ECE 515: Control System Theory & Design

Course Outline    Homework Assignments

Teaching Staff

Instructor: Sadegh Bolouki, Office: 346 CSL, Email:

Teaching Assistant: Ivan T. Abraham, 164 CSL, Email:

Meeting Times

The class meets two times a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 14:00-15:20, in 3017 ECE Building.

Instructor’s Office hours: Wednesdays 14:00-15:00, 346 CSL. Other times by appointment.

TA’s office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 18:00-19:30, 3020 ECE Building.

Homework Assignments, Exams, and Grading

1. Homework problems will be posted here (almost) every Thursday, to be handed at the beginning of class on the due date.

2. There will be two term exams and one final exam.

Term Exam I: Thursday, Oct 13, 2016; 14:00-15:20

Term Exam II: Thursday, Nov 17, 2016; 14:00-15:20

Final Exam: Friday, Dec 9, 2016; 13:30-16:30

3. Homework assignments will count 20%, the first term exam 20%, the second term exam 20%, and the final exam 40% towards the final grade in the course.

Required Text

Tamer Başar, Sean Meyn, and William R. Perkins. Lecture Notes on Control system Theory and Design. August 2013 Available for purchase in ECE Supply Center.

Additional Text

Joao P. Hespanha. Linear systems theory. Princeton University Press. 2009.

Chi-Tsong Chen. Linear system theory and design. 3rd edition. Oxford University Press. 1999.

Other References

Panos J. Antsaklis and Anthony N. Michel. Linear systems. Springer Science & Business Media. 2006.

Roger W Brockett. Finite dimensional linear systems. Vol. 74. SIAM. 2015.

Zdzislaw Bubnicki. Modern control theory. Springer Science & Business Media. 2005.

John J. D’Azzo, Stuart N. Sheldon, and Constantine H. Houpis. Linear control system analysis and design with MATLAB. Dekker. 2003.

Elbert Hendricks, Ole Jannerup, and Paul Haase Sørensen. Linear systems control: deterministic and stochastic methods. Springer Science & Business Media. 2008.

Thomas Kailath. Linear systems. Vol. 156. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. 1980.

Huibert Kwakernaak and Raphael Sivan. Linear optimal control systems. Vol. 1. New York: Wiley-interscience. 1972.

Wilson J. Rugh. Linear system theory. Vol. 2. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. 1996.

Arun K. Tangirala. Principles of System Identification: Theory and Practice. CRC Press. 2014.

Ashish Tewari. Modern Control Design. John Wiley & Sons, LTD. 2002.

Harry Trentelman, Anton A. Stoorvogel, and Malo Hautus. Control theory for linear systems. Springer Science & Business Media. 2012.

Robert L. Williams and Douglas A. Lawrence. Linear state-space control systems. John Wiley & Sons. 2007.

Stanislaw H. Zak. Systems and control. Oxford University Press. 2003.


ECE 486 (Control Systems) or equivalent