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.

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