|| March 6, 2006
||Prof. Jun-ichi Imura, Graduate School of Information Science and
Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
||Control of Hybrid Systems and its Application to Gene Regulatory
|| During the last decades, the control community has paid much attention to analysis and control synthesis of dynamical systems composed of discrete states and continuous states, which is called "hybrid systems", as a viable option for overcoming the system complexity. The hybrid systems cover a wide variety of systems; e.g., a driving system of cars with gears, discontinuous physical phenomena which occur between unconstrained motion and constrained motion, computer-controlled systems including propositional logic such as if-then rule, networked systems including switching, and so on.
In this talk, an introduction to such hybrid systems theory is given from the modeling and control points of view, and then its application to the controllability problem of gene regulatory networks is discussed using an example of a gene network of bioluminescence in the marine bacterium Vibrio fischeri.