Department of Aerospace Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cedric Langbort is currently an assistant professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He studied at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace - Supaero in Toulouse (Aerospace Engineering degree; M.S. control theory) and the Institut Non-Lineaire in Nice (M.S. dynamical systems) before receiving the Ph.D. degree in Theoretical & Applied Mechanics from Cornell University in January 2005. He then spent a year and a half as a postdoctoral scholar in the Center for the Mathematics of Information at Caltech before joining UIUC. His work is in the field of Aerospace Information Technology with applications to large-scale distributed systems such as multi-vehicle missions, air traffic management systems, or smart materials. Of particular interest are fundamental questions regarding the role of communication constraints between subsystems, system's architecture, tolerance to individual failure, and intrinsic limitations of distributed control algorithms due to segmentation of information.