MSc Guide Information
(Information MSc Guides Electrical Engineering and MSc Systems and Control)

In this course we study several examples of the use of numerical optimization methods in systems and control. The basic characteristics and properties of various optimisation methods will be discussed. Next these methods are used in a multi-criterion controller design application. We also focus on the translation of the design constraints into mathematical constraints. Other important topics are the determination of the most appropriate optimization method for a given problem, determination of good initial conditions, and computation of gradients.

Teaching team:
prof.dr. ir. B. De Schutter, dr. ir. T. van den Boom

Basic knowledge about (discrete-time) linear state space models and stability, basic experience with MATLAB

Study load:

Lecture notes:
Lecture notes Optimization in systems and control, by T. van den Boom and B. De Schutter, Delft, August 2015 (sold by MicroWeb Edu - access directly at - use the old course code SC4091 to find the lecture notes)