Brian D. O. Anderson

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Distinguished Professor, Hangzhou Dianzi University,
Emeritus Professor,Research School of Engineering,
College of Engineering and Computer Science,
Australian National University.

Distinguished Researcher, Data61-CSIRO.

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Full Name

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Brian David Outram ANDERSON

Citizenship

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Australian

Current Appointments

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Distinguished Professor
Hangzhou Dianzi University,

Emeritus Professor,
Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering,
The Australian National University

Distinguished Researcher,
Data61-CSIRO (formerly NICTA)

Telephone: (02) 6125 8667 Fax: (02) 6125 8660
Email:brian.anderson@anu.edu.au
Web Address: http://www.anu.edu.au

Degrees

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  • BSc (Pure Mathematics major) (University medal), Sydney University, 1962
  • BE (Electrical Engineering major) (University medal), Sydney University, 1964
  • PhD (Electrical Engineering major), Stanford University, 1966
  • DHC (Docteur honoris causa), Université Catholique de Louvain, 1991
  • Dr sc tech hc (Doctor honoris causa), ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Zürich 1993
  • Hon DEng, University of Sydney, 1995
  • Hon DEng, University of Melbourne, 1997
  • Hon Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, 2000
  • Hon DSc, University of New South Wales, 2001
  • Hon DEng, University of Newcastle, 2005
  • Hon DEng, University of Technology Sydney, 2012
  • Hon Professor, Zhejiang University, China, 2016

Civil Decorations

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Officer of the Order of Australia, 1993

Centenary Medal, Government of Australia, 2001

Japan Order of the Rising Sun with Neck Ribbon and Gold Rays, 2007

Companion of the Order of Australia, 2016

Languages

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German, French, Japanese (limited), Spanish (limited)

Past Academic Appointments

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1981 - 2016
Professor, then Distinguished Professor, The Australian National University
1967 - 1981
Foundation Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Newcastle
1966 - 1967
Acting Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
1970 - Present
Visiting appointments at universities in US, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, France, Belgium, New Zealand and Australia aggregating to several years duration (list available).

Past Appointments

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(apart from visiting academic appointments)
2010-2012
Scientific Advisory Board, Biovision Australia
2005-2008
National Research Priorities (NRP) Standing Committee (Dept of Education, Science and Training)
2005-2009
Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) Advisory Board (an ARC funded Special Research Centre)
2004-2010
Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control (CDSC) Advisory Board, University of Newcastle, NSW
2004-2007
Institute for Telecommunications Research (ITR) Advisory Board, University of South Australia
2005-2006
e-Research Coordinating Committee (Dept of Education, Science and Training)
2003-2006
Chief Scientist, National ICT Australia
1995-2005
Director, Cochlear Limited
2002-2003
Interim CEO/President, National ICT Australia Ltd
2001-2003
Member, Board of the Australian Research Council
2000-2002
Consultant, Bandspeed Inc (USA)
1994-2002
Director, Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering, ANU
1999-2002
Strategic Advisory Group, Pangea Resources International, Baden, Switzerland
1998-2002
Trustee, Ian Clunies Ross Memorial Foundation
1998-2002
Director, Australian Foundation for Science
1998-2002
President, Australian Academy of Science
1998-2002
Member, Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council
1991-2002
Member, Encyclopaedia Britannica Australian Advisory Committee, (Chairman 1999 - 2002)
2000-2001
Member, Australian Research Council
1999-2001
Member, Steering Committee, Innovation Summit
1999-2000
Strategic Advisor to Australian Science Capability Review
2001-2001
Chairman, PMSEIC Working Group on R&D Base for Information Technology and Communications
1997-2000
Director, ANUTECH Pty Ltd
1991-1999
Member Management Board, Cooperative Research Centre for Robust and Adaptive Systems, (Chairman 1991-1994)
1981-1998
Member, CRA later Rio Tinto, Technological Advisory Board
1991-1997
Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Control Systems Society
1995-1997
Member, Enabling Research & Development Advisory Group, Department of Defence
1990-1993
President, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)
(Vice President, President Elect, 1984-1990, Immediate Past President, 1993-1996)
1989-1995
Member, Managing Board, Nucleus Limited
1990-1995
Member, Cooperative Research Centres Committee, Department of Industry, Science and Technology
1989-1993
Member, Prime Minister's Science and Engineering Council
1982-1991
Head, Department of Systems Engineering, The Australian National University
1983-1989
Member, OTC Research and Development Board
1986-1989
Director, Telectronics Holdings Ltd
1984-1986
Member, Australian Industrial Research and Development Incentives Board
1982-1987
Member, Australian Telecommunications and Electronics Research Board (formerly Radio Research Board) (Deputy Chairman 1986-1987)
1982-1983
Member, Australian UNESCO Commission
1980-1983
Member, Council of Australian Academy of Science
1977-1982
Member, Australian Science and Technology Council (Working Party member 1982-85, 1988-89)
1967-1982
Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Newcastle, Australia
1972-1978
Member, Australian Research Grants Committee
1972-1973
Member, Council of University of Newcastle, Australia
1967-1975
Head of Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
1964-1967
Research Assistant, then Acting Instructor (June 1965), then Acting Assistant Professor (March 1966), Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, California, USA
1966-1967
Staff Consultant, Vidar Corporation, Mountain View, California (1/4 time)
1964-1964
Teaching Fellow, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Visiting Academic Appointment

