Victor Sreeram (Chair of the Board)

The University of Western Australia

Victor Sreeram (Director)

Victor Sreeram is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Engineering, University of Western Australia.

He obtained Bachelor's degree in 1981 from Bangalore University, Master's degree in 1983 from Madras University, India, and Ph.D degree from University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 1990, all in Electrical Engineering.

He worked as a project engineer in Indian Space Research Organisation from 1983 to 1985. He has authored over 120 journal publications and over 130 conference publications.

He has successfully supervised over 20 PhD students. He is currently an associated editor of IET Control Theory and Applications and Asian Journal of Control.

He was the General Chair of 3rd Australian Control Conference, Perth, November 4-5, 2013 and the Vice Chair of Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, Perth, WA, September 28-1 October 2014.

He is currently the Chair of National Committee on Automation, Control, and Instrumentation (Engineers Australia Technical Committee).

Ljubo Vlacic (Director)

Griffith University

Ljubo Vlacic (Treasurer)

Professor Emeritus Ljubo Vlacic is with Griffith University's Institute for Integrated & Intelligent Systems. He is a control systems scientist and practitioner, renowned for his contributions to co-operative driverless vehicles and intelligent control systems engineering research and development.

He brings to ANZCC Steering Committee a wealth of experience in: (i) organising technical and scientific events and conferences, and (ii) leading international technical committees and project teams.

His research achievements made news headlines and were broadcast through media outlets throughout the world.

In recognitions of his achievements, he received 19 awards including the IEE Innovation Medal, Sir Lionel Hooke Award, Queensland Professional Engineer of the Year Award and the Gold Coast Business Events Ambassador Award.

Currently, he is on the Board of Governors of IEEE-ITS Society, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE-Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, Chair of the IET Queensland Network Committee and Chair of the IET Australia Forum.

He graduated from the University of Sarajevo 1973 and completed his MPhil and PhD degrees in 1976 and 1986 respectively. He also graduated from the Conservatorium of Music, University of Sarajevo in 1974 and played violin with philharmonic and symphony orchestras.

Ian R. Petersen (Director)

The Australian National University

Ian R. Petersen (Secretary)

Ian R. Petersen was born in Victoria, Australia. He received a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering in 1984 from the University of Rochester. From 1983 to 1985 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian National University. From 1985 until 2016 he was with UNSW Canberra where was most recently a Scientia Professor and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow in the School of Engineering and Information Technology.

He has previously been ARC Executive Director for Mathematics Information and Communications, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research for UNSW and an Australian Federation Fellow. From 2017 he has been a Professor at the Australian National University.

He is currently the Director of the Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering at the Australian National University. He has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Systems and Control Letters, Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology and SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization.

Currently he is an Editor for Automatica. He is a fellow of IFAC, the IEEE and the Australian Academy of Science. His main research interests are in robust control theory, quantum control theory and stochastic control theory.

Iven Mareels(Director)

Fellow of IEEEĀ  (USA), IFAC (Austria), KVAB (Belgium), EA and ATSE (Australia),

Professor Iven Mareels

Lab Director
IBM Research Australia

Since Feb 2018, Iven Mareels is the Director for IBM Research in Australia. He received the PhD in Systems Engineering from the Australian National University in 1987, and the Master of Engineering (Electromechanical) from Gent University in 1982.

Iven has been involved with more than 30 international conferences across all functions of conference organisation, and co-contributed more than 250 papers to conferences. He supervised 45 PhD and 18MPhil students to completion, and he is developing another 3 PhD students.

For his contributions to (control engineering) research and education Iven has received numerous awards, inter alia Iven is a Commander in the Order of the Crown of Belgium, a Fellow of The Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Australia (; The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (USA) (, the International Federation of Automatic Control (, Engineers Australia ( and he is a Foreign Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (

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