Syllabus for “Network Systems” - Francesco Bullo, UCSB ME/ECE 269, ME125FB, Spring 2017

Homework is due on the Wednesday of 2 weeks after the corresponding lecture is taught.

Chapter #01 on Apr 3: “Motivating Problems and Systems”

  • additional introductory slides: (pdf)

  • ME/ECE269 Exercise 1.1 and 1.3

  • ME125FB Exercise 1.1

Chapter #02 on Apr 5 and 10: “Elements of Matrix Theory”

Chapter #03 on Apr 12: “Elements of Graph Theory”

Chapter #04 on Apr 17: “The Adjacency Matrix”

Makeup Class on Wed Apr 19 by Dr Saber Jafarpour

  • topics = more content from Chapter 4 and two exercises from Chapter 2

Mon Apr 24: Francesco travels to IEEE CSS ExCom meeting: substitute lecturer to be announced

Chapter #05 on April 24 “Discrete-time Averaging Algorithms”

Chapter #06 on April 26 and May 1: “The Laplacian Matrix”

Chapter #07 on May 3: “Continuous-time Averaging Algorithms”

Chapter #08 on May 8: “The Incidence Matrix and its Applications”

Chapter #09 on May 10: “Compartmental and Positive Systems”

Chapter #10 on May 15: “Convergence Rates, Scalability and Optimization”

  • no assignments for this lecture

Chapter #11 on May 17: “Time-Varying Consensus Algorithms”

  • no assignments for this lecture

Chapter #13 on May 22: “Nonlinear Motivating Problems and Systems”

  • no assignments for this lecture

Wed May 24: Francesco travels to American Control Conference: either substitute lecturer or no class.

Mon May 29: Class is canceled for Memorial Day

Chapter #14 on May 31: “Stability Theory for Nonlinear Systems”

  • no assignments for this lecture

Chapter #15 on June 5: “Lotka-Volterra Population Dynamics”

  • no assignments for this lecture

Chapter #16 on June 7: “Epidemic Propagation”

  • no assignments for this lecture

FINAL PRESENTATIONS during Final’s Week: June 10-16 (Sat–Fri)

  • Place: to be announced

  • Time: to be announced

  • Topics and Teams:

    • Sharad Chandra Shankar + Shara Rhagha Wardhan: topic 10: Distributed Kalman Filter

    • Celeste Bean + Shriniwas Patwardhan: topic 14: Financial Networks

    • Daniel Forst + XXX: topic 13: Network Small Gain Theorem

    • David Rower + Sean Wang: Collective motions in planar robotic systems