Division of Systems Engineering
SE733/EC733/ME733: DISCRETE EVENT AND HYBRID SYSTEMS
Professor Christos G. Cassandras
(8 St. Mary's
TEL: 353-7154, E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org, WWW: http://people.bu.edu/cgc
• Organization: Lectures: M,W 12:00-2:00PM, PHO 404/428
• Prerequisites: EK 500 or equivalent
1. Homework Assignments and Class Presentations
2. Course project and report
1. Learn about Discrete Event Systems (DES) as well as Hybrid Systems (HS) that combine both continuous (time-driven) and discrete (event-driven) dynamics and about their applications in many different domains (multi-agent systems, Cyber-Physical Systems, communication and sensor networks, manufacturing, transportation, etc).
2. Learn about data-driven methodologies for the control and optimization of these systems, capitalizing on the proliferation of “big data” availability.
3. Develop the ability to conceptualize cutting-edge issues in the DES and HS domain, and formulate problems for potential research purposes.
• Office Hours: Monday, 2-3pm.
• Required Books: Cassandras, C.G., and Lafortune, S., Introduction to Discrete Event Systems, 2nd Edition, Springer, 2007.
• COURSE OUTLINE •
1. Review of system theory fundamentals
2. Untimed DES Models: Automata, Petri Nets
3. Timed Models: Timed Automata, Timed Petri Nets, max-plus algebra models
5. Stochastic models, queueing theory
6. Markov Decision Process theory
7. Perturbation Analysis and Rapid Learning methods
8. Hybrid Systems: Hybrid Automata, Mixed Logical Dynamical systems, Stochastic Flow Models
9. Introduction to the analysis and control of Hybrid Systems
• ADDITIONAL REFERENCES •
· Baccelli, F., G. Cohen, G.J. Olsder, and J.-P. Quadrat, "Synchronization and Linearity: An Algebra for Discrete Event Systems", Wiley, Chichester, 1992.
· Ho, Y.C., and X. Cao, "Perturbation Analysis of Discrete Event Dynamic Systems", Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 1991.
· Law, A.M., and W.D. Kelton,"Simulation Modeling and Analysis", McGraw-Hill, New York, 1991.
· Ross, S.M., "Introduction to Stochastic Dynamic Programming", Academic Press, New York, 1983.
· Proceedings of the IEEE, Special Issue on Hybrid Systems, (P. Antsaklis, Ed.), Vol. 88, 7, 2000.
· Cassandras, C.G, and Lygeros, J., (Ed’s), "Stochastic Hybrid Systems”, CRC Press, 2007.
· Alur, R., “Principles of Cyber-physical Systems”, MIT Press, 2015.
· State-of-the art papers to be handed out in class