Purdue has a long history of contributions to the field of automatic control, dating back to the space race. Find out more about this illustrious history here.

Oldenburger and Goodson

Rufus Oldenburger: Pioneer of Automatic Control

Read about the founder of the International Federation of Automatic Control, and his contributions to control theory.

The Rufus Oldenburger Lecture is held every year at Purdue to celebrate the winner of the Oldenburger Medal.
A. Stephen Morse

Prof. A. Stephen Morse (PhD from Purdue, 1967) on the history of control at Purdue

Prof. Morse provided his reflections when he received the Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer award from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue in 2002, and when he delivered the inaugural Distinguished ICON Seminar at Purdue in September 2020.