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Frank Allgöwer

Universität Stuttgart

Jury: Engineering and Technology

Frank Allgöwer is director of the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control at the University of Stuttgart. He has been Vice-President of the German Research Foundation since July 2012, Vice-President of the IEEE Control Systems Society since January 2013 and Chairman of the VDI-GMA Division for Principles and Methods since 2000.

Frank Allgöwer’s research focus lies in the development of new, high-performance methods of system and control theory and non-linear, networked and predictive control. Application areas include process control from the point of view of process engineering, mechatronics, biomedical technology and nanotechnology. Another research focus is in the area of systems biology.

He has received various awards, including the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG) in 2004, the Teaching Prize of the State of Baden-Württemberg (2007) and the IFAC Outstanding Service Award of the International Federation of Automatic Control in 2011.

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