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     
Univ. of California Santa Barbara, USA

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 multi-agent 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 978-0-691-14195-4.

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
Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
University of Cagliari, Italy
Email: giua[at]diee.unica.it