My research activities span many branches of the broad field of control theory. I am particularly interested in study of *networked dynamic** systems*, which are systems characterized by their complex interconnections, diversity of components, and interactions with the physical world. The study of these systems requires a multidisciplinary approach that draws upon three core disciplines: systems & control theory, optimization theory, and graph theory. The main thrust of my research is to contribute to a general theory for the analysis and synthesis of networked dynamic systems. I am also interested in various related applications, including multi-robot coordination and control problems and “smart-grid” applications.