A little background here. I'm an undergrad in the final year. I have decided academia as my career path. My grades are not high but my research caliber is good and I have ongoing projects that are promising. My field of interest is control systems.
My question: I had a course in basic control systems. I did well, I can understand the basics. For my literature survey for my ongoing project, I went through the current trends in control systems and it's completely greek and latin to me. It's disheartening but I really want to try.
I cannot understand how one goes from MIMO, SISO systems to sliding mode control, fuzzy logic control and all the other advance stuff that seems to be the talk of the town.
How do I cross this? Are there any standard books, literature bridging this gap or at least elaborating on the prerequisites to understand the current state of art in control system math.