Margreta Kuijper is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Melbourne (Australia) where she has been employed since 1995. From 1992 to 1995 she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Mathematics Department of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
From 1988 to 1992 she worked at the Center of Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI), Amsterdam, where she obtained her PhD degree in 1992 (supervisor: J.M. Schumacher). She obtained her Master degree cum laude in Mathematics from Free University (VU), Amsterdam in 1985. In the years 1985-1988 she worked at the National Aerospace Laboratory, Amsterdam.
In her research she is mainly interested in the interplay between systems theory and communications. Her research interests include polynomial matrix theory, behavioral system theory, convolutional coding, Reed-Solomon coding, systems and codes over finite fields and rings. Particularly the subjects of realization theory and minimal representations have consistently haunted her over the years, popping up in different guises and applications.
She is an Associate Editor for Systems and Control Letters and has been on several Program Committees of international conferences, such as Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) and Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems Symposium (MTNS). She is currently on the steering committee of MTNS.