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September 2007
Visiting Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
July 2007
Visiting Professor, Tech University of Vienna
November/December 2006
Visiting Professor, Yale University, USA
September 2006
Visiting Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
April/May 2006 and September 2006
Visiting Professor, Tech University of Vienna
Nov/Dec 2005
Visiting Professor, Yale University, USA
Sept/Oct 2005
Visiting Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
June/July 2005
Visiting Professor, Tech University of Vienna
February 2005
Visiting Professor, Kyoto University, Japan
September 2004
Visiting Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
May 2004
Visiting Professor, Yale University
February 2004
Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley
December 2003
Distinguished Visitor, Coordinated Sci Lab, University of Illinois
Nov 2003
Distinguished Visiting Professor, City University of Hong Kong
May 2002
Visiting Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
May 2001
Visiting Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
May 2000
Visiting Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Oct/Nov 1999
Distinguished Visitor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
May-June 1999
Visiting Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
October 1997
Visiting Professor, University of Florence, Italy
June 1997
Visiting Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
April 1997
Visiting Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
April/May 1996
Visiting Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich
May 1995
Visiting Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich
April 1994
Visiting Professor, Chiba University and Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
October 1993
Visiting Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich
May 1993
Visiting Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
December 1992
Visiting Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
June 1992
Visiting Professor, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France
April 1991
Visiting Professor, Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble
July 1990
Visiting Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
April-May 1990
Visiting Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich
May 1989
Visiting Professor, Kyoto University, Japan
April 1989
Visiting Scientist, Institute of Econometrics, Operations Research and Systems Theory, Tech University of Vienna
June 1988
Visiting Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich
April 1988
Visiting Scientist, Institute of Econometrics, Operations Research and System Theory, Tech University of Vienna
June 1987
Visiting Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara
March 1987
Gastdozent, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich
July 1987
Visiting Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara
June 1986
Gastdozent, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich
June 1984
Gastdozent, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich
Sept 1983
Visiting Professor, Centre of Concentration for Dynamical Systems, University of Bremen, Federal Republic of Germany
May 1983
Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand
March 1983
Visiting Professor of Mathematics, University of Western Australia
May 1982
Visiting Professor of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Sept 80-Mar 81
Visiting Professor of Electrical and Computing Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Sept 80-Mar 81
Visiting Professor of Electrical and Computing Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
July 77-Feb 78
Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, California, USA
Oct 74-Nov 74
Visiting Professor in Electrical Engineering, University of California, USA
Aug 73-Feb 74
Visiting Professor Computer and Information Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Jan 70-June 70
Visiting Professor of Information and Control Science, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA
June 66-Aug 66
Visiting Lecturer, San Jose State College, San Jose, California, USA

