Thomas Bak – Biography

Key qualifications:

Thomas Bak received a PhD degree in control systems from Aalborg University, Denmark. He has research into theory and applications in the area of control engineering and systems theory as general area. Specific theoretic interests comprise hybrid systems and sensor information fusion, specifically addressed at social intelligent technology. Application experience has been in the areas of motion control systems. In 2002–2003 at University of California, Berkeley as a Visiting Research Fellow and previously at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California in 1997–1998. He is head of the section on Automation & Control a research group consisting of 15 faculty staff and 28 PhD students. He is co-director of the CISS centre for embedded systems, and head of the research school on electrical and electronics engineering at Aalborg University. He is chair of the IEEE Joint Chapter on Control System Society and Robotics and Automation Society and on the management board of The European Union Control Association. He has been on the assessment committee for doctoral defences in several countries and has been a member of international program committees for three international conferences. He is head of the PhD study programme at Aalborg University within Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He has supervised 10 PhD students and is currently supervising 6 PhD students. He received national and EU funding for research projects during the last 5 years of 8 mill Euro.

Work experience:

Education and training:

  • PhD Aalborg University (DK) 1998. Advisor: Professor Mogens Blanke. Thesis: Spacecraft Attitude Determination – a Magnetometer Approach.

  • MScEE Aalborg University (DK) 1993