Alan F. Lynch obtained his BASc degree with honours at the University of Toronto in engineering science (electrical option) in 1991, his MASc degree in electrical engineering from University of British Columbia in 1994 under the supervision of Professor S.E. Salcudean, and his PhD degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Toronto in 1999 under the supervision of Dr. S.A. Bortoff.
From 1999 to 2001 he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in Germany at the Institut fuer Regelungs und Steuerungstheorie (RST) at the Technische Universitaet Dresden with Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. J. Rudolph. Since 2001 he has been a faculty member at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta, and currently holds the rank of Professor. From 2009 to 2010 he was a Visiting Professor and Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Instituts fuer Systemtheorie und Regelungstechnik (IST) at the Universitaet Stuttgart (directed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Allgoewer).
Dr. Lynch is a member of IEEE and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). He is a Professional Engineer in the province of Alberta and an Associate Editor of Control Engineering Practice (Elsevier).