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Matthias Köhler (Hirche)


Research Assistant
Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control


Pfaffenwaldring 9
70569 Stuttgart
Room: 3.240

Office Hours

Office hour for Engineering Cybernetics:

Wednesday, 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm in the lecture time.

No office hour on:




I am interested in the field of distributed model predictive control (DMPC).

In particular, I am looking into combining methods and results in multi-agent theory with distributed model predictive control. 
In addition, I am looking into DMPC schemes with goals beyond stabilisation, e.g. consensus or more general cooperative objectives, or even economic aims.

  1. M. Köhler, J. Berberich, M. A. Müller, and F. Allgöwer, “Data-driven distributed MPC of dynamically coupled linear systems,” in Proc. 25th IFAC Int. Symp. Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS), Bayreuth, Germany, 2022, pp. 365–370. doi: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2022.11.080.
  2. S. Wildhagen, J. Berberich, M. Hirche, and F. Allgöwer, “Improved stability conditions for systems under aperiodic sampling: model- and data-based analysis,” in Proc. 60th IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control (CDC), Austin, TX, USA, 2021, pp. 5788–5794.
  3. S. Yu, M. Hirche, Y. Huang, H. Chen, and F. Allgöwer, “Model predictive control for autonomous ground vehicles: a review,” Auton. Intell. Syst., vol. 1, p. 4, 2021, doi: 10.1007/s43684-021-00005-z.
  4. M. Hirche, P. N. Köhler, M. A. Müller, and F. Allgöwer, “Distributed Model Predictive Control for Consensus of Constrained Heterogeneous Linear Systems,” in Proc. 59th IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control (CDC), Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 2020, pp. 1248–1253. doi: 10.1109/CDC42340.2020.9303838.
Since 04/2019 Research and teaching assistant at the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
08/2018-02/2019 Visiting Student at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
04/2018-08/2018 Internship at the Robert Bosch GmbH, CR/AEB, Renningen, Germany.

M.Sc. in Engineering Cybernetics at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

  • Master's thesis: Parameter Tuning of Iterative Learning Control Using Reinforcement Learning for Human-Machine Cooperation

B.Sc. in Engineering Cybernetics at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

  • Bachelor's thesis: Inversion-based feedforward control design for time-variant transport systems with spatially acting control input
06/2013 Abitur at the Staufer-Gymnasium Waiblingen, Germany.

Program Manager of Engineering Cybernetics

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