Associated Research Institute of Centre for Chaos and Complex Networks


Head of the  Department:

Prof. Sergej Celikovsky


Department Characteristics
Representation in International Societies

Department Characteristics

The research in linear control theory has a long tradition in the Institute. During the 1960s  researchers of the Institute made considerable developments in both transfer-function and state-space methods. During the 1970s and the 1980s, the members of the Department achieved significant results, which launched an entirely new area of research worldwide. Among these are the parametrization of all controllers stabilizing a given plant (known as the Youla-Kučera parametrization) and the design of control systems via polynomial equations. Starting the 1990s, the research activities of the department ranged from robust control to nonlinear systems.

Applied research in the department focuses on numerical methods for control-system simulation and design, which yields various original software packages for control and simulation.  Furthemore, Department investigates the problems in robotic walking, including their software and hardware implementations.

The theoretical research currently prevails in the Department and it is focused on the control systems analysis, feedback control design and general dynamical systems theory. The most important areas are as follows:


Representation in International Societies and Editorial Boards

International Societies:

Activity of the Department in international technical and scientific societies is remarkable. Our members serve in governing bodies of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).

Sergej Celikovsky -- member of IFAC Technical Committee on Nonlinear Systems, IFAC TC on Robust Control (2002-2008),  Secretary of the Czech Committee for Automation and the IFAC, Vice-chairman of  Executive Committee of the Czech Chapter of the IEEE Control Systems Society, Chairman of Activity Group on Chaos Control and Synchronization of IEEE TC on CACSD.

Branislav Rehak -- member of IFAC Technical Committee on Nonlinear Systems;

Vladimir Kucera -- Past President of IFAC;  Fellow; Advisor; member of the Technical Committee on Linear Systems; member of the Board of Trustees of the IFAC Foundation.


Journals Editorial Boards:

Sergej Celikovsky ---  AE of: Kybernetika (2005-now) - http://www.kybernetika.cz/; IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (2005-2009);  International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos (2011-now) - http://www.worldscientific.com/page/ijbc/editorial-board ; IET Control Theory & Applications (2013-now); Journal of the Franklin Institute (2013-now) -- http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-the-franklin-institute/, Control Theory and Technology (2013-now).

Selected recognized conferences IPC's

Sergej Celikovsky --- IPC Area Chair of IFAC NOLCOS 2007, Pretoria and 2010 Bologna; Editor of IFAC Congress 2014; IPC Member of IFAC Conference on Chaos Control 2015, Tokyo

Vladimir Kucera --- International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control -- http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1099-1239; Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences -- http://bulletin.pan.pl/.

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