Ph.D. student under the direction of D. Normand-Cyrot

Thesis title: Stabilisation of nonlinear sampled-data and discrete-time systems
Thesis abstract: Over the last decade the methodologies of dynamical systems and control theory have been playing an increasingly relevant role in a lot of situations of practical interest. Though, a lot of theoretical problem still remain unsolved. Among all, the ones concerning stability and stabilization are of paramount importance. In order to stabilize a physical (or not) system , it is necessary to acquire and interpret heterogeneous information on its behavior in order to correctly intervene on it. In general, those information are not available through a continuous flow but are provided in a synchronous or asynchronous way. This issue has to be unavoidably taken into account for the control action. In a very natural way, all those heterogeneities define an hybrid system characterized by both continuous and discrete dynamics. This project is contextualized in this framework and aimed at proposing new methodologies for the stabilization of discrete-time and sampled-data nonlinear systems with application to sustainable energies.

The thesis is developed within' a joint PhD program (cotutelle) between L2S and DIAG and is partially funded by Université Franco-Italienne/Università Italo-Francese (UFI-UIF) through the Vinci program for mobility from France to Italy.

Supervisors: Dorothée Normand-Cyrot (L2S, CNRS) and Salvatore Monaco (DIAG, Università di Roma "La Sapienza").

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