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For centralized control systems, one of the major simplifying ideas is the separation principle, which states that one can make optimal choices of control actions based only on estimates of the system state. We discuss how this changes for multiplayer control systems, and give new simple separation principles which work in this setting.
Sanjay Lall is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. Professor Lall's research focuses on the development of advanced engineering methodologies for the design of control systems which occur in a wide variety of aerospace, mechanical, electrical and chemical systems. Professor Lall received the George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award by the IEEE Control Systems Society in 2007, the NSF Career award in 2007, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2007, and the Graduate Service Recognition Award from Stanford University in 2005.