Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

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Office: B114 Engineering Building
Phone: 970-491-5406

Dr. Peter Young

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Dr. Young joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in 1995.  He is a recipient of the Foundations of Augmented Cognition Award, the Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award, the Engineering Faculty Award of Excellence, and the El Paso Corporate Foundation Faculty Achievement Award.  He also holds five patents in advanced control theory and applications.  His research interests include mathematical system theory, the development of optimal controller synthesis methodologies for high performance controller design, and the development of strategies for the analysis and design of robust learning controllers. He also works on applications of these tools to power systems, including advanced plasma power suupply control, and the development of smart grids and associated technologies for clean energy generation and distribution.


  • B.S. 1985 Oxford University in Engineering Science
  • M.S. 1988 University of Florida in Electrical Engineering
  • Ph.D 1993 California Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering

Research Interests

  • System Theory
  • Control of Dynamic Systems
  • Robust and Learning Control
  • Optimization and Control for Power Systems