School of Electrical Engineering
Tel-Aviv University
Tel-Aviv 69978, Israel
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News

June 2010: Slides of my plenary talk at STAB'10
The slides of my plenary talk at STAB'10 are now available here .
June 2010: Research grant from the I-SAEF
George Weiss and I received a three year research grant from the I-SAEF.
July 2010: Special session on Switched and Hybrid Systems
I am organizing a special session on Switched and Hybrid Systems for the IEEE 26th CONVENTION OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS IN ISRAEL. This will take place in Eilat, Israel, Nov. 17-20, 2010. Eilat is Israel's southernmost city located at the northern tip of the Red Sea. Eilat's arid desert climate is moderated by proximity to a warm sea. Average day temperature in Eilat during the month of November is 27 Centigrade (81 Fahrenheit). The city's beaches, coral reefs, fine hotels, nightlife and desert landscapes make it a popular destination for domestic and international tourism.
List of accepted presentations .

December 2010: Slides of the talk: A maximum principle for single-input Boolean control networks
The slides are now available here .


July 2011: Research grant from the ISF
I received a four year research grant from the ISF to study the optimal control of Boolean networks.
Jan. 2012: Slides of my talk: Stability Analysis of Positive Linear Switched Systems: A Variational Approach
The slides of my talk at a research workshop in the Technion are now available here .
Jan. 2012: Slides of my talk: Stability Analysis of Linear Switched Systems: An Optimal Control Approach
The slides of my talk at the Doc-Course on Stability and Bifurcations in Piecewise Linear Systems are now available (Part 1) (Part 2) here .
March 2012: Research grant from the Israeli Ministry of Trade
George Weiss and I received a research grant from the Israeli Ministry of Trade (Kamin program)
March 2012:
I received the Dean's prize for excellence in teaching
April 2013: Slides of my talk Analysis of the Ribosome Flow Model
are now available here .
May 2013: IAAC Velger Prize
My PhD student, Dima Laschov, received the 2013 IAAC Velger Prize for his presentation on the minimum-time control of Boolean networks
Nov. 2013: Research grant from the Israeli Ministry of Energy and Water
George Weiss and I received a three year research grant from the Israeli Ministry of Energy and Water.

June 2014
I was appointed an Associate Editor of IEEE TAC (to begin Jan. 2015)

Dec. 2014: Research grant from the Israeli Ministry of Science, Technology and Space
Tamir Tuller and I received a three year research grant to study the Ribosome Flow Model.

2015: A workshop on Systems Biology with Prof. Pablo Iglesias
Please see the details here (see also here)

July 2015: Research grant from the ISF
I received a four year research grant from the ISF to study the control-theoretic properties of of Boolean networks.
May 2016: IAAC Velger Prize
My PhD student, Yoram Zarai, received the 2016 IAAC Velger Prize for his presentation on controlling mRNA translation.
July 2016: Research grant from the BSF
Tamir Tuller, Eduardo D. Sontag, and I received a four year research grant from the BSF to study translation using systems and control theory.
May 2017: IAAC Velger Prize
My MSc student, Eyal Weiss, received the 2017 IAAC Velger Prize for his presentation on the minimal controllability problem for conjunctive Boolean networks

May 2017: Slides of a tutorial talk on monotone systems
The slides of my talk at GSC'17 are now available here .

Oct 2017: Slides of the talk: The ribosome flow model on a ring
The slides are now available here .

