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Nicotra, Marco M Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • My primary research interest is the constrained control of nonlinear systems. This fairly broad subject provides a variety of meaningful challenges that combine both theory and applications. My theoretic research is aimed at the development of systematic, reliable, and efficient control tools capable of addressing a wide array of problems. My applied research employs these tools to solve relevant problems in modern engineering practice.


  • Nonlinear Control, Constrained Control


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courses taught

  • ECEN 4638 - Control Systems Laboratory
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Provides experience in control system design and analysis, using both real hardware and computer simulation. Covers the entire control system design cycle: modeling the system, synthesizing a controller, conducting simulations, analyzing the design to suggest modifications and improvements, and implementing the design for actual testing.
  • ECEN 7438 - Theory of Nonlinear Systems
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Nonlinear systems and control. Introduction to nonlinear phenomena: multiple equilibria, limit cycles, bifurcations, complex dynamical behavior. Planar dynamical systems, analysis using phase plane techniques. Input-output analysis and stability. Passivity. Lyapunov stability theory. Feedback linearization. Exploration of examples and applications. Formerly ECEN 7438.


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