Prof. Dr.-Ing. Olaf Stursberg



E-mail:     stursberg(at)

Phone:    +49-(0)561-804-6367
Fax:        +49-(0)561-804-6383

Office:     1630 (New Building, Wilhelmshoeher Allee 73)

for appointments: contact e.rapp(at)


  • Full Professor for Control and System Theory (University of Kassel, since April 2009)
  • Offers of Full Professor positions at Saarland University (2008) and RWTH Aachen University (2020) [not accepted]
  • Professor for Automation Systems  (Technical University of Munich, 2006-2009)
  • Senior Researcher and Lecturer (University of Dortmund, 2002-2006)
  • Postdoc (Carnegie Mellon University, 2001-2002)
  • Researcher (University of Dortmund, 2000-2001)
  • PhD student (University of Dortmund, 1996-1999)


  • Networked, distributed, and hierarchical control systems
  • Optimization-based techniques for control
  • Robustness und adaptation in systems with large uncertainties
  • Control methods for systems with hybrid (continuous-discrete) dynamics
  • Learning and artificial intelligence in control systems
  • Control and system theory in applications (autonomous vehicles, robotics, production, energy systems, biology)



  • Fundamentals of Control (Summer)
  • Discrete Event Systems and Control (Summer)
  • Optimal Control (Summer)
  • Optimization Methods (Winter)
  • Adaptive and Predictive Control (Winter)
  • Hybrid and Networked Control Systems (Winter)


  • Research Commission of the University (Member)
  • Extended Senate of the University (Member)
  • Faculty Council of EECS (Member))
  • Research Board of EECS (Head)
  • Doctoral Board of Electrical Eng. and Mech. Engineering (Member)
  • Examination Board of the Bachelor/Master Degrees in Electrical Eng. (Member)
  • Steering Committee of the Research Training Group "Multiscale Clocks" (Member)