P.M.J. (Paul) Van den Hof - Expertise

Hof, P.M.J. Van den
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Chair :
Modeling and control of dynamical systems in electrical engineering
Department :
Department of Electrical Engineering
Section :
Control Systems
Positioncategory :
Professor (HGL)
Position :
Full Professor
Room :
FLX 5.134
Tel :
+31 40-247 3839
Tel (internal) :
Email :


  • D14340 - Measurement and control engineering



Paul M. J. Van den Hof received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in 1982 and 1989, respectively. In 1986 he moved to Delft University of Technology, where he was appointed as Full Professor in 1999. Since 2003, he has been founding co-director of the Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC), with appointments in the faculty of Mechanical, Maritime, and Materials Engineering, and the faculty of Applied Sciences. As of 2011, he holds a Full Professor position with the Electrical Engineering Department, Eindhoven University of Technology. From 2005-2015 he was Scientific Director of the National Research and Graduate School Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC), and National Representative of the Dutch NMO in IFAC. His research interests are in data-driven modeling, identification for control, identification in dynamic networks, and model-based control and optimization, with applications in industrial process control systems, including petroleum reservoir engineering systems, and high-tech systems. Prof. Van den Hof was General Chair of the 13th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in 2003. He has been a member of the IFAC Council (1999-2005, 2017-2020), Associate Editor and Editor of Automatica (1992-2005), and Vice-President of IFAC (2017-2020). He is a Fellow of IFAC and of IEEE, and Honorary Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is holder of an ERC Advanced Research Grant on Dynamic Network Identification. A full CV is available at: