Brian D.O. Anderson was born in Sydney, Australia, and received hisundergraduate education at the University of Sydney and PhD at Stanford University. Following completion of his education, he workedin industry in Silicon Valley and served as an Assistant Professor inthe Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford. He wasFoundation Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University ofNewcastle, Australia, from 1967 until 1981 and is now Professor ofSystems Engineering at the Australian National University. Hisinterests are in control and signal processing. He is a Fellow of theRoyal Society, the Australian Academy of Science, the AustralianAcademy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and the Instituteof Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and an Honorary Fellow of theInstitution of Engineers, Australia. He holds a doctorate (honoriscausa) from the Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. He isserving a term as President of the International Federation ofAutomatic Control from 1990 to 1993.
Modern controller design packages often fall short of offering what is truly practical: low order controllers, discrete-time controllers operating in a sampled-data loop, and finite word length realizations of controllers with the FWL property minimally impacting closed-loop performance. The lecture describes how to achieve these objectives.
An article based on Brian Anderson's Bode Lecture was published in IEEE Control Systems Magazine in August 2003 and is available on IEEE Xplore at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=229554