Controls Research Activities
Activities & faculty include but are not limited to:
- Computer Vision, Graphics, and Computational Imaging
Methods to interpret images and map them to objects. Methods to digitally synthesize images on a computer — Faculty
- Control, Optimization and Game Theory
The theory of optimal design and operation of systems, including those with strategic interaction among multiple agents — Faculty
- Information Theory and Statistical Inference
The theory of processing, storage, and communication of data in noisy environments with a probabilistic point of view — Faculty
- Machine Learning and Data-Driven Methods
Methods to learn and predict from data — Faculty
- Networked and Cyber-Physical Systems
The theory of operating networked systems in which physical, cyber, and human components are intertwined, e.g., transportation networks — Faculty
- Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Systems that perform complicated tasks with a high degree of autonomy, e.g., robots, self-driving vehicles — Faculty
- Signal and Image Processing
The design of algorithms and hardware to manipulate and process signals, e.g., audio, images, video, or sensor data — Faculty
- Wireless Communication & RF Sensing
Theory and practice of sensing, communicating and inferring information via wireless communication systems and sensors — Faculty
Controls Research Overview
Control systems research studies how to manipulate the parameters affecting the behavior of a system to produce a desired or optimal outcome. The tools that form the body of knowledge, known as control theory, are applicable to a wide variety of systems, including electrical, mechanical, chemical, biological, economic, and social systems.
UCSB is a world-renowned leader in control systems engineering, with a large number of highly recognized control faculty engaged in very high-impact research. Control systems research at UCSB is coordinated through the multi-disciplinary Center for Control, Dynamical Systems, and Computation (CCDC). Currently, the Center consists of faculty and graduate students from the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics.
For more detailed descriptions of faculty research and activities, please follow the links to the various research centers, labs, and groups indicated on this page.
Controls UCSB Affiliations
- Center for Control Dynamical System, and Computation (CCDC) – Teel (Director), Alizadeh, Byl, Chandrasekaran, Hespanha, Marden, Mostofi