Professor, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Dr Malcolm Smith is the Head of Group for the Control Group at the Department of Engineering in the University of Cambridge. The Control Group carries out research in the theory and practice of control engineering with applications including automotive and aerospace control.
Prior to his work at Cambridge he was a Research Fellow at the German Aerospace Center, DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany; a Visiting Assistant Professor and Research Fellow with the Department of Electrical Engineering at McGill University, Montreal; and an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Ohio State University.
Having received him BA, MA, MPhil and PhD from the University of Cambridge, he returned to Cambridge in 1990 as a Lecturer in the Department of Engineering, became a Reader in 1997 and Professor in 2002. He was a co-recipient of the George Axelby Outstanding Paper Award in the IEEE Automatic Control Transactions for the years 1992 and 1999, both times for joint work with Professor Tryphon T. Georgiou.
His current research interests include
- Control System Design
- Frequency Response Methods
- H-infinity Optimization
- Nonlinear Systems
- Adaptive Control
- Active Suspension