System Theory on Networks
Professor Mehran Mesbahi
Friday, April 29, 2011
|Abstract: In this talk, I will explore certain results and observations at the intersection of
systems and control and the theory of networks that hint at the emergence of yet another
sub-discipline in control theory. Along the way, we will discuss security of diffusion-based networks,
identification of networks, the role of adaptation and randomness, as well as connections to certain
problems in robotic networks, quantum networks, and biological networks.
|Bio: Mehran Mesbahi received his Ph.D. from USC in 1996.
He was a member of the Guidance, Navigation, and Analysis group at JPL
from 1996-2000 and an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at University of Minnesota from 2002-2002.
He is currently a Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the University of Washington in Seattle.
He was the recipient of NSF CAREER Award in 2001, NASA Space Act Award in 2004, UW Distinguished Teaching Award
in 2005, and UW College of Engineering Innovator Award in 2008. His research interests are distributed and networked systems,
systems and control theory, and engineering applications of optimization and combinatorics.