Publications

Journal, Conference and Workshop Publications, Book Chapters & Invited Talks

Published or Accepted Journal Publications

Decentralized Control and Estimation

  • S. Park and N. C. Martins, "Design of LTI Observers for State Omniscience," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 62, No. 2, 2017,
    Pages: 561-576
  • S. Sabau, N. C. Martins and M. C. Rotkowitz, "A Convex Characterization of all Stable Closed-Loop Multidimensional Linear Systems Subject to SQI Constraints on the Controller," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (accepted in 2016) available online through IEEE Xplore
  • S. Sabau and N. C. Martins, "Youla-like Parametrizations Subject to QI Subspace Constraints," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 59, No. 6, 2014, Pages: 1411-1422
  • M. C. Rotkowitz and N. C. Martins, "On the Nearest Quadratically Invariant Information Constraint," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol 57, No 5, 2012, Pages: 1314-1319

Optimal Remote Estimation (Communications Costs and Shared Networks)

Networked Control (Fundamental Limits, Methods and Performance Analysis)

  • V. Gupta and N. C. Martins, "On Stability in the Presence of Analog Erasure Channels between Controller and Actuator," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 55, Issue 1, 2010, Pages: 175-179
  • V. Gupta and N. C. Martins, "Optimal tracking control across erasure communication links in the presence of preview," International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Issue 16, Volume 19, Control under limited information: Special issue (Part I), November 2009, Pages: 1837-1850
  • V. Gupta, N. C. Martins and J. S. Baras, "Optimal Output Feedback Control Using Two Remote Sensors over Erasure Channels," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 54, Issue 7, 2009, Pages: 1463-1476
  • N. C. Martins and T. Weissman, "Coding for Additive White Noise Channels With Feedback Corrupted by Quantization or Bounded Noise," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Volume 54, Issue 9, 2008, Pages: 4274-4282
  • N. C. Martins and M. A. Dahleh, "Feedback Control in the Presence of Noisy Channels: "Bode-Like" Fundamental Limitations of Performance," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 53, Issue 7, 2008, Pages: 1604-1615
  • N. C. Martins, M. A. Dahleh and John C. Doyle, "Fundamental Limitations of Disturbance Attenuation in the Presence of Side Information," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 52, Issue 1, 2007, Pages: 56-66
  • N. C. Martins, "Finite Gain lp Stability Requires Analog Control," Systems and Control Letters, Volume 55, 2006, Pages: 949-954
  • N. C. Martins, M. A. Dahleh and N. Elia, "Feedback stabilization of uncertain systems in the presence of a direct link," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 51, Issue 3, 2006, Pages: 438-447

Optimal Control and Navigation


Book Chapters

  • M. M. Vasconcelos and N. C. Martins, "A Survey on Remote Estimation Problems," Principles of Cyber-Physical Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach, S. Roy and S. Das (Eds), Cambridge University Press, (in press)
  • W. A. Malik, N. C. Martins, and A. Swami, "LQ Control Under Security Constraints," Proceedings of the 2013 Workshop on Control of Cyber-Physical Systems, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, Springer, 2013 (refereed)
  • N. C. Martins, "Control Over Digital Networks," The Control Handbook, 2nd Edition, William Levine (Ed), Kluwer Academic Publishers, December 2010
  • N. C. Martins, "Finite Gain Stability is Impossible by Bit-Rate Constrained Feedback," Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, Springer, 2006, Pages: 451 - 459 (refereed)
  • N. C. Martins, M. A. Dahleh and J. C. Doyle, "Disturbance Attenuation Bounds in the Presence of a Remote Preview," Proceedings of the 2005 Workshop on Networked Embedded Sensing and Control, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, Springer, 2006, Pages: 269 - 285 (refereed)
  • N. C. Martins, M. A. Dahleh and N. Elia," Sufficient Conditions for the Stabilizability of Multi-State Uncertain Systems, Under Information Constraints," Selected papers of the 2004 (1st) International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, Springer, J. Braz, H. Araujo, A. Vieira and B. Encarnacao (Eds), 2006 (invited)

