Florian Dörfler


Assistant Professor

Electrical Engineering Department
University of California Los Angeles


Office:     6730D Boelter Hall
Phone:    310.825.9308
Fax:         310.825.8282
Email:    mbox{dorfler@seas.ucla.edu}

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineerig at the University of California Los Angeles in the area of Signals and Systems. I am also affiliated with the Center for Nonlinear Studies at the Los Alamos National Laboratories, and I have a visting faculty office at the Rigorous Systems Research Group at Caltech.

My general research interests are centered around distributed control in complex, cyber-physical, and networked systems with applications to energy systems and coordination in multi-agent systems.

Note: I will join the Automatic Control Laboratory at ETH Zurich as of July 1, 2014. I will stop maintaining this page at some point.

Research Interests

My current work primarily revolves around the following topics:

  1. Control, monitoring, and security in cyber-physical systems

  2. Distributed control and optimization in microgrids

  3. Synchronization in complex oscillator networks and power grids

Some indicative and recent slides can be found here.

An updated list of publications, preprints, and technical reports can be found here, including:

News & Updates

Recent and Upcoming Travels & Talks

  • 4/11/14: 26th Southern California Control Workshop, UC Santa Barbara, CA

  • 1/12/15–1/12/15: Grid Science Winter School and Conference, Santa Fe, NM

My profile on Google Scholar and my Curriculum Vitae.