Josep M. Olm

Associate professor at UPC
Research area: Dynamical Systems

PhD in Physics obtained at UPC (2004)


Dr.Josep M. Olm (Mataró, Spain, 1966) received the M.S. and PhD. degrees in Physics from the University of Barcelona and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunyain 1989 and 2004, respectively. Since 2003 he is with Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, where he is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics IV and a researcher at the Institute of Industrial and Control Engineering.His research interests are in the field of control theory and dynamical systems. He is author or co-author of more than 50 journal articles and conference papers.Dr. Olm is Member of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I.

Research lines

  • Control theory, including sliding, adaptive, repetitive, and complex networks control
  • Nonsmooth dynamical systems

Selected publications

  • Di Bernardo, U. Montanaro, J.M. Olm, S. Santini. Model reference adaptive control of discrete-time piecewise linear systems, Int. J. Robust Nonlinear Control, 23(7) 709-730, 2013
  • J.M. Olm, X. Ros-Otón. Existence of periodic solutions with nonconstant sign in a class of generalized Abel equations, Discret. Cont. Dyn. Syst. A, 33(4) 1603-1614, 2013
  • J.M. Olm, X. Ros-Otón, Y.B. Sthessel. Stable inversion of Abel equations: application to tracking control in DC-DC nonminimum phase boost converters, Automatica, 47(1) 221-226, 2011
  • J.M. Olm, G.A. Ramos, R. Costa-Castelló. Stability analysis of digital repetitive control systems under time-varying sampling period, IET Control Theory Appl., 51(1) 29-37, 2011
  • E. Fossas, J.M. Olm. Asymptotic tracking with DC-to-DC nonlinear power converters, Discrete Cont. Dyn. Syst. B, 2(2) 295-307, 2002