Tom Oomen
Tom Oomen 

Tom Oomen

Control Systems Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Eindhoven University of Technology
Office: Building 15, Gemini-Zuid, room 0.119

Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC)
Department of faculty 3mE
TU Delft
Office: 34-C2-270

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  • lots of exciting conferences this year, we will be attending AIM2021 this year with 2 papers

  • course on Design Methods for Control Systems (DMCS) again takes place this year, on May 3 and 10, 2021 in Utrecht (in person)

  • we are organising AIM 2021 in Delft (virtual): current paper submission deadline Feb 1, 2021, invited/special sessions, tutorials, and workshops on January 15, 2021

  • Our recent research is covered in the current issue of IEEE Control Systems, see article

  • Frontier lecture at AMC2020, Norway

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My team and I develop methods to control real machines to the limits of performance by learning from data. Based in the high-tech hotspot Eindhoven, we develop advanced motion control solutions for precision mechatronics. Driven by the challenges occurring in future precision mechatronics, our research focusses on fundamental issues arising in learning to control complex dynamical systems from data with robustness guarantees. As such, it is primarily positioned in the field of system identification and control, intersecting with machine learning, artificial intelligence, and mechatronics. Applications are broadly addressed through collaborations with many companies and institutions in mechatronics, ranging from semiconductor equipment and printing to space and astronomy, as well as with experts in health, energy, and mobility domains.

More information: “Learning in Machines” video, “Learning in Machines” magazine article, and Advanced Motion Control research article.


Tom Oomen received the M.Sc. degree (cum laude) and Ph.D. degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. He is currently a professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He is also a part-time full professor with the Delft University of Technology. He held visiting positions at KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, and at The University of Newcastle, Australia. He is a recipient of the 7th Grand Nagamori Award, the Corus Young Talent Graduation Award, the IFAC 2019 TC 4.2 Mechatronics Young Research Award, the 2015 IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology Outstanding Paper Award, the 2017 IFAC Mechatronics Best Paper Award, the 2019 IEEJ Journal of Industry Applications Best Paper Award, and recipient of a Veni and Vidi personal grant. He is Associate Editor of the IEEE Control Systems Letters (L-CSS), IFAC Mechatronics, and IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. He is a member of the Eindhoven Young Academy of Engineering. His research interests are in the field of data-driven modeling, learning, and control, with applications in precision mechatronics.

For a more detailed CV see detailed CV or email me for an even more detailed one.


Tel: +31 40 247 8332
Email: T.A.E.Oomen (at)

Postal address: T.A.E. Oomen
Eindhoven University of Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Control Systems Technology Group
PO Box 513, Building 15, Gemini-Zuid (room 0.131)
5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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