The Systems Control group concentrates on the principles, theory and algorithms that underpin the control of dynamical systems. The group's eight researchers develop general frameworks for control design by distilling common features of applications problems.

Foundations of Control.

Foundations of Control

  • Nonlinear control
  • Game theory
  • Linear geometric control
  • Input-output operator approach

Researchers: Broucke, M., Kwong, R., Maggiore, M., Pavel, L., Scardovi, L., Davison, E.J., Wonham, W.M.

Formation of nanosatellites.


  • Robotic swarm coordination
  • Motion control
  • Multi-vehicle systems
  • Virtual holonomic constraints
  • Formation control of nanosatellites

Researchers: Broucke, M.Maggiore, M.Scardovi, L.

Discrete-event systems.

Logic-based Control

  • Discrete-event systems
  • Hybrid systems
  • Fault detection
  • Control for complex specifications
  • Reach control

Researchers: Broucke, M., Kwong, R.Wonham, W.M.

Interconnected dynamical systems.

Interconnected Dynamical Systems

  • Adaptive dynamic networks
  • Extremum-seeking control
  • Systems biology
  • Patterned linear systems
  • Decentralized control
  • Large-scale systems
  • Control in optical communication networks
  • Synchronization
  • Biochemical networks

Researchers: Broucke, M.Maggiore, M., Pavel, L., Scardovi, L., Davison, E.J., Wonham, W.M.