Luca Scardovi


Associate Professor, University of Toronto

 

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS


[J19] T. Xia and L. Scardovi, "Synchronization Analysis of Networks of Linear Parabolic Partial Differential Equations," IEEE Control Systems Letters, 2020. Accepted.


[J18] D. Deplano, M. Franceschelli, A. Giua, and L. Scardovi, "Distributed Fiedler Vector Estimation with Application to Desynchronization of Harmonic Oscillator Networks" IEEE Control Systems Letters, 2020. Accepted.


[J17] A. Roza, M. Maggiore, and L. Scardovi, A Smooth Distributed Feedback for Formation Control of Unicycles, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 64, no. 12, pp. 4998-5011, 2019.


[J16] A. Roza, M. Maggiore, and L. Scardovi, “A Smooth Distributed Feedback for Global Rendezvous of Unicycles,” IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 640-652, 2018. (arXiv preprint: arXiv:1605.07982).


[J15] A. Roza, M. Maggiore, and L. Scardovi, “Local and Distributed Rendezvous of Underactuated Rigid Bodies,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 16, no. 8, pp. 3835-3847, 2017. (arXiv preprint:  arXiv:1509.07022).


[J14] T. Xia and L. Scardovi, “Ourput-Feedback Synchronizability of Linear Time-Invariant Systems,'' Systems and Control Letters, vol. 94, pp. 152-158, 2016. (arXiv preprint: arXiv: 1512.01910).


[J13] G. F. Young, L. Scardovi, and N. E. Leonard, “A New Notion of Effective Resistance for Directed Graphs—Part I: Definition and Properties,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 61, no. 7, pp. 1737-1752, 2016. (arXiv preprint: arXiv:1310.5168).


[J12] G. F. Young, L. Scardovi, and N. E. Leonard, “A New Notion of Effective Resistance for Directed Graphs—Part II: Computing Effective Resistances,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 61, no. 7, pp. 1727-1736, 2016. (arXiv preprint: arXiv:1310.5163).


[J11] I. Poulakakis, G. Young, L. Scardovi, and N.E. Leonard, “Information Centrality and Ordering of Nodes for Accuracy in Noisy Decision-Making Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 61, no. 4, pp. 1040-1045, 2016. (ArXiv preprint: arXiv:1210.4235) 07152839.pdf


[J10] G. F. Young, L. Scardovi, A. Cavagna, I. Giardina, and N. E. Leonard, “Starling Flock Networks Manage Uncertainty in Consensus at Low Cost,” PLOS Computational Biology, vol. 9, no. 1, p. e1002894, 2013.


[J9] N. E. Leonard, T. Shen, B. Nabet, L. Scardovi, I. D. Couzin, and S. A. Levin, “Decision versus compromise for animal groups in motion,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), vol. 109, no. 1, pp. 227–232, 2012.


[J8] K. D. Listmann, J. Adamy, and L. Scardovi, “Synchronization of Identical Linear Systems: an LMI Approach,” Automatisierungstechnik, vol. 59, no. 9, pp. 563-573, 2011.


[J7] L. Scardovi, M. Arcak, and E. D. Sontag, “Synchronization of Interconnected Systems with Applications to Biochemical Networks: an Input-Output Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 55, no. 6, pp. 1367-1379, 2010.


[J6] L. Scardovi and R. Sepulchre, “Synchronization in Networks of Identical Linear Systems,” Automatica, vol. 45, no. 11, pp. 2557-2562, 2009.


[J5] M. Baglietto, G. Battistelli, and L. Scardovi, “Active Mode Observation of Switching Systems Based on Set-Valued Estimation of the Continuous State,” International Journal of Nonlinear and Robust Control, vol. 19, no. 14, pp. 1521-1540, 2009.


[J4] L. Scardovi, N. Leonard, and R. Sepulchre, “Stabilization of Three-Dimensional Collective Motion,” Communications in Information and Systems, Brockett Legacy issue, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 473-500, 2008.


[J3] L. Scardovi, A. Sarlette, and R. Sepulchre, “Synchronization and Balancing on the N-Torus,” Systems and Control Letters, vol. 56, no. 5, pp. 335-341, 2007.


[J2] M. Baglietto, G. Battistelli, and L. Scardovi, “Active Mode Identification of Switching Systems,” Automatica, vol. 43, no. 8, pp. 1442-1449, 2007.


[J1] L. Scardovi, M. Baglietto, and T. Parisini, “Active State Estimation of Nonlinear Systems: a Neural Approximation Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 1172-1184, 2007.


REFEREED CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS


[C32] M. Chaves, L. Scardovi and E. Firippi , "Coupling and synchronization of piecewise linear genetic regulatory systems," 58th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Nice, Fr), pp. 2826-2831, 2019.


