Distributed Optimization-Based Control of Multi-Agent Networks in Complex Environments

  • Minghui Zhu
  • Sonia Martínez

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series (BRIEFSELECTRIC)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Control, Automation and Robotics book sub series (BRIEFSCONTROL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Minghui Zhu, Sonia Martínez
    Pages 1-19
  3. Minghui Zhu, Sonia Martínez
    Pages 21-58
  4. Minghui Zhu, Sonia Martínez
    Pages 59-89
  5. Minghui Zhu, Sonia Martínez
    Pages 91-118
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 119-124

About this book


This book offers a concise and in-depth exposition of specific algorithmic solutions for distributed optimization based control of multi-agent networks and their performance analysis. It synthesizes and analyzes distributed strategies for three collaborative tasks: distributed cooperative optimization, mobile sensor deployment and multi-vehicle formation control. The book integrates miscellaneous ideas and tools from dynamic systems, control theory, graph theory, optimization, game theory and Markov chains to address the particular challenges introduced by such complexities in the environment as topological dynamics, environmental uncertainties, and potential cyber-attack by human adversaries.

The book is written for first- or second-year graduate students in a variety of engineering disciplines, including control, robotics, decision-making, optimization and algorithms and with backgrounds in aerospace engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and operations research. Researchers in these areas may also find the book useful as a reference.


Distributed Algorithms Distributed Control Systems Multi-agent Networks Networked Control Systems Networks of Autonomous Agents Sensor Networks

Authors and affiliations

  • Minghui Zhu
    • 1
  • Sonia Martínez
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19071-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19072-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-8112
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-8120
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