Editor - System and Control Theory
The University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308, New South Wales, Australia
Rick Middleton was born on 10 December 1961 in Newcastle Australia. He received his B.Sc. (1983), B.Eng. (Hons-I) (1984) and Ph.D. (1987) from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He has had visiting appointments at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Michigan and the Hamilton Institute (National University of Ireland Maynooth). In 1991 he was awarded the Australian Telecommunications and Electronics Research Board Outstanding Young Investigator award. In 1994 he was awarded the Royal Society of New South Wales Edgeworth-David Medal; he was elected to the grade of Fellow of the IEEE starting 1999, received the M.A. Sargent Award from the Electrical College of Engineers Australia in 2004, and as a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control in 2013.
He has served as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, the IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology, and Automatica. He has also served as associate editor at large and senior editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, as Head of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Newcastle; as a panel member and sub panel chair for the Australian Research Council; as Vice President - Member Activities and also as Vice President - Conference Activities of the IEEE Control Systems Society; President (2011) of the IEEE Control Systems Society; as Director of the ARC Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control; a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Control Systems Society, and as a research professor at the Hamilton Institute, The National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
He is currently director of the University of Newcastle Priority Research Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control. His research interests include a broad range of Control Systems Theory and Applications, including feedback performance limitations, information limited control and systems biology.