Professor Francesco Bullo


Francesco Bullo

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Affiliate, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Affiliate, Department of Computer Science
Affiliate, Center for Control, Dynamical Systems and Computation

College of Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara

Links: CV, Orcid ID: 0000-0002-4785-2118, Google Scholar, ResearcherID, and Scopus

Selected Publications

LNS Cover Page Social Power Article Voltage Collapse Article Epidemic Propagation Article
Lectures on Network Systems, rev 1.2, Jan 2019. Book and slides: free download Opinion Dynamics and The Evolution of Social Power in Influence Networks, SIAM Review, 2015, (pdf), (doi) Voltage Collapse in Complex Power Grids, Nature Communications, 2016, (pdf), (doi) Dynamics of Deterministic Epidemic Propagation over Networks, Annual Reviews in Control, 2017, (pdf), (doi)

Columns in IEEE Control Systems as 2018 IEEE CSS President

Dec 2017: “People in Control” (pdf)
Feb 2018: “The Visible Values of Volunteering in the Hidden Technology World” (pdf)
Apr 2018: “On the developing World of Copyrights” (pdf)
Jun 2018: “On the Tools of Our Trade” (pdf)
Aug 2018: “Nurturing diversity and Reducing Implicit Evaluation bias” (pdf)
Oct 2018: “Getting It write, Tips for Effective Communication” (pdf)
Dec 2018: “A Year in Review” (pdf)


2019 Apr: Colloquia Roberto Tempo in Automatica, CNR and Politecnico di Torino (PDF)
2019 Mar: Elected Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Class of 2019, see also here
2019 Feb: Dario Paccagnan joins as Postdoctoral Scientist the UCSB Center for Control Dynamical Systems and Computation
2019 Jan: We posted our work on Multistable Synchronous Power Flows – read all about the winding partition of the n-torus
2019 Jan: revision 1.2 of Lectures on Network Systems is available
2018 Oct: CS 595J Seminar in Network Science, Fall 2018
2018 Sep: Plenary lecture at 2018 SICE Conference, Nara, Japan
2018 Jul: Plenary at the 37th Chinese Control Conference, Wuhan, China
2018 Jun: Distinguished Scientist Award, President's International Fellowship Initiative, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2018 Jun: slides: “Robotic Routing and Stochastic Surveillance” (pdf), Kwan Chao-Chih Distinguished Lecture, Academy of Mathematics and System Science. Also delivered at Shenyang Institute of Automation and Beijing Institute of Technology
2018 Jun: slides: “Network Systems and Kuramoto Oscillators” (pdf), delivered at Northeastern University and Peking University
2018 Jun: slides: “On the Dynamics of Opinions and Influence Systems” (pdf), delivered at the Workshop on Distributed Control and Multi-Agent Systems, AMSS
2018 Jun: Keynote at the 30th Chinese Control and Decision Conference, Shenyang, China, Slides (PDF)
2018 May: my book Lectures on Network Systems reaches version 1. Book and slides: free download
2018 Jan: Francesco starts tenure as President of the IEEE Control Systems Society
2017 Nov: Stephen L. Smith is awarded a Canada Research Chair in Autonomous Systems
2017 Nov: Francesco is featured in the People in Control section of the IEEE Control Systems Magazine
2017 Oct: “How truth wins in opinion dynamics along issue sequences” appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. see UCSB Current article
2017 Oct: Plenary at the 10th ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Tysons Corner, Virginia
2017 Sep: Fabio Pasqualetti wins ARO Young Investigator Award
2017 Sep: Talk at the Workshop on Emerging Applications of Control and System Theory, UT Dallas
2017 July: Plenary at the 14th SIAM Conference on Control & Its Applications, Pittsburgh
2017 July: UCSB “Automation & Control” ranks at #3 in the 2017 Shanghai Rankings, see also UCSB's press release
2017 June: Paper recognized as 2017 Google Scholar Classic Papers in the area of Automation and Control Theory
2017 June: Sean Wang wins Tirrel Award for Distinction in Undergraduate Research, UCSB COE
2017 June: Jeff Peters completes his PhD
2017 May: Ketan Savla wins the 2017 Eckman Award, AACC
2017 Jan: Plenary lecture at the Indian Control Conference, Guwahati, Assam, India
2016 Dec: 2016 Outstanding Paper Award, IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, for Controllability Metrics, Limitations and Algorithms for Complex Networks
2016 Dec: Program Chair for the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2016)
2016 Sep: John Simpson-Porco receives the 2015 CCDC Best Thesis Award
2016 Jul: Elected Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Class of 2017
2016 Aug: Vaibhav Srivastava starts as Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University
2016 May: Distinguished lecture at the 28th Chinese Control and Decision Conference, Yinchuan, China
2016 Apr: 2016 Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award for Kron Reduction of Graphs with Applications to Electrical Networks from the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
2016 Feb: Voltage collapse in complex power grids appears on Nature Communications; see announcement
2015 Dec: Plenary lecture at the IEEE Conference in Decision and Control, Osaka, Japan. here Slides (pdf)
2015 Dec: IEEE CSS Distinguished Member Award
2015 Nov: Lectures on Robotic Planning and Kinematics, by F. Bullo and S. L. Smith, v0.91
2015 Oct: Florian Dorfler wins the Best ME PhD Thesis, 2015
2015 Aug: MURI project on Quantitative Network-based Models of Adaptive Team Behavior: announcement and project website
2015 May: Keynote, 15th Anniversary Celebration, Mechanical Engineering, UC Riverside
2015 Apr: 2015 UCSB Outstanding Mentor Award
2015 Apr: Giuseppe Notarstefano wins an ERC Starting Grant
2015 Apr: Rush Patel completes his PhD
2015 Jan: Ketan Savla wins an NSF Career Award
2014 Oct: 50th Anniversary Celebration, UCSB Mechanical Engineering
2014 Oct: Plenary at XVI Latin American Congress of Automatic Control, Cancun, Mexico
2014 Summer: Synchronization and power sharing for droop-controlled inverters wins 2014 IFAC Automatica Best Paper Award
2014 Jul: Florian Dorfler starts as Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich
2014 May: SIAM News item covering our work on opinion dynamics
2014 Jan: UCSB NSF IGERT Program in Network Science
2013 Summer: Fabio Pasqualetti starts as Assistant Professor at UC Riverside
2013 Summer: Starting tenure as Mechanical Engineering Department Chair
2013 Spring: Gossip coverage control for robotic networks wins 2013 Best Paper Prize, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization
2013 Spring: UCSB CCDC Workshop on Vistas in Control
2013 Winter: Fabio Pasqualetti wins the Best ME PhD Thesis, 2012-2013
2012 Fall: Fabio Pasqualetti and Vaibhav Srivastava complete their PhDs
2012 Nov: Plenary speaker at the 12th DARS in Baltimore
2012 Sep: 2012 IFAC NECSYS in Santa Barbara
2012 Aug: Ketan Savla starts as Assistant Professor at USC
2012 Jul: Semi-Plenary speaker at the 20th MTNS in Melbourne