Paul M.J. Van den Hof


Welcome at the website of Paul Van den Hof, full professor in systems and control in the Control Systems Group at the Electrical Engineering Department of Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands


My research is in the domain of Systems and Control. Follow the link to find a more detailed picture of my research portfolio, as well as overviews of current and past PhD and postdoc projects,  and open positions.

To research


All publications (co-)authored by me, as well as slides of seminars and keynote lectures, are available here.

To publications


I teach in the BSc, MSc programs of our university and in the PhD program of our national institute DISC. Follow the link to find my courses and links to related material.

To education

Go directly to my ERC Advanced Research grant project: “Data-driven modeling in dynamic networks”:

To Valedictory lecture and Symposium
Paul Van den Hof receives the Rudolf Kalman Award 2024, out of the hands of Prof.Jozsef Bokor, Research Director of the HUN-REN Institute for Computer Science and Control. The award was delivered at the occasion of Paul's valedictory lecture on April 19, 2024.
Research team of ERC -SYSDYNET project, June 2018

About Me

I work as a full-time professor and former chair of the Control Systems (CS) Group at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. In the domain of systems and control theory and engineering, I am interested in the (data-driven) modelling, control and optimization of dynamical systems as they appear in several technological fields, among which industrial process control and high-tech mechatronic and cyber-physical systems.  We focus on the development of fundamental techniques for the next-generation systems and control tools, including:

  • Data-driven modelling in dynamic networks
  • Closed-loop and control-oriented identification and data analytics
  • Experiment design and on-line performance monitoring
  • Model-based control, monitoring and optimization

Research projects are performed often in close collaboration with international academic and industrial partners.

Learn more about me
Dutch Institute of Systems and Control