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).

2010 CDC

  • Marco C. Campi

    Designs in systems and control are traditionally carried out through deterministic algorithms consisting of a sequence of steps set by deterministic rules. This approach, however, can be generalized by the introduction of randomization: a randomized algorithm is an algorithm where one or more steps are based on a random rule, that is – among...

    IEEE 2010 CDC Plenary Lecture
  • Maria Elena Valcher

    Switched systems with positivity constraints arise in various areas. They have been fruitfully employed to model consensus problems, biological systems dynamics and, recently, viral mutation dynamics underdrug treatment.

    The theory of "positive switched systems" is rather challenging and offers quite a number of interesting open problems...

    IEEE 2010 CDC Semi-Plenary Lecture

2009 ACC

  • Asu Ozdaglar

    Most individuals form their opinions about the quality of products, social trends and political issues via their interactions in social and economic networks. While the role of social networks as a conduit for information is as old as humanity, recent social and technological developments, such as Facebook, Blogs and Tweeter, have added further...

    Plenary lecture, 2009 American Control Conference, St. Louis, U.S.A., June 2009
  • George Verghese

    A gray-box model is one that has a known structure (generally constrained to a strict subset of the class of models it is drawn from) but has unknown parameters. Such models typically embody or reflect the underlying physical or mechanistic understanding we have about the system, as well as structural features such as the delineation of...

    Plenary lecture, 2009 American Control Conference, St. Louis, U.S.A., June 2009
  • Panos J. Antsaklis

    Networked embedded sensing and control systems are increasingly becoming ubiquitous in applications from manufacturing, chemical processes and autonomous robotic space, air and ground vehicles, to medicine and biology. They offer significant advantages, but present serious challenges to information processing, communication and decision-making...

    Plenary lecture, 2009 American Control Conference, St. Louis, U.S.A., June 2009

2009 MSC

  • Francesco Bullo

    Motion coordination is an extraordinary phenomenon in biological systems and a powerful tool in man-made systems; although individual agents have no global system knowledge, complex behaviors emerge from local interactions. This talk focuses on robotic networks, that is, group of robots that communicate and coordinate their motions to perform...

    3rd IEEE Multi-Conference On Systems and Control, Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 2009
  • Roberto Horowitz

    Vehicular traffic congestion remains one of the major world-wide sources of productivity and efficiency loss, wasteful energy consumption, and avoidable air pollution. For example it is estimated that in 2007, congestion caused urban Americans to travel an additional 4.2 billion hours and to purchase an extra 2.9 billion gallons of fuel. In...

    3rd IEEE Multi-Conference On Systems and Control, Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 2009
  • Lino Guzzella

    Individual mobility is closely linked to the welfare of any society. Not surprisingly, the number of automobiles has been inexorably increasing and is likely to double in the next twenty years. Clearly, this development creates many benefits and economic opportunities, but also many problems, such as air pollution, traffic fatalities, increased...

    3rd IEEE Multi-Conference On Systems and Control, Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 2009

2009 CDC

  • Roger W. Brockett

    It is widely recognized that many of the most important challenges faced by control engineers involve the development of methods to design and analyze systems having components most naturally described by differential equations interacting with components best modeled using sequential logic. This situation can arise both in the development of...

    48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Shanghai, China, Dec. 2009
  • P.R. Kumar

    We address several issues that are important for developing a comprehensive understanding of the problems of control over networks. Proceeding from bottom to top, we describe theoretical frameworks to study the following issues, and present some answers:
    (i) Network information theory:
    Are there limits to information transfer over...

    48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Shanghai, China, Dec. 2009