[C31] A. Roza, M. Maggiore, and L. Scardovi, “A Smooth Distributed Feedback for Formation Control of Unicycles,'' 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Melbourne), pp. 6592-6597, 2017.


[C30] T. Xia and L. Scardovi, “Synchronization of linear time-invariant systems on rooted graphs'',  55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Las Vegas, USA), pp. 4376-4381, 2016.


[C29] A. Roza, M. Maggiore, and L. Scardovi, “A Smooth Distributed Feedback for Global Rendezvous of Unicycles,'' 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 87-92, 2016.


[C28] T. Xia and L. Scardovi  “Complete Synchronizability in Networks of LTI Systems,” MTNS, (Minneapolis, MN), 2016. (Short paper).


[C27] A. Roza, M. Maggiore, and L. Scardovi,  “A Smooth Distributed Control Law for Global Rendezvous of Unicycles,” MTNS, (Minneapolis, MN), 2016. (Short paper).


[C26] F. Khan and L. Scardovi, “Synchronization Control of Interconnected Systems with Applications to Neuronal Networks,'' 15th annual European Control Conference, pp. 1850-1855, 2016.


[C25] M. Alekajbaf and L. Scardovi, “An Input-Output Approach to Robust Synchronization,'' American Control Conference, 4392-4397, 2015.


[C24] J. A. Taylor and L. Scardovi. Decentralized control of DC-segmented power systems. Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, pp. 1046-1050, 2014. Invited paper.


[C23] A. Roza, M. Maggiore, and L. Scardovi, “A Class of Rendezvous Controllers for Underactuated Thrust-Propelled Rigid Bodies,'' 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (LA, USA), pp. 1649-1654,  2014.


[C22] T. Xia and L. Scardovi, “Synchronization Conditions for Diffusively Coupled Linear Systems,''  MTNS, (Groningen, NE), pp. 1070-1075, 2014.


[C21] I. Poulakakis, L. Scardovi, and N. E. Leonard, “Node certainty in collective decision making,” 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Hawaii, USA), pp. 4648-4653, 2012.


[C20] A. Franci, L. Scardovi, and A. Chaillet, “An Input-Output approach to the robust synchronization of dynamical systems with an application to the Hindmarsh-Rose neuronal model”, 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, (Orlando, USA), pp.  6504-6509, 2011.


[C19] G. F. Young, L. Scardovi and N. E. Leonard, “Rearranging trees for robust consensus”, 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, (Orlando, USA),  pp. 1000-1005, 2011.


[C18] L. Scardovi, “Clustering and Synchronization in Phase Models with State Dependent Coupling,” 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, (Atlanta, USA), pp. 627-632, 2010.


[C17] I. Poulakakis, L. Scardovi, and N. Leonard, “Coupled Stochastic Differential Equations and Collective Decision Making in the Two-Alternative Forced-Choice Task,” American Control Conference, (Baltimore, USA), pp. 69-74, 2010.


[C16] G. F. Young, L. Scardovi, and N. Leonard, “Robustness of noisy consensus dynamics with directed communication, ” American Control Conference, (Baltimore, USA), pp. 6312 - 6317, 2010.


[C15] L. Scardovi, M. Arcak, and E.D. Sontag, “Synchronization of Interconnected Systems with an Input-Output Approach. Part I: Main Results,” 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, (Shangai, China), pp. 609-614, 2009.


[C14] L. Scardovi, M. Arcak, and E.D. Sontag, “Synchronization of Interconnected Systems with an Input-Output Approach. Part II: State-Space Result and Application to Biochemical Networks,” 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, (Shangai, China), pp. 615-620, 2009.


[C13] L. Scardovi and N. Leonard, “Robustness of Aggregation in Networked Dynamical Systems,” International Conference on Robot Communication and Coordination, (Odense, Denmark), 2009.


[C12] L. Scardovi and R. Sepulchre, “Synchronization in Networks of Identical Linear Systems,” 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, (Cancun, Mexico), pp. 546-551, 2008.


[C11] L. Scardovi, N. Leonard, and R. Sepulchre, “Stabilization of Collective Motion in Three Dimensions: A Consensus Approach,” 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, (New Orleans, La), pp. 2931-2936, 2007.


[C10] M. Baglietto, G. Battistelli, and L. Scardovi, “Active Mode Observation of Switching Systems Based on A-Priori Knowledge of the Continuous State,” 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, (New Orleans, La), pp. 1752-1757, 2007.


[C9] L. Scardovi, R. Sepulchre, and N.E. Leonard, “Stabilization Laws for Collective Motion in Three Dimensions,” European Control Conference, (Kos, Greece), pp. 4591–4597, 2007.


