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, Jianghai Hu (jianghai@purdue.edu).

2013 ACC

  • 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

2013 CDC

  • 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

2012 ACC

  • Karl Johan Åström

    There are many success stories and major achievements in control, something remarkable for a field as young as 50 years. In this talk we will sample these accomplishments and speculate about the future prospects of control. While there are examples of feedback from ancient times, extensive use of feedback paralleled industrialization: steam,...

    2012 American Control Conference Plenary Lecture - Montréal, Canada, June 2012
  • Jean de Lafontaine

    Traditionally, the control of Earth satellites has relied and still relies on human intelligence at the ground station instead of computer intelligence on-board the spacecraft. Recent developments in powerful space-qualified microcomputers, computer-aided software engineering tools and failure-detection-identification techniques have displaced...

    2012 American Control Conference Semi-Plenary Lecture - Montréal, Canada, June 2012
  • Marija D. Ilic

    This talk will describe a control-enabled framework for enabling deployment of new hardware technologies (e.g., wind power plants, solar panels, responsive demand, smart wires) into power systems. We explain how the proposed control framework could evolve in synchrony with the existing utility control centers and their supervisory control and...

    2012 American Control Conference Semi-Plenary Lecture - Montréal, Canada, June 2012

2012 CDC

  • Kameshwar Poolla

    Pressing environmental problems, energy supply security issues, and nuclear power safety concerns drive the worldwide interest in renewable energy. Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar exhibit variability: they are not dispatchable, exhibit large fluctuations, and are uncertain. Variability is the most important obstacle to deep...

    IEEE CDC 2012 Plenary Lecture - Maui, Hawaii, December 2012
  • Magnus Egerstedt

    The last few years have seen significant progress in our understanding of how one should structure multi-robot systems. New control, coordination, and communication strategies have emerged and in this talk, we summarize some of these developments. In particular, we will discuss how to go from local rules to global behaviors in a systematic...

    IEEE CDC 2012 Semi-Plenary Lecture - Maui, Hawaii, December 2012
  • Mustafa Khammash

    A hallmark of living cells is their inherent stochasticity. Stochastic molecular noise in individual cells manifests as cell-to-cell variability within a population of genetically identical cells. While experimental tools have enabled the measurement and quantification of variability of populations consisting of millions of cells, new modeling...

    IEEE CDC 2012 Semi-Plenary Lecture - Maui, Hawaii, December 2012
  • John Lygeros

    Systems comprising populations of subsystems are common in engineering and the natural sciences. This is the case, for example, with cultures of cell populations, highway transportation systems and recent approaches to electrical power demand response using populations of small loads. Population systems offer novel challenges from a systems and...

    IEEE CDC 2012 Semi-Plenary Lecture - Maui, Hawaii, December 2012
  • Mario Sznaier

    The past few years have witnessed a revolution in data collection capabilities: The development of low cost, ultra low power sensors capable of harvesting energy from the environment has rendered ubiquitous sensing feasible. When coupled with a parallel growth in actuation capabilities, these developments open up the possibility of new control...

    IEEE CDC 2012 Semi-Plenary Lecture - Maui, Hawaii, December 2012