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|Office address||Mailing Address||Research Group|
|321B Talbot Lab
|306 Talbot Lab
104 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801
|Professor Langbort works in the field of Aerospace Information Technology. In particular, he tries to understand the dynamics and control of large-scale distributed systems such as multi-vehicle missions, air traffic management systems, and smart materials. Of particular interest are fundamental questions regarding the role of communication constraints between subsystems, system architecture, tolerance to individual failure, and intrinsic limitations of distributed control algorithms due to segmentation of information. He uses tools from dynamical systems theory, control theory, and convex optimization coupled with concepts from economics and computer science such as organization efficiency and online algorithms.|
- Ph.D., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University, January 2005.
- M.S., "Turbulence & Dynamical Systems," Institut Non-Linéaire de Nice (Nice, France), 2000.
- M.S., "Control Theory," Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace-Supaero (Toulouse, France), 1999
- B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace-Supaero (Toulouse, France), 1999.
- 2004-2006, Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for the Mathematics of Information, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology
- 2001-2004, Research Assistant, Department of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Cornell University
- C. Langbort and J.C. Delvenne, Optimal Control Without the Matrix. Submitted to IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, (San Diego, CA) 2006.
- C. Langbort and V. Gupta, Minimal Interconnection Topology in Distributed Control Design, in Proc. of the American Control Conference (Minneapolis, MN), 2006.
- C. Langbort, V. Gupta, and R.M. Murray, Distributed Control over Failing Channels, in P. Tabuada and P. Antsaklis (Editors), Networked Embedded Sensing and Control, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences Series, vol. 331, Springer Verlag, 2006.