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= SySOS: Systems of Systems and Sum of Squares =
 
  
Our group develops tools and algorithms for the analysis and design of biological and technological networked systems and applies them in a range of areas, from Synthetic Biology to fluid mechanics. In particular, we have been developing theory to understand how '''nonlinear networked systems (System of Systems)''' operate how to design control laws for them, using computational tools based on the '''Sum of Squares decomposition and Semidefinite Programming'''. We have been applying this theory to understand and (re)design of biological systems (Systems and Synthetic Biology) but also to analyse and design control laws for fluid flows, robust synchronization, multi-agent system consensus, smart power networks and congestion control for the Internet. Here is a short summary of the areas we work on - please follow the links below for more details.
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== [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/Research Research Areas] ==
  
* Nonlinear systems analysis, Sum of Squares optimization and Lyapunov techniques. In this spirit, we have developed methods for stability analysis of systems described by Ordinary, Delay and Partial Differential Equations, as well as switched/hybrid systems.
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* Nonlinear systems analysis, Sum of Squares optimization and Lyapunov techniques.  
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* Systems and Synthetic Biology.
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* Software Development.
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* Large-scale Networked Systems analysis with communication and structural constraints.
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* Fluid mechanics and Heat transfer, from a control perspective.
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* Complexity reduction of networked systems.
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* Scaling Sum of Squares and Semidefinite Programming.
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* Robust analysis and design of (deep) neural network controllers.  
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* Systems and Synthetic Biology. We collaborate closely with groups in Oxford Biochemistry and other institutions for understanding biological pathways through mathematical modelling using experimental data and designing new experiments for model invalidation (Systems Biology), as well as proposing and implementing redesigns for existing biological systems for improved performance (Synthetic Biology).
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[http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/Research Click here] for a more detailed description of these research areas.
 
 
* Software Development (SOSTOOLS). This can be found [http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sostools here].
 
 
 
* Large-scale Networked Systems analysis with communication and structural constraints. Examples in this field come from synchronization phenomena in oscillator networks, Network Congestion Control for the Internet and Power System analysis/Smart grid. We are also looking at multi-agent systems consensus under communication and structural constraints such as the effect of time delays and switching topologies.
 
 
 
* Fluid mechanics and Heat transfer, from a control perspective. We are taking a control engineering approach to understand questions in Hydrodynamic Stability and mechanisms for background noise energy amplification and subsequent reduction. We are also using a Sum of Squares approach for the stability analysis and control design of systems described by Partial Differential Equations.
 
 
 
*Complexity reduction of networked systems. We are investigating methods based on model decomposition and reduction to facilitate computational analysis and identification of large-scale and nonlinear systems. Systems of interest include biochemical reaction networks, power systems and consensus networks.
 
 
 
== Current Members ==
 
  
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== Members ==
 
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/User:Antonis Professor Antonis Papachristodoulou] - Academic
 
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/User:Antonis Professor Antonis Papachristodoulou] - Academic
  
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/User:James_Anderson Dr James Anderson] - Junior Research Fellow, 2012-
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* [https://www.plants.ox.ac.uk/people/patrick-green Mr Patrick Green] - DPhil candidate, July 2019-. Co-supervised with Professor Philip Poole.
  
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/User:Prescott Dr Thomas P. Prescott] - Post-Doctoral Research Associate, January 2015-
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* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/User:Matt Mr Matthew Newton] - DPhil Candidate, October 2019 -.
  
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/User:Richard Mr Richard P. Mason] - DPhil Candidate, October 2011-
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* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/User:Manos Mr Emmanouil Alexis] - DPhil Candidate, October 2019 -. Co-supervised with Professor Luca Cardelli.
  
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/User:mohamadreza Mr Mohamadreza Ahmadi] - DPhil Candidate, October 2013-
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* [https://www.miroslavgasparek.com Mr Miroslav Gasparek] - DPhil Candidate, October 2019 -. Co-supervised with Professor Harrison Steel.
  
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/User:Dhruva Mr Dhruva Raman] - DPhil Candidate, October 2013-
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* [https://hanchwang.github.io/ Mr Han Wang] - DPhil Candidate, October 2020 -. Co-supervised with Professor Kostas Margellos.
  
