Control Group


Description of Activities

Research is conducted in the general areas of decision and control theory with particular emphasis on non-linear control systems, optimal control, geometric control of mechanical systems, Sub-Riemannian geometry, non-holonomic control systems, stochastic   control, decentralized control, control under information constraints.


Faculty Research Interests
Bahman Gharesifard
Distributed optimization and control, game theory, learning, geometric control theory
Ron Hirschorn (Emeritus)
Non-linear systems, sliding mode control, discontinuous stabilization
Andrew Lewis Geometric mechanics, geometric control theory, non-linear control systems
Abdol-Reza Mansouri Sub-Riemannian geometry, geometric equivalence, stochastic analysis, non-linear control, PDEs
Serdar YĆ¼ksel
Stochastic control, information theory, decentralized control, probability, Markov processes

Past Events

Fourth Biannual Meeting on Systems and Control Theory

Courses Offered:

Math 830 Modern Control Theory
Math 834 Optimization Theory and Applications
Math 836 Lagrangian Mechanics, Dynamics, and Control
Math 844 Differentiable Manifolds
Math 839 Special Topics in Control
Math 872 Control of Stochastic Systems
Math 884 Data Networks (Stochastic Networks)
Math 949 Topics in Global Analysis


Application for Graduate Studies:

Queen's provides an ideal environment to do graduate study in Mathematics and Engineering, Applied Mathematics or Mathematics or Statistics. Our course curriculum is rigorous and increasingly diverse. The applicants should follow the guidelines listed here. Typically students with backgrounds in mathematics / applied mathematics/ electrical and computer engineering / systems (mechanical, systems, industrial, aerospace) engineering with strong interests in mathematical sciences will find the graduate program very stimulating and rewarding.

Our research environment is enhanced by a very active group of graduate students. There is always a steady stream of visiting scholars and post-doctoral fellows.