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

Hamid won CSL’s Video of the Month award

April 16, 2018


L1 Adaptive Flight Control System Featured in Aerospace & Defense Technology

April 4, 2018


Learjet tests with L1 adaptive controller featured in Aviation Week & Space Technology

March 12, 2018


Learjet tests at Edwards AFB with L1 adaptive controller

March 4, 2018


Hovakimyan honored for pioneering work in adaptive control

January 25, 2018


Hovakimyan named IEEE Fellow

November 29, 2017


We welcome new members in our lab

September 6, 2017


DURIP award granted

March 24, 2017


New book now available: Time-Critical Cooperative Control of Autonomous Air Vehicles

February 8, 2017


Hovakimyan named AIAA Fellow

January 30, 2017