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Emilia Fridman received the M.Sc. degree from Kuibyshev State University, USSR, in 1981 and the Ph.D. degree from Voronezh State University, USSR, in 1986, all in mathematics. From 1986 to 1992 she was an Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Kuibyshev Institute of Railway Engineers, USSR. Since 1993 she has been at Tel Aviv University, where she is currently Professor of Electrical Engineering Systems. She has held visiting positions at the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics in Berlin (Germany), INRIA in Rocquencourt (France), Ecole Centrale de Lille (France), Valenciennes University (France), Leicester University (UK), Kent University (UK), CINVESTAV (Mexico), Zhejiang University (China), St. Petersburg IPM (Russia), Melbourne University (Australia), Supelec (France), KTH (Sweden). Her research interests include time-delay systems, networked control systems, distributed parameter systems, robust control, singular perturbations and nonlinear control. She has published more than 200 journal articles and two monographs. She serves/served as Associate Editor in Automatica, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization and IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information. She was ranked as a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters (Web of Science) in 2014 and the 25th (top 0.03%)  in Industrial Engineering & Automation by Stanford University study in 2022. . Since 2018, she has been the incumbent for Chana and Heinrich Manderman Chair on System Control at Tel Aviv University. She is IEEE Fellow . In 2021 she was recipient of IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Delay Systems Life Time Achievement Award and of Kadar Award for outstanding research in Tel Aviv University. She is  a member of the IFAC Council for 2017-2023. She is IEEE CSS Distinguished Lecturer for 2023-2025. In 2023 her monograph ``Introduction to Time-Delay Systems: Analysis and Control" (Birkhauser, 2014) was the winner of IFAC Harold Chestnut Control Engineering Textbook Prize.

Current Research

Major Interests

Associate Editorships

Current courses

Graduate and post-doc students

  1. Robust control of systems with time-delay.

  2. New Lyapunov technique for analysis and design of networked control systems

  3. Robust control of distributed parameter systems

  4. Using artificial delay for control

  5. A time-delay approach to averaging

  1. Time-Delay Systems.

  2. Networked Control Systems

  3. Distributed Parameter Systems

  4. H-infinity Control

  5. Singular Perturbations

  • Vladimir Suplin

  • Gennady Tsodik

  • Xiaoran Han

  • Anatoly Blighovsky

  • Kun Liu

  • Christophe Fiter

  • Netzer Bar Am

  • Oren Solomon

  • Dror Freirich

  • Maria Terushkin

  • Anton Selivanov

  • Wen Kang

  • Rami Katz

  • Yang Zhu

  • Jin Zhang

  • Sahaj Saxena

Invited Professor

  • Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Berlin (April 1996, July 1999);

  • INRIA in Rocquencourt, France (September 1998, June 2001);

  • Ecole Centrale de Lille (1 month in 2002-2006, 2008-2019);

  • CNRS, Compiegne (September 2003);

  • Valenciennes University (1 month in 2007-2011);

  • Leicester University (September 2007);

  • Kent University (August 2008, September 2009);

  • CINVESTAV, Mexico (December 2008);

  • Zhejiang University, China (November 2009, October 1016);

  • St. Petersburg ITMO & IPME RAN, Russia (August 2011, July 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 );

  • Melbourne University, Australia (September 2012);

  • KTH, Stockholm (September 2013, 2014; March-April 2018);

  • SUPELEC, Paris (September 2013, October 2014);

  • Beijing Institute of Technology, China (October 1016).

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