Serban Sabau Ph. D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 

Stevens Institute of Technology

Castle Point on Hudson

Hoboken, NJ 07030

Tel:  (201) 216-5615; Fax:  (201) 216-8246

E-mail: ssabau @

Serban Sabau received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from “Politehnica” University Bucharest,  Romania in 2002 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park, in 2011. Before joining Stevens Institute of Technology in 2013, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Electrical and Systems Engineering Department at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include numerical algorithms for distributed control and distributed optimization along with fault tolerant control methods with applications to autonomous vehicles. 


[1] Serban Sabau, Constantin Morarescu, Lucian Busoniu and Ali Jadbabaie, ``Decoupling Dynamics Distributed Control for Strings of Nonlinear Autonomous Agents''.

[2] Serban Sabau, Sorin Olaru, Florin Stoican and Ali Jadbabaie, ``Distributed Fault Detection and Fault Isolation in Platooning Control: A Comprehensive, Practical Solution''.

[3] Serban Sabau ``Optimal Distributed Controller Design Subject to Communications Delays''.    

[4] Serban Sabau ``A Realization Theory for Linear Dynamical Networks''.

Selected Journal Publications: 

[1] Serban Sabau, Nuno Martins and Michael Rotkowitz, ``A Convex Characterization of Multidimensional Linear Systems Subject to SQI Constraints'', to appear in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.

[2] Serban Sabau, Cristian Oara, Sean Warnick and Ali Jadbabaie, ``Optimal Control for Platooning via Sparse Coprime Factorizations'', to appear in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.

[3] Serban Sabau, Nuno C. Martins, “Youla-Like Parameterizations Subject to QI Subspace Constraints'', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control,  Vol. 59,  Issue 6, June 2014, pp. 1411-1422

[4] Cristian Oara, Serban Sabau, “Parametrization of Omega-stabilizing Controllers and Closed-loop Transfer Matrices of a Singular System,’’ Systems and Control Letters, Vol. 60, Issue 2, Feb. 2011, pp. 87–92.

[5] Cristian Oara, Serban Sabau, “Minimal Indices Cancellation and Rank Revealing Factorizations for Rational Matrix Functions,’’ Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Vol. 431, Issue 10, Oct. 2009, pp. 1785–1814.

[6] Cristian Oara, Serban Sabau, “All Doubly Coprime Factorizations of a General Rational Matrix,’’ Automatica, Vol. 45, Issue 8, Aug. 2009, pp. 1960–1964.

[7] Cristian Oara, Serban Sabau, “Squaring Down Descriptor Systems: Constructive Solutions and Numerical Algorithms,’’ IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 54, Issue 4, April 2009, pp. 866–870. 


EE 602 Analytical Methods in Electrical Engineering

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