Francesco Sorrentino


Physical Address

Room 330
Mechanical Engineering
Building #122 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

MSC 01 1150
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Francesco Sorrentino received a bachelor and a master's degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II (Italy) in 2003 and a Ph.D. in Control Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II (Italy) in 2007. Since 2012 he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Mexico. His expertise is in dynamical systems and controls, with particular emphasis on nonlinear dynamics and adaptive decentralized control. His work includes studies on dynamics and control of complex dynamical networks and hypernetworks, adaptation in complex systems, sensor adaptive networks, coordinated autonomous vehicles operating in a dynamically changing environment, and identification of nonlinear systems.

He is interested in applying the theory of dynamical systems to model, analyze, and control the dynamics of complex distributed energy systems, such as power networks and smart grids. Subjects of current investigation are evolutionary game theory on networks (evolutionary graph theory), the dynamics of large networks of coupled neurons, and the use of adaptive techniques for dynamical identification of communication delays between coupled mobile platforms.

He has published more than 20 papers in International Scientific Peer Reviewed Journals.