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).

Format: 2014
Format: 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
  • Raffaello D'Andrea

    The key components of feedback control systems -- sensors, actuators, computation, power, and communication -- are continually becoming smaller, lighter, more robust, higher performance, and less expensive. By using appropriate algorithms and system architectures, it is thus becoming possible to "close the loop" on almost any machine, and to...

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

    Wind energy is recognized worldwide as cost-effective and environmentally friendly and is among the world's fastest-growing sources of electrical energy. Despite the amazing growth in global wind power installations in recent years, science and engineering challenges still exist.  It is commonly reported that the variability of wind is a...

    2013 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control - Florence, Italy, December 2013
  • Jeff S. Shamma

    Recent years have witnessed significant interest in the area of distributed architecture control systems, with applications ranging from autonomous vehicle teams to communication networks to smart grid. The general setup is a collection of multiple decision-making components interacting locally to achieve a common collective objective. While...

    2013 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control - Florence, Italy, December 2013
  • Yutaka Yomamoto
    2013 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control - Florence, Italy, December 2013
  • CCA
    Maarten Steinbuch

    Advanced motion systems like pick-and-place machine used in the semiconductor industry, challenge the frontiers of systems and control theory and practice. In the design phase, control oriented design of the electro-mechanics is necessary in order to achieve the tight performance specifications. Once realized, and since experimentation is fast...

    2013 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control - Hyderabad, India, August 2013
  • Yutaka Yamamoto

    There has been remarkable progress in sampled-data control theory in the last two decades. The main achievement here is that there exists a digital (discrete-time) control law that takes the intersample behavior into account and makes the overall analog (continuous-time) performance optimal, in the sense of H-infinity norm. This naturally...

    2013 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control - Hyderabad, India, August 2013
  • Jean-Bernard Lasserre

    In many problems in control, optimal and robust control, one has to solve global optimization problems of the form: P : f* = minx { f(x) : x ∈ K}, or, equivalently, f* = max{λ : f - λ ≥ 0 on K}, where f is a polynomial (or even a semi-algebraic function) and K is a basic semi-algebraic set. One may even need solve the "robust" version min{f(x...

    2013 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control - Hyderabad, India, August 2013
  • Xi-Ren Cao

    In many practical systems, such as engineering, social, and financial systems, control decisions are made only when certain events happen. This is either because of the discrete nature of sensor detection and digital computing equipment, or the limitation of computing power, which makes state-based control infeasible due to the huge state...

    2013 American Control Conference Semi-Plenary Lecture - Washington, DC, June 2013
  • Paul Torcellini

    Buildings account for 40% of U.S. energy consumption, not including other energy and resources that also support building activities. To reduce this demand, aggressive energy efficiency strategies need to be applied from the building to the utility grid. Some buildings, including large-scale zero-energy buildings, have achieved high levels of...

    2013 American Control Conference Semi-Plenary Lecture - Washington, DC, June 2013