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).

2009 MSC

  • 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
  • Tzyh Jong Tarn

    Decoherence, which is caused due to the interaction of a quantum system with its environment plagues all quantum systems and leads to the loss of quantum properties that are vital for quantum computation and quantum information processing. Superficially, this problem appears to be the disturbance decoupling problem in classical control theory....

    48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Shanghai, China, Dec. 2009
  • Peter E. Caines

    This talk presents the Mean Field (or Nash Certainty Equivalence (NCE)) methodology initiated with Min-Yi Huang and Roland Malhamé for the analysis and control of large population stochastic dynamic systems. Optimal control problems for multi-agent stochastic systems, in particular those with non-classical information patterns and those with...

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

2007 CDC

  • Tryphon Georgiou

    The analysis of signals into constituent harmonics and the estimation of their power distribution are considered fundamental to systems engineering. Due to its significance in modeling and identification, spectral analysis is in fact a "hidden technology" in a wide range of application areas, and a variety of sensor technologies, ranging from...

    Plenary lecture, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, U.S.A., December 2007
  • Peyton Young

    Over the past decade, game theorists have made substantial progress in identifying simple learning heuristics that lead to equilibrium behavior without making unrealistic demands on agents information or computational abilities, as is the case in the  perfect rationality approach to game theory. Recent research shows that very complex,...

    Plenary lecture, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, U.S.A., December 2007
  • P. S. Krishnaprasad

    Pursuit phenomena in nature have a vital role in survival of species. In addition to prey-capture and mating behavior, pursuit phenomena appear to underlie territorial battles in certain species of insects. In this talk we discuss the geometric patterns in certain pursuit and prey capture phenomena in nature, and suggest sensorimotor feedback...

    Plenary lecture, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, U.S.A., December 2007

2004

  • Tamer Basar

    Fifty years ago, when control was emerging as a scientific discipline fueled by developments in dynamic, recursive decision making, dynamical systems and stability theory, a separate discipline, differential games, was being born in response to the need to develop a framework and associated solution tools for strategic dynamic...

    2004 Bode Prize Lecture, The Bahamas, December 2004