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* Samuel Clamons - PhD in Bioengineering, September 2021
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* Cindy Ren - PhD in Control and Dynamical Systems, June 2021
* Cindy Ren - PhD in Control and Dynamical Systems, June 2021

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Richard M. Murray

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

California Institute of Technology

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Feedback Systems

Biomolecular Feedback Systems


My group's research is in the application of feedback and control to networked systems, with applications in biology and autonomy. Current projects include work on biomolecular feedback systems, novel architectures for control systems, and networked control systems (see my research overview for more details).

Preprint archive
Caltech theses
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Active projects:



Apurva Badithela (CDS)
Victoria Chen† (BE)
Ersin Das+ (Turkey)
Abhishek Dey+ (India)
Chelsea Hu (BE)
Josefine Graebener (AS)
Zoila Jurado (ME)
Manisha Kapasiawala (BE)
Matthieu Kratz* (BE)
Elin Larsson* (BE)
John Marken (BE)
Michaelle Mayalu (CMS)
Joe Meyerowitz (BMB)
Kellan Moorse (CNS)
Ayush Pandey (CDS)
William Poole* (CNS)
Mark Prator# (EAS)
Xinying (Cindy) Ren (CDS)
Andrey Shur (BE)
Rory Williams (BE)
Miki Yun# (EAS)

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

Former graduate students:

  • Samuel Clamons - PhD in Bioengineering, September 2021
  • Cindy Ren - PhD in Control and Dynamical Systems, June 2021
  • Reed McCardell - PhD in Bioengineering, May 2021
  • Karena Cai - PhD in Control and Dynamical Systems, March 2021
  • James Parkin - PhD in Bioengineering, March 2021
  • Richard Cheng* - PhD in Mechanical Engineering, February 2021
Dionysios Barmpoutis (thesis)
Robert Behnken (thesis)
Julia Badger (Braman) (thesis)
Ania Baetica (thesis)
Francesco Bullo (thesis)
Robert Bodenheimer*
John Carson (thesis)
Andrea Censi (thesis)
Benson Christalin#
Tim Chung*
Lars Cremean (thesis)
Nadine Dabby*
Raff D'Andrea*
Sumanth Dathathri (thesis)
Samantha (Feakins) Daly#
Emzo de los Santos (thesis)
Domitilla Del Vecchio (thesis)
Mary Dunlop (thesis)
William Dunbar (thesis)
Michael Epstein (thesis)
Alex Fax (thesis)
Ioannis Filippidis (thesis)
Anthony Fragoso (thesis)
Sawyer Fuller (thesis)
Melvin Flores (thesis)
Elisa Franco (thesis)
Jimmy Fung (thesis)
Marcella Gomez (thesis)
Martha Grover (Gallivan) (thesis)
Shaobin Guo (thesis)
Vijay Gupta (thesis)
Sonja Glavaski*
Shuo Han (thesis)
Adam Hayes*
Sean Humbert (thesis)
Victoria Hsiao (thesis)
Ali Jadbabaie* (thesis)
Zhipu Jin (thesis)
Vanessa Jonsson (thesis)
Scott Kelly (thesis)
Dmitriy Kogan#
Javad Lavaei* (thesis)
Andrew Lewis (thesis)
Scott Livingston (thesis)
Robert M'Closkey (thesis)
Mark Milam (thesis)
Michiel van Nieuwstadt (thesis)
Ivan Papusha (thesis)
Tung Phan (thesis)
Muruhan Rathinam (thesis)
Clancy Rowley*
Ben Shapiro (thesis)
Ling Shi (thesis)
Vipul Singhal (thesis)
Demetri Spanos (thesis)
Zachary Sun (thesis)/
Sudipto Sur (thesis)
Anandh Swaminathan (thesis)
Anu Thubagere* (thesis)
Amber Thweatt#
Jorge Tierno*
Abhishek Tiwari (thesis)
Pete Trautman (thesis)
Stephanie Tsuei#
David van Gogh#
Tony Vanelli# (thesis)
Ophelia Venturelli (thesis)
Yong Wang (thesis)
Steve Waydo* (thesis)
Eric Wolff (thesis)
Nok Wongpiromsarn (thesis)
Yong Wu (thesis)
Huan (Mumu) Xu (thesis)
Enoch Yeung (thesis)
Simon Yeung (thesis)

# Masters or Engineers degree    * Co-advised student

Former postdocs:

  • David Garcia (2020-21) - BE Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Leopold Green (2018-2021) - BE Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Chuchu Fan (2019-2020) - CMS Postdoctoral Fellow
  • John McManus (2018-2019) - Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Jin Ge (2017-2018) - CMS Postdoctoral Fellow
Raktim Bhattacharya (2002-04)
Brianno Coller (1995-97)
Noel du Toit (2011)
Samira Farahani (2014-15)
Sofie Haesaert (2016-2018)
Yutaka Hori (2013-2016)
Tamer Inanc (2002-04)
Jongmin Kim (2010-14)
Eric Klavins* (2001-03)
Feng-Li Lian (2001-02)
Jun Liu (2011-2012)
Catherine McGhan (2014-2016)
Yilin Mo (2013-15)
Kristi Morgansen (1999-2001)
Pascal Morin (1996-97)
Yasamin Mostofi (2004-06)
Reza Olfati-Saber (2001-04)
Yizhar Or (2007-09)
Necmiye Ozay (2010-13)
Pavithra Prabhakar (2011-12)
Nicolas Petit (2001-02)
Vasu Raman (2013-15)
Henrik Sandberg (2005-07)
Shaunak Sen (2011-12)
B. N. Shashikanth* (1998-2000)
Dan Siegal (2012-15)
Andrew Straw* (2010)
Willem Sluis (1994-96)
Herbert Streumper (1997-99)
Ufuk Topcu (2008-12)

Additional group alumni:   SURF    Undergrads    Visitors


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.


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 Lab, (626) 395-6460
Asst: Monica Nolasco, x4140
Labs: B112 Steele, 136 Keck

Other links

Engineering and Applied Science
Computing and Mathematical Sciences

Control and Dynamical Systems