Dariusz Horla, PhD, DSc

Poznan University of Technology
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Institute of Control, Robotics and Information Engineering
60-965 Poznan, Poland


Dariusz Horla is a researcher and an adjunct professor at the Institute of Control, Robotics, and Information Engineering, in Poznan University of Technology (Faculty of Electrical Engineering), working there since 2002. He received his M.Sc., Ph.D., and D.Sc. in Control and Robotics from Poznan University of Technology (PUT) in 2002, 2005 and 2013, respectively. In the last 3 years using Erasmus+ framework he visited Multi-robot Lab (Czech Technical University in Prague, thrice), Vision4UAV (Technical University of Madrid), and Advanced Algorithm for Control and Communications (CTU Prague). He is a leader of the Applications of Control Techniques (ACT) research group at PUT, and a member of the AeroLab group therein.
His main research interests include multivariable control systems, nonlinear systems, anti-windup compensation, directional change in controls, adaptive and robust control, optimal control, linear matrix inequalities techniques, fractional-order systems and optimization theory, including UAV applications. He published more than 40 papers in international journals, over 60 conference papers, and published over 10 monograph chapters. Since 2015 he is the Editor in Chief of an open access journal Studia z Automatyki I Informatyki (Studies in Automation and Information Technology). He served multiple times as a reviewer to international journals recognized in the field, such as Asian Journal of Control, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, ISA Transactions, IET Control Theory and Applications, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Machines, Sensors, Neurocomputing, International Journal of Systems Science, Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, and other.

Research Interest

Focused on applications of control techniques. Vast research experience in optimal control, adaptive control, optimization methods, including UAV applications, linear matrix equalities, robust control, multivariable control systems, nonlinear systems, anti-windup compensation, directional change in controls.

Scientific Activities


Owczarkowski A., Horla D., Zietkiewicz J., Introduction of feedback linearization to robust LQR and LQI control – analysis of results from an unmanned bicycle robot with reaction wheel, Asian Journal of Control, 2019, Vol. 21(3), pp. 1-13, IF 1.528
Giernacki W., Horla D., Báča T., Saska M., Real-time model-free minimum-seeking autotuning method for unmanned aerial vehicle controllers based on Fibonacci-search algorithm, Sensors, 2019, Vol. 19, 312, IF 2.475
Giernacki W., Horla D., Sadalla T., Fraire T.E., Optimal tuning of non-integer order controllers for rotational speed control of UAV’s propulsion unit based on an iterative batch method, Journal of Control Engineering and Applied Informatics, 2018, Vol. 20(4), pp. 22-31, IF 0.698
Sadalla T., Horla D., Giernacki W., Stability region of a simplified multirotor motor–rotor model with time delay and fractional-order PD controller, Automatika, 2017, Vol. 58(4), pp. 384-390, IF 0.217
Owczarkowski A., Horla D., Robust LQR and LQI control with actuator failure of a 2DOF unmanned bicycle robot stabilized by an inertial wheel, International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, 2016, Vol. 26(2), pp. 325-334, IF 1.420

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