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The controllability of a dynamical system or network describes whether a given set of control inputs can completely exert influence in order to drive the system towards a desired state. Structural controllability develops the canonical coupling structures in a network that lead to un-controllability, but does not account for the effects of explicit symmetries contained in a network. Recent work has made use of this framework to determine the minimum number and location of the optimal actuators necessary to completely control complex networks. In systems or networks with structural symmetries, group representation theory provides the mechanisms for how the symmetry contained in a network will influence its controllability, and thus affects the placement of these critical actuators, which is a topic of broad interest in science from ecological, biological and man-made networks to engineering systems and design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 American Control Conference, ACC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467386821
StatePublished - Jul 28 2016
Event2016 American Control Conference, ACC 2016 - Boston, United States
Duration: Jul 6 2016Jul 8 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other2016 American Control Conference, ACC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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