CSS Lecture Library Listing

Welcome to the Online Lecture Library, an initiative of the IEEE Control Systems Society.  The Library features plenary lectures from CSS conferences and selected other content.  For more information, contact the Editor, Electronic Publications for the Society, Maria Prandini (prandini@elet.polimi.it).

2014

  • Bruce Francis

    Distributed robotics refers to the control of, and design methods for, a system of mobile robots that 1) are autonomous, that is, have only sensory inputs---no outside direct commands, 2) have no leader, and 3) are under decentralized control. The subject of distributed robotics burst onto the scene in the late twentieth century and became very...

    2014 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control - Los Angeles, CA, December 2014
  • Bob Bitmead & Michel Gevers
    2014 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control - Los Angeles, CA, December 2014
  • Keith Glover

    In the evolution of systems and control there has been an interesting interplay between the demands of new applications initiating the development of new methodologies and theories, and conversely theoretical or hardware developments enabling new applications. This talk will attempt to describe progress and interactions in this relationship....

    2014 American Control Conference - Portland, OR, June 2014
  • Anna G. Stefanopoulou

    Powerful model-based control tools have enabled the realization of modern clean and efficient automobiles. Our effort to minimize automotive pollution and fuel consumption at low cost is pushing us to control powertrain systems at their high efficiency limit where poorly understood phenomena occur. This semi-plenary story will highlight a few...

    2014 American Control Conference - Portland, OR, June 2014
  • Dr. Juan de Bedout

    General Electric (GE) has embarked on a journey of merging controls and big data to create brilliant machines and systems that will unlock unprecedented performance through self-improvement and self-diagnosis. In this talk we will review the evolution of industrial controls, its complexity and increasing scale, ultimately leading to the systems...

    2014 American Control Conference - Portland, OR, June 2014
  • Bassam Bamieh

    Networked control systems and distributed parameter systems can be viewed as instances of dynamical systems distributed in discrete and continuum space, respectively. This unified perspective provides insightful connections, and motivates new questions in both areas. Owing to the large number of degrees of freedom, these systems often display...

    2014 American Control Conference - Portland, OR, June 2014
  • Miroslav Krstic

    In addition to classical physical applications such as fluid flows in engines, thermal dynamics in buildings, flexible wings of aircraft, electrochemistry in batteries, or plasmas in lasers and tokamaks, PDEs are effective in modeling large multi-agent systems as continua of networked agents, with applications ranging from vehicle formations to...

    2014 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control - Los Angeles, CA, December 2014
  • Claire Tomlin

    Hybrid systems are a modeling tool allowing for the composition of continuous and discrete state dynamics. They can be represented as continuous systems with modes of operation modeled by discrete dynamics, with the two kinds of dynamics influencing each other. Hybrid systems have been essential in modeling a variety of important problems, such...

    2014 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control - Los Angeles, CA, December 2014
  • Vijay Gupta

    Cyber-physical systems are the next generation of engineering systems, with applications spanning critical infrastructure control, automotive systems, energy conservation, environmental monitoring, and robotics. However, we still lack the ability to design such systems in a systematic and scalable manner. One of the major reasons for this fact...

    2014 American Control Conference - Portland, OR, June 2014

2013

  • B. Ross Barmish

    My answer is "yes." In this lecture, I will make the case that there are some important open problems in finance which are ideally suited for researchers who are well versed in control theory. To this end, I will begin the presentation by quickly explaining what is meant by the notion of "technical analysis" in the stock market. Then I will...

    2013 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control - Florence, Italy, December 2013