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Revision as of 05:18, 3 April 2009


Richard M. Murray

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

Division of Engineering and Applied Science
California Institute of Technology

Papers Research Group Teaching Contact

Other Activities:

Group Schedule

Feedback Systems

Molecular Programming Project



Recent publications:



My group's research is in the application of feedback and control to networked systems, with applications in biology and autonomy. 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)
Fei Chen† (Bio/EE)
Sawyer Fuller (BE)
Elisa Franco (CDS)
Shuo Han (EE)
Javad Lavaei* (CDS)
Yizhar Or (CDS)
Stephan Pleines+ (ETHZ)
Arthur (Ben) Prindle† (ChE)
Dominic Rizzo (CS/ME)
Håkan Terelius+ (KTH)
Stefania Tonetti+ (Milan)
Ufuk Topcu (CDS)
Pete Trautman (CDS)
Ophelia Venturelli (BMB)
Nok Wongpiromsarn (ME)
Mumu Xu (ME)
Jing Yu+ (Zhejiang Univ)
Francisco Zabala* (CDS)
Aldo Zgraggen+ (ETHZ)

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

Former graduate students:

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 (thesis)
Alex Fax (thesis)
Jimmy Fung (thesis)
Martha Grover (Gallivan) (thesis)
Vijay Gupta (thesis)
Sonja Glavaski*
Adam Hayes*
Sean Humbert (thesis)
Zhipu Jin (thesis)
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 (or at least most of them). 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, 07-08. 08-09)
  • CDS 101/110a - Analysis and Design of Feedback Systems (Fa02, Fa03, Fa04, Fa06, Fa07, Fa08)
  • CDS 110ab - Introduction to Control Theory (97-98, 01-02, 02-03, 03-04, Fa04, Wi06, Wi07, Wi08)
  • CDS 190 - Independent Work in Control and Dynamical Systems
  • CDS 202 - Geometry of Nonlinear Systems (Wi93, Wi94, Wi04, Wi09)
  • CDS 270 - Networked Control Systems (Sp06)
  • CDS 273 - Frontiers in Control and Dynamical Systems (Sp01, Sp02, Sp03, Sp04, Sp05, Sp06)
  • Older courses (not taught in the last 5 years)
  • Guest lectures - individual lectures I have given in various courses


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

Office: 109 Steele, (626) 395-6460
Asst: Charis Brown, x4140
Lab: 12 Steele

Other links

Engineering and Applied Science
Information Science and Technology

Computer Science
Synthetic and Systems Biology
Control and Dynamical Systems