MnDRIVE Seminar Series in Control and Robotics

The MnDRIVE Initiative and its focus on Robotics, Sensing, and Manufacturing presents a unique opportunity to engage students, faculty, and industry, and exchange ideas and experiences in these interdisciplinary research topics within the overarching theme of Control and Dynamical Systems. To this end, our objective is to organize a seminar series that builds on the ongoing activities within the Control Science and Dynamic Systems (CSDy) Center at the University of Minnesota. The CSDy Center is one of the earlier centers at the University of Minnesota, founded by the late Professors E. Bruce Lee and Larry Markus in 1963, and it has played a pivotal role ever since in driving research and education in the controls area across the nation. Through the years the focal activity of the Center has been a CSDy Seminar Series which brought resonance among faculty and students. The objective of the MnDRIVE Seminar Series in Control and Robotics is to go above and beyond the current model by fostering further interaction between university and industry and by promoting future collaborative and entrepreneurial efforts. We aim to provide an invaluable educational forum for our graduate students by brining in leading researchers and industrial talent to Twin Cities campus.

To suggest speakers and visitors, please contact Mihailo Jovanovic.

Fall 2014

 

Florian Dorfler, ETH Zurich
Plug-and-Play Control and Optimization in Microgrids
Abstract

Sept. 29, 2014, 2:30pm; 4-178A Keller Hall

Summer 2014

 

Anders Rantzer, Lund University
Scalable Robustness Analysis Using Integral Quadratic Constraints
Abstract

Aug. 15, 2014, 11am; 3-180 Keller Hall

Spring 2014

 

Daniel Zelazo, Technion
Clustering, Robustness, and Effective Resistance in Linear Consensus Protocols
Abstract

Feb. 17, 2014, 3pm; 4-178 Keller Hall

 

Clarence Rowley, Princeton University
Low-order models for control of fluids: balanced models and the Koopman operator
Abstract

March 7, 2014, 2:30pm; 319 Akerman Hall
Cross-listed with AEM Colloquium

 

Magnus Egerstedt, Georgia Institute of Technology
The Mechanics of an Engineering MOOC: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Abstract    Video

March 12, 2014, 3pm; 3-180 Keller Hall

 

Magnus Egerstedt, Georgia Institute of Technology
From Global Properties to Local Rules for Multi-Agent Systems
Abstract    Video

March 13, 2014, 4pm; 3-115 Keller Hall
Cross-listed with ECE Colloquium

 

Jakob Stoustrup, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Control of Complex Systems: From Big Data to Big Control
Abstract

April 4, 2014, 2:30pm; 319 Akerman Hall
Cross-listed with AEM Colloquium

 

Vijay Gupta, University of Notre Dame
Control of Cyber-Physical Systems: Recent Results and New Challenges
Abstract

April 18, 2014, 11am; 3-180 Keller Hall

 

John Baras, University of Maryland
Simple Distributed Control of Networked CPS: Indirect and Direct Communications
Abstract

April 24, 2014, 10am; 4-178 Keller Hall

 

Eric Frew, University of Colorado at Boulder
Net-Centric Control of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Communication and Sensing Applications
Abstract

May 9, 2014, 2:30pm; 319 Akerman Hall
Cross-listed with AEM Colloquium