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<tr><td>Jorge Tierno*</td></tr>
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<tr><td>[http://www.cds.caltech.edu/~atiwari/ Abhishek Tiwari]</td></tr>
<tr><td>[http://www.cds.caltech.edu/~atiwari/ Abhishek Tiwari] [http://etd.caltech.edu/etd/available/etd-05202007-135411/ (thesis)]</td></tr>
<tr><td>[http://www.its.caltech.edu/~dvangogh/~dvangogh.html David van Gogh]#</td></tr>
<tr><td>[http://www.its.caltech.edu/~dvangogh/~dvangogh.html David van Gogh]#</td></tr>
<tr><td>Tony Vanelli# [http://www.cds.caltech.edu/~murray/papers/1997_cav97-eng.html (thesis)]</td></tr>
<tr><td>Tony Vanelli# [http://www.cds.caltech.edu/~murray/papers/1997_cav97-eng.html (thesis)]</td></tr>

Revision as of 18:03, 6 December 2008


Richard M. Murray

Thomas E. and Doris Everhart Professor
of Control and Dynamical Systems

Division of Engineering and Applied Science
California Institute of Technology

Papers Research Group Teaching Contact

Other Activities:

Group Schedule

Feedback Systems

Molecular Programming Project


Prospective graduate students: I admit students through the CDS, SSB and CS graduate programs at Caltech. Many of my students also come from the EE and ME departments, but I do not actively participate in admissions decisions in those programs.


Recent publications:



My group's research is in the application of feedback and control to information, biological and mechanical systems. Current projects include verification and validation of distributed embedded systems, analysis of insect flight control systems, and biological circuit design. Template:Active projects [Archive]


Dionysios Barmpoutis (CNS)
Julia Braman (ME)
Andrea Censi (CDS)
Sawyer Fuller (BE)
Elisa Franco (CDS)
Shuo Han (EE)
Walid Krichene+ (ENSMP)
Yizhar Or (CDS)
Stephen Pleines+ (ETHZ)
Dominic Rizzo (CS/ME)
Ufuk Topcu (CDS)
Pete Trautman (CDS)
Ophelia Venturelli (BMB)
Nok Wongpiromsarn (ME)
Mumu Xu (ME)
Francisco Zabala+ (CSUF)
Aldo Zgraggen+ (ETHZ)

* co-advised students + visiting researchers ° rotation students † undergraduates

Former graduate students:

  • Ling Shi (CDS) - Ph.D. in Control and Dynamical Systems, August 2008 (thesis)
  • Mary Dunlop (ME) - Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, May 2008 (thesis)
  • John Carson (ME) - Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, May 2008 (thesis)
  • Melvin Flores (CDS) - Ph.D. in Control and Dynamical Systems, February 2008 (thesis)
  • Michael Epstein (ME) - Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, December 2007 (thesis)
  • Steve Waydo* (CDS) - Ph.D. in Control and Dynamical Systems, October 2007 (thesis)
Robert Behnken (thesis)
Francesco Bullo (thesis)
Robert Bodenheimer*
Tim Chung*
Lars Cremean (thesis)
Raff D'Andrea*
Samantha (Feakins) Daly#
Domitilla Del Vecchio (thesis)
William Dunbar
Alex Fax (thesis)
Jimmy Fung
Martha Grover (Gallivan) (thesis)
Vijay Gupta (thesis)
Sonja Glavaski*
Adam Hayes*
Sean Humbert (thesis)
Zhipu Jin
Scott Kelly (thesis)
Dmitriy Kogan#
Andrew Lewis (thesis)
Robert M'Closkey (thesis)
Mark Milam (thesis)
Michiel van Nieuwstadt (thesis)
Muruhan Rathinam (thesis)
Clancy Rowley*
Ben Shapiro (thesis)
Demetri Spanos (thesis)
Sudipto Sur (thesis)
Amber Thweatt#
Jorge Tierno*
Abhishek Tiwari (thesis)
David van Gogh#
Tony Vanelli# (thesis)
Yong Wang (thesis)
Simon Yeung (thesis)

# Masters or Engineers degree    * Co-advised student

Former postdocs:

Raktim Bhattacharya (2002-04)
Brianno Coller (1995-97)
Tamer Inanc (2002-04)
Eric Klavins* (2001-03)
Feng-Li Lian (2001-02)
Kristi Morgansen (1999-2001)
Pascal Morin (1996-97)
Yasamin Mostofi (2004-06)
Reza Olfati-Saber (2001-04)
Nicolas Petit (2001-02)
Henrik Sandberg (2005-07)
B. N. Shashikanth* (1998-2000)
Willem Sluis (1994-96)
Herbert Streumper (1997-99)


The list below is the courses that I have taught at Caltech in the last 5 years. The course links will take you to the (current) course homepage, where you can find the syllabus, handouts, and homework sets. The links for specific terms take you to the course homepage for that term. Links to older courses are available on a separate page.

  • CS/EE/ME 75 - Introduction to Multi-Disciplinary Systems Engineering (04-05, 06-07)
  • CDS 90 - Senior Thesis in Control and Dynamical Systems (04-05, 05-06)
  • CDS 101 - Analysis and Design of Feedback Systems (Fa02, Fa03, Fa04, Fa 06, Fa 07)
  • CDS 110ab - Introduction to Control Theory (97-98, 01-02, 02-03, 03-04, Fa04, Wi 06, Wi 07, Wi 08)
  • CDS 190 - Independent Work in Control and Dynamical Systems
  • CDS 202 - Geometry of Nonlinear Systems (Wi93, Wi94, Wi04)
  • CDS 270 - Networked Control Systems (Sp 06)
  • CDS 273 - Frontiers in Control and Dynamical Systems (Sp01, Sp02, Sp03, Sp04, Sp05, Sp 06)


Mailing Address

Richard M. Murray
Control and Dynamical Systems 107-81
California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91125 USA

Contact information

E-mail: murray@cds.caltech.edu
Office: 109 Steele, (626) 395-6460
Asst: Charis Brown, x4140
Lab: 12 Steele

Other links

Engineering and Applied Science
Information Science and Technology

Control and Dynamical Systems
Mechanical Engineering