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.
Nov 2018: AWRL talk
I am giving an invited talk at the Asian Workshop on Reinforcement Learning.
Oct 2018: 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.
Sept 2018: 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.
July 2018: TMLSS lecture
I am giving a lecture on the Basics of RL at the Transylvanian Summer School on Machine Learning.
May 2018: AIRGUIDE kickoff
My Young Teams project AIRGUIDE: A Learning Aerial Guide for the Elderly and Disabled, has been approved for funding by UEFISCDI.