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Control Systems

The Systems and Controls program includes nine graduate courses in the areas of linear and nonlinear control systems, real-time and digital control systems, optimal control, distributed parameter systems, adaptive control, and neural networks. In addition, the theoretical material taught in the upper division undergraduate and graduate courses is enhanced through the use of computer and experimental projects.

Research activities

The control systems program concentrates on Ph.D. education sponsored by various federal and private sources. Most of the Ph.D. students receive financial support in the form of research assistantships or fellowships.

Courses

Elective courses

EEE 480 – Feedback Systems
EEE 481 –  Computer Controlled Systems

Graduate Courses

EEE 511 – Artificial Neural Computation Systems
EEE 550 – Transform Theory and Applications
EEE 554 – Random Signal Theory I
EEE 581 – Filtering of Stochastic Processes
EEE 582 – Linear System Theory
EEE 586 – Nonlinear Control Systems
EEE 587 – Optimal Control
EEE 588 – Design of Linear Multivariable Control Systems
EEE 686 – Adaptive Control Theory

Control systems faculty research interests

Aerospace systems

Armando Rodriguez

Armando Rodriguez
Professor

Research Interests
Control of nonlinear distributed parameter systems, approximation theory, sampled data and multi-rate control, embedded systems, rapid prototyping, modeling, simulation, animation, and real-time control (MoSART) of Flexible Autonomous Machines operating in an uncertain Environment (FAME), integrated real-time health monitoring, modeling, … read more

Automation in life sciences

Deirdre Meldrum

Deirdre Meldrum
Distinguished Professor of Biosignatures Discovery

Research Interests
Automation in life sciences, automation, micro- and nanotechnologies, microscale systems, lab-on-achip, single cell, genomics, ecogenomics, robotics, control systems

Complex systems

Ying-Cheng Lai

Ying-Cheng Lai
ISS Professor

Research Interests
Nonlinear dynamics, complex networks, quantum transport in nanostructures, graphene physics, signal processing, biological physics

Armando Rodriguez

Armando Rodriguez
Professor

Research Interests
Control of nonlinear distributed parameter systems, approximation theory, sampled data and multi-rate control, embedded systems, rapid prototyping, modeling, simulation, animation, and real-time control (MoSART) of Flexible Autonomous Machines operating in an uncertain Environment (FAME), integrated real-time health monitoring, modeling, … read more

Computational biology

Ying-Cheng Lai

Ying-Cheng Lai
ISS Professor

Research Interests
Nonlinear dynamics, complex networks, quantum transport in nanostructures, graphene physics, signal processing, biological physics

Cortical neural control

Jennie Si

Jennie Si
Professor

Research Interests
Learning and approximate dynamic programming, estimation and filtering of stochastic processes, neural networks, neurophysiological basis for learning and cognitive processing, cortical neural information processing

Dynamic programming

Jennie Si

Jennie Si
Professor

Research Interests
Learning and approximate dynamic programming, estimation and filtering of stochastic processes, neural networks, neurophysiological basis for learning and cognitive processing, cortical neural information processing

Lab-on-a-chip single cell, ecogenomics

Deirdre Meldrum

Deirdre Meldrum
Distinguished Professor of Biosignatures Discovery

Research Interests
Automation in life sciences, automation, micro- and nanotechnologies, microscale systems, lab-on-achip, single cell, genomics, ecogenomics, robotics, control systems

Low power electronics

Chaitali Chakrabarti

Chaitali Chakrabarti
Professor

Research Interests
VLSI architectures for media processing and wireless communications, algorithm-architecture co-design of signal processing systems including medical imaging, low-power embedded systems, reliable memory system design

Lawrence Clark

Lawrence Clark
Professor Emeritus

Research Interests
Circuits and architectures for low power and high performance VLSI for harsh environments, CAD for VLSI

Armando Rodriguez

Armando Rodriguez
Professor

Research Interests
Control of nonlinear distributed parameter systems, approximation theory, sampled data and multi-rate control, embedded systems, rapid prototyping, modeling, simulation, animation, and real-time control (MoSART) of Flexible Autonomous Machines operating in an uncertain Environment (FAME), integrated real-time health monitoring, modeling, … read more

Micro- and nanotechnologies

Ying-Cheng Lai

Ying-Cheng Lai
ISS Professor

Research Interests
Nonlinear dynamics, complex networks, quantum transport in nanostructures, graphene physics, signal processing, biological physics

Deirdre Meldrum

Deirdre Meldrum
Distinguished Professor of Biosignatures Discovery

Research Interests
Automation in life sciences, automation, micro- and nanotechnologies, microscale systems, lab-on-achip, single cell, genomics, ecogenomics, robotics, control systems

Network science

Ying-Cheng Lai

Ying-Cheng Lai
ISS Professor

Research Interests
Nonlinear dynamics, complex networks, quantum transport in nanostructures, graphene physics, signal processing, biological physics

Nonlinear dynamics and control

Ying-Cheng Lai

Ying-Cheng Lai
ISS Professor

Research Interests
Nonlinear dynamics, complex networks, quantum transport in nanostructures, graphene physics, signal processing, biological physics