May 2018: Slides of my talk: Revisiting Totally Positive Differential Systems
are now available here .
July 2019: Research grant from the ISF
I received a four year research grant from the ISF to study totally positive differential systems
July 2019: Slides of my talk: A Generalization of Positive Linear Systems with Applications to Nonlinear Systems: Invariant Sets and the Poincare-Bendixson Property
are now available here .
Sept 2019: Slides of the talk: Ribosome Flow Model with Different Site Sizes
are now available here .
Dec 2019: Research grant from the Israeli Ministry of Energy
George Weiss and I received a research grant from the Israeli Ministry of Energy
Jan. 2011: Some recently submitted papers:
Analysis of discrete-time linear switched systems: a variational approach (with Tal Monovich), SICON, 2011
A second-order maximum principle for discrete-time bilinear control systems with applications to discrete-time linear switched systems (with Tal Monovich), Automatica, 2011
Explicit construction of a Barabanov norm for a class of positive planar discrete-time linear switched systems (with Ron Teichner), Automatica, 2012
A Pontryagin maximum principle for multi-input Boolean control networks (with Dima Laschov)
A maximum principle for the stability analysis of positive bilinear control systems with applications to positive linear switched systems (with Lior Fainshil), SICON, 2012
Controllability of Boolean control networks via the Perron-Frobenius theory (with Dima Laschov), Automatica , 2012
Stability analysis of the ribosome flow model (with Tamir Tuller), IEEE TCBB, 2012
On the steady-state distribution in the homogeneous ribosome flow model (with Tamir Tuller), IEEE TCBB, 2012
Observability of Boolean networks: A graph-theoretic approach (with Dima Laschov and Guy Even), Automatica , 2013
Mathematical analysis of a flying capacitor converter: a sampled-data modeling approach (with Alex Ruderman and Boris Reznikov), IJCTA, 2013
Symbolic dynamics of Boolean control networks (with Gal Hochma, Ettore Fornasini and Maria E. Valcher), Automatica , 2013
Ribosome flow model with positive feedback (with Tamir Tuller), Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 2013
Minimum-time control of Boolean networks (with Dima Laschov), SICON, 2013
Explicit expression for the steady-state translation rate in the infinite-dimensional homogeneous ribosome flow model (with Yoram Zarai and Tamir Tuller), IEEE TCBB, 2013
Switching between linear consensus protocols: a variational approach (with Orel Ron and Michael S. Branicky)
On Boolean control networks with maximal topological entropy (with Dima Laschov), Automatica , 2014
Maximizing translation rate in the ribosome flow model: the homogeneous case (with Yoram Zarai and Tamir Tuller), IEEE TCBB, 2014
Maximizing protein translation rate in the nonhomogeneous ribosome flow model: A convex optimization approach (with Gilad Poker, Yoram Zarai, and Tamir Tuller), Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 2014
Entrainment to periodic initiation and transition rates in a computational model for gene translation (with Eduardo D. Sontag and Tamir Tuller), PLOS ONE, 2014
Knowledge extraction from a class of support vector machines: a fuzzy logic approach (with Shahaf Duenyas), in "50 Years of Fuzzy Logic and its Applications", D. E. Tamir, D. Rishe, and A Kandel (eds.), 2015
Sensitivity of mRNA translation (with Gilad Poker and Tamir Tuller), Sci. Rep., 2015
Analyzing linear communication networks using the ribosome flow model (with Yoram Zarai and Oz Mendel), Proc. 6th International Workshop on Wireless Networks and Multimedia (WNM-2015)
Ribosome flow model on a ring (with Alon Raveh, Yoram Zarai and Tamir Tuller), IEEE TCBB, 2015
High-order maximum principles for the stability analysis of positive bilinear control systems (with Gal Hochma), OCAM, 2016
On minimizing the maximal natural frequency of a linear chain (with Yoram Zarai) IEEE TAC, 2017
Contraction after small transients (with Eduardo D. Sontag and Tamir Tuller) Automatica, 2016
A model for competition for ribosomes in the cell (with Alon Raveh, Eduardo D. Sontag and Tamir Tuller) Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 2016
On the ribosomal density that maximizes protein translation rate (with Yoram Zarai and Tamir Tuller), PLOS ONE, 2016
On approximating contractive systems (with Meir Botner, Yoram Zarai and Lars Gruene), IEEE TAC, 2017
