Welcome to the website of the Advanced Controls Research Laboratory (ACRL) in the Mechanical Science and Engineering Department at the University of Illinois. In the ACRL, we focus on open problems in mathematical control theory and we work with collaborators from industry and government laboratories on the transition of our solutions, to the extent possible, to real-world engineering problems.

Our work often involves interdisciplinary collaborations with other departments at University of Illinois and other universities in the US and Europe. We also intensively work with various industries and government agencies to facilitate the quick transition of our basic research results to application owners.

Learn more about our work in the ACRL here or in our Research page.


Recent News

ACRL Students at NASA Langley Research Center

July 23, 2014
NASA_LaRC_feature Five of our students are currently doing their internship at NASA Langley Research Center. Read full article...


Prof. Hovakimyan interviewed by WAND

July 11, 2014
wand-logo Prof. Hovakimyan interviewed by a reporter of WAND TV. Read full article...


Ronald successfully passes his preliminary defense for Ph.D.

July 10, 2014
Trajectories of a Team of Multiple UAVs Ronald passed his preliminary exam on July 9th, 2014. Read full article...


Dr. Hovakimyan to give plenary talk at ICUAS’14

May 26, 2014
Slideshow Default Naira Hovakimyan is invited to give a plenary talk in the International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems 2014. Read full article...


June’s Graduation!

May 18, 2014
June and Naira June graduated with her Master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Read full article...


Paper with Unsubstantiated and Wrong Claims about L1 Adaptive Control

April 30, 2014
paper_featured A paper with unsubstantiated and wrong claims about L1 adaptive control has been published in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control Read full article...


Dr. Hovakimyan receives the Humboldt Research Award

March 31, 2014
Slideshow Default Dr. Hovakimyan receives the Humboldt Research Award in recognition of her career-long achievements in academics. Read full article...


NSF Travel grant awarded to Venanzio

March 24, 2014
Slideshow Default Venanzio has been awarded a NSF-funded travel grant to attend CPSWeek 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Read full article...


Venanzio made it to the final!

September 18, 2013
Slideshow Default Venanzio is one of the five finalists in the EURAXESS Science Slam 2013, held in Washington, DC on the 24th of September. Read full article...


Congratulations to Doctors Evgeny, Enric, Zhiyuan and Hui!

July 25, 2013
New PhD Graduates from our lab! Evgeny, Enric, Zhiyuan and Hui have passed their Ph.D. oral defense. Read full article...