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Dynamics and Control

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Finding Optimal Solutions to Complex Problems

The analysis, production, and design of systems with complex dynamics, and methods for controlling such systems using feedback, play important roles in many aspects of engineering. Ongoing research in this area includes nonlinear dynamical systems, reduced-order modeling, optimal control and estimation, coordinated control of networked multi-agent systems, nonlinear control, and geometric mechanics.

Current BEAM projects in the area of dynamics and control include bio-inspired active sensing in multi-agent systems, the development and evaluation of automotive systems, optimal control and navigation, and more. 

Faculty with Research Interests in Dynamics and Control

Affiliated Labs

EM Affiliate Faculty in Dynamics and Control

Nicole Abaid, Mathematics

Jeff Borggaard, Mathematics

Saied Taheri, Mechanical Engineering

Alan Asbeck, Mechanical Engineering

Mark Paul, Mechanical Engineering

Craig Woolsey, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering

Oumar Barry, Mechanical Engineering

Shane Ross, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering

Jonathan Black, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering

Shima Shahab, Mechanical Engineering