14th IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Symposium on System Identification, SYSID 2006, March 29-31
IFAC SYSID 2006

Semi-Plenary Presenters


Marco Campi

Marco Campi

Identification with Finitely Many Data Points: The LSCR Approach

Marco Claudio Campi is Professor of Automatic Control at the University of Brescia, Italy.

He was born in Tradate, Italy, on December 7, 1963. In 1988, he received the Doctor degree in electronic engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy. From 1988 to 1989, he was a Research Assistant at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano. From 1989 to 1992, he worked as a Researcher at the Centro di Teoria dei Sistemi of the National Research Council (CNR) in Milano. Since 1992, he has been with the University of Brescia, Italy.

Marco Campi is an Associate Editor of Systems and Control Letters, and a past Associate Editor of Automatica and the European Journal of Control. Serves as Chair of the Technical Committee IFAC on Stochastic Systems (SS ) and is a member of the Technical Committee IFAC on Modeling, Identification and Signal Processing (MISP ) and of the Technical Committee IFAC on Cost Oriented Automation. Moreover, he is a Distinguished Lecturer under the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) Program. His doctoral thesis was awarded the "Giorgio Quazza" prize as the best original thesis for year 1988.

He has held visiting and teaching positions at many universities and institutions including the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia; the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Bangalore, India; the University of Melbourne, Australia; the Kyoto University, Japan.

The research interests of Marco Campi include: system identification, stochastic systems, adaptive and data-based control, robust convex optimization, robust control and estimation, and learning theory. His research activity has been conducted through years under many Italian and European projects. Currently, he is leader of the Brescia unit of the European IST project "Distributed control and stochastic analysis of hybrid systems supporting safety critical real-time systems design".

Sabine Van Huffel

Sabine Van Huffel

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging:A Survey of Quantification and Classification Algorithms

Sabine VAN HUFFEL received the MD in computer science engineering in June 1981, the MD in Biomedical engineering in July 1985 and the Ph.D in electrical engineering in June 1987, all from K.U.Leuven, Belgium. She is full professor at the department of Electrical Engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. Her research interests are in numerical (multi)linear algebra, numerical software, errors-in-variables regression, system identification, parameter estimation and biomedical data processing (linear and nonlinear signal analysis and classification). Special attention is given to the numerical aspects and to the design of reliable algorithms and their practical evaluation in medical diagnostics.

She is author of a book entitled ``The Total Least Squares Problem: Computational Aspects and Analysis'' (SIAM, Philadelphia, 1991), coauthor of the book entitled ``Exact and Approximate Modeling of Linear Systems: A Behavioral Approach '' (SIAM, Philadelphia, 2006), editor of 2 books (SIAM, 1997 and Kluwer 2002) and 3 special issues (NMR in Biomedicine, Lin. Alg. Appl., Numer. Lin. Alg. Appl.). In addition, she has authored and co-authored 150 papers in International Journals, 4 book chapters, and more than 140 conference contributions.



Edmund Crampin

Edmung Crampin

System Identification Challenges from Systems Biology

Edmund graduated with a BSc in Physics from Imperial College, London in 1996, and in 2000 completed a D.Phil in Applied Mathematics at the University of Oxford.

Following a Junior Research Fellowship in Oxford, Edmund joined the University of Auckland in 2003 as a Research Fellow in the Bioengineering Institute and was appointed to a lectureship in 2005.









Neil Gordon

Neil Gordon

Sequential Importance Resampling for State and Parameter Estimation

Neil Gordon obtained a BSc in Mathematics and Physics from Nottingham University, UK in 1988 and a PhD in statistics from Imperial College, University of London, 1993.

From 1988 to 2002 he was with various research groups within DERA and QinetiQ working in the areas of missile guidance, target tracking and statistical data processing.

Since August 2002 he has been with the Tracking and Sensor Fusion group at DSTO in Australia. He has been co-editor/co-author of two books on particle filtering.






Patrick Guillaume

Patrick Guillaume

Multivariable Frequency Domain System Identification Algorithms for Modal Analysis

Patrick Guillaume was born in Anderlecht, Belgium, on December 7, 1963. In 1987, he received the Master Degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering (ELEC) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 1987 where he received a PhD in Applied Sciences in 1992. Since 1996, Patrick Guillaume has been with the Department of Mechanical Engineering (MECH) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel where he is currently professor and chairman of the Acoustics & Vibration Research Group.

He is author of 100 papers in international journals, 5 book chapters, and more than 150 conference contributions. His main research interests are situated in the field of system identification, modal analysis, signal processing and optical measurement techniques.