• Summit on Trusted Autonomy Research & Technology
    The summit, held at Purdue, was meant to be a “start” toward building a community... Read more
  • M.S. in Autonomy
    The Professional M.S. Degree in Autonomy focuses on the area of analysis, control and design of autonomous systems... Read more
  • M.S. in Internet of Things (IoT)
    The Professional M.S. Degree in IoT focuses on the area of analysis and design of internet-of-things such as a system of interrelated computer devices... Read more
  • M.S. in Robotics
    The new Engineering Major in Robotics focuses on the area of analysis, control and design of robots spanning a variety of application domains... Read more
  • Threat and Situational Understanding with Networked-Online Machine Intelligence (TSUNOMI)
    The TSUNOMI project receives $13M in total with congressional aid to the team of researchers from Saab and Purdue ICON... Read more


Affiliated with the broader Purdue's Initiative for Physical AI (IPAI) and Autonomous and Connected Systems Initiative (ACSI), the mission of the Institute for Control, Optimization and Networks (ICON) at Purdue University is to integrate diverse expertise in classical theories in control, optimization and networks with recent advance in AI, machine learning and data science to pursue innovative solutions to grand challenges in autonomous and connected systems including robotics, autonomous vehicles, precision agriculture, space autonnomy, manufacturing plants, transportation networks, supply chains, healthcare systems, power and communication systems, and social networks. In particular, ICON brings together researchers from across Purdue to:

  • Establish foundational knowledge and develop advanced techniques for controlling and optimizing complex dynamical systems;
  • Offer customizable curricula and leverage diverse delivery approaches to meet emerging educational needs;
  • Collaborate with industry, governmental agencies, and national labs to tackle national and global priorities.

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News & Events


ICON Faculty Meeting with Saab CTO

September 23, 2022
This a meeting for ICON-affiliated faculties to meet CTO of Saab, Finland and his team to identify potential collaborations.


Contact Us

  • Shaoshuai Mou
    Elmer Bruhn Associate Professor (AAE)
    Office Phone: 765-494-2546
    Office: ARMS 3329
  • Shreyas Sundaram
    Marie Gordon Professor (ECE)
    Office Phone: 765-496-0406
    Office: EE 322B

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