Class Time and Place: MR 12:00 - 1:50 PM, Russell Sage Laboratory 5510
Instructor: Stacy Patterson sep AT cs.rpi.edu Office Hours: Mondays 2pm - 3pm (or by appointment) in Lally 301
Textbook: Lecture Notes on Network Systems by Francesco Bullo, pdf available on LMS (do not distribute)
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Networked systems are systems composed of dynamic units that interact over a network. These systems can be used to perform team objectives with applications ranging from formation flying to distributed computation. This course will cover a variety of modeling and analysis techniques for different types of networked systems. The course will also survey recent research on real-world networked systems applications including power networks, social networks, and sensor networks.
This course will be similar in spirit to the following courses, though adapted for computer scientists. No background in controls or dynamical systems is needed.