Prof. Richard ( Rick ) Middleton
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School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Professor Richard H. Middleton was born on 10th 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, and received the M.A. Sargent Award from the Electrical College of Engineers Australia in 2004.
He has served as an associate editor, associate editor at large and senior editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, the IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology, and Automatica, 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 Systems Biology.
- PhD, University of Newcastle, 1986
- Bachelor of Engineering, University of Newcastle, 1984
- Bachelor of Science, University of Newcastle, 1983
- Systems and Control, Robotics, Adaptive Control, Electronics, Applied Kalman Filtering
Middleton has experience across a wide range of fundamental and applied research. His theoretical work is primarily focused on Control and Systems Theory, with diverse applications from mine planning optimisation, through metal forming processes and robotics.
Fields of Research
|090600||Electrical And Electronic Engineering||75|
|080199||Artificial Intelligence And Image Processing Not Elsewhere Classified||20|
|080299||Computation Theory And Mathematics Not Elsewhere Classified||5|
Centres and Groups
ARC Committee member
- ARC Panel Member 1998-2000 - Sub Panel A4
Body relevant to professional practice.
- Fellow - I.E. Aust (Engineers Australia)
- Fellow 1998 - IEEE
- Vice President, Member Activities - IEEE Control Systems Society
- Fellow - IEEE Control Systems Society
- Associate Editor 1998-2004 - Automatica
- Editor - IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
- Associate Editor 1997-2000 - IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
M.A. Sargeant Medal
Engineers Australia (Australia)
Annual National Awarded by the College of Electrical Engineers, Australia.
Royal Society of NSW Edgeworth-David Medal
Royal Society of NSW (Australia)
Annual award for an outstanding young Scientist.
Outstanding Young Investigator
Australian Telecommunications and Electronics Research Board (Australia)
Annual national award for outstanding young investigator.
Middleton has administrative expertise in a range of internal and external settings. These include head of department roles within ithe University of Newcastle, together with Directorship of an ARC Centre. Externally, this can be seen through the examples of ARC Panel Membership (including sub-panel chair role in 2000); successive vice-president roles within the IEEE Control Systems Society; Program Chair role for the premier annual control theory conference; 3 Associate editor appointments;
- Electronics, Circuits, Control,
Middleton has extensive undergraduate, postgraduate and professional teaching experience. His primary areas of teaching have been related to electrical circuits, electronics and feedback control.