# 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.