Keith Glover

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Keith Glover
Alma materMIT; Imperial College London
Known forcontributions to robust controller design and model order reduction
AwardsFRS; FREng;[1] FIEEE; IEEE Control Systems Award
Scientific career
Fieldscontrol engineering
InstitutionsUniversity of Cambridge; University of Southern California
ThesisStructural Aspects of System identification (1973)
Doctoral advisorJan C. Willems

Keith Glover FRS, FREng,[1] FIEEE is a British electrical engineer. He is an emeritus professor of control engineering at the University of Cambridge. He is notable for his contributions to robust controller design and model order reduction.[citation needed]


Glover studied at Imperial College London (BSc, 1967) and MIT (PhD, 1973).[2]

Career and research[edit]

From 1973 to 1976, he worked as an assistant professor at the University of Southern California. In 1976, he moved to the University of Cambridge, where he became professor of control engineering and a fellow of Sidney Sussex College.[3][4]

Glover's research has dealt with both theoretical contributions to control and practical applications in the automotive and aerospace domains. A notable contribution was the development (with Duncan McFarlane) of the 'H loop-shaping' technique for robust control design. When awarding him the IEEE Control Systems Award, the IEEE cited Glover's 'pioneering and fundamental contributions to robust controller design and model order reduction'.[5]

Glover remained in post at Cambridge until his retirement. During his career there, he served a term (2002–2009) as the Department of Engineering's head.[3] His sixtieth birthday and his retirement were both celebrated with 'GloverFest' workshops in his honour.[6] He retired from his professorship in 2013, becoming an emeritus professor.

Awards and honours[edit]

Glover was a visiting fellow at the Australian National University (1983–1984) and a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science fellow (1991).[4] Glover has received the following awards:


  1. ^ a b c d "List of Fellows". Archived from the original on 8 June 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  2. ^ Keith Glover at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ a b "Prof K. Glover (staff profile)". Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. University of Cambridge. 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  4. ^ a b Sidney Sussex (2014). "Professor Keith Glover (College Fellows and Staff)". Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  5. ^ a b IEEE (2014). "IEEE Control Systems Award Recipients" (PDF). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  6. ^ Francis, Bruce A.; Smith, Malcolm C.; Willems, Jan C. (2006). Control of Uncertain Systems: Modelling, Approximation, and Design: A Workshop on the Occasion of Keith Glover's 60th Birthday. Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences. Springer. ISBN 978-3540317548.
  7. ^ Royal Society (2014). "Fellowship". Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  8. ^ Royal Academy of Engineering (2014). "List of Fellows". Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  9. ^ IEEE (2014). "IEEE Fellows Directory". Retrieved 4 January 2014.

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