Per-Olof Gutman

Per-Olof Gutman
+972-54-4497210 +972-4-8342660
+972-4-8295696 (attn. POGutman)
Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Haifa 32000, Israel

Curriculum including List of Publications


Invitation to Graduate Students:  Some Topics for Thesis Research

  • Control of an autonomous motorcycle
  • Handling and riding control for off-road vehicles
  • Integration of Feedback Control and Statistical Process Control (SPC).
  • Greenhouse control and failure detection in greenhouses
  • Control of quality variables in wine manufacturing
  • Control of an aero-electric power station
  • Control of mechanical systems with non-differentiable non-linearities, e.g.  back-lash compensation for motion control
  • Algorithms for Adaptive Robust Control
  • Computer aided robust control systems design
  • Optimal water allocation
  • Model Predictive Control  for Uncertain Systems with Constraints with Output Feedback
  • Model Predictive Control for piecewise linear systems.
  • Model Reference Adaptive Control of Distributed Systems
  • Control of a stair walking assist robot
  • Traffic flow control, e.g.  control of signalized intersections, or dynamic toll determination.
  • Active earth-quake mitigation control for buildings.



Current courses


  • 014004  Systems Analysis.
  • 014928  Automatic Control Laboratory
  • 015019  Introduction to Control
  • 017003  Systems and Control
  • 017004  Control Systems Design. Course description, handouts, and the User Manual for Qsyn - the  Toolbox for Robust Control Systems Design for use with Matlab can be inspected and downloaded here 


Academic Degrees

  • B.Sc. (1973),  Lund University, Sweden.
  • M.Sc (1977),  University of California, Los Angeles
  • Ph.D. (1982), Department of Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden



Recent Appointments

  • 2009-2010 Ingénieur/Chercheur. Commissariat à l'énergie atomique, CEA-LIST DIASI/Interactive Robotics Laboratory, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France (sabbatical year).
  • 2008 Guest professor Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden. (summer)
  • 1988-2008 Guest professor, Division of Optimization & Systems Theory, Department of Mathematics, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. (1-2 months/year)
  • 2007 - Professor Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
  • 2005-2006 Visiting Professor, Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università del Sannio, Benevento, Italy (sabbatical year).
  • 1995-1996 Directeur de recherche CNRS associé/ Professeur associé, Laboratoire d'Automatique de Grenoble, ENSIEG/INPG, Grenoble, France (sabbatical year).