ISR News Story
Alumnus Serban Sabau wins NSF CAREER Award for network research
Alumnus Serban Sabau (EE Ph.D. 2011) has received an NSF CAREER Award for “Novel Representations for Distributed Control of String Networks in Vehicle Platooning and Supply Chain Management.” The five-year, $500K award funds research to develop a novel mathematical description of dynamical networks capable of capturing simultaneously both the dynamics and the topology of a given network. Sabau is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. At Maryland, Sabau was advised by Professor Nuno Martins (ECE/ISR).
About this research
The research will bring forth a novel mathematical description of dynamical networks capable of capturing simultaneously both the dynamics and the topology of a given network. Preliminary results for the case of a string of dynamical agents (vehicles platooning) showed that coupled with concepts and methods from classical control theory, this new mathematical description will be investigated for the development of practical methods for the design of distributed controllers.
About the NSF CAREER Award
February 10, 2017