Come join us on February 16th for:

 Hybrid System's Laboratory Open House

A presentation of applications in robotics and control from our students!

Time/Date: 11:30AM, 2/16/24

Location: Engineering 2, Rm. 206, 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA

  4th Workshop Edition:

 Computation-Aware Algorithmic Design for Cyber-Physical Systems

A co-located workshop of the 2024 CPS-IoT week, May 13-16, 2024

More details here

New book on cyber-physical systems:

M. Prandini and R. G. Sanfelice, Computation-Aware Algorithmic Design for Cyber-Physical Systems, Systems & Control: Foundations & Applications: Birkhauser, December, 2023

Available at Springer.com


 Book on hybrid control:

R. G. Sanfelice, Hybrid Feedback Control, Princeton University Press, January, 2021

Available at Amazon.com

More details here


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Ricardo Sanfelice is Professor and Chair at the Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of California at Santa Cruz. Currently, he serves as Director for the Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center and the CITRIS Aviation InitiativeHe received his B.S. in Electronics Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2001. He joined the Center for Control, Dynamical Systems, and Computation at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2002, where he received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 2004 and 2007, respectively. During 2007 and 2008, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at MIT and at the Centre Automatique et Systemes at the Ecole de Mines de Paris. From 2009 to 2014, he was Assistant Professor in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arizona.  

Complete bio and photo here

CV available here


Modeling, stability, robust control, observer design, and simulation of nonlinear and hybrid systems with applications to power systems, robotics, aerospace, and biology. See selected projects and publications.  




News history here 

New Book

Computation-Aware Algorithmic Design for Cyber-Physical Systems

Systems & Control: Foundations & Applications: Birkhauser

Publisher's website


New Book

Hybrid Feedback Control

Princeton University Press

Publisher's website

Book page  Book errata  Bibtex 

Book Chapter

Robust Distributed Estimation and Synchronization for Linear Systems with Limited Information

In Control Subject to Computational and Communication Constraints

Springer's Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences


New Center at UCSC

Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center



Coursera MOOC

Cyber-Physical Systems: Modeling and Simulation



Book Chapter

Incremental Graphical Asymptotic Stability for Hybrid Dynamical Systems

In Feedback Stabilization of Controlled Dynamical Systems

Springer's Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences



Book Chapter

Analysis and Design of Cyber-Physical Systems

In Cyber Physical Systems: From Theory to Practice

CRC Press



Book Chapter

Feedback Control of Hybrid Dynamical Systems

In Encyclopedia of Systems and Control




YouTube Channel

Hybrid Systems Lab


SIAM Plenary

Control of Hybrid Dynamical Systems: From Cells to Power Networks


Book Chapter

Control of Hybrid Dynamical Systems: An Overview of Recent Advances

In Hybrid Systems with Constraints, Wiley





Hybrid Dynamical Systems: Modeling, Stability, and Robustness

Princeton University Press

Publisher's website: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9759.html. Chapter 1 (sample): http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/s9759.pdf

Book page  Book errata  Bibtex


Featured Article

Hybrid Dynamical Systems: Robust Stability and Control

IEEE Control Systems Magazine

ONLINE  Bibtex



Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara. Spring 2007.
M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara. Winter 2004.

B.S., Electronic Engineering
Universidad de Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fall 2001.



Ricardo G. Sanfelice, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California Santa Cruz
1156 High Street  MS:SOE3
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 

Tel: (831) 459-1016
Fax: (831) 459-4046
Url: http://hybrid.soe.ucsc.edu
Email: before @ put ``ricardo'', and after the @ symbol write ucsc <dot > edu