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Stephen Duncan

Professor of Engineering Science

Fellow of St Hugh's College

TEL: 01865 283261


Stephen Duncan is a Professor in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, where he is a member of the Control group. He is also a Fellow of St Hugh’s College.

Prior to joining Oxford, he was Reader in the Control Systems Centre at the University of Manchester (1993 to 1998) and a Director of Greycon Limited (a spin-out company from Imperial College). He has an MA in Physics from the University of Cambridge and an MSc and PhD in Control Systems from Imperial College, London.

Stephen is a member of the Editorial Board of the IET Proceedings Control Theory & Applications.

Research Interests

Stephen's research concentrates on the design and implementation of feedback control systems for a range of applications. Many of these applications are distributed parameter processes, where the properties vary in both space and time and it is necessary to regulate a profile of variations that is evolving in time.

The resulting controller is typically multi-input and multi-output and of high dimension and often there is a high degree of uncertainty in the response of the process, which makes the implementation of these systems particularly challenging.