Prof. Dr. Ivan Markovsky
Ivan Markovsky obtained Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2005. Since then, he is teaching and doing research in control and system theory at the School of Electronics and Computer Science of the University of Southampton and the Department of Fundamental Electricity and Instrumentation of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where he is currently an associate professor. His research interests are structured low-rank approximation, system identification, and data-driven control, topics on which he has published 100 peer-reviewed papers, 10 book chapters, and 2 monographs. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Control and the SIAM Journal of Matrix Analysis and Applications. In 2011, Ivan Markovsky was awarded an ERC starting grant on the topic of structured low-rank approximation.