Peter Caines

Peter Caines

McGill University

Biography

Peter Caines received the BA in mathematics from Oxford University in 1967 and the PhD in systems and control theory in 1970 from Imperial College, University of London, where his supervisor was D. Q. Mayne, FRS. After periods as a postdoctoral researcher and faculty member at UMIST, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Toronto and Harvard, he joined McGill University, Montreal, in 1980, where he is James McGill Professor and Macdonald Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Peter Caines is a Fellow of the IEEE, SIAM and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2003. In 2000 the adaptive control paper he coauthored with G. C. Goodwin and P. J. Ramadge (IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 1980) was recognized by the IEEE Control Systems Society as one of the 25 seminal control theory papers of the 20th century. Peter Caines has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, the IEEE Transactions on Information Thoory and the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization; during 1992 - 95 he served on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society, was a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Plank Society, 2002 - 2007 and the EU HYCON Review Committee, 2005 - 2007. Peter Caines is the author of Linear Stochastic Systems, John Wiley, 1988, and is the co-editor of several volumes of papers on stochastic systems. His research interests include the areas of system identification, adaptive control, logic control and discrete event systems. Recently his activities have focused on hybrid systems theory, and stochastic multi-agent and distributed systems theory, together with their links to physics, economics and biology.