Systems Laboratory

Welcome to Systems Laboratory

Our research focus is on modeling and control of complex systems, whose dynamics are hard to describe, predict, or manipulate. We are particularly interested in cyber-physical human systems, where the human, the physical system, and enabling cyber-technologies are interconnected through multifarious interactions to accomplish a certain goal. We are highly interdisciplinary, drawing ideas from modeling and control systems theory, game theory, machine learning and statistics. Our engineering applications cover aerospace, automotive and robotics fields.

Join Us!

In Systems Lab, we are developing theories and algorithms to predict and control complex systems. If you want to study and contribute to the fields of autonomy, human behavior, adaptation, and interaction between natural and artificial intelligence, come and be a part of us. If you are interested, please send a short email to Yildiray Yildiz ( describing your research interests together with your CV. Undergraduates are also welcome. If you are a good programmer, please indicate that in your email (this is NOT a requirement).


Shahab Tohidi’s paper “Discrete Adaptive Control Allocation,” is accepted for publication at 2021 American Control Conference in New Orleans.

26 January 2021

Yildiray Yildiz edited the 2020 December Issue of IEEE Control Systems Magazine. This is a special issue on Cyber Physical Human Systems. Click here to read the introduction to the issue.

17 November 2020

Shahab Tohidi’s paper titled “Handling actuator magnitude and rate saturation in uncertain over-actuated systems: A modified projection algorithm approach,” is accepted for publication at International Journal of Control

4 September 2020