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Kemin Zhou

Kemin Zhou

Mark and Carolyn C. Guidry Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

What was your previous position and where?

Before joining LSU, I was a postdoctoral fellow and instructor at the California Institute of Technology. I have been here since 1990.

What brought you to LSU?

It was probably the mystery about the South, the food, the oak trees and the beautiful campus.

What is your research interest?

My research interest is in the general area of robust control, which deals with the modeling and control of uncertain systems. More specifically, I am conducting research in systems with uncertainties, color print engine control, fault diagnosis and reconfigurable control, probabilistic control theory, multi-objective optimal control, model and controller approximations, and various industrial applications of control theory.

What do you hope to accomplish at LSU?

I hope to help students to be successful in their careers and to make LSU internationally visible in our field, and we have largely achieved that.

What do you enjoy most about LSU?

The students and colleagues I have worked with.

What are your major accomplishments?

We are internationally known for our research and our research results are widely cited in our field. I have also published three books: “Robust and Optimal Control” (Prentice Hall, 1995, translated into Japanese [1997] and Chinese [2002]), “Essentials of Robust Control” (Prentice Hall, 1997), and “Introduction to Feedback Control” (Prentice Hall, 2009). The first two books have been adopted worldwide and cited in control engineering research and applications. I was elected the Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 2003 for contributions to robust control system theory and application.


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