John Doyle

John Doyle

Jean-Lou Chameau Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems, Electrical Engineering, and Bioengineering

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977; Ph.D., University of California, 1984. Visiting Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Caltech, 1985; Visiting Associate Professor, 1986; Visiting Associate in Chemistry, 1986-87; Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, 1987-91; Professor, 1991-2001; Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems, Electrical Engineering, and Bioengineering, 2002-04; Braun Professor, 2004-08; 2009-13; Jean-Lou Chameau Professor, 2013-.


Research Group Matters
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Research Overview

Doyle's research is on theoretical foundations for complex tech, bio, med, neuro, and social networks integrating control, communications, computing, and multiscale physics. Layered architectures such as brains integrate high level planning with fast lower level sensing, reflex, and action and facilitate learning, adaptation, augmentation (tools), and teamwork, despite being implemented in energy efficient hardware with sparse, quantized, noisy, delayed, and saturating sensing, communications, computing, and actuation, on time scales from milliseconds to minutes to days.  We are developing a mathematical framework that deals with all of these features and constraints in a coherent and rigorous way with broad applications in science, technology, ecology, and society.

List of Research Areas

Universal law and architectures in complex tech, bio, neuro, eco, and social networks.  Integrating math of control, computing, communications, and multiscale physics.

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