Siep Weiland is full time Professor at the Control Systems Group, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology. He received both his MSc. (1986) and PhD degrees in mathematics from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He was a postdoctoral research associate at the Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, Rice University, Houston, USA from 1991 to 1992. Since 1992 he has been affiliated to Eindhoven University of Technology. His research interests are the general theory of systems and control, robust control, model approximation, modeling and control of hybrid systems, identification, and model predictive control. He was Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control from 1995 to 1999, of the European Journal of Control from 1999 to 2003, of the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control from 2001 to 2004 and he is currently an Associate Editor for Automatica. He was co-organizer of the 13th IFAC Symposium on System Identification in 2003.