João Hespanha

João Hespanha

Distinguished Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering​, and Mechanical Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering


(805) 893-7042
5157 Harold Frank Hall

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Fellow of: 

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


IEEE Control Systems Society Board of Governors; IEEE Distinguished Lecturer; Ruberti Young Researcher Prize


Dynamic Systems and Control, Networking

Hespanha's research areas include: hybrid and switched systems; the modeling and control of communication networks; distributed control over communication networks (also known as networked control systems); the use of vision in feedback control; game theory; and stochastic modeling in biology.


Center for Control, Dynamical-Systems and Computation; Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies


PhD Electrical Engineering, Yale University
MS Electrical and Computer Engineering, Instituto Superior Tecnico
Licenciatura Electrical and Computer Engineering, Instituto Superior Tecnico