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October 2014

Prof. Harry Trentelman IEEE Fellow

On November 24, the board of directors of the professional organization IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), has elevated Prof. Harry Trentelman to the grade of IEEE Fellow, for his contributions in the field of Systems and Control, with the citation "for contributions to geometric theory of linear systems and behavioral models". This title is recognized by the technical community as an important and prestigious honor and achievement.

Past News

September 2013

Tribute to Jan Willems - scholar and friend

On August 31, 2013, Jan C. Willems passed away.

In order to commemorate his scientific legacy and friendship, and to honor his contributions to the Systems & Control scientific community, a memorial meeting will be organized in the Aula of the University of Groningen; the place where he acted as promotor for many of his PhD students, and where he held his inaugural speech and farewell lecture for the University of Groningen.

The memorial meeting will take place after an early ending of the regular MTNS2014 program on Monday July 7, and will be open to everybody.

The program of the meeting will consist of a number of invited talks by scientific colleagues, who will highlight his contributions to the field and share personal memories.

The Organizing Committee

Bart De Moor, KU Leuven and DYSCO Harry Trentelman, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Paul Van den Hof, Scientific director DISC Arjan van der Schaft, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

January 2013

Celebration 25 year Dutch Institute of Systems and Control, January 16, Bernoulliborg

The Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC) is one of the oldest national research schools in the Netherlands. It is the immediate successor of the Dutch Network of Systems and Control, which was created (at the University of Groningen !) in 1987. Since its inception it has offered an extensive and internationally acclaimed course program to PhD students in systems and control. DISC is marking its 25 year of existence with the appearance of a book about its history. In Groningen this will be celebrated with a reception, where the book will presented by the scientific director of DISC to the Faculty Board and the GGSS, and, of course, to the joint systems and control groups of JBI and ITM.

Place and time: Bernoulliborg, January 16, 16.30-17.30 (next to the Take Away)

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