Einladung zum Vortrag im Kolloquium
Synchronization, Information, Control
Prof. Alexander Fradkov
Institute for Problems of Mechanical Engineering
St. Petersburg State University
St. Petersburg, Russia
Zeit: : Montag 21. 04. 2008
· 16:00 Uhr
Ort: IST-Seminarraum 3.241 · Pfaffenwaldring
9 · Campus Stuttgart-Vaihingen
Synchronization is an interesting dynamical
phenomenon first described in the 17th century by Christian Huygens. It
was studied intensively in physics and mechanics in the 20th century.
The first book entirely devoted to synchronization was published in
1971 by Ilya Blekhman (IPME, St.Petersburg) who discovered the
phenomenon of self-synchronization of rotors. In the 1990s an interest
in synchronization of chaotic systems was growing. During recent
decades synchronization has attracted a substantial interest among the
control community, especially in physics-related studies (cybernetical
physics), in communication by means of chaotic signals and in
In the talk a number of synchronization
related results will be presented, including synchronization of pendula
chains, adaptive observer-based synchronization of chaotic systems and
synchronization under information constraints.
Alexander L. Fradkov received the Diploma
degree in mathematics from the Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics of
St. Petersburg State University in 1971; Candidate of Sciences (Ph.D.)
degree in Engineering Cybernetics from St.Petersburg Mechanical
Institute 1975 and Doctor of Sciences degree in Control Engineering in
1986 from St.Petersburg Electrotechnical Institute. In 1987 he became
Professor of Computer Science with BSTU. Since 1990 he has been the
Head of the Laboratory of Complex Systems Control of the Institute for
the Problems of Mechanical Engineering of Russian Academy of Sciences.
He is also a part time professor with the Faculty of Mathematics and
Mechanics of St.Petersburg State University (Dept. of Theoretical
Alexander Fradkov’s research interests are in the fields of nonlinear
adaptive control and control of oscillatory and chaotic systems. He is
also working in the boundary field between Physics and Control
(Cybernetical Physics). He is coauthor of 450 journal and conference
papers, 10 patents, 16 books and textbooks.
Alexander Fradkov is the Vice-President of the St.Petersburg
Control Society, Member of the Russian National Committee of Automatic
Control, IEEE Fellow. He is a member of IEEE CSS Conference Editorial
Board (1998-2008); a member of the IFAC Policy Committee and Vice-Chair
of the IFAC Technical Committee on Adaptive Control. He organized and
co-chaired 1st and 2nd IEEE-IUTAM-EPS Conferences "Physics and Control"
in 2003, 2005 and in 2005 he was elected as the President of the IPACS
(International Physics And Control Society).