Malcolm C. Smith
Malcolm C. Smith (M’90 SM’00 F’02) received the B.A. (M.A.) degree in mathematics, the M.Phil. degree in control engineering and operational research, and the Ph.D. degree in control engineering, from Cambridge University, Cambridge, U.K., in 1978, 1979, and 1982, respectively. He was subsequently a Research Fellow at the German Aerospace Centre, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, a Visiting Assistant Professor and Research Fellow with the Department of Electrical Engineering at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus. In 1990, he joined the Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, where he is currently a Professor and Head of the Control Group. His research interests are in the areas of robust control, nonlinear systems, electrical and mechanical networks, and automotive applications. He is well-known for his invention of the inerter mechanical device currently used in Formula One motor racing and elsewhere. Dr. Smith is a Fellow of the IEEE and the Royal Academy of Engineering. He received the 1992 and 1999 George Axelby Best Paper Awards, in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control in 1992 and 1999, both times for joint work with T.T. Georgiou.