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/User:Andreas Mr Andreas Harris] - DPhil Candidate, October 2013-
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* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/User:Scott Mr Scott Stacey] - DPhil Candidate, July 2021  -. Co-supervised with Professor Harrison Steel.
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* [https://rhizosphere.org/people/bergthor-traustason/ Mr Bergthor Traustason] - Probationary Research Student, July 2021 -. Co-supervised with Professor Philip Poole.
  
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/User:Folliard Mr Thomas Folliard] - DPhil Candidate, October 2013-. Co-supervised with Professor Judith Armitage.
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* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/User:Liqun Mr Liqun Zhao] - Probationary Research Student, October 2021 -. Co-supervised with Dr Konstantinos Gatsis.
  
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/User:JSB Mr James Scott-Brown] - Probationary Research Student, October 2015-
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* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/User:Olivia Ms Olivia Tjahjono] - Probationary Research Student, July 2022 -. Co-supervised with Professor Philip Poole.
  
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/User:Yang Mr Yang Zheng] - Probationary Research Student, October 2015-
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* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/User:Allan Mr Allan André do Nascimento] - Probationary Research Student, October 2022 -. Co-supervised with Professor Kostas Margellos.
  
== Current Externally Funded Projects ==
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* [http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/M002454/1 EPSRC Fellowship for Growth in Synthetic Biology: Designing Feedback Control in Biology for Robustness and Scalability]
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Here is a list of [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/Previous_Members previous members].
  
* [http://www.synbio-cdt.ac.uk EPSRC & BBSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthetic Biology][http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/L016494/1]
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== News ==
 
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* Huge congratulations to [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/User:Licio Dr Licio Romao] for winning the 2021 IET Control and Automation Doctoral Prize  for his thesis [https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:17c1e4dc-42fe-4771-a1a6-bda802dea968 "Scalable and data-driven approaches to convex programming"]! Licio will be giving a [https://events.theiet.org/events/scalable-and-data-driven-approaches-to-convex-programming/ Webinar] on his results - register now!
* [https://www.imperial.ac.uk/aeronautics/fluiddynamics/sumofsquares/index.php Sum-of-Squares Approach to Global Stability and Control of Fluid Flows] [http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/J010537/1]
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* Many congratulations to [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/User:Yang Dr Yang Zheng] (see also [https://zhengy09.github.io/ updated website]) who won the 2019 European PhD Award on Control for Complex and Heterogeneous Systems for his thesis [https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:dbf77067-15a0-446a-a909-f9d262e39821 "Chordal Sparsity in Control and Optimization of Large-scale Systems"]!
 
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== Collaborations ==
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* [https://chi.bio Chi.bio] is released!
 
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*[http://control.asu.edu/ Analysis of Functional Differential Equations Using Sum of Squares Programming - ASU, U.S.A.]
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*[https://jshare.johnshopkins.edu/dgayme1/public_html/ A Control Engineering Approach for Modelling High-Shear Flows - Johns Hopkins] [http://www.mckeon.caltech.edu/]
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*[http://www.ist.uni-stuttgart.de/research/projects/SystemsTheory/#dynsysnet Multi-Agent-Systems and Delay Robustness in Cooperative Control - IST, Stuttgart]
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* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/User:Antonis Antonis Papachristodoulou] is elevated to IEEE Fellow for his fundamental contributions to theory and applications of Sum of Squares Programming and networked control systems.
 
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* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/User:Prescott Thomas Prescott] is awarded the [http://www.eeci-institute.eu/index.php?p=PhD-Award 2015 European PhD Award] for the Control of Complex and Heterogeneous networks for his thesis [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/wiki/images/a/aa/TPP_Thesis.pdf Large-Scale Layered Systems and Synthetic Biology: Model Reduction and Decomposition].
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* Richard Mason and Antonis Papachristodoulou are awarded the [http://a2c2.org/awards/o-hugo-schuck-best-paper-award O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award] for their 2014 ACC paper on [[Media:ACCPaperFinalRM3.pdf|Chordal Sparsity, Decomposing SDPs and the Lyapunov Equation]].
 
