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Richard M. Murray

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

California Institute of Technology

Papers Research Group Teaching Contact

Other Activities:

Group Schedule

Feedback Systems

Molecular Programming Project

Note: we have recently switched out some server hardware; please let me know if you find any broken links on these pages.

Recent Publications

RMM Preprint Archive

Google Scholar, Caltech theses


My group's research is in the application of feedback and control to networked systems, with applications in biology and autonomy. Current projects include novel control system architectures, biomolecular feedback systems and networked control systems (research overview). Template:Active projects [Archive]


Postdocs and visiting faculty:

Edgar Diaz* (CSULA)
Noel du Toit (ME)
Sawyer Fuller (BE)
Jongmin Kim (BE)
Linlin Ou+ (ZJUT)
Jun Liu (CDS)
Necmiye Özay (CDS)
Shaunak Sen (CDS)
Ufuk Topcu (CDS)

Graduate students:

Asghar Aryanfar° (ME)
Dionysios Barmpoutis (CNS)
Andrea Censi (CDS)
Emzo de los Santos* (BE)
Elisa Franco (CDS)
Marcella Gomez (ME)
Shuo Han (EE)
Vanessa Jonsson (CDS)
Chris Kempes+ (MIT)
Scott Livingston (CDS)
Joe Meyerowitz* (BMB)
Dominic Rizzo* (ME)
Anu Thubagere (BE)
Pete Trautman (CDS)
Floris van Breugel* (CDS)
Ophelia Venturelli (BMB)
Thomas Werne* (CDS)
Eric Wolff (CDS)
Mumu Xu (ME)
Yuan Ye+ (Cambridge)
Enoch Yeung (CDS)
Francisco Zabala* (CDS)

Undergraduate researchers:

Arjun Chandrasekhar† (CS)
Sandeep Chinchali† (EE)
Magnus Håkansson† (Lund)
Ishan Khetarpal† (Bi)
Yuchen Lin† (SURF)
Paul Nguyen† (BE)
Peter Nilsson† (KTH)
Keshav Sapatnekar† (SURF)
Stephanie Tsuei† (ME)
Klavdia Zemlianova† (Ma)

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

Former graduate students:

Robert Behnken (thesis)
Julia Braman (thesis)
Francesco Bullo (thesis)
Robert Bodenheimer*
John Carson (thesis)
Tim Chung*
Lars Cremean (thesis)
Raff D'Andrea*
Samantha (Feakins) Daly#
Domitilla Del Vecchio (thesis)
Mary Dunlop (thesis)
William Dunbar (thesis)
Michael Epstein (thesis)
Alex Fax (thesis)
Melvin Flores (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)
Ling Shi (thesis)
Demetri Spanos (thesis)
Sudipto Sur (thesis)
Amber Thweatt#
Jorge Tierno*
Abhishek Tiwari (thesis)
David van Gogh#
Tony Vanelli# (thesis)
Yong Wang (thesis)
Steve Waydo* (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)
Yizhar Or (2007-09)
Nicolas Petit (2001-02)
Henrik Sandberg (2005-07)
B. N. Shashikanth* (1998-2000)
Willem Sluis (1994-96)
Herbert Streumper (1997-99)

Additional group alumni:   SURF    Senior thesis    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.

  • Bi/BE 250c - Systems Biology (Wi11)
  • CS/EE/ME 75 - Introduction to Multi-Disciplinary Systems Engineering (04-05, 06-07, 10-11)
  • CDS 90 - Senior Thesis in Control and Dynamical Systems (04-05, 05-06, 07-08. 08-09, 10-11)
  • CDS 101/110a - Analysis and Design of Feedback Systems (Fa97, Fa01, Fa02, Fa03, Fa04, Fa06, Fa07, Fa08)
  • CDS 110b - Optimization-Based Control (Wi98, Wi02, Wi03, Wi04, Wi06, Wi07, Wi08)
  • CDS 140a - Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems (Wi11)
  • 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: Anissa Scott, x4140
Labs: 12 Steele, 040 Keck, 4 Keck

Other links

Engineering and Applied Science
Computing and Mathematical Sciences

Control and Dynamical Systems