Control Sciences and Dynamical Systems
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The Control Science and Dynamical Systems graduate program will not be accepting new applications, effective Fall 2010 term.

Mission Statement

The Center's mission is to include stimulating interdisciplinary research in control science and dynamical system theory, coordinating scholarly and scientific activity of these areas within College of Science and Engineering (CSE) and the University and cooperating with relevant industrial firms in the Minnesota region.

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The CSDy Center was built on a tradition of innovation by introducing several programs to enhance the learning environment and to enrich the educational opportunities afforded to our students. Faculty are drawn from the Departments of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering,Mechanical Engineering, and the School of Mathematics all in the College of Science and Engineering (CSE)..

The wide spectrum of its faculty's expertise indicates the Center's strong focus on interdisciplinary research within CSE. The Center also provides a significant theoretical component for hardware and experimentally oriented projects like CSE's Microtechnology Lab, as well as an applied aspect of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA) and other Centers for Research and Education in CSE. Maintaining constructive relationships between our faculty and our students is an important component for our success. We provide our students with more personal attention and guidance, which allows the students to work more closely with some of the most noted leaders in their fields.

Besides publishing research results of their scientific work related to the program, CSDy faculty supervise doctoral students with Ph.D. theses in the areas of control science and dynamical systems. Specifically, we have broad interest in numerical computation, robust control, nonlinear control, linear and nonlinear dynamical systems,and image processing to name a few.

Since the Center draws faculty from a number of disciplines, its students' programs can reflect various emphases. Major course work normally should be selected from those courses in science, mathematics, engineering and other fields that are particularly relevant. All candidates are required to attain a high level of mathematical proficiency. Financial aid in the form of assistantships are administered through individual departments rather than the CSDy Center. Also, assistantships and fellowships are available under the National Science Foundation and other government research grants administered by the CSE faculty.

Last Modified: 2011-12-01 at 14:27:39 -- this is in International Standard Date and Time Notation