Carlo Cosentino

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The note deals with the finite-time analysis and design problems for continuous-time, time-varying linear systems. Necessary and sufficient conditions and a sufficient condition for finite-time stability are devised. Moreover, sufficient conditions for the solvability of both the state and the output feedback problems are stated. Such results require the(More)
This paper deals with the finite-time stability problem for continuous-time linear time-varying systems with finite jumps. This class of systems arises in many practical applications and includes, as particular cases, impulsive systems and sampled-data control systems. The paper provides a necessary and sufficient condition for finite-time stability,(More)
In this paper the problem of input-output finite-time stabilization of linear time-varying systems is dealt with. The classical definition of input-output finite-time stability (IO-FTS) is extended to that one of structured IO-FTS, which allows to incorporate, in the definition of the stabilization problem, some amplitude constraints on the control input(More)
The general problem of reconstructing a biological interaction network from temporal evolution data is tackled via an approach based on dynamical linear systems identification theory. A novel algorithm, based on linear matrix inequalities, is devised to infer the interaction network. This approach allows to directly taking into account, within the(More)
The problem of reverse engineering in the topology of functional interaction networks from time-course experimental data has received considerable attention in literature, due to the potential applications in the most diverse fields, comprising engineering, biology, economics and social sciences. The present work introduces a novel technique, CORE-Net,(More)
In this paper we consider the problem of stabilizing a bilinear system via linear state feedback control. A procedure is proposed which, given a polytope V surrounding the origin of the state space, finds, if existing, a controller in the form u = Kx, such that the zero equilibrium point of the closed loop system is asymptotically stable and V is enclosed(More)
Quadratic systems play an important role in the modeling of a wide class of nonlinear processes (electrical, robotic, biological, etc.). For such systems it is of mandatory importance not only to determine whether the origin of the state space is locally asymptotically stable, but also to ensure that the operative range is included into the convergence(More)