Current Editorial Activities

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  • Editorial Board, Communications in Information and Systems (CIS) (since 1999)

Prizes, Awards and Distinctions

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  • Fulbright Grant, 1964, 1970, 1977
  • Senior Prize for Best Paper, IEEE Trans on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 1986
  • Kelvin Premium, IEE, 1989, Electrical College Eminent Speaker 1990-1991
  • Flinders Lectureship and Medal, Australian Academy of Science, 1992
  • Guillemin-Cauer Award, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, 1992
  • IEEE Control Systems Society Bode Prize, 1992
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, The Australian National University, 1994
  • International Award of Society for Materials Engineering for Resources of Japan, 1994
  • Life Adviser, International Federation of Automatic Control, 1996
  • IEEE Control Systems Award, 1997
  • Guest of Honour, World Automation Congress (WAC'98), Alaska, USA, 1998
  • Quazza Medal, IFAC, 1999
  • Best Paper Prize, Automatica, 1999
  • Named by ISI as one of the most highly cited scientists in the world within the category of engineering for the period 1981-1999
  • Honourable Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, 2000
  • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Control Systems Society, 2001
  • IEEE James H Mulligan Jr Education Medal, 2001
  • Guillemin-Cauer Award, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, 2001
  • MA Sargent Medal, Institute of Engineers, Australia, 2002
  • Asian Control Professors Association Education Award, 2002
  • Centenary Medal, Government of Australia, 2003
  • Chancellor's Special Commendation and Medal, The Australian National University, 2004
  • Commendation of Foreign Minister of Japan, 2006
  • Best Paper Prize, Asian Journal of Control, 2009
  • Best Paper Prize (Guan Zhao-Zhi Award), Chinese Control Conference, 2015
  • John R. Ragazzini Education Award, American Automatic Control Council, 2016

Other Past Appointments and Consultancies

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Other appointments included six and a half years service with the RAAF Active Reserve, including over four years in commissioned rank, a total of six months as a semiconductor applications engineer with Philips Electrical Industries, Artarmon, New South Wales, and a consultant to Sulphide Corporation, Newcastle; Atlantic Richfield Oil Co, Dallas, Texas; Australian Post Office Research Laboratories, Melbourne; Royal Dutch Shell Research Laboratories Australia; Amsterdam; Hunter District Water Board, Newcastle; Systems Control Inc, Palo Alto; Rockwell International, Thousand Oaks; Boeing Commercial Aircraft Co, Seattle; Boeing Computer Services, Seattle; McAdams, Roux, O’Connor Associates, Denver; Aerospace Corporation, Los Angeles; Monier Ltd, Sydney; Amatek Ltd, Sydney; BHP Ltd, Newcastle; Integrated Systems Incorporated, Santa Clara; United Technologies Research Center, Connecticut, USA; Pacific Dunlop Ltd Melbourne; Collisons Patent Attorney, Adelaide; Austrian Government; Chilean Government; advisor to various Australian Government agencies on frequent occasions

Other Past Activities

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1984-1996

Officer, International Federation of Automatic Control (President, 1990-1993)

1998-2002

President, Australian Academy of Science

Membership of Learned Societies

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  • Australian Academy of Science (Fellow-1974)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Fellow-1975)
  • Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (Fellow-1980)
  • Institution of Engineers, Australia (Honorary Fellow-1985)
  • Royal Society, London (Fellow-1989)
  • National Academy of Engineering, USA (Foreign Member-2002)
  • International Federation of Automatic Control (Fellow-2005)