Faculty:Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Area / Fields

  1. Control of uncertain systems with non-differentiable non-linearities, including control of electro-mechanical systems, such as stabilized platforms, etc.
  2. Robust and adaptive control, including identification and computer aided control systems design.
  3. Optimal control.
  4. Control applications in agricultural and environmental engineering, including greenhouse control and control of water and waste water systems.
  5. Process control (paper machines, aero-electric power station).
  6. Control of off-road vehicles, including autonomous vehicles and mobile robots.
  7. Traffic control.

Short Bio

Per-Olof Gutman was born in Höganäs, Sweden on May 21, 1949. He received the civ.ing. degree in engineering physics in 1973, the Ph.D. degree in automatic control, and the title of docent in automatic control in 1988, all from the Lund Institute of Technology, Lund, Sweden. As a Fulbright grant recipient, he received the M.S.E. degree in 1977 from the University of California, Los Angeles.

He taught mathematics in Tanzania 1973-1975. 1983-1984 he held a post-doctoral position with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. 1984-1990 he was a scientist with the Control Systems Section, El-Op Electro-Optics Industries, Rehovot, Israel, where he designed high precision electro-optical and electro-mechanical control systems. Since 1990 he holds the position of Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Technion, Haifa. He has spent several periods as a guest researcher at the Division of Optimization and Systems Theory, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

His research interest include robust and adaptive control, control of non-linear systems, computer aided design and control of agricultural systems.

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