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Role ISC Leader
Institution Centre of Excellence in Power Engineering - University of Sidney
Address School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Room 312 Bldg J03
NSW 2006 Sydney
Phone +(612) 9351 3446
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Biographical sketch

DAVID J HILL received the BE degree (Electrical Engineering) and BSc degree (Mathematics) from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 1972 and 1974, respectively.  In 1976 he received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia.

He is currently an Australian Research Council  Federation Fellow in the Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering at The Australian National University. From 1994 to 2004, he held  positions at The University of Sydney, Australia, including the Chair in Electrical Engineering until 2001. From 2001, he was also Chair Professor of Electronic Engineering at City University of Hong Kong. Prior appointments include research positions in the Electronics Research Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, from 1978 to 1980 and a Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellowship at the University of Newcastle, from 1980 to 1982.  During 1986-7, he was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Automatic Control, Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden. From 1982 to 1993, he held academic positions at the University of Newcastle: 1988 to 1992, Assistant Director of the Centre for Industrial Control Science; 1991 to 1993, the Pacific Power Chair and was Assistant Dean of Engineering (Graduate Studies). He currently holds honorary professorships at The University of Sydney, University of Queensland (Australia), South China University of Technology, City University of Hong Kong, Wuhan University and Northeastern University (China).  From 1996 to 1999 and 2001 to 2004, he served as Head of the respective departments in Sydney and Hong Kong.

His basic research interests are in network systems science, stability analysis, nonlinear control  and applications.  His applied work has consisted mainly of various projects in electrical power systems. He has been a regular consultant for companies  in Australia and Sweden. He was a Guest Editor for the Proceedings of  IEEE Special Issue on Nonlinear Phenomena in Power Systems,  1995. He is the co-editor of the book Bifurcation Control, Springer Verlag.

Professor Hill is a Fellow of the  Institution of Engineers, Australia, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA and the Australian Academy of Science; he is also a Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.