# Edward

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*Funding*

- Clarendon Scholarship, Oxford University, 2009-2012
- Overseas Research Student Award Scheme (ORSAS), UK Government, 2009-2011

# Background

I am currently a D.Phil student in Dynamical Systems and Control Theory in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, where I have been since 2009. I have a Degree in Mathematics (BSc) and a Degree in Electrical Engineering (BE) from the University of Sydney, finishing as an undergraduate at the end of 2006. I worked for 2 years at Esso Australia (ExxonMobil) in process control, instrumentation and optimisation, which was predominantly on natural gas processing plants. In 2009, I was a research associate at Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University (ANU). In 2011, I was a visiting student at the Control and Dynamical Systems group, California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

# Research Interests

Theory:

- Nonlinear dynamical systems; Lyapunov theory, Invariance, Time-varying Systems, Partial Stability, Synchronisation
- Feedback and control theory
- Networked systems
- Computational methods: Sum Of Squares Programming and Semi Definite Programming

Applications:

- Systems and Synthetic Biology
- Energy

# Publications

- E.J.Hancock and A. Papachristodoulou.
**Generalised Absolute Stability and Sum of Squares**. In Proceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference, San Francisco, CAL, June 2011 [1] - E.J.Hancock and A. Papachristodoulou.
**Structured Sum of Squares for Networked Systems Analysis**. In Proceedings of the 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Orlando, FL, Dec 2011 [2] - E.J.Hancock and A. Papachristodoulou.
**Generalised Absolute Stability and Sum of Squares**. Automatica (provisionally accepted).

# Teaching Experience

- 2011-12: College Lecturer - Christ Church, Oxford
- 2011: Lab Demonstrator - Oxford University Department of Engineering
- 2006: Tutor - Sydney University Department of Electrical and Information Engineering

# Contact Information

- Edward.hancock@chch.ox.ac.uk
- Department Address: Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