Florian Dörfler, Prof. Dr.


Automatic Control Laboratory (IfA)
Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITET)
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich
Center affiliations: NCCR Automation, AIC, ESC, CLS


Office:       ETL I 26
Phone:      +41 44 632 1211
Email:      mbox{dorfler@ethz.ch}
Address:   Physikstrasse 3, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland
Page:        Official ETH Zürich profile
Orcid:       0000-0002-9649-5305

I am an Associate Professor at the Automatic Control Laboratory at ETH Zürich. I am privileged to work with an outstanding research group.

For the non-scientific audience: if you want to learn more about myself and my discipline, then take a look at this podcast, this interview, or this one. For all the experts, feel free to explore slides, papers, courses, and collaborations linked from this page.

News & Updates

  • 2021: I am in charge of organizing NecSys 22, a conference that I have always been very fond of.

Please also check out also the institute news website for further updates, announcements, and events.


My general research interests are centered around system theory, control, and optimization in complex, cyber-physical, and network systems primarily with applications to power systems.

Topics of recent interest include

  • data-driven control,

  • control in low-inertia power systems,

  • social network dynamics and formation, and

  • feedback control via online optimization.

An updated list of publications, preprints, and technical reports can be found here or on Google Scholar.

Below are some indicative slides and online talks summarizing our work. Take a look here for tutorial slides and here for further research presentations.

INI 2019

Online Feedback Optimization

Technion 2020 DeePC

Data-Enabled Predictive Control

PIK 2017

Virtual Oscillator Control of Converters

ETH 2020

Game Theoretical Inference in Social Networks

INI 2023

Power-Electronics-Dominated Power Systems

ETH 2020

Dynamic Virtual Power Plant Control

PIK 2017

DeePC of Autonomous Energy Systems

Data-Enabled Predictive Control

Online Feedback Optimization

Advanced Grid-Forming Controls

Game Theoretical Inference in Social Networks

Teaching, Projects, Seminars, & Outreach

I am involved in various lecturing, tutoring, and seminar activities; see the left column for a few snippets. If you are interested in bachelor, group, semester, or master projects, then take a look here, see the institute page, or directly contact members of my team who regularly advise such projects.

My profile on Google Scholar, my full Curriculum Vitae, and a biosketch.