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

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...


Dr. Hovakimyan to give plenary talk at ICUAS’14

August 5, 2013
Slideshow Default Naira Hovakimyan is invited to give a plenary talk in the International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems 2014. 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...


Prof. Hovakimyan’s interview for IEEE CSM

July 17, 2013
CSM Interview Prof. Hovakimyan is featured in the August 2013 issue of the IEEE Control Systems Magazine. Read full article...


Dr. Hovakimyan to give plenary talk at Midwest Workshop

March 28, 2013
UnivofNotreDame Dr. Hovakimyan is invited to give a plenary talk at the 2nd Midwest Workshop on Control and Game Theory, University of Notre Dame. Read full article...


ICCPS Best Paper Nominee

March 28, 2013
ICCPS-feature Former post-doctoral researcher Xiaofeng Wang and co-authors Naira Hovakimyan and Lui Sha are nominated for a best paper award at ICCPS. Read full article...


NASA Technology Days

December 6, 2012
Nasa_tech_feature NASA showcases L1 Adaptive control at the NASA Technology Days held in Cleveland, OH. Read full article...


Dr. Hovakimyan honored with award at ICNPAA Congress

July 27, 2012
ICNPAA_featured Dr. Hovakimyan gave a keynote at ICNPAA in Vienna and was honored with a technical achievement award for her contributions to ICNPAA. Read full article...