Professor Kirsten Morris has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow. She is being recognized for contributions to control and estimator design for infinite-dimensional systems.
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Many systems, in particular distributed parameter systems (DPS), evolve on an infinite-dimensional state-space. Morris’ work is unique in that she has developed theoretically sound results that can be used in controller synthesis. Morris has made novel contributions with significant impact in the field of infinite-dimensional systems. Her work on controller convergence led other researchers to consider convergence of closed-loop systems. Recent work on optimal actuator/sensor location put this topic in a firm theoretical framework and inspired further research.
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