ECE1653 Hybrid Systems and Control Applications (Last updated February 9, 2016)

Teaching Staff

Prof. M.E. Broucke GB434A Instructor broucke at
Melkior Ornik GB348 Teaching Assistant melkior.ornik at

Lecture Schedule

Day and Time Location Start Date
Monday 15-17pm Bahen Building, BA 4164 January 11

Course Notes

Course notes will be distributed to registered students.

Course Outline

Here is a nominal timetable of lecture topics. This schedule may be updated as the semester progresses.

Date Lecture Topics
Jan 11 1 Introduction; complex specifications; motivating examples
Jan 18 2 Temporal logic control
Jan 25 3 Mathematical background
Feb 1 4 Affine systems and affine feedbacks
Feb 8 5 Reach control problem
Feb 15   Reading Week
Feb 22 6 Preferred triangulation
Feb 29 7 Reach control indices and continuous state feedback
Mar 7 8 Piecewise affine feedback and time-varying affine feedback
Mar 14 9 Flow functions and control flow functions
Mar 21 10 Optimal reach control problem
Mar 28 11 Topological obstruction
Apr 4 12 TBA
Apr 11 13 Final Project Presentations, time TBA

Important Dates

Title Issued Due
Homework 1 January 18 February 1
Homework 2 February 1 February 29
Homework 3 February 29 March 14
Homework 4 March 14 March 28
Final Project Report March 21 April 11
Final Project Presentation March 21 April 11, time TBA


A project list with suggested topics will be posted in the first few weeks. Projects relating to your research area are encouraged. There are nominally three types of projects:


Homework 40%
Final Project Report 50%
Final Project Presentation 10%