John C. Doyle 道耀
John Doyle is the Jean-Lou Chameau Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems, Electrical Engineer, and BioEngineering at Caltech, and received the BS&MS in EE, MIT (1977), and PhD in Math, UC Berkeley (1984)). He was a consultant at Honeywell Systems and Research Center from 1976 to 1990.
Research is on mathematical foundations for complex networks with applications in biology, technology, medicine, ecology, neuroscience, and multiscale physics that integrates theory from control, computation, communication, optimization, statistics (e.g. Machine Learning). An emphasis on universal laws and architectures, robustness/efficiency and speed/accuracy tradeoffs, adaptability, and evolvability and large scale systems with sparse, saturating, delayed, quantized, uncertain sensing, communications, computing, and actuation. Early work was on robustness of feedback control systems with applications to aerospace and process control. His students and research group developed software packages like the Matlab Robust Control Toolbox and the Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML).
Prizes, awards, records, championships include the 1990 IEEE Baker Prize (for all IEEE publications), also listed in the world top 10 “most important" papers in mathematics 1981-1993, IEEE Automatic Control Transactions Award (twice 1998, 1999), 1994 AACC American Control Conference Schuck Award, 2004 ACM Sigcomm Paper Prize and 2017 “test of time” award, and inclusion in Best Writing on Mathematics 2010. Individual awards include 1977 IEEE Power Hickernell, 1983 AACC Eckman, 1984 UC Berkeley Friedman, 1984 IEEE Centennial Outstanding Young Engineer (a one-time award for IEEE 100th anniversary), and 2004 IEEE Control Systems Field Award. Best known for fabulous friends, partner, colleagues, and students, with 16 of his advisees (mostly PhDs, some postdocs) now professors at “THE world top” universities (Berkeley(x3), MIT(x2), ETHZ (x2), Imperial (x2), Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge, Hopkins, UCLA, Caltech). Has held world and national records and championships in various sports, but is otherwise quite fragile.
Somewhat Recent Application Papers
For recent theory papers see Nikolai Matni
For fairly complete list of references see Google Scholar
Neuroscience and Machine Learning : Interpretation of the Precision Matrix and Its Application in Estimating Sparse Brain Connectivity during Sleep Spindles from Human Electrocorticography Recordings Das, Sampson, Lainscsek, Muller, Lin, Doyle, Cash, Halgren, Sejnowski, Neural Computation, 2017
Education and Neuroscience: Tutorial on education for Conference on Decision and Control, 2016
Medicine: Robust efficiency and actuator saturation explain healthy heart rate control and variability Li, Cruz, Chien, Sojoudi, Recht, Stone, Csete, Bahmiller, Doyle (2014), P Natl Acad Sci USA 111 (33)
Medicine: Sepsis: Something Old, Something New, and a Systems View J Crit Care. (2012)
Universal architectures: Architecture, constraints, and behavior, JC Doyle, MC Csete, P Natl Acad Sci USA, vol. 108, Sup 3 15624-15630
Biology: Gycolytic oscillations and limits on robust efficiency, FA Chandra, G Buzi, JC Doyle Science 333(6039):187-192, July 2011
Turbulence: Amplification and nonlinear mechanisms in plane Couette flow., D Gayme, B McKeon, B Bamieh, A Papachristodolou, and J Doyle. Physics of Fluids v23:6:065108 (2011)
Biology: Analysis of autocatalytic networks in biology, G Buzi, U Topcu, J Doyle, Automatica 47:1123-1130 (2011)
Earthquakes: The magnitude distribution of earthquakes near Southern California faults Page, Alderson, and Doyle JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 116, (2011)
Physics: On Lossless Approximations, the Fluctuation-Dissipation Theorem, and Limitations of Measurements, H Sandberg, JC Delvenne, JC Doyle, IEEE Trans Auto Control, v56:2, 293-308 (2011)
Wireless: Cross-layer design in multihop wireless networks, L Chen, SH Low, and JC Doyle, Computer Networks 55:480–496 (2011)
Circuits: Solving Large-Scale Hybrid Circuit-Antenna Problems Lavaei, Babakhani, Hajimiri and Doyle, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 374-387, Feb. 2011.
Complexity: Contrasting Views of Complexity and Their Implications For Network-Centric Infrastructures Alderson and Doyle, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS—PART A: SYSTEMS AND HUMANS, VOL. 40, NO. 4, JULY 2010
Internet: Mathematics and the Internet: A Source of Enormous Confusion and Great Potential Willinger, Alderson, and Doyle, Notices of the AMS Volume 56, Number 5 (2009)
Fire: Fire in the Earth System, Science 324, 481 (2009)
Biology: Robustness of Cellular Functions, Stelling, Sauer, Szallasi, Doyle, and Doyle, Cell, 2004
Biology: Reverse Engineering of Biological Complexity, Csete and Doyle, Science, (2002)
Videos and slides
I have lots of slides and video material in this large dropbox folder.
The videos are in the subfolder called VideosSlidesPapers. I recommend downloading the videos since they may otherwise play in a truncated preview mode.
A good starting point is in 1.0.NewestIntroNeuroMed with more details in 2.0.OverviewWithNeuroEmphasis and 2.2 IntroLawsArchXtraDetails.
There are also 2 short intro videos in the top folder that give an overview of the rest, but then there are much more details in other subfolders, hopefully the names are suggestive...
There is also a whole subfolder on glycolytic oscillations and another on heart rate variability. These are our best and most accessible case studies in biology and medicine.
There are papers above with additional technical details.
- Dennice Gayme (Hopkins) named Carol Linde Croft Faculty Scholar.
- Na (Lina) Li (Harvard) gets NSF CAREER and AFOSR YI awards.
- Javad Lavaei (Berkeley) gets SIAM Control and Systems Theory Prize and AACC Eckman, and too many other awards to list.
- Old: Discover magazine "This man wants to control the internet" by Carl Zimmer, Discover magazine, 2008.
- Newer: Blog and new videos Follow link to dropbox folder with accessible introductory videos and case studies in neuroscience, cell biology, and medical physiology. Our you can go directly to the dropbox folder or see above video lists.
Please download the .mp4 files from the dropbox, otherwise they will run in preview mode, which limits the time.
Not very recent talk slides
U Wisc Madison CS Sept 2012 pdf
UCSB Sage lectures, May 2012. (These are pdf files. Ask me for the ppt if you want to steal anything. I would be very flattered.)
- CDS 213, Robust Control (Spring 2012)
- CDS 212, Feedback Control Theory (Fall 2010)
- The Architecture of Robust, Evolvable Networks (Wi10)
E-mail: doyle AT caltech dot edu
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