Calin Belta

Professor, College of Engineering

Calin Belta is a professor of mechanical engineering and systems engineering at BU’s College of Engineering.

Professor Belta’sĀ 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.

HeĀ is the Tegan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellow. He 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.