Dynamic Systems & Control

The Dynamic Systems and Control group at UC San Diego integrates, at a fundamental level, system design, modeling, and control disciplines to obtain improved performance of the dynamic response of engineering systems using feedback. As such, the areas of research of the Dynamic Systems and Control group is a joint activity in the topics of systems integration, dynamic system modeling, feedback control design, and the fundamentals of systems theory as applied to linear and nonlinear dynamic systems, mechatronics, structural control, aerospace, and fluid-mechanical systems.

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Spring Quarter 2020:

April 23, 2020 | 3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Controls

Constantine Dafermos (Brown University)

Title: TBA

May 8, 2020 | 3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Controls

Johannes Royset (Naval Postgraduate School)

Title: TBA

Winter Quarter 2020: (Current)

POSTPONED - March 20, 2020 | 2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Controls

John Simpson (University of Waterloo)

Title: Advances in Feedback Control for Power Grid Modernization

February 13, 2020 | 2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

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Manan Arya (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology)

Title: Origami-Inspired Unfoldable Structures for Spacecraft

February 12, 2020 | 2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Controls

Aaron Jay Rosengren (University of Arizona)

Title: Dynamical Approaches to Space Sustainability

February 10, 2020 | 2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Controls

Robyn Woollands (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology)

Title: Optimal Low thrust Orbit Transfers and Picard Chebyshev Methods

January 29, 2020 | 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Energy

Lisa Poulikakos (Stanford University)

Title: Chiral and Anisotropic Nanophotonic Materials – Exploiting the Interaction of Biological Matter with Light

January 17, 2020 | 3:00 - 4:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Dynamic Systems & Control

James Rawlings

Title: Nonlinear optimization-based state estimation; robustness analysis by Q functions

Fall Quarter 2019: (Completed)

December 5, 2019 | 11:00 - 12:00p.m. | Qualcomm Conference Center, 1st floor, Jacobs Hall

Dynamic Systems & Control - Penner Lecture

Mary Baker (President and Technical Director, ATA Engineering, Inc., San Diego)

Title: Advancing Test and Analysis Methods to Support Design by Removing Traditional Boundaries

November 22, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Dynamic Systems & Control

Yong-Lae Park (Carnegie Mellon University)

Title: Highly Deformable Artificial Skin Sensors and Muscle Actuators

October 25, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Dynamic Systems & Control

Richard Braatz (MIT)

Title: Systems and Control Theory for Advanced Manufacturing

October 18, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Dynamic Systems & Control

Anuradha Annaswamy (MIT)

Title: Socio-Technical Modeling, Control, and Optimization for Urban Mobility

October 4, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Dynamic Systems & Control

Joseph Beaman (The University of Texas at Austin)

Title: 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, and Solid Freeform Fabrication. The Technologies of the Past, Present and Future

Spring Quarter 2019: (Completed)

May 31, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Dynamic Systems & Control

Alejandro Dominguez-Garcia (Illinois Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Title: Data-driven Coordination of Assets in Power Distribution Systems for Provision of Ancillary Services

May 3, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Dynamic Systems & Control

Shreyas Sundaram (Purdue University)

Title: New Approaches to Distributed State Estimation and Hypothesis Testing in Large-Scale Networks

April 26, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Dynamic Systems & Control

Debbie Senesky (Stanford University)

Title: “Tiny-but-tough” Gallium Nitride Nanoelectronics for Extreme Harsh Environments

April 19, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Dynamic Systems & Control

Ahmad Bani Younes (San Diego State University)

Title: Computational Methods and Ground-Based Experiments for Space Operations

April 12, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Dynamic Systems & Control

Jason Speyer (UC Los Angeles)

Title: Pulsar-Based Deep Space Autonomous Navigation

Winter Quarter 2019: (Completed)

March 15, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Dynamic Systems & Control

Antonis Papachristodoulou (University of Oxford)

Title: Exploiting Sparsity in Semidefinite and Sum of Squares Programming

March 8, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Dynamic Systems & Control

John S. Baras (Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland College Park)

Title: Trusted Autonomy and Safe Learning


February 15, 2018 | 3:00 - 4:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Dynamic Systems & Control

Jean-Michel Coron (Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris)

Title: Rapid and finite-time stabilization

Fall Quarter 2018: (Completed)

December 7, 2018 | 3:00 - 4:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Dynamic Systems & Control

Saurabh Amin (MIT)

Title: Transportation Systems Resilience: Capacity-Aware Control and Value of Information

November 30, 2018 | 3:00 - 4:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Dynamic Systems & Control

Paul Van den Hof (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Title: Data-driven modeling in linear dynamic networks

November 16, 2018 | 3:00 - 4:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Dynamic Systems & Control

Rodolphe Sepulchre (Cambridge University)

Title: Control theory of switches and clocks

November 9, 2018 | 3:00 - 4:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Dynamic Systems & Control

Aaron Ames (CalTech)

Title: Safety-Critical Control of Dynamic Robotic Systems

October 26, 2018 | 3:00 - 4:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Dynamic Systems & Control

Robyn Woollands (NASA JET)

Title: Picard-Chebyshev Numerical Integration and Optimal Control

October 19, 2018 | 3:00 - 4:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán - Penner Seminar Room)

Dynamic Systems & Control

Angelia Nedic (Arizona State University)

Title: Fast Distributed Algorithms for Optimization in Graphs

October 5, 2018 | 3:00 - 4:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán-Penner Seminar Room)

Dynamic Systems & Control

Arthur Krener (UC Davis, Naval Postgraduate School)

Title: Stochastic HJB Equations and Regular Singular Points

September 28, 2018 | 3:00 - 4:00p.m. | EBU2 479 (von Kármán-Penner Seminar Room)

Dynamic Systems & Control

Richard Murray (CalTech)

Title: Biomolecular Feedback Control Systems for Cooperative Behaviors in Engineered Cells