Faculty Profile

Geir E Dullerud

Mechanical Science and Engineering
Geir E Dullerud
Geir E Dullerud
W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor, Willett Faculty Scholar
340 Mechanical Engineering Bldg
1206 W. Green
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 265-5078

Primary Research Area

  • Dynamics & Controls

Education

  • Ph.D., Information Engineering, Cambridge University, England, 1994
  • M.A.Sc. Elec Eng University of Toronto, Canada 1990
  • B.A.Sc. Eng Science University of Toronto, Canada 1988

Academic Positions

  • W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 2016-present.
  • Affiliate, Department of Computer Science, UIUC, Jan 14, 2016-present
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology(KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, April-July, 2013
  • Research Professor, Coordinated Science Laboratory, UIUC, August 16, 2006-date
  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, August 16, 2006-date
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, July 20, 2005- July 19, 2006
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UIUC, Aug. 16, 2003-2006
  • Research Associate Professor, Coordinated Science Laboratory, UIUC, Aug. 16, 2003-2006
  • Willett Faculty Scholar , College of Engineering, UIUC, 2002-date
  • Affiliate, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UIUC, Oct. 2000-date
  • Research Assistant Professor, Coordinated Science Laboratory, UIUC, Aug. 2000-2003
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UIUC, July 16, 1998-Aug. 15, 2003
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, Jan. 1996-July 1998
  • Research Fellow and Lecturer, Department of Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, Feb. 1994-Nov. 1995
  • Research Associate, Information Engineering Department, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, July 1993-Jan. 1994

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Other Professional Employment

  • Research Associate, Control Engineering Department, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, Oct. 1990-May 1993
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, Jan. 1989-May 1990
  • Research Associate, SPAR Aerospace, Toronto, Canada, May-Aug. 1987
  • Programmer, Nortel Research, Toronto, Canada, May-Aug. 1985, 1986

Research Statement

Program focused on control of complex systems, including multirate and asynchronous systems, nonlinear systems along trajectories, distributed systems, and application of simulation and optimal control to mechanical, electrical and biomedical systems.

Professor Dullerud is interested in controls and dynamics, especially networked, distributed and multirate hybrid control. He is currently a principal investigator in a large, interdisciplinary research effort sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research on cooperative networked control of small uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs). The main goal of the project is to develop a rigorous theoretical foundation, along with scalable analytical tools and paradigms, to construct networked systems and to verify their performance. This work will significantly impact the knowledge and design of large-scale robust real-time distributed systems.

He is also working with a large team led by Stanford University to develop data networks and controls and dynamical systems that allow robots to work in parallel.

