Usman Khan

Spring 2013: EE-194 Advanced Control of Complex Dynamical Systems

Lectures and Supporting material
Homework and Solution

Monday and Wednesday, 4:30pm - 5:45pm, Halligan 108
First lecture, January 16, 2013
No classes
(Martin Luther King Day) January 21, 2013
(President's Day), February 18, 2013, Substitute Lecture on February 21, 2013 (Thursday)
(Spring Recess) March 18, 2013 and March 20, 2013,
(Patriot's Day) April 15, 2013

Prof. Usman Khan
135 Halligan
Email: khan AT ece DOT tufts DOT edu
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This course builds upon the state-space control concepts from EE-105 and leads to advanced topics such as LQR, LQG, Lyapunov formulations, and structured control. We will study these topics under the umbrella of complex dynamics, and go over some well-known state-space decomposition techniques, i.e., structural decompositions, modal analysis, and singular perturbation theory. If time permits, the course will entail a discussion on canonical Kalman decompositions and the relations between optimal control and optimal estimation.

Helpful references
No textbook, useful reading material will be made available when necessary.

Course structure
Up to 5 HW assignments (30%)
Class participation and presentations (30%): Based on a series of readings comprising of recent research papers related to the course.
Final project (40%): There will be a course project in place of the final exam. The project goals and nature of study has to be approved by the instructor. A team of up to 2 members is required. Deliverable: A 4-page research paper.

Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Engineering
Tufts University