[C8] M. Baglietto, G. Battistelli, and L. Scardovi, “Active Mode Identification of Switching Systems,” 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, (San Diego, Ca), pp. 145–150, 2006.


[C7] L. Scardovi and R. Sepulchre, “Collective Optimization over Average Quantities,” 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, (San Diego, Ca), pp. 3369–3374, 2006.


[C6] M. Baglietto, D. Garassino, L. Scardovi, L. Zanchi, and R. Zoppoli, “A Neural Approach to Active Estimation of Nonlinear Systems,” 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, (Seville, Spain), pp. 4511–4517, 2005.


[C5] M. Baglietto, G. Battistelli, L. Scardovi, and R. Zoppoli, “Neuro-dynamic programming for the exploration of unknown graphs,” 16th IFAC World Congress, (Prague, Czech Republic), vol.38, no.1, pp. 401–406, 2005.


[C4] M. Baglietto, G. Cannata, L. Scardovi, and R. Zoppoli, “Optimal control for active identification of unknown systems,” 16th IFAC World Congress, (Prague, Czech Republic), vol.38, no.1, pp. 452–457, 2005.


[C3] M. Baglietto , L. Scardovi, and R. Zoppoli, “Active identification of unknown systems: an information theoretic approach,” 42nd IEEE American Control Conference, (Boston, Ma), pp. 3826–3830, 2004.


[C2] M. Baglietto , M. Paolucci, L. Scardovi, and R. Zoppoli, “Entropy-based environment exploration and stochastic optimal control,” 42nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, (Maui, Hawaii), pp. 2938–2941, 2003.


[C1] M. Baglietto , M. Paolucci, L. Scardovi, and R. Zoppoli, “Information based multi-agent exploration,” IEEE Third International Workshop on Robot Motion and Control, (Bukowy Dworek, Poland), pp. 173– 179, 2002.


CONFERENCE, WORKSHOP TALKS, EXTENDED ABSTRACTS


[N13] L. Scardovi, “Synchronization in Networks of Linear Systems Structural Limitations and the Role of Asymmetric Interconnections," Workshop on Taxonomies of Interconnected Systems: Asymmetry and Directedness in Multi-Agent Interactions," presented at the American Control Conference, (Boston, USA), 2015. Invited talk.


[N12] G. Young, L. Scardovi, and N. Leonard, “How to Select Neighbors for Robust Consensus," SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, (Snowbird, USA), 2013.


[N11] J. Young, I. Poulakakis, L. Scardovi, N. Leonard, “Robustness of Collective Decision Dynamics,” 8th AIMS International Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications, (Dresden, Germany), 2010. (Invited Session).


[N10] L. Scardovi, M. Arcak and E. Sontag, “Synchronization of Interconnected Systems with Applications to Biochemical Networks,” 8th AIMS International Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications, (Dresden, Germany), 2010.


[N9] L. Scardovi and R. Sepulchre, “Stabilization of Collective Motion in Three Dimensions,” 26th Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control, (Lommel, Belgium), 2007.


[N8] L. Scardovi and R. Sepulchre, “Active Learning and Collective Exploration,” 25th Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control, (Heeze, the Netherlands), 2006.


[N7] M. Baglietto, G. Battistelli, and L. Scardovi, “Active Identification of Switching Systems,” National Congress CIRA, (Tropea, Italy), 2005.


[N6] L. Scardovi, “Optimal Control for Active Identification of Unknown Systems,” National Congress CIRA, (Villasimius, Italy), 2004.


[N5] M. Baglietto, M. Paolucci, L. Scardovi, and R. Zoppoli, “Exploring an unknown graph by an entropy-based algorithm,” Euro/Informs International Meeting, (Istanbul, Turkey), 2003.


[N4] L. Scardovi, “Environment Exploration and Stochastic Optimal control,” National Congress CIRA, (Modena, Italy), 2003.


[N3] M. Baglietto, M. Paolucci, L. Scardovi, and R. Zoppoli, “Control Problems with Maximum Information Gain,” National Congress CIRA, (Modena, Italy), 2003.


[N2] M. Baglietto, M. Paolucci, L. Scardovi, and R. Zoppoli, “Exploring an Unknown Graph by an Entropy-Based Algorithm,” XXXIV Annual Conference of the Italian Operations Research Society (AIRO), (Venice, Italy), 2003.


[N1] M. Baglietto, M. Paolucci, L. Scardovi, and R. Zoppoli, “A Multi-Agent Information-Based On-line Heuristic for the Exploration of Unknown Environments,” XXXIII Annual Conference of the Italian Operations Research Society Optimization (AIRO), (L’Aquila, Italy), 2002.


Ph..D. THESIS


[D1] L. Scardovi, “Information Based Control for State and Parameter Estimation,” Ph.D. Thesis in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Genoa, April 2005.