Armando Rodriguez

Armando Rodriguez
Professor

Research Interests
Control of nonlinear distributed parameter systems, approximation theory, sampled data and multi-rate control, embedded systems, rapid prototyping, modeling, simulation, animation, and real-time control (MoSART) of Flexible Autonomous Machines operating in an uncertain Environment (FAME), integrated real-time health monitoring, modeling, … read more

Vijay Vittal

Vijay Vittal
ASU Foundation Professor in Electric Power Systems
Ira A. Fulton Chair

Research Interests
Electric power, power system dynamics and controls, nonlinear systems, computer applications in power, sustainable energy, modeling and simulation of complex systems

Real-time control, embedded systems

Pitu Mirchandani

Pitu Mirchandani
Professor, The Avnet Chair in Supply Chain Networks
Industrial Engineering

Research Interests
Optimization, decision-making under uncertainty, real-time control and logistics, application interests in urban service systems, transportation, and homeland security

Armando Rodriguez

Armando Rodriguez
Professor

Research Interests
Control of nonlinear distributed parameter systems, approximation theory, sampled data and multi-rate control, embedded systems, rapid prototyping, modeling, simulation, animation, and real-time control (MoSART) of Flexible Autonomous Machines operating in an uncertain Environment (FAME), integrated real-time health monitoring, modeling, … read more

Real-time health monitoring

Armando Rodriguez

Armando Rodriguez
Professor

Research Interests
Control of nonlinear distributed parameter systems, approximation theory, sampled data and multi-rate control, embedded systems, rapid prototyping, modeling, simulation, animation, and real-time control (MoSART) of Flexible Autonomous Machines operating in an uncertain Environment (FAME), integrated real-time health monitoring, modeling, … read more

Robotics and automation

Deirdre Meldrum

Deirdre Meldrum
Distinguished Professor of Biosignatures Discovery

Research Interests
Automation in life sciences, automation, micro- and nanotechnologies, microscale systems, lab-on-achip, single cell, genomics, ecogenomics, robotics, control systems

Armando Rodriguez

Armando Rodriguez
Professor

Research Interests
Control of nonlinear distributed parameter systems, approximation theory, sampled data and multi-rate control, embedded systems, rapid prototyping, modeling, simulation, animation, and real-time control (MoSART) of Flexible Autonomous Machines operating in an uncertain Environment (FAME), integrated real-time health monitoring, modeling, … read more

Konstantinos Tsakalis

Konstantinos Tsakalis
Professor and Undergraduate Program Chair, Electrical Engineering

Research Interests
Applications of control, optimization and system identification theory to semiconductor manufacturing, chemical process control and prediction and control of epileptic seizures

Stochastic control, adaptive control

Deirdre Meldrum

Deirdre Meldrum
Distinguished Professor of Biosignatures Discovery

Research Interests
Automation in life sciences, automation, micro- and nanotechnologies, microscale systems, lab-on-achip, single cell, genomics, ecogenomics, robotics, control systems

Jennie Si

Jennie Si
Professor

Research Interests
Learning and approximate dynamic programming, estimation and filtering of stochastic processes, neural networks, neurophysiological basis for learning and cognitive processing, cortical neural information processing

Konstantinos Tsakalis

Konstantinos Tsakalis
Professor and Undergraduate Program Chair, Electrical Engineering

Research Interests
Applications of control, optimization and system identification theory to semiconductor manufacturing, chemical process control and prediction and control of epileptic seizures

System optimization

George Pan

George Pan
Professor

Research Interests
Computational electromagnetics, high-speed electronics packaging, magnetic resonant imaging RF coil design and analysis, inverse scattering, rough surface scattering, millimeter-wave antenna systems

Armando Rodriguez

Armando Rodriguez
Professor

Research Interests
Control of nonlinear distributed parameter systems, approximation theory, sampled data and multi-rate control, embedded systems, rapid prototyping, modeling, simulation, animation, and real-time control (MoSART) of Flexible Autonomous Machines operating in an uncertain Environment (FAME), integrated real-time health monitoring, modeling, … read more

Konstantinos Tsakalis

Konstantinos Tsakalis
Professor and Undergraduate Program Chair, Electrical Engineering

Research Interests
Applications of control, optimization and system identification theory to semiconductor manufacturing, chemical process control and prediction and control of epileptic seizures

Target tracking

Armando Rodriguez

Armando Rodriguez
Professor

Research Interests
Control of nonlinear distributed parameter systems, approximation theory, sampled data and multi-rate control, embedded systems, rapid prototyping, modeling, simulation, animation, and real-time control (MoSART) of Flexible Autonomous Machines operating in an uncertain Environment (FAME), integrated real-time health monitoring, modeling, … read more

Jennie Si

Jennie Si
Professor

Research Interests
Learning and approximate dynamic programming, estimation and filtering of stochastic processes, neural networks, neurophysiological basis for learning and cognitive processing, cortical neural information processing