MSc Degree in Control Systems celebrates 50th anniversary

The University of Manchester's Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has celebrated the 50th anniversary of its MSc Degree in Control Systems, with more than 120 people attending a special event at the University's historic Sackville Street Building.

Taking place on June 14 2019, the day included key presentations from a number of distinguished guests, external MSc examiners and MSc alumni.

Professor David Bell, Dr Peter Cook and Professor John Gray discussed the history of the Control Systems Centre and the MSc Degree in Control Systems, and Professor Jan Maciejowski, Professor Stephen Duncan and Professor Sebastian Dormido talked about current and future control education.

The impressive work and life of Professor Howard Rosenbrock was explored by Professor Keith Glover, Ms Gina Rosenbrock and Ms Jenni Rosenbrock, while the successful stories of a number of MSc alumni - including Mr Derek Robinson, Dr Peter G Scotson, Dr Jun Zhang, Dr Umit Genc, Professor Sirish Shah, Professor Jonathan Love and Dr James Whidborne - were also shared. The final talk of the day was given by Professor Alice Larkin, who discussed the future of the University.

Attendees, alumni and invited guests were also able to interact and engage with a showcase of existing control work, which included demonstrators and posters.

The celebration was a big success and the Department hopes it will have a wide and positive impact on the MSc Degree in Control Systems both now and in the future.

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