Technical Program
Bode Lecture, Plenaries and Semi-Plenaries
Special Sessions
Technical Program
Program at a Glance

 

Aside from the technical sessions, the 2011 CDC-ECC will feature three plenary lectures, eight semi-plenary lectures and the Bode Lecture. The Bode Lecture will be presented by Prof. John Baillieul of the Departiment of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Boston University. The Plenary speakers will be Prof. John C. Doyle, California Institute of Technology, Prof. Lennart Ljung, Division of Automatic Control, Linköping University, Sweden, and Prof. Mathukumalli Vidyasagar, Cecil & Ida Green Chair of Systems Biology, and Head of the Bioengineering Department, University of Texas at Dallas. The semi-plenary speakers will be Prof. George J. Pappas of the University of Pennsylvania, Prof. Weibo Gong of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Prof. Thomas Parisini of the Imperial College London & University of Trieste, Prof. Jan H. van Schuppen of the CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Prof. Zhi-Quan Luo of the University of Minnesota, Prof. Vikram Krishnamurthy of the University of British Columbia, Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelliof the University of California at Berkeley, and S. Massoud Amin of the University of Minnesota.

Bode Lecture, Plenaries and Semi-Plenaries:
Bode Lecture: The Bode Lecture will be on Thursday Dec. 15 at 8:30 AM
 
  • John Baillieul., Departiment of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Boston University. Thursday Dec. 15, 8:30 AM
    Bode Lecture Title: Fifty Years of Information Based Control Theory

    Bode Lecture Abstract.

    Biography.
     
    Plenaries:
     
  • Lennart Ljung, Division of Automatic Control, Linköping University, Sweden. Monday Dec. 12, 8:30 AM
    Plenary Title: Encounters with System Identification

    Plenary Abstract.

    Biography.
     
  • John C. Doyle, John G Braun Professor of Control & Dynamical Systems, Electrial Engineering, and BioEngineering, California Institute of Technology. Tuesday Dec. 13, 8:30 AM
    Plenary Title: Universal Laws and Architectures

    Plenary Abstract.

    Biography.
     
  • Mathukumalli Vidyasagar, Cecil & Ida Green Chair of Systems Biology, and Head of the Bioengineering Department, University of Texas at Dallas. Wednesday Dec. 14, 8:30 AM
    Plenary Title: Probabilistic Methods in Cancer Biology

    Plenary Abstract.

    Biography.
     
    Semi-Plenaries:
     
  • Vikram Krishnamurthy, University of British Columbia. Monday Dec. 12, 1:30 PM
    Semi-Plenary Title: Dynamics of Proteins and Molecular Machines at the Nano-scale

    Semi-Plenary Abstract.

    Biography.
     
  • Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli, The Edgar L and Harold H Buttner Chair of EECS, University of California at Berkeley, CA; President and co-founder, Advanced Laboratory for Embedded Systems (ALES), Rome, Italy; Co-founder and Member of the Board, Cadence Design Systems, San Jose', CA. Monday Dec. 12, 1:30 PM
    Semi-Plenary Title: Taming Dr. Frankenstein: Contract-Based Design for Cyberphysical Systems

    Semi-Plenary Abstract.

    Biography.
     
  • S. Massoud Amin, Director and Honeywell/H.W. Sweatt Chair in Technological Leadership, and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota. Tuesday Dec. 13, 1:30 PM
    Semi-Plenary Title: The Smart Grid: Overview, Issues, and Challenges

    Semi-Plenary Abstract.

    Biography.
     
  • George J. Pappas, University of Pennsylvania. Tuesday Dec. 13, 1:30 PM
    Semi-Plenary Title: Approximate Bisimulation: A Bridge Between Computer Science and Control Theory

    Semi-Plenary Abstract.

    Biography.
     
  • Weibo Gong, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Wednesday Dec. 14, 1:30 PM
    Semi-Plenary Title: Are stochastic dynamics the foundation of intelligence?

    Semi-Plenary Abstract.

    Biography.
     
