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John C. Doyle

Jean-Lou Chameau Professor
of Control and Dynamical Systems
Electrical Engineering
and BioEngineering

Division of Engineering and Applied Science
California Institute of Technology

J. Doyle’s Bio




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  • Old: Discover magazine "This man wants to control the internet" by Carl Zimmer, Discover magazine, 10/25/2007.
  • 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

Please download the .mp4 files from the dropbox, otherwise they will run in preview mode, which limits the time.

Somewhat Recent Papers

Architecture, constraints, and behavior
JC Doyle, MC Csete
P Natl Acad Sci USA, vol. 108, Sup 3 15624-15630

Gycolytic oscillations and limits on robust efficiency
FA Chandra, G Buzi, JC Doyle
Science 333(6039):187-192, July 2011

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)

Analysis of autocatalytic networks in biology
G Buzi, U Topcu, J Doyle
Automatica 47:1123-1130 (2011)

On Lossless Approximations, the Fluctuation-Dissipation Theorem, and Limitations of Measurements
H Sandberg, JC Delvenne, JC Doyle
IEE Trans Auto Control, v56:2, 293-308 (2011)

Cross-layer design in multihop wireless networks
L Chen, SH Low, and JC Doyle
Computer Networks 55:480–496 (2011)

Javad Lavaei, Aydin Babakhani, Ali Hajimiri and John C. Doyle, "Solving Large-Scale Hybrid Circuit-Antenna Problems," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 374-387, Feb. 2011.


John Doyle's research current research interests are in theoretical foundations for complex networks in engineering and biology, focusing on architecture, and for multiscale physics. Early work was in the mathematics of robust control, including extensions to nonlinear and networked systems.

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.)

Lecture 1 May 7, 2012

Lecture 2 May 14, 2012

Lecture 3 May 21, 2012

Lecture 4a May 30, 2012

Lecture 4b May 30, 2012

Summary: Universal laws and architectures (maybe start here)



Mailing Address

John Doyle
California Institute of Technology
Control and Dynamical Systems, MC 107-81
1200 E. California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91125 USA

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