Welcome! My name is Lucian Busoniu and I am an associate 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 Techology, 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 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.
July 2016: Conferences 2016
We are having an excellent conference season this year. Highlights: two papers at ACC (on planning and MPC), one at ICUAS - the main conference on UAVs - and the latest bit of good news, an accepted paper at IROS.
June 2016: EAAI paper accepted
June 2016: Visiting researchers spring-summer 2016
PhD student Jihene Ben Rejeb from CRAN Nancy is spending 3 months in our lab, on a competitive grant funded by AUF. Ivana Palunko and Domagoj Tolic are visiting us from Croatia.
February 2016: Robotics book published
Our book Handling Uncertainty and Networked Structure in Robot Control (coedited with Levente Tamas) is now available.
November 2015: ROCON is official!
Our research group on Robotics and Nonlinear Control (ROCON) has been formally accepted within the research structure of TUCluj. On this occasion we are launching the new domain for our website, rocon.utcluj.ro.
October 2015: Workshop on the Control of Hybrid Systems
I am organizing a workshop on hybrid systems at TUCluj, see its webpage.