* Richard Mason and Antonis Papachristodoulou are awarded the [http://a2c2.org/awards/o-hugo-schuck-best-paper-award O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award] for their 2014 ACC paper on [[Media:ACCPaperFinalRM3.pdf|Chordal Sparsity, Decomposing SDPs and the Lyapunov Equation]].
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* Antonis Papachirstodoulou is awarded the 2015 [http://www.euca-control.org/eca.html European Control Award] and will be giving a plenary at the [http://www.ecc15.at/ 2015 European Control Conference].
 
* Antonis Papachirstodoulou is awarded the 2015 [http://www.euca-control.org/eca.html European Control Award] and will be giving a plenary at the [http://www.ecc15.at/ 2015 European Control Conference].
* [http://necsys2015.seas.upenn.edu/ 5th IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems], Philadelphia, 10-11 September 2015.
 
* Antonis Papachristodoulou awarded an [http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/newsevents/news/engineeringfellowship/ EPSRC Fellowship for Growth in Synthetic Biology].
 
* Richard Mason's paper '''Chordal Sparsity, Decomposing SDPs and the Lyapunov Equation''' has received the best student paper award at the 2014 American Control Conference. Download the PDF [[Media:ACCPaperFinalRM3.pdf|here]].
 
 
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*[http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/Workshop_on_Control_Engineering_and_Synthetic_Biology A workshop on Control Engineering and Synthetic Biology], Worcester College, Oxford, 10-12 September 2014.
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For more news, [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/News click here].
* [http://wisb.warwick.ac.uk Towards Next Generation Synthetic Biology]: 21-22 November 2013, Warwick, UK.
 
*[http://www.ru.is/kennarar/sigurdurh/workshop.html Workshop on Algorithms for Dynamical Systems and Lyapunov Functions]: 17 July -19 July 2013, Reykjavík, Iceland.
 
*[http://www.mathematik.tu-dortmund.de/lsviii/new/de/veranstaltungen/oberwolfach2013.html Oberwolfach Workshop on Structured function systems and applications]: 24 February - 3 March 2013, TU Dortmund, Germany.
 
*[http://cnls.lanl.gov/smartgrids Optimization and Control for Smart Grids]: 21-25 May 2012, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
 
*[http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/sbdtc/ Warwick Systems Biology DTC Annual Conference]: 27-29 July 2011, Stratford Apon Avon, UK.
 
*[http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/RoSBNet/index.php/Third_RoSBNet_Workshop Third RoSBNet Workshop]: 20-22 July 2011, St Annes' College, University of Oxford.
 
*[http://www.exeter.ac.uk/btg/newsandevents/title_128417_en.html Exeter Synthetic Biology Sandpit]: 3 June 2011, University of Exeter, UK.
 
*[http://www.lccc.lth.se/index.php?page=focus-period-2011 Dynamics, Control and Pricing in Power Systems]: 18-20 May 2011, Lund University, Sweden.
 
* [http://www.ieeecss.org/CAB/conferences/cdc2010/index.php CDC2010]: The 49th Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, Georgia, 15-17 December 2010. Special session on Decentralised Network Analysis, Control and Optimisation.
 
* [http://www.bristol.ac.uk/scn/events/scnevents.html Synthetic Components Network]: SCN annual conference, 23-24 September, Oulton Hall, Leeds, U.K.
 
* [http://www.exeter.ac.uk/research/excellence/keythemes/systemsbiology/frontiers/ Frontiers of Multidisciplinary Research]: Mathematics, engineering, and biology, 21-24  September 2010, University of Exeter, U.K.
 
* [http://www.enm.bris.ac.uk/anm/ddays10/index.html Dynamics Days Europe 2010]: Minisymposium on Cell Dynamics and Systems Biology, 6-10 September, 2010, University of Bristol, U.K.
 
* [http://www.ccmb.res.in/ICM2010/icm2010.htm Application of Control Theory and Optimization in Biochemical Pathways]: A Satellite Meeting of the 2010 ICM, 16-18 August, 2010, Hyderabad, India.
 
