Calin Belta


PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2003

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Division of Systems Engineering
College of Engineering

Contact Information:

110 Cummington St.
Room 414

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Research interests:

Calin Belta’s interests are in control and systems theory, with a focus on phenomena that occur when continuous dynamics, described by systems of differential equations, are combined with discrete dynamics, modeled as automata or state transition graphs. Such systems are called hybrid, and examples range from man-made systems such as mobile robots, to naturally occurring systems such as biochemical networks. His approach to the analysis and control of such systems combine concepts and tools from control theory, theory of computation, and formal verification. The current application areas in his Hybrid and Networked Systems (HyNeSs) Lab are networked mobile robotics, swarming, gene networks, and genome scale metabolic analysis.

Abbreviated CV:

Calin Belta is a member of the IEEE and an Associate Editor for the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization (SICON) and for the RAS and CSS Conference Editorial Boards. He received the AFOSR Young Investigator Award in 2008 and the NSF CAREER Award in 2005.

Please see Professor Belta’s personal web page for more information.