Jacquelien Scherpen, professor in systems and control engineering at the Engineering and Technology Institute (ENTEG) of the University of Groningen, is the next President of the European Control Association (EUCA). She will take up office as the President in January 2020. She is already vice-president of EUCA since 2018. Representing all Systems and Control scientist in the Europe EUCA’s, goal is promoting initiatives that enhance scientific exchange, disseminate information, and coordinate research networks and technology transfer in the field of Systems and Control within the Union. Jacquelien Scherpen will be leading the EUCA for two years. Jacquelien Scherpen was elected during the General Assembly meeting of the EUCA in Naples held on 26 June 2019 during the yearly European Control Conference that takes place under the auspices of EUCA.
Jacquelien Scherpen received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Twente, The Netherlands, in the field of Systems and Control. From 1994 to 2006 she was at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. She started as postdoctoral fellow, followed by an assistant (1995) and associate (1999) professorship in Control Engineering. Since September 2006 she holds a professor position at the University of Groningen in the Engineering and Technology institute Groningen at the faculty of Science and Engineering. She was scientific director of ENTEG from 2013 - 2018. Since 2016 she is director of the Groningen Engineering Center, the Center that unites all engineering related research and teaching at the University of Groningen.
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