PowerWeb Lecture: Technical Guarantees for Controlling Dynamical Systems with Illustrations of Their Importance in Applications.

21 November 2022 12:45 till 13:30 - Location: Faculty of EWI, Mekelweg 4 (room to be defined) | Add to my calendar

By Dušan M. Stipanović, Professor, Arthur Davis Scholar, Coordinated Science Laboratory and Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Date: Monday 21 November 2022
Time: 12:45-13:30 (free lunch from 12:15)
Location: Faculty of EWI, Mekelweg 4 (room to be defined)
Moderator: Dr Francesco Lombardi

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Topic: In this talk, some technical guarantees for accomplishing various objectives by dynamical systems will be presented. A number of these guarantees, which are based on the Lyapunov approach, does not require computation of the trajectories and often enables computation of the closed-form control strategies for nonlinear systems. The importance of incorporating technical guarantees in applications will be illustrated via examples in control of driverless cars, autonomous vehicles and satellites, robotics, electronics, and machine learning.

Stipanovic_115 (1)Short bio of the presenter: Dr. Dušan Stipanović received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, in 1994, and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California, in 1996 and 2000, respectively. Dr. Stipanović had been an Adjunct Lecturer and Research Associate with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Santa Clara University (1998-2001), and a Research Associate in Professor Claire Tomlin’s Hybrid Systems Laboratory of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University (2001-2004). In 2004 he joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he is now Professor in the Controls Group of the Coordinated Science Laboratory and Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering. He is a visiting Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering of the University of Belgrade in Serbia, School of Computer Science and Technology or the University of Science and Technology in Hefei, China, Technical School of the University of Novi Sad in Serbia, and in the Robotics and Telematics Department at the University of Würzburg in Germany. He also held visiting faculty positions in the EECS Department at the University of California at Berkeley. His research interests include decentralized control and estimation, stability theory, optimal control, and dynamic games with applications in control of autonomous vehicles, precision agriculture, circuits, and medical robotics. Dr. Stipanović served as an Associate Editor on the Editorial Boards of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I and II. Currently he is an Associate Editor for Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications. He is a recipient of the Bessel Award in Mathematics (calculus of variations and control theory) from the Humboldt Foundation and 1000 Talents Award from the People’s Republic of China.



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