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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,
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.
Honeywell Lunchtime Technical Session
Time: Monday, December 12, 12:15 pm -- 1:15 pm
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:
Mathworks Lunchtime Technical Session
Time: Tuesday, December 13, 12:00 pm -- 2:00 pm
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.