Professor J. Lam received a first class BSc degree in Mechanical
Engineering from the University of
Manchester in 1983, and was awarded the Ashbury Scholarship, the A.H.
Gibson Prize, and the H. Wright Baker Prize for his academic performance.
He later obtained the MPhil and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge in 1985 and
1988, respectively. For his doctoral and post-doctoral research, he was
supported by the Croucher Foundation
Scholarship (1984) and Fellowship (1990). He is the recipient of an Outstanding
Researcher Award (2008) of the University of Hong Kong and is a Distinguished
Visiting Fellow (2010) of the Royal Academy of Engineering of the United
Prior to joining the University of Hong Kong in 1993,
Professor Lam held lectureships at now the City University of Hong Kong and the University of Melbourne. He was a
Visiting Fellow of the Research School of Physical Sciences and
Engineering, Australian National
University. Professor Lam has close academic association with a
number of universities in Mainland China. He is Guest Professor of Huazhong University of Science and Technology,
Shandong University, Central South University, Harbin Institute of Technology, East China University of Science and
Technology, , Southwest University of
Nationalities, and was Concurrent Professor of the Northeastern University, Consulting
Professor of South China University of
On the professional service side, Professor Lam is a
Chartered Mathematician, Chartered Scientist, Charted Engineer, Fellow of Institute of Mathematics
and Its Applications, Fellow of Institution
of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers, and Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
He also joined other learned societies as Fellow of the Cambridge
Philosophical Society and Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society.
Professor Lam is Editor-in-Chief of IET
Control Theory and Applications, Associate
Editor of Asian
Journal of Control, International
Journal of Systems Science, International Journal of Applied
Mathematics and Computer Science, IEEE Transactions on Signal
of the Franklin Institute, Automatica,
Systems and Signal Processing, Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE
Control Systems Society, Subject Editor of Journal
of Sound and Vibration, editorial member of Open Electrical and Electronic
Engineering Journal, Open
Automation and Control Journal, Journal of Control
Science and Engineering, Dynamics of
Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive Systems: Series B (Applications &
Journal of Systems, Control and Communications, Journal of Electrical
and Computer Engineering, Central European
Journal of Engineering, Proc. IMechE Part
I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, Systems, Journal of Control Science and Engineering, and Systems Science and Control Engineering. He is a member of the Technical Committee on Networked Systems, IFAC. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEE Proceedings: Control
Theory and Applications and as member of the IFAC Technical Committee on
Control Design. He is a reviewer of the Mathematical Reviews of the
American Mathematical Society. Professor Lam also serves as Panel Member
(Engineering) of the Research Grants Council, HKSAR.
Professor Lam has research interests in model
reduction, robust control and filtering, delay, singular systems, Markovian jump systems, multidimensional systems,
networked control systems, and biological networks.
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