Academic Staff

James Lam
Chair Professor of Control Engineering

BSc (Hons) Manc; MPhil, PhD Cantab, CMath, CSci, CEng, FIMA, FIET, FIEEE, FIMechE, FHKIE

Research Area:

model reduction,robust control and filtering, delay, singular systems, Markovian jump systems, multidimensional systems, networked control systems, and biological networks.
3917 2805
HW 7-28

Automatic Control Laboratory

Professor Lam received a BSc (1st Hons.) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester, and was awarded the Ashbury Scholarship, the A.H. Gibson Prize, and the H. Wright Baker Prize for his academic performance. He obtained the MPhil and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge. He is a Croucher Scholar, Croucher Fellow, Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and Cheung Kong Chair Professor. Prior to joining the University of Hong Kong in 1993 where he is now Chair Professor of Control Engineering, he was lecturer at the City University of Hong Kong and the University of Melbourne. 

Professor Lam is the Editor-in-Chief of IET Control Theory and Applications and Journal of The Franklin Institute, Subject Editor of Journal of Sound and Vibration, Editor of Asian Journal of Control, Senior Editor of Cogent Engineering, Associate Editor of Automatica, International Journal of Systems Science, Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing, and Proc. IMechE Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering. He is currently a member of the Engineering Panel (Joint Research Schemes), Research Grant Council, HKSAR. His research interests include model reduction, robust synthesis, delay, singular systems, stochastic systems, multidimensional systems, positive systems, networked control systems, UAVs, and vibration control. He is a Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering (Thomson Reuters, 2014, 2015, 2016) and Computer Science (Thomson Reuters, 2015). His Erdos number is 3.