*[http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/RoSBNet/index.php/Second_RoSBNet_Workshop Second RoSBNet Workshop]: 12-14 July, 2010, St Annes' College, University of Oxford.
 
*[http://www.conferences.hu/mtns2010/ MTNS 2010]: Invited Session: Real Algebraic Geometry and Applications, 5-9 July, 2010, Budapest, Hungary.
 
* [http://www.birs.ca/birspages.php?task=displayevent&event_id=10w5119 Banff Workshop]: Randomization, Relaxation, and Complexity, 28 February - 5 March 2010, Banff International Research Station, Banff, Canada.
 
* [http://www.lccc.lth.se/index.php?page=multi-agent-coordination-and-estimation Lund Center for Control of Complex Engineering Systems]: Multi-agent coordination and estimation, Jan 18 - Feb 19: Workshop Feb 3-5, 2010.
 
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/RoSBNet/index.php/CDCPreconferenceWorkshop CDC 2009 Preconference Workshop]: Full-day CDC 2009 Pre-conference Workshop on Biomolecular Circuit Analysis and Design, 15th December 2009.
 
* [http://www.ist.uni-stuttgart.de/nestcoc/ NE{S|T}COC]: Symposium on Recent Trends in Networked Systems and Cooperative Control & Workshop on Network Induced Constraints in Control, 28-29 September, 2009, University of Stuttgart, Germany
 
* [http://www.aimath.org/ARCC/workshops/convexalggeom.html ARCC Workshop on Convex Algebraic Geometry, Optimization and Applications]: 21-25 September, 2009, Palo Alto, California, USA.
 
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/RoSBNet/index.php/Current_events RoSBNet First Year Workshop]: 14-16 September 2009, St. Annes' College, University of Oxford, U.K.
 
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/RoSBNet/index.php/RoSBNet_Launch_Meeting  RoSBNet Launch Meeting]: A Network in Synthetic Biology, 6 July 2009, University of Oxford, U.K.
 
* [http://www.ima.umn.edu/2007-2008 IMA Thematic Year on Mathematics of Molecular and Cellular Biology]
 
** [http://www.ima.umn.edu/2007-2008/W3.3-7.08/ Organization of Biological Networks, 3-7 March, 2008]
 
** [http://www.ima.umn.edu/2007-2008/W4.21-25.08/ Design Principles in Biological Systems, 21-25 April, 2008]
 
* [http://www.ima.umn.edu/2006-2007 IMA Thematic Year on Applications of Algebraic Geometry]
 
** [http://www.ima.umn.edu/2006-2007/W10.23-27.06/ Software for Algebraic Geometry, 23-27 October, 2006]
 
** [http://www.ima.umn.edu/2006-2007/W1.16-20.07/ Optimization and Control, 16-20 January, 2007]
 
* [http://www.math.tamu.edu/~sottile/conferences/Banff06/06w5060.html Banff Workshop]: Positive Polynomials and Optimization, 7-12 October, 2006, Banff International Research Station, Banff, Canada
 
* [http://www.aimath.org/ARCC/workshops/matrixineq.html ARCC Workshop]: Theory and Algorithms of Linear Matrix Inequalities, 1-5 August 2005, American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, California.
 
  
 
== Joining SySOS ==
 
== Joining SySOS ==
  
* If you find what we do interesting, and you want to apply for a DPhil (PhD) or MSc by Research in our group, then please [mailto:antonis@eng.ox.ac.uk contact us] sooner than later to discuss possible projects. Note that there are several [http://www.cdt.ox.ac.uk Centres of Doctoral Training] that are relevant to our research, especially the [http://www.synbio-cdt.ac.uk EPSRC & BBSRC CDT in Synthetic Biology] as well as the [http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/aims EPSRC CDT in Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems]. If you have a strong academic background, the chances of securing funding for your studies are higher the earlier you apply. Note that applications need to follow the [http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/admissions/postgraduate Postgraduate Admissions] guidelines.
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* If you are an Oxford undergraduate interested in doing a summer internship on any of the above research directions (or anything else) [mailto:antonis@eng.ox.ac.uk get in touch].  
  
