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Sebastián Dormido was born in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain in 1946. He received his BSc and M. S. degree in Physics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1968 and 1969 and a PhD in Science from the Universidad del Pais Vasco in 1971. From 1968 to 1975 he was successively Assistant and Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Automatic Control of the Universidad Complutense and Universidad del Pais Vasco. Since 1975 he has been Full Professor at the Facultad de Ciencias Físicas of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1975-1982) and Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informática at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia –UNED- (1982-). In 1982 he was appointed Head of Department of Computer Science and Automatic Control. Further he has served as Vicerrector of Research (1983-1985) in the UNED.


His main fields of interest are: Computer Control Process, Model Based Predictive Control, Robust Control, Modelling and Simulation of Continuous Processes and Control Education with special emphasis on remotes and virtual labs.


He has authored and co-authored over 250 technical papers in international journals and conferences and has supervised 35 Ph.D. students.


From 2001-2006 has been President of the Spanish Association of Automatic Control, CEA-IFAC where he promoted the relation between the academic and industrial world.


Along his academic career he has been invited to give invited lectures worldwide. He has been a plenary speaker at various international conferences. At the present time 5 of his PhD. students are full professors and 15 are associate professors. He has supervised more than thirty competitive financed research national and international projects and contracts with companies in the area of automatic control in order to make transfer of the technology developed in his research group to the industrial sector.


In 2007 received a Doctor Honorary Degree from Universidad de Huelva, in 2008 the National Automatic Control prize from Spanish Automatic Control Committee (CEA), in 2013 received a Doctor Honorary Degree from Universidad de Almería.