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ECE 517: Nonlinear and Adaptive Control (Fall 2016)

A first graduate-level course on nonlinear control design methods, with a particular focus on adaptive control and estimation and also incorporating advanced analysis techniques for nonlinear systems.




Homework 1 (posted Aug 25, due Sep 7) | Solution (posted Sep 9), simulink files: diagram 1, diagram 2, diagram 3, diagram 4
Homework 2 (posted Sep 13, due Sep 27) | Solution (posted Oct 3), simulink files: diagram 1, diagram 2
Homework 3 (posted Sep 30, due Oct 12)
Homework 4 (posted Oct 14, due Oct 26)

LECTURE NOTES (see table of contents for course outline)

Schedule: Mon Wed 4:00-5:20pm, room 2013, ECE Building. Will start 5 minutes late on Wednesdays because of the decision & control seminars.

Prerequisites: ECE 515 (Linear Systems) or consent of instructor. Basic knowledge of real analysis (at the level of Math 444 or 447) is also expected.

Instructor: Daniel Liberzon
Office: 144 CSL
Email: liberzon at
Office hours: Mondays immediately after class

Homework grader: Guosong (Oliver) Yang, yang150 at

Supplementary texts:

Assignments and grading policy: Your grades will be based on homework and final project. Details will be explained in class.