College of Engineering
Theory and design of adaptive identification and control methods for automatically identifying and compensating for unknown plant parameters in dynamical systems. Deterministic finite-dimensional continuous-time linear and non-linear dynamical systems, identification and control of mechanical systems possessing unknown parameters (e.g. mass, inertia, friction). Stability of linear and non-linear dynamical systems, Lyapunov stability, input-output stability, adaptive identification, and direct adaptive control techniques for linear and nonlinear plants and systems.