Keith Glover received the B.Sc.(Eng) degree from Imperial College, London in 1967, and the S.M., E.E. and PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1971, 1971 and 1973, respectively, all in electrical engineering.
After his firSt degree he spent two years with the Marconi Company and was then awarded a Kennedy Scholarship in 1969 to study at MIT. He was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles from 1973-76. In 1976 he joined the faculty of the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge where he became Professor of Engineering (1989-2014) and is now an Emeritus Professor. He was Head of the Department of Engineering from 2002-2009, having previously been Head of the Control Group, Head of the Information Engineering Division, a Deputy Head of Department(Research) and Chairman of the Council of the School of Technology.
He was a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, Canberra, in 1983-84 and a JSPS Fellow visiting Japan in 1991. He was a co-recipient of the AACC O. Hugo Schuck Award for best paper at the 1983 ACC (with Limebeer); of the George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award for 1990 and of the IEEE W. G. R. Baker Prize Award for 1991 for the``most outstanding paper reporting original work in the Transactions, Journals and Magazines of the Societies or in the Proceedings of the IEEE"(with Doyle, Khargonekar and Francis) .
He is a Fellow of the IEEE (1993), a Fellow of the Royal Society (1993), a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (1999) and a Fellow of the Inst. MC. In 2001 he was awarded the IEEE Control Systems Award (Technical Field Award).
His current research interests include feedback systems, robust control, model approximation and applications in the aerospace and in recent years principally in automotive engine management systems.