Network structures are ubiquitous in natural and engineered systems, such as microbiological systems, ecological systems, traffic networks, and unmanned robot teams. In many network applications, we are confronted with the need to shape network dynamics in certain ways, e.g., targeting drug delivery in regulatory networks to trigger/shut off the production of certain chemical/genetic compounds, and smartly coordinating traffic flows to reduce the total delay in the national airspace system. We call these tasks "Network Control" tasks. The research focus of the Dynamical Networks and Control (DN&C) Lab is concerned with providing solutions/tools to these various network control tasks.
Ph.D. student and Postdoctoral scholar positions available. Self-motivated students with strong embedded systems, control systems, and circuitry background are encouraged to apply. Experience with unmanned aerial systems are highly valuated.