The main objective of research in the controls and dynamics of complex
systems is to develop scientific principles and theories for the modeling,
analysis, design, and control of complex systems. The systems of interest
span the spectrum from transportation and buildings, to electrical power
supply and biology. A central feature of the research is use of
techniques from a broad range of disciplines applied to a even broader
range of applications.
Among the goals of our research are to provide society with safer
transportation systems (e.g., autonomous or semi-autonomous cars), provide
large-scale, distributed coordination (e.g., automated traffic control),
reduce energy consumption (e.g., zero-net energy buildings), augment
human capabilities (e.g., exoskeletons), and enhance societal wellbeing.
We encourage you to look at the websites listed below for additional
information. The sites include those dedicated to the research
groups working on controls and dynamics as well as the homepages of
faculty who have active research programs.