Nonlinear Control of Dynamic Networks

By Zhong-Ping Jiang, Tengfei Liu, and David Hill, CRC Press, 2014

Motivated by the need for new tools to solve complex problems resulting from smart power grids, biological processes, distributed computing networks, transportation networks, robotic systems, and other cutting-edge control applications, Nonlinear Control of Dynamic Networks tackles newly arising theoretical and real-world challenges for stability analysis and control design, including nonlinearity, dimensionality, uncertainty, and information constraints, as well as behaviors stemming from quantization, data-sampling, and impulses.

Suggesting avenues for further exploration, the book encourages readers to take into consideration more communication and networking issues in control designs.

Zhong-Ping Jiang is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. His many honors include a prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship from the Australian Research Council, a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellowship. In 2013, he became one of the youngest scientists ever to be named a fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).

He co-wrote the book with Tengfei Liu, a visiting assistant professor at the NYU School of Engineering, and David Hill of the University of Hong Kong.