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Featured Research Center - CCDC

The Center: The Center for Control, Dynamical Systems and Computation (CCDC) was founded in 1991 to facilitate interdepartmental research in control engineering, dynamical systems, and computation and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas through lectures, seminars, conferences, scholarly meetings, and publications. Currently, the center brings together faculty, students, and visitors from the Departments of Electrical, Mechanical, and Chemical Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Probability, and Computer Science.

Activities: The Center focuses on initiating and coordinating research projects with cross-disciplinary investigations and applications to industrial, environmental, transportation, and defense systems. To that end, the Center organizes a weekly seminar series that brings in domain experts, workshops, short courses, publishes a technical report series, and sponsors several fellowships and awards. The Center has a comprehensive graduate program in which students can pursue their studies across several engineering departments. The Center also offers post-doctoral positions and regularly hosts visiting faculty to facilitate inter-institutional and international cooperation.

Cooperation: The Center strives to enable cross-disciplinary teamwork in which theoretical concepts, computational methods, and engineering design are organically merged. Interactions among faculty create an environment in which members benefit from the expertise across several engineering disciplines, applied mathematics and scientific computation. The Center’s collaborative nature is evidenced in the frequent cross listing of courses, as well as joint projects and publications.

Areas of expertise within the center include: nonlinear control, robust control, optimal control, process control, hybrid systems, system identification, stochastic control, distributed control, systems biology, dynamical systems, multi-agent systems, power networks, autonomous vehicles, robotics, and scientific computing.

Affiliated ECE Faculty: Mahnoosh AlizadehKatie BylShiv Chandrasekaran, Joao HespanhaUpamanyu Madhow, B.S. Manjunath, Jason MardenYasamin MostofiRamtin PedarsaniAndrew Teel, Christos Thrampoulidis