  • Conference and Workshop Publications

  • M. M. Vasconcelos and N. C. Martins, "Optimal Threshold Strategies for Remote Estimation Over The Collision Channel with Communication Costs," IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2015, (Pages not available yet)
  • D. Ward, N. C. Martins and B. Sadler," Optimal Remote Estimation over Action Dependent Switching Channels: Managing Workload and Bias of a Human Operator," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2015, Pages: 3168-3174
  • S. Park and N. C. Martins, "Individually Optimal Solutions to a Remote State Estimation Problem with Communication Costs," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2014, Pages: 4014-4019
  • M. M. Vasconcelos and N. C. Martins, "Remote Estimation Games over Shared Networks," Proceedings of the Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, 2014, Pages: 12-18
  • A. Mahajan, N. C. Martins and S. Yuksel, "Static LQG Teams with Countably Infinite Players," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2013, Pages: 6765-6770
  • M. Vasconcelos and N. C. Martins, "Estimation over the Collision Channel: Structural Results," Proceedings of the Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, 2013, Pages: 1114-1119
  • E. Arvelo, E. Kim, and N. C. Martins, "Maximal Persistent Surveillance under Safety Constraints," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2013
  • A. P. Sabelhaus, D. Mirsky, M. Hill, N. C. Martins, S. Bergbreiter," TinyTeRP: A Tiny Terrestrial Robotic Platform with Modular Sensing," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2013
  • A. Mahajan, N. C. Martins, M. C. Rotkowitz, S. Yuksel, " Information structures in optimal decentralized control," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2012, pp. 1291 - 1306
  • S. Park and N. C. Martins, "Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for the Stabilizability of a Class of LTI Distributed Observers," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2012
  • S. Park and N. C. Martins, "An Augmented Observer for the Distributed Estimation Problem for LTI Systems," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2012
  • W. Malik, N. C. Martins and A. Swami, "Optimal Sensor Placement for Intruder Detection: New Design Principles," Proceedings of the Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, 2011
  • M. Rotkowitz and N. C. Martins, "On the Number of Iterations to the Closest Quadratically Invariant Information Constraint," Proceedings of the IFAC World Congress, 2011
  • W. J. Ma, E. Arvelo and N. C. Martins, "Designing Networked Control Architectures for Incremental Robustness," Proceedings of the IFAC World Congress, 2011
  • S. Sabau and N. C. Martins, "Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Stabilizability Subject to Quadratic Invariance," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference of Decision and Control, 2011
  • S. Sabau and N. C. Martins, "On the stabilization of LTI decentralized configurations under quadratically invariant sparsity constraints," Proceedings of the Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, 2010, Page(s): 1004 - 1010
  • S. Sabau and N. C. Martins, "On the Stabilization of LTI Systems subject to Quadratically Invariant Sparsity Constraints," Proceedings of the Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing, 2010 (invited)
  • S. Sabau and N. C. Martins, "On Disturbance Attenuation for Linear Systems under Stable, Additive Plant Perturbations," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2010
  • S. Sabau and N. C. Martins, "A convex Parameterization of all Stabilizing Controllers for Non-strongly Stabilizable Plants Under Quadratically Invariant Sparsity Constraints," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2009, Pages: 878-883
  • G. Lipsa and N. C. Martins, "Optimal State Estimation in the Presence of Communication Costs and Packet Drops," Proceedings of the Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing, 2009, Pages: 160-169 (invited)
  • M. C. Rotkowitz and N. C. Martins, "On the Closest Quadratically Invariant Constraint," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2009, Pages: 1607-1612
  • G. Lipsa and N. C. Martins, "Finite Horizon Optimal Memoryless Control of a Delay in Gaussian Noise: A Simple Counterexample," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2008, Pages: 1628-1635
  • S. Firouzabadi and N. C. Martins, "Optimal Node Placement in Wireless Networks," International Symposium on Communications, Control and Signal Processing, 2008, Pages: 960-965 (invited)
  • V. Gupta and N. C. Martins, "On Stability in the Presence of Analog Erasure Channels," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2008, Pages: 429-434
  • M. Tabbara, D. Nesic and N. C. Martins, "A linear Quadratic Gaussian Framework for Optimal Networked Control System Design," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2008, Pages: 3804-3809
  • I. Matei, N. C. Martins and J. S. Baras, "Optimal State Estimation for Discrete-time Markovian Jump Linear Systems, in the Presence of Delayed Mode Observations," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2008, Pages: 3560-3565
  • V. Gupta and N. C. Martins, "On Optimal Preview Control Across Erasure Communication Links," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2008, Pages: 3560-3565
  • I. Matei, N. C. Martins and J. S. Baras, "Almost Sure Convergence to Consensus in Markovian Random Graphs," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2008, Pages: 3535-3540
  • I. Matei, N. C. Martins and J. S. Baras, "Optimal State Estimation for Discrete-Time Markovian Jump Linear Systems, in the Presence of Delayed Output Observations," Proceedings of the IEEE Information Theory Workshop, 2008, Pages: 237-242 (invited)
  • V. Gupta, N. C. Martins and J. S. Baras, "Observing a Linear Process Over Analog Erasure Channels Using Multiple Sensors: Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Mean-square Stability," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2007, Pages: 659-664
  • P. Mathai, N. C. Martins and B. Shapiro, "On the Detection of Gene Network Interconnections using Directed Mutual Information," Workshop on Information Theory and Its Applications, 2007, Pages: 274-283 (invited)
  • N. C. Martins, "Witsenhausen’s Counterexample Holds in the Presence of Side Information," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2006, Pages: 1111-1116
  • N. C. Martins, M. A. Dahleh and J. C. Doyle, "Fundamental Limitations of Disturbance Attenuation in the Presence of Side Information," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2005, Pages: 2523-2529
  • N. C. Martins and M. A. Dahleh, "Fundamental Limitations of Performance in the Presence of Finite Capacity Feedback," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2005, Pages: 79-86 (O. Hugo Shuck Best Paper Award)
  • N. C. Martins, M. A. Dahleh and N. Elia, "Feedback Stabilization of Uncertain Systems Using a Stochastic Digital Link," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2004, Pages: 1889-1895
  • N. C. Martins and M. A. Dahleh, "Rate Distortion in the Modal Estimation of Switching FIR Linear Systems," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2004, Pages: 3575-3580
  • N. C. Martins and M. A. Dahleh, "An Information Theoretic Approach to the Modal Estimation of Switching FIR Linear Systems," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2003, Pages: 4152-4157
  • N. C. Martins, S. Venkatesh and M. A. Dahleh, "Controller Design and Implementation for Large-Scale Systems, a Block Decoupling Approach," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2001, Pages: 4728 - 4733
  • N. C. Martins, S. Venkatesh and M. A. Dahleh, "Block Decoupling of Linear Systems," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2000, Pages: 4162-4163
  • N. C. Martins and M. Athans, "Time-Invariant Kalman Filtering, a Minimax Approach," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 1998, Pages: 2896-2901
  • N. Martins and A. C. Rosa, "EEG Non-Stationary Spectrum Analysis and Feature Extraction," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 1996, Pages: 881-886
  • N. Martins, F. Freire, C. Matos, A. C. Rosa and T. Paiva, "Automatic Sleep Scoring of EEG Recordings Using Fuzzy Logic," Proceedings of the 7th IEEE IMEKO TC-13 Conference on Measurement in Clinical Medicine, 1995, Pages: 170-173 (student best paper award)

