Talks

2018

Control theory of switches and clocks

ECC 2018, Limassol, plenary lecture

Distances in cones

Workshop on Nonlinear Data : theory and algorithms, Oberwolfach, April 2018.

2017

Three lectures on "simplicity and complexity of neurophysiological behaviors",

2nd ICMS Winter School on Complex Systems, Eidhoven, January 2017.

1. Feedback, sensitivity, and complexity

2. The complexity of sensitivity analysis across scales

3. Excitability: an architecture for sensitivity across scales.

2016

Differential analysis of nonlinear systems

September 28, Congreso Nacional de Control Automatico 2016, Mexico.

Localised network behaviours,

September 21, 4th workshop on mathematical aspects of network synthesis, Cambridge

Neuronal behaviors as feedback circuits

July 5, ACC 2016 workshop, Boston.

Neuronal behaviors as feedback circuits

May 19, iCODE workshop, Paris.

September 26, UNAM, Mexico City.

Zoomable feedback amplifiers

Feb 16, Southampton University.

Sensitivity analysis of neuronal behaviors

Jan 26, National University Singapore.

Jan 29, CREATE Tower, Singapore.

The geometry of algorithms with rank and positivity constraints.

January 21, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India.

2015

Neuronal behaviors: a control perspective

Dec 15, tutorial session, 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Osaka, Japan.

(with Tim O'Leary and Guillaume Drion).

The impact of Maxwell's paper ''On Governors"

Nov 9, Celebrating Maxwell’s genius and legacy , Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Article on "Maxwell and Control Theory" published in the Newsletter of Maxwell foundation.

Zoomable feedback amplifiers

Oct 1, IMA Workshop on Distributed Control and Decision Making over Networks, Minneapolis, USA.

Oct 28, ETH Zurich.

Multiresolution behaviors

Sep 15, Workshop on Optimization and Control, St John College, Oxford.

Do brains compute ?

June 18, Distinguished lecture 2015, Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova.

Feedback: a zooming principle

April 28, IEEE UK & Ireland Control Systems Society Chapter guest lecture, St Hugh’s College, Oxford.

UCL Francqui chair, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium.

Opening lecture (Feb 4) - Lecture 2 (Feb 9) - Lecture 3 (Feb 16) - Lecture 4 (Feb 23) - Lecture 5 (March 2) - Lecture 6 (March 9).

Differential analysis of nonlinear systems

Feb 5, LAAS, Toulouse, France.

Differential positivity

Jan 30, Engineering Mathematics, Bristol, UK.

April 23, LIDS, MIT.

Nov 17, Applied Mathematics, University College London.

Sensitivity analysis of neuronal behaviors

Jan 28, Centre for neurotechnology, Imperial College London, UK.

April 22, Center for Biodynamics, Boston University.

April 24, The Marder Lab, Brandeis University.

2014

Part I (EDS), Part II (RS), Part III (FF)

Dec 16, tutorial on contraction analysis, 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, USA.

(with Eduardo Sontag and Fulvio Forni)

Differential positivity

Oct 15, LCCC workshop on dynamics and control in networks, Lund.

Sensitivity analysis of neuronal behaviors

Sept 11, workshop on synthetic biology, Oxford.

Dissipativity theory (In Memoriam of Jan Willems)

July 10, 21st International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, Groningen.

Multiresolution feedback systems (plenary lecture)

July 11, 21st International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, Groningen.

Minicourse on neuronal behaviors

Lecture 1 (RS), Lecture 2 (G. Drion), Lecture 3 (A. Franci), Lecture 4 (G. Drion), Lecture 5 (J. Dethier)

July 11, 21st International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, Groningen.

Do brains compute?

May 12, TedX Liege, Belgium.

2013

The geometry of SVD revisited for large-scale computations

January 11, control group seminar, Cambridge, UK.

Orchestrons : neuronal rhythms as open systems (plenary lecture)

March 28, 32th Benelux meeting on Systems and Control, Houffalize, Belgium.

2012

Contraction analysis and port-hamiltonian modeling, (plenary lecture)

August 31, 4th IFAC Workshop on Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Methods for Non Linear Control, Bertinoro, Italy.

Local methods for non-local predictions in systems and control (plenary lecture)

August 29, 1st International Conference on Systems and Computer Science, Lille, France.