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ECE 517: Nonlinear and Adaptive Control (Fall 2021)

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 30, due Sep 8) | Solution (posted Sep 12)
Homework 2 (posted Sep 11, due Sep 22) | Solution (posted Sep 26)
Homework 3 (posted Sep 26, due Oct 6) | Solution (posted Oct 8)
Homework 4 (posted Oct 15, due Oct 27) | Solution (posted Nov 2)
Homework 5 (posted Nov 11, due Dec 8)

LECTURE NOTES (see table of contents for course outline)

Schedule: Tue Thu 2:00-3:20pm, room 2017, ECE Building, with lecture video recordings available on Echo360.

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: Fri 12:00-1:00pm on Zoom, registered students will receive Zoom link by email

Homework TA: Guilherme Vicinansa
Email: gs16 at
Office hours: Mon 5:00-6:00pm on Zoom, registered students will receive Zoom link by email

Supplementary texts:

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