  • Jan H. van Schuppen, CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Wednesday Dec. 14, 1:30 PM
    Semi-Plenary Title: Control of Distributed Systems

    Semi-Plenary Abstract.

    Biography.
     
  • Zhi-Quan Luo, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota. Thursday Dec. 15, 1:30 PM
    Semi-Plenary Title: Convex Relaxation of Quadratic and Quartic Optimization Problems

    Semi-Plenary Abstract.

    Biography.
     
  • Thomas Parisini, Imperial College London & University of Trieste. Thursday Dec. 15, 1:30 PM
    Semi-Plenary Title: Monitoring of Large-scale Nonlinear Systems by Approximation-based Methods: Theory and Industrial Perspectives

    Semi-Plenary Abstract.

    Biography.
     
    Special Sessions:

  • Honeywell Lunchtime Technical Session
    Time: Monday, December 12, 12:15 pm -- 1:15 pm
    Location: Jackson

    New Horizons for Control Technology at Honeywell

    You know Honeywell for its leadership in areas such as process optimization and control, flight management and avionics, and home and building control systems. But the horizons for us—and for the controls community broadly—are expanding!
    We invite you to this session to hear about some of our new and exciting developments in optimization, control, and related subjects. We will discuss technical details as well as provide perspectives on the energy and environmental problems that we are addressing with control technology worldwide. Applications to be discussed include: automotive engines, electricity microgrids, smart homes, and water distribution networks. Session participants include:
    • Datta Godbole, Chief Technology Officer, Honeywell Building Solutions (US)
    • Purnaprajna Mangsuli, Principal Research Scientist, Honeywell Technology Solutions (India)
    • Tariq Samad, Corporate Fellow, Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions (US)
    • Greg Stewart, Fellow, Honeywell Process Solutions (Canada)
    Lunch will be provided—but quantities are limited so arrive early!


  • Mathworks Lunchtime Technical Session
    Time: Tuesday, December 13, 12:00 pm -- 2:00 pm
    Location: Jackson

    Part 1: Control System Auto-Tuning in Simulink (Pascal Gahinet, Ph.D. | MathWorks)

    In this first half of our lunch session, you will learn about new MathWorks tools and algorithms for tuning control systems modeled in Simulink. These tools let engineers specify high-level performance requirements such as bandwidth, stability margins, and tracking performance, and automatically tune the control system parameters for the specified control architecture. This takes the guesswork and tediousness out of tuning and leaves more time to explore high-level design options and trade-offs. This talk will showcase applications to interactive tuning of PID loops, fast tuning of decentralized multi-loop architectures, and performance optimization in both time and frequency domains.

    Part 2: Case Study: How Differential Equations Become a Robot (Carlos Osorio | MathWorks)

    This second half of our lunch session will show the iterative process of analysis, design and optimization involved in the development and implementation of a real-world practical application. The demonstration example will examine how a simple second order differential equation can evolve into a complex dynamic model of a multi-degree of freedom robotic manipulator that includes the controls, electronics and three-dimensional mechanics of the complete system.

    About the Presenters

    Pascal Gahinet is lead scientist for the Control and Identification product family at MathWorks. His recent contributions include a novel PID tuning algorithm (pidtune) and ground-breaking soft­ware for structured H-infinity synthesis (hinfstruct). He joined MathWorks in 1996 as lead developer for Control System Toolbox. For six years before that, he was a research fellow at INRIA, France, with interests in numerical software, robust control theory, and LMI-based design. He was one of the co-authors of the LMI Control Toolbox. Pascal graduated from École Polytechnique in Paris and has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
    Carlos Osoriois an application engineer specializing in control systems for robotics and vehicle dynamics. Before joining The MathWorks in 2007, he worked in the Advanced Chassis Technology Department at Visteon Corporation, where he was involved in the development and implementation of prototype electronic active suspension, steer-by-wire, and brake-by-wire systems for passenger vehicles. Carlos received a B.S. from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru and an M.S. from the University of California at Berkeley, both in mechanical engineering.