Optimal down regulation of mRNA translation (with Yoram Zarai and Tamir Tuller), Sci. Rep., 2017
Ribosome flow model with extended objects (with Yoram Zarai and Tamir Tuller), Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 2017
A deterministic mathematical model for bidirectional excluded flow with Langmuir kinetics (with Yoram Zarai and Tamir Tuller), PLOS ONE, 2017
Checkable conditions for contraction after small transients in time and amplitude (with Eduardo D. Sonatg and Tamir Tuller), in "Feedback Stabilization of Controlled Dynamical Systems-In Honor of Laurent Praly", N. Petit (ed.), 2017
Approximating the steady-state periodic solutions of contractive systems (with Sam Coogan), IEEE TAC, 2018
A deterministic model for one-dimensional excluded flow with local interactions (with Yoram Zarai and Anatoly B. Kolomeisky) PLOS ONE, 2017
Minimal controllability of conjunctive Boolean networks is NP-complete (with Eyal Weiss and Guy Even) Automatica, 2018
Optimal translation along a circular mRNA (with Yoram Zarai and Alexander Ovseevich) Sci. Rep., 2017
A polynomial time algorithm for solving the minimal observability problem in conjunctive Boolean networks (with Eyal Weiss) IEEE TAC, 2018
Entrainment in the master equation (with Lars Gruene and Thomas Kriecherbauer) Royal Society Open Science, 2018
Modeling and analyzing the flow of molecular machines in gene expression (with Yoram Zarai and Tamir Tuller) in "Systems Biology, Volume 9", N. Rajewsky, S. Jurga and J. Barciszewski (eds.), 2018.
Revisiting totally positive differential systems: a tutorial and new results (with Eduardo D. Sontag), Automatica, 2019
A generalization of theorems of Smillie and Smith on strongly cooperative tridiagonal systems (with Eyal Weiss), IEEE CDC 2018
Controllability analysis and control synthesis for the ribosome flow model (with Yoram Zarai, Eduardo D. Sontag and Tamir Tuller), IEEE TCBB, 2018
Dynamical systems with a cyclic sign variation diminishing property (with Tsuff Ben-Avraham, Guy Sharon, and Yoram Zarai), IEEE TAC , 2019
Output selection and observer design for Boolean control networks: A sub-optimal polynomial-complexity algorithm (with Eyal Weiss) IEEE L-CSS, 2019
Analysis of nonlinear tridiagonal cooperative systems using totally positive linear differential systems (with Eduardo D. Sontag), IEEE CDC 2018
Networks of ribosome flow models for modeling and analyzing intracellular traffic (with Itzik Nanikashvili, Yoram Zarai, Alexander Ovseevich and Tamir Tuller), Sci. Rep., 2019
On the spectral properties of nonsingular matrices that are strictly sign-regular for some order with applications to totally positive discrete-time systems (with Rola Alseidi and Jurgen Garloff), JMAA, 2019
Entrainment to subharmonic trajectories in oscillatory discrete-time systems (with Rami Katz and Emilia Fridman), Automatica, Editor's Choice June 2020
A generalization of linear positive systems with applications to nonlinear systems: invariant sets and the Poincare-Bendixson property (with Eyal Weiss), Automatica, to appear
No switching policy is optimal for a linear system with a bottleneck entrance (with Mahdiar Sadeghi, Muhammad Ali Al-Radhawi, and Eduardo D. Sontag), IEEE L-CSS, 2019
Discrete-time k-positive linear systems (with Rola Alseidi and Jurgen Garloff), IEEE TAC, to appear
Ribosome flow model with different site sizes (with Eyal Bar-Shalom and Alexander Ovseevich), SIADS, 2020
Is my system of ODEs k-cooperative? (with Eyal Weiss), IEEE L-CSS, 2020
Compact attractors of an antithetic integral feedback system have a simple structure (with Eduardo D. Sontag)
Random attraction in the TASEP model (with Lars Gruene and Thomas Kriecherbauer), SIADS, to appear
k-Order Contraction: Theory and Applications (with Chengshuai Wu and Ilya Kanevskiy)
Diagonal Stability of Discrete-time k-Positive linear Systems with Applications to Nonlinear Systems (with Chengshuai Wu)
On the Exponent of Several Classes of Oscillatory Matrices (with Yoram Zarai), LAA, to appear
Maximizing average throughput in oscillatory biological synthesis systems: an optimal control approach (with Muhammad Ali Al-Radhawi and Eduardo D. Sontag)
Variability in mRNA Translation: A Random Matrix Theory Approach (with Wasim Huleihel)

Most papers are on Internet archives. Just Google the title. If you can't find one, let me know and I'll send you.