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).

2013 MSC

  • Jean-Bernard Lasserre

    In many problems in control, optimal and robust control, one has to solve global optimization problems of the form: P : f* = minx { f(x) : x ∈ K}, or, equivalently, f* = max{λ : f - λ ≥ 0 on K}, where f is a polynomial (or even a semi-algebraic function) and K is a basic semi-algebraic set. One may even need solve the "robust" version min{f(x...

    2013 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control - Hyderabad, India, August 2013

2013 CDC

  • Lucy Pao

    Wind energy is recognized worldwide as cost-effective and environmentally friendly and is among the world's fastest-growing sources of electrical energy. Despite the amazing growth in global wind power installations in recent years, science and engineering challenges still exist.  It is commonly reported that the variability of wind is a...

    2013 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control - Florence, Italy, December 2013
  • Jeff S. Shamma

    Recent years have witnessed significant interest in the area of distributed architecture control systems, with applications ranging from autonomous vehicle teams to communication networks to smart grid. The general setup is a collection of multiple decision-making components interacting locally to achieve a common collective objective. While...

    2013 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control - Florence, Italy, December 2013
  • Yutaka Yomamoto
    2013 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control - Florence, Italy, December 2013
  • B. Ross Barmish

    My answer is "yes." In this lecture, I will make the case that there are some important open problems in finance which are ideally suited for researchers who are well versed in control theory. To this end, I will begin the presentation by quickly explaining what is meant by the notion of "technical analysis" in the stock market. Then I will...

    2013 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control - Florence, Italy, December 2013

2013 ACC

  • Xi-Ren Cao

    In many practical systems, such as engineering, social, and financial systems, control decisions are made only when certain events happen. This is either because of the discrete nature of sensor detection and digital computing equipment, or the limitation of computing power, which makes state-based control infeasible due to the huge state...

    2013 American Control Conference Semi-Plenary Lecture - Washington, DC, June 2013
  • Markus Fromherz

    Healthcare in the U.S. is at a transition point. Costs for care have risen to unsustainable levels and are among the highest in the world without commensurate benefits. At the same time, new care models and the digitization of healthcare offer tremendous opportunities to improve health and health care while reducing costs. In this context,...

    2013 American Control Conference Semi-Plenary Lecture - Washington, DC, June 2013
  • Jason Marden

    The central goal in multiagent systems is to design local control laws for the individual agents to ensure that the emergent global behavior is desirable with respect to a given system level objective. Game theory is beginning to emerge as a valuable set of tools for achieving this goal as many popular multiagent systems can be modeled as games...

    2013 American Control Conference Semi-Plenary Lecture - Washington, DC, June 2013

2012 ACC

  • Karl Johan Åström

    There are many success stories and major achievements in control, something remarkable for a field as young as 50 years. In this talk we will sample these accomplishments and speculate about the future prospects of control. While there are examples of feedback from ancient times, extensive use of feedback paralleled industrialization: steam,...

    2012 American Control Conference Plenary Lecture - Montréal, Canada, June 2012

2012 CDC

  • Kameshwar Poolla

    Pressing environmental problems, energy supply security issues, and nuclear power safety concerns drive the worldwide interest in renewable energy. Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar exhibit variability: they are not dispatchable, exhibit large fluctuations, and are uncertain. Variability is the most important obstacle to deep...

    IEEE CDC 2012 Plenary Lecture - Maui, Hawaii, December 2012