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Homepage of the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control (IST)

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Dear website visitors,

I would like to welcome you to the homepage of the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control (IST) at the University of Stuttgart. Our institute conducts both basic and applied research in the fields of automatic control, systems theory and systems biology. It is our aim to contribute to the progress of these areas through first-class and relevant research at internationally highest standards. 

At the University of Stuttgart, we are responsible for educating students of a multitude of study programs in the above mentioned research areas. The members of our institute are strongly committed to high-quality and innovative teaching. 

Enjoy yourself while browsing and reading our website. Please feel free to send us any comments and suggestions. 

With the best wishes, on behalf of all IST members,
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Allgöwer

Office hours at the institute:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Allgöwer (Director)
Office Hours: Monday, 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Room 2.246

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Ebenbauer
Office Hours: On appointment
Room 2.244

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Nicole Radde
Office Hours: On appointment
Room 2.243

Dr.-Ing. Matthias A. Müller
Office Hours: Monday, 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Room 3.240

How to reach our secretaries:

University of Stuttgart
Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control
Pfaffenwaldring 9
70569 Stuttgart

Office hours:
Monday – Thursday
08.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.
02.00 p.m. – 04.30 p.m.
Fridays 08.30 a.m – 01.00 p.m.

+49 (0)711/685-67734
+49 (0)711/685-67735
Room 2.245

Recent news from the IST


Prof. Frank Allgöwer gives a plenary talk entitled “Optimizing the Operation of Smart Manufacturing Systems: A Distributed Economic Model Predictive Control Approach” at the 2nd International Symposium on Autonomous Systems 2018 (ISAS) in Chongqing, China, May 19-21, 2018.



Presentation of the IST-bicycle at the Hannover Fair from 22nd to 27th April 2018» more


20. Stuttgarter Systemtheorie Kolloquium of the Institute of Systems Theory and Automatic Control in Grainau, Germany » more

07.02.2018 Dr. Victoria Grushkovskaya obtains Prize of the President of Ukraine for young scientists 2017 (awards ceremony March 28, 2018 in Ukraine)
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14.12.2017 IST delegation at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Melbourne, Australia » more