Photo Welcome! My name is Lucian Busoniu and I am a professor with the Automation Department of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, where I lead the Robotics and Nonlinear Control group. I obtained my PhD degree (cum laude) in 2009 from the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, and my postgraduate and MSc degrees in Control Engineering, respectively in 2004 and 2003, from TUCluj. In October 2015, I defended my habilitation thesis, conferring the right to independently supervise PhD students. My research interests include learning and planning methods for the optimal control of nonlinear systems, in particular online planning, reinforcement learning, and approximate dynamic programming, as well as robotics, multi-agent systems, and other topics.

The other pages of this website contain information about the research and thesis projects I am involved in, a selection of my publications, teaching and course information, as well as a repository containing downloadable material related to my work.


AWRL talk

I am giving an invited talk at the Asian Workshop on Reinforcement Learning.

Survey in Annual Reviews in Control

Among several papers accepted this autumn, the most notable is the survey Reinforcement Learning for Control: Performance, Stability, and Deep Approximators, to be published in Annual Reviews in Control.

Co4AIR kickoff

TUCluj is a partner in a newly funded Erasmus+ KA2 project Co4AIR - Computers, Cognition and Communication in Control: A strategIc paRtnership, which kicked off with a meeting at the University of Maribor, Slovenia, on September 27th 2018. See also Co4AIR on the ROCON website.

TMLSS lecture

I am giving a lecture on the Basics of RL at the Transylvanian Summer School on Machine Learning.

AIRGUIDE kickoff

My Young Teams project AIRGUIDE: A Learning Aerial Guide for the Elderly and Disabled, has been approved for funding by UEFISCDI.

Contact information and profiles

Address Automation Department
71-73 Dorobantilor street, 400609 Cluj-Napoca, Romania, room 111
(map; red brick building at end of courtyard, 2nd floor, end of hallway)
Phone +40 (0)264 20 2578
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