Andreas Kugi is head of the Automation and Control Institute (ACIN) and full professor for complex dynamical systems at Technische Universität Wien, Austria. He received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from Technische Universität Graz, Austria, in 1992 and the Ph.D. (Dr.techn.) from the Johannes Kepler Universität (JKU), Linz, Austria, in 1995. In 2000, he got the Habilitation in the field of control theory and automatic control and he was a full professor for system theory and automatic control at Saarland University in Germany from 2002 to 2007. He was offered professor positions at Technische Universität Dresden and the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie.
His main research interests include the modeling, control and optimization of complex dynamical systems, the mechatronic system design, as well as robotics and process automation. He has been collaborating with more than 40 national and international companies, among which are Andritz, Bosch, Bernecker+Rainer, Continental, Dillinger Hüttenwerke, Engel, Festo, Hydac, Infineon, Plansee, Siemens, TTTech, voestalpine. These projects cover a large range of applications in the automotive industry, robotics, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical drives, energy systems, and advanced process control applications in the metal industry. In his work, he consequently strives for combining advanced system theory and control with real-world applications. In this way, he contributes to bridge the gap between theory and industrial practice.
Andreas Kugi has published more than 400 scientific papers, of which more than 120 in SCI- and SCIE-journals and more than 140 in full peer-reviewed conferences (for selected publications see https://www.acin.tuwien.ac.at/publikationen/cds/). Moreover, he is inventor or co-inventor of 98 patents in 34 patent families (source https://depatisnet.dpma.de 10/2017) and he has supervised more than 35 successfully completed PhD dissertations. Since 2014, Andreas Kugi has been heading the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Model-Based Process Control in the Steel Industry (https://www.acin.tuwien.ac.at/cdlab-kugi/) and since 2017 he is the Head of the Center for Vision, Automation & Control at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), see https://www.ait.ac.at/ueber-das-ait/center/center-for-vision-automation-control/.
Apart from many other activities, Andreas Kugi was the Editor-in-Chief of the IFAC journal Control Engineering Practice from 2010-2017, he is the Chair of the IFAC TC 6.2. Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing, and Vice President of the Austrian Electrotechnical Association (OVE). He is a full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) and he serves as a member of the Expert Commission of the German Excellence Initiative.