Multi-Agent Systems

We design and analyze distributed control algorithms for networked autonomous agents and swarm systems such that they can work together as a team to accomplish certain common objectives. Our resear...

Multi-Agent Systems

Uncertainty

Our work addresses fundamental advances in guidance and control for operationally responsive unmanned vehicles. We specifically account for real-world actuator/sensor alignment uncertainties and mi...

Uncertainty

Nonlinear Controls

Our research addresses control of complex nonlinear systems subject to intermittent sensing and actuation. These results are largely motivated by important applications in reversible transducer sys...

Nonlinear Controls

Time-Delay Systems

We have been pursuing theoretical benchmarks for stability and performance of networked control systems in the presence of non-negligible time-delays and information blackouts. Our results provide...

Time-Delay Systems

The Controls Lab for Distributed and Uncertain Systems has its core focus directed toward fundamental problems of nonlinear dynamic systems, measurement, and control. Our work can be broadly classified under the following categories:

  • Coordinated control of distributed multi-agent systems 
  • Complexity due to nonlinearities and sensing/actuation constraints
  • Large-scale uncertainties in dynamic models and exogeneous disturbances
  • Stability of networked control systems subject to time-delays, and GPS denial. 

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Maruthi R. Akella Ph.D.

Professor
Myron L. Begeman Fellow in Engineering
Aerospace Engineering 
and Engineering Mechanics The University of Texas at Austin

Curriculum Vitae
Last Updated: 9/14/15

Contact

W.R. Woolrich Laboratories, Room 412B
(512) 471-9493
(512) 471-3788 (fax)
makella(at)mail(dot)utexas(dot)edu

About Professor Akella

Dr. Akella is affiliated with the Center for Space Research. He has also engaged in active collaborations with the Wireless Networking and Communications Group and the Center for Aeromechanics Research. Dr. Akella is a Fellow of the American Astronautical Society, and Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.