Raymond de Callafon is a Professor with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). As one of the faculty within the Dynamic Systems & Control (DS&C) group at the Dept. of MAE, he is involved in teaching and research that covers many aspects in signal processing, estimation, experiment-based modeling and adaptive control.


His research interests include topics in the field of experiment-based approximation modeling, control relevant system identification and recursive/adaptive control. In particular, he is interested in designing and analyzing experiment-based modeling techniques for control relevant identification of linear systems and extending these techniques to specific classes of (block) non-linear and linear parameter varying (LPV) systems. The newly developed model estimation techniques of Raymond de Callafon have been applied to structural damage detection problems, model or controller complexity reduction and (adaptive) feedback tuning in active noise and vibration control for high precision data storage systems and aero(servo)elastic systems for flutter prediction and control.


Raymond de Callafon received his M.Sc. (1992) and his Ph.D. (1998) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and moved to San Diego for a postdoctoral position in 1997 with the Structural Systems and Control Laboratory of Prof. Skelton at the Dept. of MAE. During 1998 he also started as a Assistant Professor with the Dept. of MAE and he is currently directing the System Identification and Control Laboratory (SICL) and is an affiliated faculty of the Center for Magnetic Recording Research (CMRR) directing the CMRR servo laboratory. He has also created a new UnderGraduate Control Laboratory (UGCL).
Please follow the linked menu items listed above for the latest news or more information on the research projects and teaching activities of Prof. de Callafon. An extensive list of publications, including a new book on Robust Estimation and Adaptive Controller Tuning (REACT) gives an indication of the recent research contributions. A more detailed biography and a listing of software and data that we can share can be found under the resources link. In case you plan to meet or visit Prof. de Callafon at UCSD, his on-line schedule and travel directions can be found under the contact information.