Roboust Constrained Control

Scuola di dottorato SIDRA 2016

Coordinator and speakers: Franco Blanchini (University of Udine)
Patrizio Colaneri (Polytechnic Univ. of Milan)

School Objectives

The primary objective of the course is to provide an updated view on the heritage and development of Lyapunov theory for stability, performance improvement and control of linear dynamical systems (in continuous-time) with uncertainties parameters and constraints on the state and/or input variables. Being the topic quite broad, the attention is limited to particular input and state constraints – for instance saturations, control energy and output shaping constraints – and particular parameters uncertainties, like norm-bounded uncertainties, polytopic uncertainties and uncertainties modelled via Markov chains.

Teaching aids and instructional materials

According to the spirit of the latest editions, the teaching style of the lectures will be a traditional one, making use as much as possible of the blackboard for derivations, complemented as appropriate by videos, simulations, and diagrams. The speakers will provide a collection of handouts as material supporting the lectures. This material will be available at least one week before the start of the School.

Course Language

The PhD School will be taught in English.


Day 1 – Monday July 11th 2016
9:00 – 12:30 Basics concepts Franco Blanchini
15:00 – 18:30 Quadratic stability Patrizio Colaneri
Day 2 – Tuesday, July 12, 2016
9:00 – 12:30 Lyapunov techniques applied to constrained systems Franco Blanchini
15:00 – 16:30 Stability and stabilization of LPV systems Franco Blanchini
Coffee break
17:00 – 18:30 Control of systems with Markovian jumps Patrizio Colaneri
Day 3 – Wednesday, July 13, 2016
9:00 – 12:30 Applications based on non–quadratic Lyapunov functions Patrizio Colaneri

Here it is possible to download the program (pdf version).