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

  • 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
  • David A. Mindell

    Human operations in technological systems are becoming "remote" or "automated" in a broad variety of arenas. What are these new technologies doing to us? What becomes of the human role in critical activities like warfare, exploration, or transportation when more and more of the critical tasks seem to be done by machines? This talk focuses on...

    2013 American Control Conference Public Lecture - Washington, DC, June 2013
  • Markus Fromherz

    Healthcare in the U.S. is at a transition point. Costs for care have risen to unsustainable levels and are among the highest in the world without commensurate benefits. At the same time, new care models and the digitization of healthcare offer tremendous opportunities to improve health and health care while reducing costs. In this context,...

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

    The central goal in multiagent systems is to design local control laws for the individual agents to ensure that the emergent global behavior is desirable with respect to a given system level objective. Game theory is beginning to emerge as a valuable set of tools for achieving this goal as many popular multiagent systems can be modeled as games...

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

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

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

    Florence, Italy