Invited Talks

  • Invited Seminar Series at UTRC (United Technologies Research Center), Hartford, Jan 16, 2017
  • Workshop "Distributed Autonomy and Human-Machine Networks," IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December 14, 2015
  • IAI Colloquium Series, Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, College Park, December 2, 2015
  • IMA Workshop on "Distributed Control and Decision Making Over Networks," (The Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications - University of Minnesota) October 1, 2015
  • Workshop "Control Theory: A Mathematical Perspective on Cyber-Physical Systems," Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach gGmbH, February 22-27, 2015
  • GRASP/PRECISE seminar series, UPENN, Dec 10th, 2014 (Hosts: Ufuk Topcu and Ali Jadbabaie)
  • Workshop "Optimal Cooperation, Communication, and Learning in Decentralized Systems," Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery, Canada, October 13, 2014
  • N. C. Martins, G. Marshall and N. Leonard, "Remote Imaging of Community Ecology via Animal-borne Wireless Networks: Basic CPS Research and Broader Impacts," American Control Conference Special NSF Session on CPS Systems (Washington DC, June 19, 2013)
  • Colloquium Speaker for the Seminar Series of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, MIT, October 28, 2012 (Host: Emilio Frazzoli)
  • Seminar at Lund University, Sweden, October 18th, 2012 (Host: Bo Bernhardsson)
  • Colloquium of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University, Canada, March 9, 2012, (Host: Serdar Yuksel)
  • Colloquium speaker at the Department of Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden, October 6, 2011 (Host: Anders Rantzer)
  • Colloquium speaker at CCDC, U. California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Ca, Sept 23, 2011 (Host: Andrew Teel)
  • Yale University, Electrical Engineering Department, New Haven, CT, May 22, 2010 (Host: Sekhar Tatikonda)
  • Boston University, Center For Information And Systems Engineering, Boston, MA, April 9, 2010 (Host: Yannis Paschalides)
  • Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Beavercreek, OH, March 18, 2010 (Host: Siva Banda)
  • Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD, March 12, 2010 (Host: Anantharam Swami)
  • University of California at Berkeley, EECS Department, November 6, 2009 (Host: Murat Arcak)
  • University of California, San Diego, at the Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics, May 18, 2009 (Host: Miroslav Kristic)
  • Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Beavercreek, OH, February 13, 2009 (Host: Siva Banda)
  • Northrop Grumman, Oceanic, Annapolis, MD, November, 25, 2008 (Host: Randall Smith)
  • Melbourne University, Australia, May 28, 2007 (Host: Dragan Nesic)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, October 6, 2006 (Host: Petar Kokotovic)
  • Workshop Connections II, CALTECH, August 15, 2006 (Host: John Doyle)
  • Kailath Colloquium, Celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Schalkwijk-Kailath algorithm, Stanford University, July 7, 2006
  • Information Systems Laboratory, Stanford University, May 25, 2006 (Host: Tsachy Weissman)
  • University of California, Los Angeles, May 11, 2006 (Host: Jeff Shamma)
  • University of Michigan, April 7, 2006 (Host: Jim Freudenberg)
  • University of Cambridge, U.K., January 16, 2006 (Host: Jorge Goncalves)
  • Johns Hopkins University, November 17, 2005 (Host:Pablo Iglesias)
  • Technical University of Lisbon, June 15, 2005 (Host: Antonio Pascoal)
  • Universtiy of California, Los Angeles, April 11, 2005 (Host: Fernando Paganini)
  • Universite Catholique de Louvain, March 30, 2005 (Host: Vincent Blondel)
  • Keynote Lecture at the 1st International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, Instituto Politecnico de Setubal, Portugal, August 28, 2004