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).

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
  • Magnus Egerstedt

    The last few years have seen significant progress in our understanding of how one should structure multi-robot systems. New control, coordination, and communication strategies have emerged and in this talk, we summarize some of these developments. In particular, we will discuss how to go from local rules to global behaviors in a systematic...

    IEEE CDC 2012 Semi-Plenary Lecture - Maui, Hawaii, December 2012
  • Mustafa Khammash

    A hallmark of living cells is their inherent stochasticity. Stochastic molecular noise in individual cells manifests as cell-to-cell variability within a population of genetically identical cells. While experimental tools have enabled the measurement and quantification of variability of populations consisting of millions of cells, new modeling...

    IEEE CDC 2012 Semi-Plenary Lecture - Maui, Hawaii, December 2012
  • John Lygeros

    Systems comprising populations of subsystems are common in engineering and the natural sciences. This is the case, for example, with cultures of cell populations, highway transportation systems and recent approaches to electrical power demand response using populations of small loads. Population systems offer novel challenges from a systems and...

    IEEE CDC 2012 Semi-Plenary Lecture - Maui, Hawaii, December 2012
  • Mario Sznaier

    The past few years have witnessed a revolution in data collection capabilities: The development of low cost, ultra low power sensors capable of harvesting energy from the environment has rendered ubiquitous sensing feasible. When coupled with a parallel growth in actuation capabilities, these developments open up the possibility of new control...

    IEEE CDC 2012 Semi-Plenary Lecture - Maui, Hawaii, December 2012
  • Jessy Grizzle

    Dynamic models for bipedal robots contain both continuous and discrete elements, with switching events that are spatially driven by unilateral constraints at ground contact and impulse-like forces that occur at foot touchdown. The complexity of the models has led to a host of ad hoc trial-and-error feedback designs. This presentation will show...

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

2012 ACC

  • Jean de Lafontaine

    Traditionally, the control of Earth satellites has relied and still relies on human intelligence at the ground station instead of computer intelligence on-board the spacecraft. Recent developments in powerful space-qualified microcomputers, computer-aided software engineering tools and failure-detection-identification techniques have displaced...

    2012 American Control Conference Semi-Plenary Lecture - Montréal, Canada, June 2012
  • Marija D. Ilic

    This talk will describe a control-enabled framework for enabling deployment of new hardware technologies (e.g., wind power plants, solar panels, responsive demand, smart wires) into power systems. We explain how the proposed control framework could evolve in synchrony with the existing utility control centers and their supervisory control and...

    2012 American Control Conference Semi-Plenary Lecture - Montréal, Canada, June 2012
  • Richard D. Braatz

    Nanometer length scale analogues of most traditional control elements, such as sensors, actuators, and feedback controllers, have been enabled by recent advancements in device manufacturing and fundamental materials research. However, combining these new control elements in classical systems frameworks remains elusive. Methods to address the...

    2012 American Control Conference Semi-Plenary Lecture - Montréal, Canada, June 2012
  • Hana El-Samad

    Cells are chemical reactors where reactions among molecules such as DNA, RNA, and proteins implement the sophisticated programs that support life. Biological molecules undergo thermal motion, and even when they have the propensity to react together, they only do so probabilistically. Therefore, biological processes are fundamentally stochastic...

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