Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Honorary Senior Lecturer



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Mrs Raluca Reynolds +44 (0)20 7594 6281




Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus





Initially I joined the Department of Electrical Engineering here at Imperial College and then had a spell as a postdoc at Harvard. Afterwards I migrated to the Department of Computing and Control at Imperial College when it was being established, to help set it up, and then returned to the Electrical Engineering Department. I have been associated with the Centre for Process Systems Engineering since it was founded and have been a member of the Control & Power Group of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department

I retired and became an Honorary member of staff in 2009.

In the distant past I enjoyed (mostly) teaching: programmingprogram correctness, grammars, graph theory, linear algebra, optimisation, optimal control, mathematics of systems engineering (including probability and stochastic processes).

More recently, I taught MEng and Control Systems MSc courses on Discrete-time Systems and Computer Control, Stability and Control of Nonlinear Systems and a Control Systems MSc course on Advanced Process Control (essentially Model Predictive Control).  And I was the Director of the Control Systems MSc course and Postgraduate Admissions Tutor for the Control & Power Group.

Now that I have retired I hope to have time to pursue enthusiastically research on optimizaton theory and algorithms and their application to control, on the control of time-varying linear systems and on nonlinear systems. 



Allwight JC, Abdullah S, 2006, An active learning approach for radial basis function neural networks, Jurnal Teknologi, Penerbit Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Pages:77-96

Allwright, J C, Vinter, et al., 2005, Second order conditions for periodic optimal control problems, Control and Cybernetics, Vol:34, ISSN:0324-8569, Pages:617-644

Allwright JC, Astolfi A, Wong HP, 2005, A note on asymptotic stabilization of linear systems by periodic,piecewise constant, output feedback, Automatica, Vol:41, ISSN:0005-1098, Pages:339-344


Sasongko, R A, Allwright, et al., 2006, Finding a common quadratic Lyapunov function using conical hulls

Kouramas, K., Rakovic, S.V., Kerrigan, E.C., et al., 2005, On the minimal robust positively invariant set for linear difference inclusions, 44th IEEE conference on decision and control & 44th European control conference, Seville, Spain, New York; IEEE Control Systems Society; 2005, Pages:2296-2301

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