• ArXiv: Highly-automated electronic archive and distribution server for research articles. It is free and contains "Optimization and Control" and "Systems and Control" sections. Upload your articles to make them accessible to anyone for free.
  • Sherpa/RoMEO: Searchable database of publisher's policies regarding the self- archiving of journal articles on the web and in Open Access repositories. Check this out, you are very likely allowed to upload the last version of a submitted/published paper on ArXiv, or any other website.
  • Mathematics Genealogy Project: Website intending to compile information about ALL the mathematicians (in a wide sense) of the world. You may check for your genealogy if it exists, or create it otherwise.


  • VLC: Universal and Autonomous Video Player (Freeware, Multi-Platform)
  • IrFanView: Compact Graphic Viewer/Editor (Freeware, Windows)
  • PDF Blender: Tool for blending pdf files together (Freeware, Windows).
  • Octave: Alternative to Matlab (Freeware, Multi-Platform).
  • SPSens: Standalone software for stochastic parameter sensitivity analysis for chemical networks (Freeware, Multi-Platform).

Matlab Toolboxes:

  • Yalmip: Modelling language for advanced modeling and solution of convex and nonconvex optimization problems. (Freeware)
  • SeDuMi: Efficient LMI Solver for Matlab (Freeware)
  • MORE Toolbox: Model reduction toolbox for approximating medium- and large-scale LTI dynamical systems.

Fun stuff:

  • SciGen: Automatic Computer Science Paper Generator.

Misc. documentation on systems, control and adjacent fields: