Control of Complex Networks of Coupled Dynamical Systems

Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lind 305
We look at complex networks of coupled dynamical systems where an external forcing control signal is applied to the network in order to align the state of all the individual systems to the forcing signal. We study how the effectiveness of such control is related to the topology of the underlying graph. For instance, we show that for the cycle graph, the best way to achieve control is by applying control to systems that are approximately equally spaced apart.
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