* Any PDRA openings will be advertised on the [http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/about-us/jobs departmental website]. We have a short-term research position available, which would suit a PhD student or a postdoc. Please contact me for more information.  
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* If you are finishing your undergraduate/masters degree and you want to apply for a DPhil (PhD) or MSc by Research in our group, then please [mailto:antonis@eng.ox.ac.uk contact us] sooner than later to discuss possible projects. Note that there are several Centres of Doctoral Training that are relevant to our research, especially the [https://www.biodtp.ox.ac.uk/ Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP] as well as the [http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/aims EPSRC CDT in Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems]. If you have a strong academic background, the chances of securing funding for your studies are higher the earlier you apply. Note that applications need to follow the [http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/admissions/postgraduate Postgraduate Admissions] guidelines.
  
* There are several other routes for joining SySOS, mainly through fellowships.
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* Any PDRA openings will be advertised on the [http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/about-us/jobs departmental website]. None are available now.  
  
== Previous Members ==
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* There are several other routes for joining SySOS, mainly through fellowships. Please [mailto:antonis@eng.ox.ac.uk contact us] to discuss.
  
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/User:Xuan Mr Xuan Zhang] - DPhil Candidate, October 2011-2015
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== Current and Previous Externally Funded Projects ==
  
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/User:Giorgio Dr Giorgio Valmorbida] - Post-Doctoral Research Associate, 2013-2015
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* [https://gow.epsrc.ukri.org/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/X017982/1 Single-cell control of microbial selection and evolution]
  
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/User:Edward Dr Edward Hancock] - Post-Doctoral Research Associate, 2013 - 2015
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* [http://www.synbio-cdt.ac.uk EPSRC & BBSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthetic Biology] [http://gow.epsrc.ukri.org/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/L016494/1]
  
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/User:Bing.Chu Dr Bing Chu] - Postdoctoral Research Assistant, June 2010-March 2012
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* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/Designing_feedback_control_in_Synthetic_Biology EPSRC Fellowship for Growth in Synthetic Biology: Designing Feedback Control in Biology for Robustness and Scalability] [http://gow.epsrc.ukri.org/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/M002454/1]
  
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/RoSBNet/index.php/User:MarkChang Dr Yo-Cheng (Mark) Chang] DPhil, co-supervised with Professor Judith Armitage, Department of Biochemistry, January 2007-January 2011.  
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* [https://www.imperial.ac.uk/aeronautics/fluiddynamics/sumofsquares/index.php Sum-of-Squares Approach to Global Stability and Control of Fluid Flows] [http://gow.epsrc.ukri.org/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/J010537/1]
  
* [http://melykuti.web.elte.hu/official.htm Dr Bence Mélykúti], DPhil, co-supervised with Professor Alison Etheridge, Department of Statistics, January 2008-February 2011.
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* [http://gow.epsrc.ukri.org/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/J012041/1 Autonomous Behaviour and Learning in an Uncertain World] [http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~parg/aisp/doku.php]
  
* [http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/~ahamadeh/ Dr Abdullah Hamadeh], March 2009 - October 2009
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*[http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/Control_Engineering_Inspired_Design_Tools_for_Synthetic_Biology Control Engineering Inspired Design Tools for Synthetic Biology] [http://gow.epsrc.ukri.org/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/I031944/1]
  
* Miss Nassia Inglessis, September 2009 - October 2009
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* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/Designing_Sustainable_Policies_for_Greenhouse_Gas_Emissions Using Control Theory to Design Sustainable Policies for Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Presence of Model Uncertainty] [http://gow.epsrc.ukri.org/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/H03062X/1]
 
 
* Mr Christoph Maier, April 2009 - July 2009
 
 
 
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/User:Mark Dr Mark Roberts], October 2007 - December 2008
 
 
 
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/User:August Dr Elias August], October 2007 - December 2008
 
 
 
== Completed Projects ==
 
 
 
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/Designing_Sustainable_Policies_for_Greenhouse_Gas_Emissions Using Control Theory to Design Sustainable Policies for Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Presence of Model Uncertainty] [http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/H03062X/1]
 
  
 
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/RoSBNet RoSBNet: Network in Synthetic Biology.]  
 
