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About the Control Group

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 Engineering Biology CDT (EngBioCDT).

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 includes the EEBio - Efficient Engineering and Control of Predictable and Reliable Biosystems - EPSRC Programme Grant, as well as many other national and international collaborations. This website aims to be an up-to-date source of information for the control group's progress within these concentrations.