Professor Visakan Kadirkamanathan has been appointed as the new Chair of the United Kingdom Automatic Control Council (UKACC), taking over from the outgoing Chair, Professor Roger Dixon.

UKACC is the UK’s member organisation of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) and seeks to act as an effective link between the UK and the international control communities.

The wider purpose of the IFAC is to promote the science and technology of control in the broadest sense, in all systems (including engineering, physical, biological and economic) and is also concerned with the impact of control technology on society.

This is achieved through Technical Committees, Conferences, Symposia and Workshops as well as the annual UKACC Lecture and the biennial Control Conference.

Professor Kadirkamanathan, a member of MAPP's executive team and X3 Theme Co-Lead, is looking forward to working with UKACC membership and the IFAC to promote the interests of the wider control and systems engineering community in the UK.

This article first appeared on the University of Sheffield's website.