Curriculum Vitae Michel GEVERS

Department of Mathematical Engineering

Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM)

Université catholique de Louvain

Avenue Georges Lemaître, 4
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Tel.: +32.10.472590 (Direct) or +32.10.472597 (Secretary)
Fax: +32.10.472180
Mobile phone: +32.476.289540
Publications list:

Google Scholar Citations

Report on scientific productivity of Belgian researchers

Slides on History of System Identification

Visit of King Albert II on 1 October 2009

Emeritus Professor


  • Emeritus: no teaching tasks
Academic appointments
Fields of interest and research experience
  • System identification, experiment design, multivariable systems, adaptive and robust control, identification for robust control, finite wordlength effects in signal processing and control problems, identification of dynamical networks
  • Applications of system identification and process control
  • Scientific performance indicators


  • Salah Aidarous (1976), Bernard Deswysen (1977), Georges Bastin (1979)
  • Vincent Wertz (1982), X. Lige (1989)
  • Gang Li (1990), Christophe Delépaut (1991), Vincent Blondel (1992), Marc Haest (1992), Franky Debruyne (1996), Pierre Carrette (1997), Pierre Ansay (1999)
  • Benoît Codrons (2000), Xavier Bombois (2000), Gabriel Solari (2005), Tzvetan Ivanov (2011)
Awards & Fellowships
Editorial boards
Paper reviewing activities for

Automatica, Control Engineering Practice, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Proceedings of the IEEE, Systems and Control Letters, Control - Theory and Advanced Technology, European Journal of Control, International Journal of Control, Journal of Process Control, Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society, Journal of Econometrics, SIAM Journal of Control and Optimization, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, Mathematical Reviews, Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, IEE Proceedings on Control Theory and Applications, Computers and Chemical Engineering, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Chemical Engineering Science, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.

Evaluation activities for
  • Prentice Hall
  • the US National Science Foundation
  • the Australian Research Council
  • the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France)
  • the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada
  • the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish National Board for Industrial and Technical Development (NUTEK), and the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research
  • the Dutch Technology Foundation
  • the Dutch Academy of Science
  • the University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • the Estonian Academy of Science
  • the University of Vaasa, Finland
  • Chalmers University, Sweden
  • Linköping University, Sweden
  • the National Agency for the Evaluation of Italian Universities (ANVUR)
  • the  Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO, Belgium)
  • the  Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS, Belgium)
  • Member of the International Program Committee of numerous Conferences organized by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control), and EUCA (European Union Control Association)
  • Co-Chairman (with G. Bastin) of the European Control Conference 1997
Thesis Committees

Member of thesis review committees in many universities:

  • Université Catholique de Louvain, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université de Liège (Belgium)
  • Université de Paris, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Université de Rouen (France), Nancy-Université
  • Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)
  • Linköping University, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) - Stockholm (Sweden)
  • Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology, Twente University (The Netherlands)
  • Australian National University, University of Newcastle, Melbourne University (Australia)
Visiting Academic Appointments
Teaching experience
  • Courses on System Identification, Control, Stochastic Processes and Estimation Theory at UCL
  • Numerous seminars, lectures and plenary lectures in various universities and at conferences throughout the world
  • Post-graduate courses (2 days to 1 week) on System Identification, Identification for Control and Optimal Control at the Australian National University (1985), Linköping University, Sweden (1987), organised by the Nordic Graduate Council, the University of California, Santa Barbara (1991), the Dutch Summmer School on Identification for Control (1993), the Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby (1994), the Laboratoire d'Automatique de Grenoble (1996), the `Ecole d'Ete d'Automatique de Grenoble' (1994 and 1998), the Dutch Institute for Systems and Control (1998, 1999), and the Belgian Graduate School on Systems and Control (1993, 1994, 1996, 1997)
  • One-day course at the IEEE Conferences on Decision and Control (1992, 1993, 1995, 1996) and at the IFAC World Congress (1996) on the connections between identification and robust control, some of them jointly with Dr. Robert Kosut (Stanford University), Dr. Robert Bitmead (Australian National University) and Dr. Roy Smith (UC Santa Barbara)
Responsibilities at UCL
  • Foundation Director of the Laboratoire d'Automatique, Dynamique et Analyse des Systèmes, 1976-1980, and Director again from 1989 to 1996
  • Assistant to the Dean of the School of Engineering (Université Catholique de Louvain) in charge of post-graduate admissions, 1978-1980
  • Co-Director, jointly with G. Bastin, of the Centre for Advanced Control Methods, funded from 1988 to 1990 by the Belgian Ministry of Science
  • Co-Director, jointly with G. Bastin and M.J. Crochet, of the Interuniversity Research Network in Modeling, Simulation and Control of Complex Systems, funded from 1991 to 1996 by the Belgian Ministry of Science (Interuniversity Attraction Pole - II/17)
  • Chairman of the Department of Mathematical Engineering, 2000-2003
  • Chairman of the Graduate Programme Committee of the School of Engineering, Université Catholique de Louvain, 1996-2000
  • Member of the Ethics in Research Committee of the Université Catholique de Louvain, 1999-2012
  • Director of the Interuniversity Research Network in Modelling, Identification, Simulation and Control of Complex Systems, funded from 1997 to 2001 by the Belgian Ministry of Science (Interuniversity Attraction Pole - IV/2)
  • Director of the Interuniversity Research Network on Dynamical Systems and Control, funded from 2002 to 2006 by the Belgian Ministry of Science (Interuniversity Attraction Pole - V/22)
  • Director of the Interuniversity Research Network on Dynamical Systems, Control, and Optimization (DYSCO) funded from 2007 to 2011 by the Belgian Federal Ministry of Science (Interuniversity Attraction Pole - VI/4)
  • Member of the Research Council of the Université Catholique de Louvain, 2000 - 2005
Responsibilites in scientific organisations
  • President of the European Union Control Association from 1997 to 1999
  • Member of the Board of Governors of the Control Systems Society of the IEEE (1991), 1995-1997, and 1998-2000
  • Vice-President of the Control Systems Society of the IEEE, 2000-2001
  • Chairman of the International Committee of the IEEE Control Systems Society, 1995-1999
  • Chairman of the Young Author Prize Committee of IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control), 1996-1999
  • Member of the IFAC Awards Committee, 1996-1999
  • Member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Modelling, Identification and Signal Processing, since 1995
  • Member of the IFAC Theory Committee, 1980-1994
  • Member of the Comité Scientifique du Laboratoire Heudiasyc, CNRS, Compiègne, France
  • Member of the Comité Scientifique du Laboratoire de Signaux et Systèmes, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, 1988-1991, of the Comité Scientifique du Laboratoire d'Automatique de Grenoble, 1992-1994, and of the Comité Scientifique du Laboratoire I3S, CNRS, Sophia Antipolis, France, 1995-1997
  • Member of GRECO/CNRS (Groupe de Recherches Coordonnées du CNRS, France) on Adaptive Systems, since 1986
  • Member of the Signals and Systems committee of the Swedish Research Council,  2001-2007
  • Member of the scientific committee SEN-3 of the FNRS (Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique, Belgium) for the period 2010-2012.
  • Member of the selection committee of the European Control Award, 2014 and 2015.
  • Member of the Conseil Fédéral de la Politique Scientifique (CFPS), Belgium, 2014-now
  • Adaptive Optimal Control (with Robert R. Bitmead and Vincent Wertz), Prentice Hall, 1990 (ISBN 0-13-013277-2)
  • Parametrizations in Control, Estimation and Filtering Problems (with Gang Li), Springer Verlag, 1993 (ISBN 3-540-19821-0)
  • Plenary Lectures and Mini-Courses (with Georges Bastin), European Control Conference (ECC), 1997

Publications As of 6 June, 2019: 2 books, 16 book chapters, 101 journal papers, 168 conference papers. See my full list of publications : the most recent publications are available in [PDF] format
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Last updated on 10 February, 2021.