John Lygeros: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2020

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Prof. Dr. John Lygeros
FieldControl and Computation
Institut für Automatik
ETH Zürich, ETL I 22
Physikstrasse 3
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 89 70
DepartmentInformation Technology and Electrical Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

227-0046-10LSignals and Systems II4 credits2V + 2UJ. Lygeros
AbstractContinuous and discrete time linear system theory, state space methods, frequency domain methods, controllability, observability, stability.
ObjectiveIntroduction to basic concepts of system theory.
ContentModeling and classification of dynamical systems.

Modeling of linear, time invariant systems by state equations. Solution of state equations by time domain and Laplace methods. Stability, controllability and observability analysis. Frequency domain description, Bode and Nyquist plots. Sampled data and discrete time systems.

Advanced topics: Nonlinear systems, chaos, discrete event systems, hybrid systems.
Lecture notesCopy of transparencies
K.J. Astrom and R. Murray, "Feedback Systems: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers", Princeton University Press 2009
227-0680-00LBuilding Control and Automation3 credits2V + 2UF. Bünning, J. Lygeros, A. Bollinger, C. Gähler, R. Smith
AbstractIntroduction to basic concepts from automatic control theory and their application to the control and automation of buildings.
ObjectiveIntroduce students to fundamental concepts from control theory: State space models, feedback. Demonstrate the application of these concepts to building control for energy efficiency and other objectives.
ContentIntroduction to modeling
State space models and differential equations
Laplace transforms and basic feedback control
Discrete time systems
Model predictive control for building climate regulation
Regulating building energy consumption and energy hub concepts
Practical implementation of Building Automation (BA) systems:
- Energy-efficient control of room air quality, heating and cooling, domestic hot water, shading, etc.
- Stability and robustness; Cascaded control
Prerequisites / NoticeExposure to ordinary differential equations and Laplace transforms.
227-0920-00LSeminar in Systems and Control
Does not take place this semester.
0 credits1SR. D'Andrea, J. Lygeros, R. Smith
AbstractCurrent topics in Systems and Control presented mostly by external speakers from academia and industry.
Objectivesee above
401-5850-00LSeminar in Systems and Control for CSE4 credits2SJ. Lygeros
AbstractCourse based on individual study. Short projects involving literature review, possibly simple research tasks.
ObjectiveIntroduce students to state of the art research in systems and control.