Institute of Information Theory and Automation

Department of Control Theory

Logo of ACT Head of the Department:
Sergej Čelikovský

Deputy head of the Department:
Branislav Rehák

Miroslava Součková

phone: +420 266 052 385
fax: +420 286 890 286
staff: people, Ph.D. students
List of publications, courses, Current_projects, Past_projects

The research in linear control theory has a long tradition in the Institute. During the 1960s researchers of the Institute made considerable developments in both transfer-function and state-space methods. During the 1970s and the 1980s, the members of the Department achieved significant results, which launched an entirely new area of research worldwide. Among these are the parametrization of all controllers stabilizing a given plant (known as the Youla-Kučera parametrization) and the design of control systems via polynomial equations. Starting the 1990s, the research activities of the department ranged from robust control to nonlinear systems.

Applied research in the department focuses on numerical methods for control-system simulation and design, which yields various original software packages for control and simulation. Furthemore, Department investigates the problems in robotic walking, including their software and hardware implementations

The theoretical research currently prevails in the Department and it is focused on the control systems analysis, feedback control design and general dynamical systems theory. The most important areas are as follows:

  • Analysis and robust control design of linear large scale and spatially distributed systems.
  • Theoretical and numerical methods for analysis and design of controlled systems, including chaotic systems.
  • Analysis and design of nonlinear control systems using properties of their invariant manifolds.
  • Topological dynamics and dynamical systems on surfaces and manifolds.
  • Dynamical systems on complex networks of various type.


Last events:

Milan Anderle from Control Theory has successfully defended his PhD thesis "Modelling and control of walking robots". Congratulation!
Prestigious Werner von Siemens Awards were delivered to young scientists, students and teachers on February 4th, 2016 in Betlem Chapel. Among them, the Best Teacher Award was presented to prof. Michael Šebek, who is the Head of the Department of Control Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague and Research Fellow at the Department of Control Theory of the Institute of Information Theory and Automation. More details (in Czech) available HERE.
Petr Augusta from Department of Control Theory was awarded The Best Paper Diploma of the 13th International Carpathian Control Conference held in High Tatras, Slovak Republic. Title of the awarded paper is: Distributed Stabilisation of Spatially Invariant Systems Via Positive Polynomial Approach: MIMO Systems Case.
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Last modification: 02.04.2015
Institute of Information Theory and Automation