* [http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/RoSBNet RoSBNet: Network in Synthetic Biology.]  
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* Oxford-Princeton Collaboration on Network Science with [http://www.princeton.edu/~chiangm/ Professor Mung Chiang.]
 
* Oxford-Princeton Collaboration on Network Science with [http://www.princeton.edu/~chiangm/ Professor Mung Chiang.]
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== Collaborations ==
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* [https://coe.northeastern.edu/people/sznaier-mario/ Scaling Semidefinite Programming - Northeastern, USA]
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* [https://www.l2s.centralesupelec.fr/en/u/valmorbida-giorgio/ Analysis of Partial Differential Equations Using Sum of Squares Programming - CentraleSupelec, France]
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* [https://me.jhu.edu/faculty/dennice-gayme/ A Control Engineering Approach for Modelling High-Shear Flows - Johns Hopkins]
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* [https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/our-staff/k/ciaran-kelly/ Designing bio-feedback control circuits using small RNA - Northumbria]
  
 
== Useful Links ==
 
== Useful Links ==
  
 
* [http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/control Engineering Science Control Group]
 
* [http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/control Engineering Science Control Group]
 
* [http://www.sysbio.ox.ac.uk/ Oxford Centre for Integrative Systems Biology]
 
  
 
* [http://www.dtc.ox.ac.uk/ Doctoral Training Centres]
 
* [http://www.dtc.ox.ac.uk/ Doctoral Training Centres]

Latest revision as of 14:45, 28 October 2022


Welcome to SySOS


A group researching complex networked control systems, biological and technological



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Research Areas

  • Nonlinear systems analysis, Sum of Squares optimization and Lyapunov techniques.
  • Systems and Synthetic Biology.
  • Software Development.
  • Large-scale Networked Systems analysis with communication and structural constraints.
  • Fluid mechanics and Heat transfer, from a control perspective.
  • Complexity reduction of networked systems.
  • Scaling Sum of Squares and Semidefinite Programming.
  • Robust analysis and design of (deep) neural network controllers.


Click here for a more detailed description of these research areas.

Members

  • Mr Patrick Green - DPhil candidate, July 2019-. Co-supervised with Professor Philip Poole.
  • Mr Emmanouil Alexis - DPhil Candidate, October 2019 -. Co-supervised with Professor Luca Cardelli.
  • Mr Miroslav Gasparek - DPhil Candidate, October 2019 -. Co-supervised with Professor Harrison Steel.
  • Mr Han Wang - DPhil Candidate, October 2020 -. Co-supervised with Professor Kostas Margellos.
  • Mr Scott Stacey - DPhil Candidate, July 2021 -. Co-supervised with Professor Harrison Steel.
  • Mr Bergthor Traustason - Probationary Research Student, July 2021 -. Co-supervised with Professor Philip Poole.
  • Mr Liqun Zhao - Probationary Research Student, October 2021 -. Co-supervised with Dr Konstantinos Gatsis.
  • Ms Olivia Tjahjono - Probationary Research Student, July 2022 -. Co-supervised with Professor Philip Poole.


Here is a list of previous members.

News

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  • Antonis Papachristodoulou is elevated to IEEE Fellow for his fundamental contributions to theory and applications of Sum of Squares Programming and networked control systems.

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For more news, click here.

Joining SySOS

  • If you are an Oxford undergraduate interested in doing a summer internship on any of the above research directions (or anything else) get in touch.
  • If you are finishing your undergraduate/masters degree and you want to apply for a DPhil (PhD) or MSc by Research in our group, then please contact us sooner than later to discuss possible projects. Note that there are several Centres of Doctoral Training that are relevant to our research, especially the Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP as well as the EPSRC CDT in Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems. If you have a strong academic background, the chances of securing funding for your studies are higher the earlier you apply. Note that applications need to follow the Postgraduate Admissions guidelines.
  • There are several other routes for joining SySOS, mainly through fellowships. Please contact us to discuss.

Current and Previous Externally Funded Projects

  • European Space Agency project with GMV (Spain), NGC (Canada) and the University of Leicester, "Worst-Case and Safety Analysis Tools for Autonomous Rendezvous Systems".

Collaborations

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