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Current courses

  • SysID 2017 - System Identification

    2017-2018, 1st semester

    Control Engineering BSc, Faculty of Automation & Computer Engineering, UTCluj, Romania

    Based on the book by Soderstrom and Stoica, the course introduces nonparametric methods for system identification, as well as parametric methods including prediction error and instrumental variables techniques. It describes the material at an appropriate BSc level, and builds in a self-contained manner the required mathematical background, including statistics and linear regression. This course is taught within the English line of the BSc, as well as series 2 of the Romanian-language line. For the latter, there is a Romanian-language version of the course: Identificarea sistemelor.

  • CI2017 - Learning Control

    2016-2017, 2nd semester

    Master ICAF, Automation Department, UTCluj, Romania

    A course on Learning Control consisting of eight lectures and four practical classes. The course uses demonstration programs for classical and approximation-based algorithms from the Approximate reinforcement learning toolbox (link points to the Repository section).

Past courses (selection)

  • SysID 2016 - System Identification

    2016-2017, 1st semester

    Control Engineering BSc, Faculty of Automation & Computer Engineering, UTCluj, Romania

    Last year's System Identification course. Check this for a full set of lectures and labs (although the course changes and some things will be different this year).

  • CI2016 - Learning Control

    2015-2016, 2nd semester

    Master ICAF, Automation Department, UTCluj, Romania

    The last edition of the course on Learning Control. Check this for a full set of lectures and labs.

  • Guest lecture on Optimistic Optimization

    The lecture presents two recent methods developed Remi Munos for the optimization of unknown functions under very general assumptions. This invited lecture is given yearly in the Optimization course taught by Zsofia Lendek in the Control Engineering BSc, at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The title links to the latest version of the course material (slides), from May 2014.

  • Guest lecture on Learning Robot Control, within SC4240TU - Control Methods for Robotics

    March 1st 2011. The lecture title links to the slides, and the course website is at http://www.dcsc.tudelft.nl/~sc4240tu.

  • SC4081 - Knowledge-Based Control Systems

    2005-2011, 3rd quarter

    System and Control Master, DCSC, TUDelft, the Netherlands

    I supervised practical assignments and taught lectures in this course until 2010, while in 2011 I served in an advisory role. The reinforcement learning lectures I gave in 2010 can be downloaded from the Repository, where several demonstration movies used in the lectures are also available.

Other materials

A kickoff package for Master students starting their final project: student_package.zip. Since Matlab software is an important component of most projects, this kickoff package contains guidelines and a template for developing Matlab software, a miniassignment for quickly getting up to speed, and a document with tips on effectively searching for scientific papers. Another assignment focused more on simulation, control, and estimation aspects is available: controlassign.pdf.