Robert Bitmead

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Robert Bitmead


Robert R. Bitmead (F’91) received the M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Newcastle University, Callaghan, NSW Australia, in 1977 and 1980, respectively, and the B.Sc. degree in applied mathematics from Sydney University, Sydney, NSW, Australia, in 1976.

He is a Control Theorist with a long experience in control applications in many industrial sectors. His theoretical work is strongly informed and guided by these applications. He occupies the Cymer Corporation Endowed Chair in mechanical and aerospace engineering with the University of California, San Diego, CA, USA.

Dr. Bitmead was the President of the IEEE Control Systems Society for 2019. He was a member of the IFAC Council from 1996 to 2002 and is the Editor-in-Chief for the IFAC Journal of Systems and Control. He is an accredited and active Australian Rules Football Umpire. He was the recipient of the 2014 ASME Rufus Oldenburger Medal and the 2015 IEEE Controls Systems Transition to Practice Award.

Positions & Affiliations

University of California, San Diego
United States