Research Interests

  • Dynamic modeling
  • Optimization and control

Research Areas

  • Dynamics & Controls
  • Security and Defense
  • Transportation

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Naghnaeian, M., P.G. Voulgaris, and G.E. Dullerud, "Lp Analysis and Synthesis of Linear Switched Systems: A Unified Framework," accepted to SIAM Journal of Control and Optimization, 2017.
  • Wang, Y., Z. Huang, S. Mitra, and G.E. Dullerud, "Differential Privacy and Entropy-minimizing Mechanisms in Feedback Systems," IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, 4:118-130, 2017.
  • Wang, Y., N. Roohi, M. Viswanathan, and G. Dullerud, "Stability of Linear Autonomous Systems Defined by Regular Switching Sequences," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 62:2568-2575, 2016.
  • Maginnis, P. A., M. West, and G. Dullerud, "Variance-reduced Tau-leaping using Anticorrelated Sample Paths," Journal of Computational Physics, 322:400-414, 2016.
  • Philippe, M., R. Essick, G.E. Dullerud, and R.M. Jungers, "Stability of discrete-time switching systems with constrained switching sequences," accepted to Automatica, 72:242-250, 2016.
  • Heemels, W.P.M.H., G. Dullerud, and A.R. Teel, "L2-gain Analysis for a Class of Hybrid Systems with Applications to Reset and Event-triggered Control: A Lifting Approach," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 61:2766 - 2781, 2016.
  • Xie, W., B. Zhang, J. Zhu, and G.E. Dullerud, "Decision-Control Mechanism for Markovian Jump Linear Systems with Gaussian Noise," Optimal Control, Applications and Methods, 37: 381-393, 2016.
  • Prabhakar, P., M. Viswanathan, and G.E. Dullerud, "Stability preserving Simulations and Bisimulations for hybrid systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 60: 3210 - 3225, 2015.
  • Zhang, B., J. Zhu, and G.E. Dullerud, "Time Series Analysis for Congestion Detection in TCP/AQM Networks," IEEE Communications Letters, 19:331-334, 2015.
  • Mishra, A., C. Langbort, and G.E. Dullerud, "Decentralized Control of Linear Switched Nested Systems with L-2 induced Norm Performance," IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, 2:420-432, 2015.
  • Prabhakar P., Vladimerou, V., M. Viswanathan, and G. E. Dullerud, "A Decidable Class of Planar Linear Hybrid Systems," Theoretical Computer Science, 574:1-17, 2015.
  • Mishra, A., C. Langbort, and G.E. Dullerud, "Optimal Control of a Stochastically Switched System with Decentralized Policies and Local Parameter Knowledge," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 60:2086-2101, 2015.
  • Farhood, M., D. Zhe, and G.E. Dullerud, "Distributed Control of Linear Time-varying Systems Interconnected over Arbitrary Graphs," International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 25(2):163￿319, 2015.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Strijbosch, N., G.E. Dullerud, A.R. Teel, and W.P.M.H. Heemels, "L2-gain Analysis of Periodic Event-triggered and Self-triggered Control Systems with Delays using Lifting Techniques," to appear Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2017.
  • Buccafusca, L., C.L. Beck, and G.E. Dullerud, "Modeling and Maximizing Power in Wind Turbine Arrays," IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA), 2017.
  • Wang, Y., S. Mitra, and G.E. Dullerud, "Differential Privacy and Minimum-Variance Unbiased Estimation in Multi-agent Control Systems," Proceedings of IFAC World Congress, 2017.
  • Wang, Y., N. Roohi, M. West, G. Dullerud, and M. Viswanathan, "Statistical Verification of the Toyota Powertrain Control Verification Benchmark," Proceedings of Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC), 2017.
  • Jansch-Porto, J.P. and G.E. Dullerud, "Decentralized Control with Moving-Horizon Linear Switched Systems: Synthesis and Testbed Implementation," Proceedings of American Control Conference (ACC), 2017.
  • J. Cortes, G. E. Dullerud, S. Han, J. Le Ny, S. Mitra, G. J. Pappas, "Differential privacy in control and network systems", Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2016.
  • Wang, Y., Z. Huang, S. Mitra, and G.E. Dullerud, "Differential Privacy, Entropy, and Distributed Systems," Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2016.
  • Philippe, M., R. Essick, G.E. Dullerud, and R.M. Jungers, "Extremal storage functions and minimal realizations of discrete-time linear switching systems," Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2016.
  • Wang, Y., M. Hale, M. Egerstedt, and G. Dullerud, "Differentially Private Objective Functions in Distributed Cloud-based Optimization," Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2016.
  • Wang, Y., N. Roohi, M. Viswanathan, M. West, and G. Dullerud, "Verifying Continuous-time Stochastic Hybrid Systems via Mori-Zwanzig Model Reduction," Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2016.
  • G.E. Dullerud, "Lyapunov Constructions, Formal Proof Frameworks, and Computation-Based Verification for Complex Systems," Proceedings of the European Control Conference, 2016. (ABSTRACT ONLY)
  • Naghnaeian, M., P.G. Voulgaris, and G.E. Dullerud, "A Unified Framework for l-p Analysis and Synthesis of Linear Switched Systems," Proceedings of American Control Conference, 2016.
  • Maginnis, P.A., M. West, and G.E. Dullerud, "Model Predictive Control of Markov Jump Processes with Anticorrelated Variance Reduced Monte Carlo Estimation," Proceedings of American Control Conference, 2016.

Professional Societies

  • Technical Committee on Systems with Uncertainty, 2008-present
  • IEEE Control Systems Society, Nov. 2002-Dec. 2004
  • Chair, Technical Committee on Robust Control
  • Senior Member, IEEE, 2004-date
  • Fellow, IEEE, 2008-date
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1996-2004
  • Member, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), 1996-date
  • Fellow, ASME, 2011-date
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 1997-date

Teaching Honors

  • Listed in the Daily Illini ￿Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students￿ for Fall 2001, Fall 2004, Spring 2008, Fall 2010, Fall 2012, Spring 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2016.

Research Honors

  • Keynote Lecture, Design and Analysis of Robust Systems Workshop, Computer Aided Verification (CAV), 2017.
  • Plenary Lecture , International Workshop on Operator Theory and Applications (IWOTA), St. Louis, MO, 2016.
  • W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 2016-present.
  • Keynote Lecture, Workshop on Function Theory in Several Complex Variables in Relation to Modelling Uncertainty, International Centre for the Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014.
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2011.
  • Semi-Plenary Lecture, IEEE Chinese Conference on Decision and Control, Guilin, China, 2009.
  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2008.
  • Xerox Award for Faculty Research, College of Engineering, UIUC, 2005.
  • Willett Faculty Scholar Award, College of Engineering, UIUC, 2002-date.
  • NSF Faculty Early Development (CAREER) Award, 1999.
  • NSERC of Canada Initiation Grant, 1996.

Public Service Honors

  • Exhibit Award Winner (3rd place), Engineering Open House, 2012
  • Design Competition Judge, Engineering Open House, 2000

Other Honors

  • Research Fellowship, Department of Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 1994-1995
  • Peterhouse College Graduate Scholarship, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, Oct. 1990-Sept. 1993
  • NSERC of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, Jan. 1989-Sept. 1990
  • University Open Admissions Scholarship, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1984-1988