Contact Information:

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Center for Control, Dynamical Systems and Computation

University of California at Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5070

Email: dorfler (at) engineering (dot) ucsb (dot) edu

Phone: +1 805 893 2801

Recent and Upcoming Events and Travels:

General Research Interests:

  1. Synchronization in complex oscillator networks and power networks

  2. Control, monitoring, and security in cyber-physical systems and smart power grids

  3. Cooperative control and coordination in multi-agent systems

Note: I have moved to UCLA recently. My new contact details can be found here.

I entered the Ph.D. program at the University of California, Santa Barbara in September 2009 in the area of Dynamical Systems and Control, where I am advised by Prof. Francesco Bullo. I am also affiliated with the Center for Nonlinear Studies at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. My prior diploma education was in the field of Engineering Cybernetics at the University of Stuttgart advised by Prof. Frank Allgöwer and at the University of Toronto advised by Prof. Bruce Francis.

My research interests are centered around control in complex, cyber-physical, and networked systems with applications to energy systems. Some indicative and recent slides can be found here.

Recent News:

CV and bio:
My full curriculum vitae can be found here (last updated 9/10/2013).

   My Google Scholar profile can be found here.

   A brief bio sketch can be found here.