Springer Theses

Semi-Autonomous Networks

Effective Control of Networked Systems through Protocols, Design, and Modeling

Authors: Chapman, Airlie

  • Nominated by the University of Washington an outstanding Ph.D. thesis
  • Examines the role of network structure in system dynamics
  • Describes a new method to adaptively improve performance by rewiring and reweighting the network topology
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About this book

This thesis analyzes and explores the design of controlled networked dynamic systems - dubbed semi-autonomous networks. The work approaches the problem of effective control of semi-autonomous networks from three fronts: protocols which are run on individual agents in the network; the network interconnection topology design; and efficient modeling of these often large-scale networks. The author extended the popular consensus protocol to advection and nonlinear consensus. The network redesign algorithms are supported by a game-theoretic and an online learning regret analysis.

About the authors

Airlie Chapman received the Ph.D. degree from the William E. Boeing Aeronautics and Astronautics Department at the University of Washington, Seattle in 2013 and was simultaneously awarded the M.S. degree in mathematics. She received the B.S. degree in aeronautical (space) engineering and the M.S. degree in engineering research from the University of Sydney, Australia, in 2006 and 2008, respectively. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Chapman was awarded the College of Engineering Dean’s Fellowship at the University of Washington and is a two-time recipient of the Amelia Earhart Fellowship. Her research interests are networked dynamic systems and graph theory with applications to robotics and aerospace systems.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Advection on Graphs

    Chapman, Airlie

    Pages 3-16

  • Beyond Linear Protocols

    Chapman, Airlie

    Pages 17-31

  • Measures and Rewiring

    Chapman, Airlie

    Pages 35-63

  • Distributed Online Topology Design for Disturbance Rejection

    Chapman, Airlie

    Pages 65-79

  • Network Topology Design for UAV Swarming with Wind Gusts

    Chapman, Airlie

    Pages 81-106

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eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-15010-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-15009-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
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  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38600-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Semi-Autonomous Networks
Book Subtitle
Effective Control of Networked Systems through Protocols, Design, and Modeling
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15010-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15010-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-15009-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38600-3
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 187
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
Topics