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  • Information and communication theory for networked feedback systems



    2011: Plenary panel, 9th IEEE Int. Conf. Control & Automation, Santiago, Chile.
    2009: Keynote at 1st IFAC Workshop in Estimation & Control of Networked Systems, Venice, Italy, Sep.
    2009: Invited seminar in workshop Control Theory: On the Way to New Application Fields (org. F Allgower, U Helmke, E Sontag), Math. Inst. Oberwolfach, Germany, Feb.
    2006: Plenary at the NEWCOM-ACoRN Joint Workshop, Vienna, Austria, Sep.
    2004: Keynote at 5th Australian Communication Theory Workshop, Newcastle, Feb.


    2006-present: Associate Editor, SIAM Journal on Control & Optimization, USA
    2007-2009: Editorial Board Member, IET Control Theory & Applications, UK

    2010: Technical Program Committee member, 2nd IFAC Workshop on Estimation & Control of Networked Systems, Annecy, France, Sep.
    2010: International Program Committee member, 19th International Symp. Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, Budapest, Hungary, July.
    2009: Technical Program Committee member, 1st & 2nd IFAC Workshop on Estimation & Control of Networked Systems, Venice, Italy, Sep.

    Regular International Reader for Australian Research Council grants
    Past assessor for the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong and the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research
    Regular reviewer for IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, SIAM Jour. Control & Optimization, and Automatica   


Member of

  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Member 2004 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • 2012-2015: S. Dey, G.N. Nair, E. Weyer, "Networked system identification, estimation and control: performance optimization under communication and resource constraints", ARC Discovery Project (DP120101122)

    2011 - 2013: G.N. Nair, F. Colonius, R.J. Evans, "Feedback entropy in dynamic systems, ARC DIscovery Project (DP110102401)

    2009-2011: S. Dey, G. Nair and A. Leong (APD), "Resource-aware signal processing and control algorithms for networked sensor systems", ARC Discovery Project (DP0985397).

    2006-2008: S. Dey, J. Evans and G. Nair, "Distributed estimation and control under communication constraints, ARC Discovery Project (DP0664317)

    2003-2008: E. Weyer, I. Mareels, M. Cantoni and G. Nair, "Control and safety monitoring systems for large scale irrigation networks", ARC Linkage Project (LP0349134)

    2003-2005: G. Nair, R. Evans and S. Dey, "Towards an information theory for communication- limited control systems, ARC Discovery Project (DP0345044)

    2002-2004: R. Evans, V. Krishnamurthy, I. Mareels, M. Cantoni, D. Thomas and G. Nair, "Design of large-scale interconnected dynamical systems", ARC Discovery Project (DP0210197)


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2000
  • BSci, University of Melbourne 1995
  • BEng (1st Hons), University of Melbourne 1994

Awards and honors

  • A SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize for 2003 - 2005, awarded annually to 3 papers published in the 3 previous years in any of SIAM's 15 journals., Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), USA, 2006
  • Best Theory Paper Prize, UKACC International Conf. Control, Cambridge Uni, UK., 2000
  • Overseas Postgraduate Research and Melbourne Malaysia Alumni Scholarship, Dept. Employment, Education, Training & Youth Affairs, 1996
  • University of Melbourne, 1996
  • L.R. East Medal for Best Performance in Final Year, Univ of Melbourne and Institution of Engineers Australia, 1995



Available for supervision

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