Optimization and Control

  • Control of protein aggregation in deterministic settings
  • Control of posture in humans (slack-lining)
  • Control of gliding flight, intermittent flight/swimming, climate change, and fat tails
  • Soft active matter
  • Control of aging, cancer, and evolution

Related Publications

Aging in complex interdependency networks D.C. Vural, G. Morrison, and L. Mahadevan,  Physical Review E  89, 022811, 2014. [View PDF] [Download PDF]
Controlled gliding and perching through deep-reinforcement-learning. G.Novati, L. Mahadevan, and P. Koumoutsakos, Physical Review Fluids 4, 093902, 2019. [View PDF] [Download PDF]
Balancing on tightropes and slacklines P. Paoletti and L. Mahadevan,  Journal of the Royal Society - Interface , 9, 2097-2108, 2012. [View PDF] [Download PDF]
Optimal strategies for throwing accurately M. Venkadesan and L. Mahadevan,  Royal Society Open Science  , 4: 170136. 2017. [View PDF] [Download PDF]
Intermittent locomotion as an optimal control strategy P. Paoletti and L. Mahadevan,  Proceedings of the Royal Society (A) , 470, 20130535, 2014. [View PDF] [Download PDF]
Optimal switching between geocentric and egocentric strategies in navigation O. Peleg and L. Mahadevan  Royal Society Open Science  3: 160128, 2016. [View PDF] [Download PDF]
Spatial control of irreversible protein aggregation
C. Weber, T.C. Michaels and L. Mahadevan, eLife 8:e42315, 2019. [DOI] [View PDF] [Download PDF]
Optimal strategies for inhibition of protein aggregation T.C. Michaels, C. Weber and L. Mahadevan, PNAS 116 (29) 14593-14598, 2019. [View PDF] [Download PDF]
Optimal vein density in artificial and real leaves X. Noblin, L. Mahadevan, I. Coomaraswamy, D. Weitz, N. Holbrook and M. Zwieniecki,  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA),  105, 9140, 2008. [View PDF] [Download PDF]
The branch with the furthest reach Z. Wei, S. Mandre and L. Mahadevan,  Europhysics Letters , 97, 14005, 2012. [View PDF] [Download PDF]
Optimal control of plates using incompatible strains G.W. Jones and L. Mahadevan,  Nonlinearity  28, 3153–3174, 2015. [View PDF] [Download PDF]