Theoretical Cybernetics department
Theoretical Cybernetics department is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics at the Saint-Petersburg State University. Theoretical Cybernetics is a discipline in applied mathematics primarily devoted to theoretical aspects of control and signal/information processing.
Furthermore, an attention is given to control engineering and mathematical economics.
Head of Department: professor Vladimir A.Yakubovich
, member (correspondent) of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
- Stability, stabilization, and oscillations
- Lyapunov techniques
- Hybrid systems: analysis and control issues,
control issues in ATM and communication
- Chaotic behaviour of deterministic systems
- Optimal and adaptive control
- Control of nonholonomic systems
- Discrete-time systems
- Filtering (optimal and adaptive) and signal processing
- Distributed parameter optimal control problems
- Linear-quadratic control
- Stochastic approximation
- Robotic systems
The department offers undergraduate courses in mathematical
systems theory, optimal control theory, stability theory,
as well as various topics in filtering and signal processing,
hybrid dynamical systems, and stochastic approximation. There is
an extensive postgraduate program. A regular "Theoretical
Cybernetics" seminar is running weekly. Furthermore, a number of
tutorial and research seminars are running as well.