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Professor Glenn Vinnicombe


Glenn Vinnicombe

Professor of Control Engineering

Academic Division: Information Engineering

Research group: Control

Telephone: +44 1223 3 39063


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Research interests

Design principles for feedback regulation in complex networks (particularly communication and power distribution networks) and biological systems.


Glenn Vinnicombe graduated with a BA in Engineering from Cambridge in 1984. From 1984 to 1987 he was a Dynamics Engineer at British Aerospace, Weybridge, working primarily on the design and flight test of control systems on the Airbus A320. He returned to Cambridge in 1987 as a College Lecturer at Churchill College, obtaining the PhD degree in 1993. He has held faculty positions at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, and in the Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Imperial College, London and is currently a Reader in Control Engineering and a member of the Control Group University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering.