group's progress within these concentrations.