ESE 635: Distributed Dynamical SystemsDepartment of Electrical and Systems Engineering University of Pennsylvania 

Spring 2007 
Date  Lecture  Reading  Contents and presenter 

January 9  Lecture 1  overview slides  Introduction, course overview 
January 11  Lecture 2  more overview  Course organization and topic assignment 
January 16  Lecture 3  Chapter 8 of Matrix Analysis by C. Meyer  Nonnegative matrices and Perron Frobenius Theory, by Alireza Tahbaz Salehi 
January 18  Lecture 4  Dan Spielman's first 2 lectures on spectral graph theory and Survey paper by Mohar  Graph Laplacians and Spectral graph theory, by Goran Lynch 
January 23  Lecture 5  survey paper by Olfati et al. , paper by Jadbabaie et al.  Consensus, agreement and synchronization in networked systems, Michael Zavlanos 
January 25  Lecture 6  Xiao, Boyd and Lall, A scheme for robust
distributed sensor fusion based on average consensus Yang, Freeman and Lynch, multiagent coordination by decentralized estimation and control 
Distributed estimation in networked multiagent systems, by Savvas Loizou 
January 30  Lecture 7  Strogatz papers on Kuramoto model S. H. Strogatz, Exploring complex networks S. Strogatz, From Kuramoto to Crawford: exploring the onset of synchronization in populations of coupled oscillators 
Synchronization in complex networks: The Kuramoto model, by Subhrajit 
February 1  Lecture 8  Watts and Strogatz paper on small world networks Kleinberg's algorithmic perspective on small world networks 
Small world networks, by Nima Moshtagh 
February 6  Lecture 9  Barabasi and Albert Emergence of scaling in random networks Barabasi, Albert, and Jiang, Scalefree characteristics of random networ ks 
Powerlaw networks and preferential attachment models by Jonathan Fink 
February 8  Lecture 10  Papers by Mung Chiang, and Stephen Low  Congestion control and theory of dual decomposition for network utility maximization by Abubakr Muhammad (POSTPONED) 
February 13  Lecture 11  Durret's book, and survey paper by Newman  Random graphs by Alireza Tahbaz Salehi 
February 15  Lecture 12  J. C. Dittmer, Consensus formation under bounded
confidence
R. Hegselman and U. Krauss, Opinion dynamics and bounded confidence models, analysis and ssimulation G Mckeown and N. Sheehy, Mass Media and Polarisation Processes in the Bounded Confidence Model of Opinion Dynamics 
Social networks by Bill Mather 
Fabruary 20  Lecture 13  papers by Feinberg  Metabolic networks and reactionrate equations by Mahmut Salman 
February 22  Lecture 14  Ogren, Fiorelli, and Leonard,
Cooperative control of mobile sensor networks Tanner, Jadbabaie, and Pappas, Flocking in fixed and switching networks , full version 
Flocking and formation control by Spring Berman 
March 13  Lecture 15  C. Meyer and A. Langville, Deeper inside PageRank  Inside Google's Page Rank by Goran Lynch 
March 15  Lecture 16  Rao et al., Geographic
routing without location information A. Jadbabaie, On geographic routing without location information 
locationfree geographic routing by Eric 
March 20, March 22  Lecture 18,19  L. Saul et al., Spectral methods for dimensionality
reduction C. Burghes, Geometric methods for feature extraction and dimensionality reduction: A guided Tour  Survey of dimensionality reduction methods in machine learning, by Throng 
March 27  Lecture 20  N. Motee and A. Jadbabaie, optimal control of Spatially Distributed Systems  Distributed Optimal Control, by Nader Motee 
March 29  Lecture 21  M. Zavlanos, and G. Pappas, A dynamical systems approach to graph matching M. Zavlanos, and G. Pappas, Dynamic assignment in distributed motion planning with limited information 
multirobot assignment problems and graph matching by Michael Zavlanos 
April 3  Lecture 22  N. Motee and A. Jadbabaie, optimal control of Spatially Distributed Systems  Distributed Optimal Control, by Nader Motee (continued from lecture 20) 
April 5  Lecture 23  J. Cortes et al., Coverage control in mobile
sensing networks J. Cortes, S. Martinez and F. Bullo, Robust rendezvous for mobile autonomous agents via proximity graphs in arbitrary dimensions 
Coverge and rendezvous problems in mobile sensor networks by Nima Moshtagh 
April 10  Lecture 23  R. Durrett, Random graph dynamics  Mathematics of Random graphs, by Alireza Tahbaz Salehi 
April 12  Lecture 25  TBD  TBD 
April 17  Lecture 26  TBD  TBD 
April 19  Lecture 27  TBD  TBD 