PhD Seminar Course on 

Averaging and Distributed Algorithms 

Cagliari, July 20  July 23, 2010 



This activity was made possible by the "Visiting Professors 2010" program of the University of Cagliari, sponsored by the Autonomous Region of Sardinia 
Instructor: 
Prof. Francesco Bullo

Duration: 
8 hours, July 20  July 22, 2010 
Schedule: 
Lecture 1 (3 hours): Tuesday, 10:00  13:00, July 20 Lecture 2 (3 hours): Wednesday, 10:00  13:00, July 21 Lecture 3 (2 hours): Thursday, 10:00  12:00, July 22 
Venue: 
Mocci Classroom (DIEE, Building A) 
Topics: 
The course introduces various basic notions from graph theory, matrix theory, averaging algorithms and distributed algorithms. The material will be motivated with examples of multiagent systems drawn from the study of sensor networks, robotic networks, distributed computing and power networks. Textbook: "Distributed Control of Robotic Networks" by Bullo, Cortes and Martinez, Princeton University Press, 2009, ISBN 9780691141954. The topics of the course are covered in Chapter 1 of the textbook. The entire book is freely available for download from http://coordinationbook.info together with other teaching material. 
Organizer: 
Prof. Alessandro Giua 