Contemporary Issues in Systems Stability and Control with Applications
A Workshop in Honor of Anthony N. Michel
Notre Dame, Indiana
April 5, 2003


On April 5, 2003, the University of Notre Dame hosted a one-day workshop in honor of Anthony N. Michel on the occasion of his retirement. Tony has served on the faculty at Notre Dame since 1984. He has served as the Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1984 to 1988 and as the Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of Engineering from 1988 to 1998. Prior to that, he was on the faculty at Iowa State University for 16 years and he was with General Motors' AC Electronics Division for 6 years.

Tony has been a pioneer in many research fields including large scale dynamical systems, nonlinear systems stability analysis, recurrent neural networks, and recently, qualitative analysis of discontinuous and hybrid dynamical systems. He has also rendered extensive service to our community as General Chair of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, General Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, and President of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, just to name a few. For more information about Tony's career highlights, click here.

The workshop provided a venue for researchers, colleagues, friends, and students to honor Tony's contributions while discussing contemporary issues in systems stability and control. Speakers at the workshop discussed topics ranging from stability analysis of dynamical systems to many application areas. The abstracts of presentations at the workshop are available here. The workshop proceedings has been published as a book in the Birkhauser's Control Engineering series. The book is entitled "Stability and Control of Dynamical Systems with Applications: A Tribute to Anthony N. Michel," edited by Derong Liu and Panos J. Antsaklis. For more information about the book, click here!

The workshop was held in the DeBartolo Hall located on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Some highlights of the workshop can be found here.

For more information about the workshop, please contact the General Chair, Panos Antsaklis, at

or contact the Program Chair, Derong Liu, at