Control theory is a very active field of research, with a widespead number of applications in physics, engineering, economics.

Our team investigates different topics dealing with control theory both from the stochastic and the deterministic point of view, with particular regard to optimal control, concerning the determination of control strategies for dynamical systems in order to optimize measures of best performance.

Our analysis deals mainly with infinite dimensional control problems, including applications to many phenomena such as diffusion in physical and biological systems, vibration of strings, membranes, plates, fluid dynamics. The expertise developed in our department in the field of equations with memory, allows also to study control problems governed by systems exhibiting hereditary properties.