The Automation and Control section is an organizational unit within the Department of Electronic Systems at Aalborg University. Within the field of control systems research, we are committed to educating scientists and engineers, conducting research on an internationally competitive level, publishing the results in quality outlets and transferring new technologies to industrial and commercial partners through joint programmes.
Control engineering which, in the past, focused mainly on techniques of compensator design for single input, single output linear dynamical systems, has undergone a change in recent years. This is in response to a new generation of design problems, beyond the reach of traditional design methods, in which constraints on controlled and manipulated variables, interaction between control loops, non-linearity, and plant uncertainty are dominant features. The research within the section Automation & Control addresses such problems from two angles. One is fundamental research on modelling, estimation and controller design. The other is advanced applications work in control, which makes use of, and in many cases inspires, new theory.